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    Rate/Review: Midnight Rx (FABF16)

    FINALLY, A NEW EPISODE! The last of the FABF production line airs today... in January. Wow.
    Quote Originally Posted by SNPP
    January 16 • Midnight Rx (FABF16)
    When Grampa is faced with high prescription costs, he and Homer have the solution: smuggle it in from Canada (with a little help from Apu, Ned, and some fake Canadian health care IDs)
    Some grabs from the Fox promo:
    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka at The Simpsons Folder


    Announcer: FOX Sunday, take off on the biggest aviator adventure ever ... (A scene of a plane flying is shown. Cut to the inside where Grampa, Homer and Burns all stand next to boxes [of drugs?]. Burns jumps out of the plane and deploys his parachute as Homer and Grampa look on. Cut to Homer in the pilot's seat, flying, as Grampa stands next to him.)
    Homer: We'll make it on a wing and a prayer! (Cut to the outside of the plane, as the left wing breaks off. Cut back to the inside of the
    plane.)
    Homer: D'oh!
    Announcer: …on an all-new Simpsons!
    More grabs at http://www.simpsonsfolder.com/special/season16th.html

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    Above average, but not by much

    B-/C+

    edit- yay, first time I've ever had the first reply in one of these.

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    It was great. 4 out of 5. Only thing I didn't like was the ending ,seemed ait odd but overall a great way to finally end the FABF series.

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    I give it a B/B+

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    it was okay, definetly nothing worth praising or even remembering. some good satire in there though

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    bleh. what happened to marc wilmore? this was an episode that was obviously played for laughs, and yet i likely laughed more at this weeks pbf than the entire episode.

    i did like some parts... but really, this didn't seem like the simpsons.

    C-

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    What was with the lump on his neck at the end? Is it that he's a consulatant and not a full time employee so he doesn't get the drugs and now he needs them?

    Anyways, yes, above average. My favorite part was the Canadian Flanders.

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    Heh, pretty funny! Best part was the Apu/Flanders back-and-forth. "Why don't you just call Hawkman?" Canadian Flanders was just a riot.

    The plot of the episode reminded me vaguely of The Trouble with Trillions, only more relevant. Everything was really solid, even though nuttily wacky at times.

    Just me, or was this a longer-than-normal episode? The way the acts were timed might have fooled me (really short Act I followed by very long Act II).

    All in all, great funny episode.

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    Fun describes this episode. I was laughing since the couch gag, and didn't stop. The traveling scene was one for the ages (Mr. Simpson, he's trying to convert me!) I also thought it was kept pretty realistic, no-where near the overly wacky adventures during the Scully years. 4/5.


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    A good, solid, funny episode. The first act was good and was one of the better first act diversions. The major problem that I had was that much of the satire was a little too over-the-top until the very last scene with Homer saying he is now a free lancer

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    I was actually impressed by it more than most of the episodes. I liked the plot, of course they were able to make the typical Candian jokes that you knew were coming, but were solid anyway.

    The opening scene was rather boring, and had a couple Season 11/Mike Scully jokes in them, but there was a few sharp jokes in thier. "The bathroom of the future, Homer that's Apollo 12" The next act seemed much sharper, with a couple of solid Candian jokes, that really get to me.

    Some of the 'key' jokes didn't make me laugh that hard, they were just a couple of chuckles throughout this one. Like the Huey Lewis part, and Pfizer commerical. Though it practically wrote itself, the Flanders/Apu scene was done brilantally, and there were a few things I didn't except coming.

    All in all, I was impressed by this episode, though I expected more thus being the first episode in awhile. Still it's a re-watchable one.

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    I thought this was very very funny. 4/5

    and it didn't cop out at the end. It was "Simpsons Bizarre" but not "Wacky Scully Simpsons Bizarre"...
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    That. Was. Great. 10/10. For once I don't feel like I'm over-rating it. It wasn't any more over-the-top than something in Season 6, and everyone seemed in character. The weird Canadian Flanders guy was funny. Great couch gag too. Best one in awhile.
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    The Good: Ned trying to convert Apu and the Pfizer add with Dr. Hibbert's "May cause shortness of marrige."

    The not so good: The rest was so-so.

    The Bad: Nothing.

    Overall grade: B-


    Well, ya'know if you stay positive and forget about trivial things like "proper characterization," "Satire," and "emotional depth" watching new Simpsons episodes can be a seemingly enjoyable lie.

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    Canadian Flanders will be at least half of everyone's highlight.
    Terrific second act, a bit of a rushed conclusion (Wiggum sucking at his job is a resolution played far too many times). A humorous ending though with Homer's lump, and sort of funny but strange Sleeping Beauty parody. First act was about 4 minutes. They need to fix up where they've been placing act breaks lately. It was a really odd spot. The Air and Space museum wasn't much of an eventful or funny introductory act.

    More thoughts later.

    PS: They should have pumped this episode more over here than they did for "The Bart Wants What it Wants". Hell they spent more time up North this time around.

    PPS: Liked the return of Los Souvenir Jackitos.

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    even rush is better than bryan adams.

    anyway, pretty good episode. I'm a sucker for canadian jokes, and this episode had them. pretty much like the rest of this season, nothing too memorable but nothing too bad either. an episode for laughs pretty much, and it delivered. I especially liked flanders and canadian flanders.

    4/5, B

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    Ah, a good wild episode after a string of down-to-earths is just what I needed to break the six-week drought. A bit of a slow start at the Air and Space Museum, but there were still good gags (the Burns costume character, "Homer, that was Apollo 12!"). A short Act I means a nice long Act II, and that's where the show really picked up. Great scene at the Retirement Castle, as well as Abe's subsequent scenes ("I already burst into four other houses before this one"). The show really can't go wrong with Canada gags, and when you combine it with a good satire like this, I'm happy. Including Ned and Apu in the smuggling just made it better (especially their backseat argument and the Canadian Ned - dammit, that was hilarious). And boy, I didn't expect to see the Senior Jacket Gang again, but it still worked. Even the ending, though a little surreal, was still good enough to keep my opinion of this one high. I admit a few gags didn't really go anywhere (Hibbert's scene, for instance), but the good greatly outweighed the bad. At least now we can start the next production line...

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    The appearance of Los Souvenir Jacketos surprised me. I thought the one guy said he would burn up with his jacket...

    Anyway, not a bad episode. I don't think the characterizations were very good and a lot of them didn't seem like themselves. Overall though, it was a fairly funny episode. I think the second act was the best. Is it just me, or were they in Canada longer than they were in "Bart wants what it wants"?

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    One of the best episodes in a while.

    4.5/5

    (It was good enough that I was hoping to be the first on the thread to post my review, so of course my lousy computer had to freeze on me...)
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    I think its the worst of this season. Its not that bad, but this season has been great so far.
    1.Sleeping With The Enemy - 92%
    2.Fat Man and the Little Boy - 90%
    3.All's Fair In Oven War - 88%
    4.Treehouse of Horror XV - 85%
    5.She Used To Be My Girl - 80%
    6. Midnight Rx - 60%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion McClure
    Is it just me, or were they in Canada longer than they were in "Bart wants what it wants"?
    Yes, by far.

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    Great episode, very funny, the Canadian Flanders guy was hilarious. 5/5

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    im off to rewatch it. the generally positive reviews highly intrigue me. maybe im in a bad mood.

    plus im motivated to vote for the arcade fire

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    B+
    I liked this episode for the most part, especially the Canada scenes (best part: the french translater). the only problem I have was that some jokes just seemed a little weak at times.

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    A hell of alot better than The Bart Wants What It Wants. This exceeded my expectations, as did the last episode that aired. The plot was not too overly wacky and the pacing was good. I laughed more than I did last episode. Highlights include the video, Canadian Flanders, good use of Jefferson Airplane's White Rabbit, Ned trying to convert Apu, and many other moments. Also managed to be above previous satirical episodes like Marge Vs. Everyone and Bart Mangled Banner. Only drawbacks was the obligatory lame jokes and the first act was slow.

    Ratings:
    -THOH XV: B+
    -All's Fair in Oven War: B-
    -Sleeping With the Enemy: A
    -She Used to Be My Girl: B-
    -Fat Man and Little Boy: A-
    -Midnight Rx: B+

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    mediocre episode, but who puts Rush at 1 and Arcade Fire at 5? Terrible.
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    How is Funeral a higher rating than The Electric Version? Sheesh.
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    5/5 episode

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydro
    How is Funeral a higher rating than The Electric Version? Sheesh.
    This board is run by music snobs. Deal with it or grovel at our feet, for we are superior to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomacco
    This board is run by music snobs. Deal with it or gravel at our feet, for we are superior to you.
    Hey now, I'm a music snob myself, and I don't like Arcade Fire as much as the New Pornographers.



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