Yes, Homer pawns the TV, something he would never do past this episode. Yes, Homer leads the family to be better, and yes, Marge gets drunk in front of everyone. But this was the first episode I ever saw, and it remains a classic in my mind. It effortlessly makes the simplest of lines funny and sets Burns' characterisation firmly in stone: Forgetting Homer's name, automatically winning the race, the energy conservation scheme being 'dead as a dodo!' etc. The first act was extremely funny in Burns' mansion ("Be normal!!"), the second was a little dry but the 3rd, with the family in Marvin Monroe's, made up for it with the classic shocking scene and the excellent ending. Overall, an A-.