A+, perhaps my favorite of the season.
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A+, perhaps my favorite of the season.
The show certainly doesn't hold up in contrast to other better Simpson episodes, but it has it's own unique charm. Certain jokes are laugh out loud funny, while others take a little longer to grow on you. For example, a lot of the b-story was just laugh out loud funny, Otto's misfortune after bus crash was all great, and a lot of the U.N stuff is all funny. But the stuff on the island is all pretty tedious, the dialogue is pretty much all lofty and similar, and the humor is lost on you until an hour or two after you watch, where you'll chuckle to yourself, but not much more.
As for the plot, it's a clever and interesting premise. A nice satire, but it too doesn't hold up. Events on the island are fairly domestic, and immature (in terms of a story, not the content), almost like a whole third act is missing and I'm not talking about the fact that there isn't a resolution, but because not much actually happens in this episode.
I'll give it a B for being lofty, for being 2 acts of a good episode, and for having some fairly funny scenes. Very much the epitome of season 9.
My favourite of Season 9, a very fun episode which are ones that certainly appeal to me. Bart and Lisa are both likable in this episode although I'm still not a fan of the ending, even if it does make me laugh.
We got no food, we got no jobs, our PETS HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!
I rated it A-, i wouldve done B+ if not for a Ralph Moment in it
"We'll be like the Swiss Family Robinson, only with more cursing. We're gonna live like kings. Damn hell ass kings."
One of the best episodes of season 9 and probably in my top 50.
"She's not my special lady, she's my fucking lady friend. I'm just helping her conceive, man."
What should we give this one? It was funny. Funny as hell, the plot had its flaws, but it was funny. As hell. I'm gonna go with 4/5
Excellent episode, with a dead-on parody of Lord of the Flies.
The original Favorite and least favorite by season
Shorts: 1: The Pacifier Watching TV 2: World War III Maggie's Brain 3: Bathtime Scary Movie
Episodes: 1: Krusty Gets Busted The Telltale Head 2: Bart Gets an F The War of the Simpsons 3: Homer at the Bat Separate Vocations 4: Marge vs. the Monorail Krusty Gets Kancelled 5: Cape Feare $pringfield 6: Homer Badman Lisa on Ice 7: King-Size Homer Lisa the Iconoclast 8: Simpsoncalifragilisticexpialad'ohcious The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase 9: Girly Edition The Trouble with Trillions 10: Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo Homer Simpson in: "Kidney Trouble" 11: Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner? Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder 12: HOMЯ Tennis the Menace 13: Tales from the Public Domain She of Little Faith 14: The Dad Who Knew Too Little Helter Shelter 15: The Ziff Who Came to Dinner Bart-Mangled Banner 16: Don't Fear the Roofer She Used to Be My Girl 17: My Fair Laddy The Italian Bob 18: The Haw-Hawed Couple You Kent Always Say What You Want 19: Funeral for a Fiend All About Lisa 20: Gone Maggie Gone Four Great Women and a Manicure 21: The Bob Next Door The Color Yellow 22: Homer Scissorhands How Munched is That Birdie in the Window? 23: The Falcon and the D'ohman A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again 24: Hardly Kirk-ing What Animated Women Want
This episode is for kings! Damn hell ass kings!
I love you, Dr.Zaius!
A- or I guess 4/5 ;P
Oh how I love this episode. I love the kids' imaginitive yet unrealistic expectations living as castaways, and I really like how they tied in the whole "Lord of the Flies" theme even down to the conch Bart used to get everyone's attention. This is also one of those episodes with Milhouse moments that *don't* make me feel sorry for him as a character.
I just sort of wish it would have had a more 'whole' ending instead of just assuming Moe saved them somehow. Although, that would make for good fanfic material
Seems to be an episode of dwindling returns for me, much like Girly Edition. Certainly not a bad episode by any means, and there are reasons why I liked this episode in the first place.
It's an interesting if relatively farout premise of having the kids stranded on an island. The very solid setup makes me buy it. By most accounts this episode begins quite well in leading up to the eventual story. Then we've got a subplot with a Homer who is somewhat annoying but thankfully not overly mean. I think of it a less developed, less funny sibling to the subplot in Lisa's Date With Density.
One of the most cited drawbacks to the episode is how it concludes. A lazy ending does nothing to solve the conflict (foreshadowing Missionary: Impossible?) does not work nearly as well as in something like the Principal and the Pauper where it was at least purposeful. I don't hate the ending, for the actual island story was pretty much tied up, but I do think it indicates a willingness to ignore the traditional narrative form that became more problematic as the series went on from this point.
I don't think the episode was particularly hilarious. There were cute moments, but I can't recall anything particularly standout comedically once the kids get on the island.
Overall, I don't think either plot is amazing, but I suppose acceptable could work. You've no doubt got a competent spin on Lord of the Flies involving Springfieldians and an odd job Homer that could easily have been bad turning out...okay. 4/5 (B-)
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When I was younger, it was my favorite episode.
I've overrated it, but it's still one of my favorite episode of the season 9. A-
I still love this episode, but it could have done with more than 10 children on the island (or school trip in the first place). 9.5/10
I thought this was a great episode, and while the ending was kind of cheap, I found it really funny anyway. Great Lord of the Flies parody, and Homer's subplot was funny too. A definite 5/5.
Very good and it's up there in my top 50 Simpsons episodes. A -
Starts off great but it really starts to drag when the kids get on the island. It's not that funny either (though I did enjoy the "Do you want to be like the real UN, or just argue and waste time" line). Also in terms of parodying Lord of the Flies all the writers really did was lift moments from the book and put them in the episode. It wasn't that well done. But to be honest this doesn't bother me. I just find it pretty boring. Still decent to an extent though. B-
Respectfully disagree ^
Personally, I really enjoyed this episode. It has some of my favourite lines, including Ralph saying "It tastes like burning!", Otto yelling "Zeppelin Rules!" and again, Ralph shouting "Go banana!". A good episode about the kids of Springfield, and I would definitely voluntarily watch this episode. Also enjoyed Milhouse being locked in a cage whilst being questioned. 4/5
he's alright in This Little Wiggy too.
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