I loved it very original for season 18 5/5.
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I loved it very original for season 18 5/5.
Thanks! I thought it was a bit too long but funny...why did people hate the end?
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That end is actually funnier than I thought it would be by reading the descriptions. I still prefer the version I watched on the first place, though, the ending was pretty sweet, and this is actually a bit too long. Anyway, this is the sort of thing that could fix perfectly during the credits, the episode would still end in a sweet manner, then fade out/fade in and here comes this scene...that could have been perfect. It's more or less like the final credits, I guess, cause then it just ends after one credit title. But it might sound stupid, but a black image between the sweet scene and the funny scene makes them work better on their own. Jean should know that. I think some of the endings in other episodes would have worked better like that too. For example the My Sharona bit with the bullies in MSP would have worked better this way and the episode could have ended with a sweet moment between Homer and Marge.
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I didn't find this episode particularly interesting or funny even for Season 18. I guess I'm just weird like that. I gave it a 2/5. Perhaps a second viewing would change my mind, I dunno.
4/5. It was a really good episode and nicely written. Not one of my favorite flashback episodes.
Sorry, but this might be my least favourite of S18.
The whole concept of it isn't painful, but it's humour is. It seemed to be trying way too hard to be like, or to be better than Family Guy.
Of course, it didn't work. Not only were some scenes not funny, they were embarrasing. I've only seen this episode once; and it wasn't that recently. So, maybe I'll give it another shot; but I don't think it'll matter.
^You realise, Starman, that you have now reviewed this episode twice in this thread?
Personally, I agree though. It's vastly overrated, although I'd still say it's better than most of season 18. 3/5.
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A great season 18 episode, Disco Stu's story was hilarious as well as others. Poor Lenny was just too boring though.
Very Original and even Hilarious at times. One of Season 18's best.
The ending is great, if a little stretched.
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This was an very good episode, I watched the full version lately (The one with the song intact) and it had no bad, really bad or awful parts, this is one of the high points of S18, i'll give it 5/5.
I loved the jokes and many of the scenes, such as the ones with Smithers gagged and tied up inside the clock and when Homer drives his car and jumps out, leaving grampa yelling in the back seat with the car still driving on the road. It was also very interesting for it to be in a documentary style and showing us the young versions of some of the grown-up characters in the show, and also there is the origins of the Crazy Cat Lady and Disco Stu, what's not to like?
If it is possible, then this is a season 18 classic
Top 20 Episodes
20. Homer's Enemy 19. Homie the Clown 18.Trilogy of Error 17. Das Bus 16. RoseBud 15. Bart Sells His Soul14. Summer of 4'2 13. Marge vs. the Monorail 12. Cape Feare 11. Homer at the Bat 10. Mother Simpson 9. Treehouse of Horrer V 8. Homer the Heretic 7. Lisa's Substitute 6. Lisa the Vegetarian 5. Who Shot Mr. Burns? 4. Bart's Comet 3. Lemon of Troy 2. You Only Move Twice 1. Last Exit To Springfield
Snubs: Duffless, Mountain of Madness, In Marge We Trust, Any Other season 3-9 episode.
Good, but overrated in this particular thread. Homer's song at the end would have been funnier at abut 1/2 its length. The back stories were cute, if not a little lazy (every adult in Springfield is the same age?) I liked the cat lady's story, and it would have been cool to see more stories for other minor characters. This one could have been an hour long episode.
Dramatization: May not have happened.
I didn't really like this one. I found it slightly boring. 3/5.
This one pretty much lived up to its hype although the structure seemed a bit uneven and odd. I agree with Mindy Simmons that this episode could have been an hour-long event that featured the backstories of more characters, but the ones that were featured were fairly funny and enjoyable to watch. As I began watching the episode, I had wished that they would not focus it on Homer, but his plot ended up being perfectly-suited for the episode and well-executed. The much-too-elongated song at the end, a few pacing problems, and some jokes that didn't do much for me taint it, but it still earns a 4/5.
I really loved this episode. I love the Lenny part.
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"I decied to not waste any more film on him after that."
Finally saw this after looking forward to it for ages. Was disappointed. Seemed slow and not very funny at all. I liked the concept, it worked but it wasn't very entertaining...
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I don't know what I was thinking when I rated it 4/5. It's definitely not that good, by any means. A 2.5/5 is probably more fitting.
Please explain your incredibly low re-rating of this episode.Originally Posted by HarleenQuinn
^Pretty simple: it wasn't funny, the storyline had potential that it failed to execute well, most of the backstories were about characters that weren't interesting to begin with and didn't add anything interesting to their character, too much time was allotted to Simpsons' story yet again when this episode was a perfect opportunity to explore the secondaries more than another predictable story about the family, and the ending dragged on and was shudder-inducing.
Horrendous episode. Revolves around a ridiculous premise and a constant string of painfully bad gags.
i think it#s really not bad, and one of my favorite episodes from season 18.
Has some good gags and also some interesting moments in this story.
5/5, really great idea.
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Finally got the chance to watch this one and think it really could have been so much better. The uniform age of the kids did kind of bother me but I guess the point was to try and stay true to the series being parodied. Even though there was too much Homer, having a few more different characters would not have made the episode that much better, going by the quality of Wiggum's story. Some of the gags were excruciatingly long (Smithers in the clock, the chase after Homer after he hides in the treehouse) and I wanted to laugh at Lenny's parts but felt like I was waiting for gags that would never eventuate. The crazy cat lady origin was funny but the transition to her having a cat didn't make a lot of sense to me. The Disco Stu change was a good fake-out, the condiment pen was clever but I think Burns was the funniest one in the whole episode. 4/5
I watched it again recently and you know I still think it was a decent modern day episode. I don't quite agree with the notion that it's a ridiculous premise when one of the most loved episodes in this thing's history is about a comet crashing into Springfield. I'm not particularly interested in Disco Stu's history either, but I don't think you necessarilly have to want to know more about every character in this to enjoy it. Though I thought what they did with the usually pretty boring Cat Lady character was sort of clever, and I love the use of Wiggum for stuff like this in anything but I guess it's hit or miss there. While I wish too that some of the secondaries could be given a lot more exposure too (and I certainly wouldn't mind if that happens) at the end of the day you have to remind yourself that this is the Simpsons' show so inevitably it's going to come back to them, and I don't think this one did it in an unsatisfying way like certain other episodes. It stuck to the premise of the overall episode when it got to Homer while not selling non-Simpson characters short.
It could have maybe been better if it stuck to the documentary narration thing and kept it a bit more common life (as far as Springfield nowadays goes) but I still think it was one of the ones that stands out a little more for current episodes.
Between this and "24 Minutes", I find this to be the better S18 format-bender. While both are equally well-structured, this one has a lot more humor going for it. I suppose the dislike of certain side characters like the Crazy Cat Lady could cause one to be bored during those particular sequences, but there's so much variety in this episode that there's something for everyone. Declan Desmond's role is also great (arguably his best role in the series). I rather disliked Season 18 as a whole, so this was certainly an innovative highlight.
A quirky and highly innovative premise is let down by a very clumsy ending and some poor jokes. That pretty much sums up the entire episode, which resulted in a big disappointment. Eric Idle was good, as were the main voices, but this episode did not come anywhere close to even achieving its potential.
at the start, when Delcan Desmond was introducing it, i thought to myself "Man this episode is going to be bad." But, i was proven wrong: it was really hilariously well written! It was really funny, i feel like that is all i have to say
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