I LIKE IT.
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Homer is too much of a jerkass in this episode. The part on the lost souls ship is completely ridiculous. Never liked this episode at all. At least it has a somewhat happy ending.
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The episode itself has a footprint on me perhaps because it's the first episode I've ever viewed and I've made numerous, and numerous change of my view on the episode itself. Before getting to the controversial part of the episode... I want to say that the humor was really really funny for Season 10 standards and some things made me laugh out loud. The plot and the characterization probably is the real brain cell killer when it comes to analyzing out if it's good or bad. The characterization of Homer... as CartoonNetwork said, came from the sudden fear and uncertainty that induced a panic (which is natural, and for an impulsive oaf like Homer, it is a little bit believable), but the thing is that he did show a sympathy on Grampa (at least for nothing or the 'procedure'). And I think the lost soul thing had Homer regretting his actions by being asserted that he has been shunned by people who supposedly are... 'losers in life' (for the lack of better term)--which may really had ashamed him, and I think it was nice addition in terms of meaning even if it was wacky. The episode overall is very controversial and wacky, but I do think it's above average in Season 10 standards. B+
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calmer than you are
One of my favorite episodes of Season 10. Homer is a jerkass, but I don't think he acts overly unreasonable for a second. He's just being nervous man too afraid to shorten his life drastically so another can have a slight improvement on theirs. The episode is filled with hilarious gags, and the animation is colorful. A-
I actually found this episode enjoyable. I have no problem with Homer's character. You can't be fearless with such a dangerous operation even though you want to do it for someone.
Bloodbath Gulch sets the atmosphere for the episode perfectly. Although there are some dirty jokes I dislike, it was pretty funny and original. The drunk guy at the gun fight makes me laugh every time. Other great scenes are the bartender, Marge taking a picture of the floor, and cowboys playing cards.
Then we get in the main plot, and it makes the episode much darker in my opinion. Hibbert was great as always, and the conversation between Homer and the barflies was hilarious (''Oh yeah, those would look so good on me!'').
And, finaly, the third act comes, and it's probably what made people hate the episode. Homer got scared to give Abe a kindey, so he runs away and starts a new life at the ship of lost souls. Some parts still cracks me up - all the scenes at the ship, the taffy shop and Homer getting scared for the second time. The ending was odd, but tolerable.
Marmalade,I love marmalade...
Not bad . 8/10
The plot is strange ( you don't find such a plot everyday ) and there's 1 or 2 jokes that made me laugh, and the others they,at least, made me smile...
I don't know why people hate this episode.
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I'm not that sure about Homer being in character. While I didn't have any problems with his fear towards the operation, it still felt, at least, dumb.
The main problem with this episode, IMO, is the fact that the premise required something more paused and credible. Homer being afraid of the operation... OK, I'll give you that. But him running away twice? No. A first escape was fair enough; a second one was reducing the drama to the pure joke.
And before that I wasn't too pleased with Homer. I know that he has never been nice to Abe, but I think this time Swartzelder mistook coldness for deliberate cruelty. Abe was actually begging him to stop the car for two minutes, and I just don't think that Homer was so damn idiot to not realize what could be a real health problem. So, or he was absolutely unaware of the situation or he was a bastard. None of the options is too encouraging.
Of course it was funny, but I didn't expect hilarity from this plot but a slight development at least for the characters, specially Homer. And they made it too simple and comedic. The storyline had to be serious, but it wasn't. Anyway, a 5.5/10 fits my thoughts because I don't hate this episode at all, it's just that I expected another kind of script for this premise.
Season 21 ratings (A.K.A. Qwert's Generic Sig Vol. II)
Homer The Whopper 7/10 Bart Gets A 'Z' 8.5/10 The Great Wife Hope 9/10 Treehouse Of Horror XX 9.17/10
The Devil Wears Nada 9.5/10 Pranks And Greens 6.5/10 Rednecks And Broomsticks 7.5/10 Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou? 8.5/10
Thursdays With Abie 5.5/10 Once Upon A Time In Springfield 10/10 Million Dollar Maybe 4.5/10 Boy Meets Curl 6/10
The Color Yellow 9/10 Postcards From The Wedge 9.5/10
3/5 Not a bad episode, it had some pretty funny momets and I liked the prostitute joke.
I know it's very notorious as far as the emotional aspect goes, but I find it much too amusing to give it a terrible rating. Act I in particular had a ton of jokes at the saloon. 3/5
An asshole-Homer-centric, and a (most likely) butchered Scully-Era, Swartzwelder script complete the comedic minefield known as "Homer Simpson in Kidney Trouble" where it's raining cars (hallaijah)!
THE SCULLY ERA: WHERE GOOD SCRIPTS GO TO DIE!
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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.
I seriously feel that the first act is hilarious. It looks like the premise for a classic episode- until Homer leaves his dad to die. But to be honest how many people here that think this episode is shit would seriously not do that?
I doubt it
Originally Posted by Company Picnic
I really like this episode and I don't understand the hate for it. Besids Homer letting Grampa pee, I don't see how he could have pissed people off. I also think this episode has some great humor and some good emotion. 4/5
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Lousy overall, I gave it a 2/5 because I personally thought the beginning sequence was hysterical, It's all downhill from the car ride, though, complete with Jerkass Homer characterization throughout. Thank you for another piece of garbage to pile on top of the legacy known as The Simpsons, Scully.
The fans went way to damn overboard with this episode,is not like Homer left his father to die with out a care then that would have been different but Homer acting like an ass is one of my sore points with the Scully era and season 9 wasn't any better.This episode could have been a classic if the Simpsons fans wasn't retarded jackasses that bitch about everything i give this episode 3/5.
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and you said it was another peice of garbage to pile on top of the simpsons legacy
Yes, I said it was garbage, I didn't say it was shit, meaning it's bad, but it isn't repulsively bad.
I never said this episode was written by the Simpsons fans,plus i didn't even call this episode a new classic.I said this episode could have been a classic if the Simpsons fans wasn't bitching way too much about everything.The writers cloud have did a better job with this episode instead of having Homer acting like a retarded jackass by running away twice like a dumb ass.
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Another episode where I'll have to go against the consensus. I'll agree that Homer was being somewhat of a jerkass -particularly at the beginning -but, as someone who has experienced too much of hospitals and surgery in my lifetime and who has grown to detest hospitals, surgery and needles-I could relate to (even if I didn't necessarily agree) with Homer's behavior when actually confronted with the surgical procedure. And the ship of the Lost Souls was hilarious -I have very rarely laughed as hard during an episode of the Simpsons as I did in that scene. This episode has its flaws but I'd rate it 4/5 for the Ship of Lost of Souls alone
Viva Ned Flanders used to be my least s10 episode, but after rewatching this, only shit it's easily takes the spot. Homer's a jerk at his best, the jokes didn't make sense, the plot went all over the place. It was just a piece of shit. F, third to NKOTB and BMB as the worst episode of all time.
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