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    Rate/Review - Homer Loves Flanders

    This is hardly a memorable episode, but still good. Lisa's meta-references were pretty funny, including the "Thursday 8:00PM" sub-text at the end. Other than that this was a very forgetful episode. 4/5.

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    I agree that it's hardly a memorable episode, but it's because of the fact that it's easily forgotten means that it gets a low mark from me.

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    A nice, normal, fun-filled episode, notable for quite a few self-references to the show.
    A lot of people complain about these little referential gags, but I thought these made the episode better, even if they did give the impression that the characters seemed to know they were living in a TV show. The ending, I felt, was rather disappointing, as Homer simply gave up on his friendship with Ned Flanders. Fair enough. Then we cut straight to the family being haunted in the haunted house, so basically, finishing off with a cheap joke. However, a good episode, and as usual, the best lines all came from Homer. It's silly, escapist stuff, but I would place it near the top of Season Five's greatest episodes.

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    i like this episode alot, im my mind its a classic alot of people disagree though.
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    I think part of its "obscurity" may be due to the fact that it followed one of the biggest episodes of all time; Anyways, it's a hilarious, experimental episode that I could watch again and again. A-

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    I loved the Terminator 2 parody and the scene where Flanders is in the tower shooting people which, if anyone doesn't know, is probably a parody of the tower sniper at the University of Texas.

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    5/5 An hilarious episode. Another classic from the season 5 factory.
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    Not a great episode, one of the weaker ones from season five and the classic era in general. Nothing is great about this episode, the only thing that makes it even a halfy way decent episode are all of the meta references by Lisa. Overall, I did not enjoy seeing a jerkass Homer previewing what the Scully years would be.

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    A pretty weird episode with some notably warped characterizations and far-out (at times downright) mean-spirited humor that somehow manages to come across as charming in the context of the story. The plot is fairly thin and occasionally contrived, but mainly just acts as a support for the barrage of zany gags and clever movie references. Fun episode, just a tad lacking in substance. Grade: B+
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    A very fun episode, but Homer is a bit flat and annoying at times. A-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Scully
    A very fun episode, but Homer is a bit flat and annoying at times. A-
    I think that's the point.

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    I liked it because on the lines from that show has been stuck in my head forever since...







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    Good plot, good solid jokes. Nothing special 4/5. B
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    Putting aside the sometimes weird behavior of Homer, honestly this episode just stands out as one of the most forgettable of the "classic era" to me. There's isn't anything other then a few defining moments ("Rappin Ronnie Reagan", the "Terminator" chase) that really make it stand out at all. But with that said its a fun episode, mostly funny with some decent meta references. B
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    "Homer Loves Flanders:" Apparently overrated. Worst of season 5 by a fair margin. Seems like it would get ripped to pieces if it aired in season 14. Fairly warped characterizations, rather lazy plotting, some over-obvious meta-lampoonery. Not to mention the somewhat dodgy humor. There are some moments of brilliance ("He did say well alot," Marge's hallucination, some Flanders lines, etc.) but overall a weak episode. Quite a let down compared to the other classics season 5 was producing non-stop before this episode. C+

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    4/5 - Decent episode, very decent.

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    4/5. But I can't really watch again for a while.

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    Paul's right, it's hardly memorable but it was good. (4/5)

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    Worst of season 5, though it's simply just an uneven endeavor. Homer actually manages to annoy me more here than any bit of his spotty characterizations in "Homer Goes to College" or "Homer the Vigilante" or anything else prior to season 9. It's not that he's really a "jerkass", it's just that his obsessive fixation on the Flanders family, while meant to be annoying and creepy to a point, isn't funny or endearing or true to character or anything, and stuff like him walking through the Flanders window or flying Ned's boat onto his car or chasing the Flanders down "Terminator 2" style is annoying and creepy. And quite honestly, even ignoring all that, more than half the plot is just Homer doing a stupid thing/Ned gets annoyed and the fickle towns misguided praise/scorn of Homer and Ned, it gets redundant. Plus the whole point of the character study, that Ned can get mad, isn't exactly a shocking revelation either when coming three years after the much better "Dead Putting Society", and dragged almost painfully through its obvious set-up during the picnic scene in particular. But despite all my ranting, the episode's not really bad. The first act before Homer becomes friends with Flanders is a lot of fun, and like Jimbo said the plot really does act better as a "barrage of zany gags and clever movie references" (though even here still not up to par with anything else from season 5). So it's still watchable, at times enjoyable, but obnoxious all the same, and nothing I'm ever going to go out of my way to see. Grade: C

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcastic Guy II
    I think that's the point.
    Annoying in an unfunny and unendearing way. Homer's obssessiveness with his next-door neighbor reminded me of Urkel from Family Matters.

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    4/5

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    4/5

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    One of the best episodes of season 5. 5/5

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    The high humour level (especially Lisa's self-references) is what takes this episode from the "average" range (3/5) to the "very good" range (4/5). Respectable enough S5 episode.
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    I love S5 and this episode is one of the best. 5/5 A*

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    3/5. OK, but the ending where Homer suddenly hates Flanders again leaves a little to be desired
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nameless
    3/5. OK, but the ending where Homer suddenly hates Flanders again leaves a little to be desired
    It's like that to fit in with the meta-references.

    This episode is hysterical, much like the majority of season 5. Sacrilicious, the scalper, "I got us some kick ass seats"...

    4.5/5, rounded up.



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