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  1. BloodySimpsonChibi's Avatar
    Awesome Review! I love that episode!
  2. Rembrandt Q. Einstein's Avatar
    Yeah, do Rosebud.
  3. pilcrow's Avatar
    Two that come to mind are Cape Feare and Rosebud. They're both pretty polarizing in that a bunch of members here cite these episodes as either the best episode ever or the most overrated episode ever.
  4. pax's Avatar
    I'm gonna do a S5 episode next. Which would you recommend?
  5. pilcrow's Avatar
    Solid review. To be honest, I think this is one of Mike Scully's less funny outings as a writer (both of his other season 6 efforts, Lisa's Rival and Two Dozen and One Greyhounds, were funnier), but it is still very solid on the laughs. The buildup of the conflict between Bart and Lisa is indeed well-done, and that ending with Bart and Lisa skating away peacefully amid a highly contrasting riot is definitely beautiful. As for Homer's characterization, which you touched on in your review as a catalyst for Bart and Lisa's rivalry, I think his characterization was somewhat overdone in this episode. I understand that he's supposed to embody the "winning is everything" spirit, but he treads the border of being outright mean-spirited at times. It makes for some great humor (turning the lights on and off to force Lisa and Bart to fight), but perhaps it's too much.

    Looking forward to the next review!
  6. pax's Avatar
    Thanks!
  7. danintendolinux's Avatar
    Good review mate! :)
  8. Elliot76's Avatar
    More reviews should do that "notable quote" thing.
    Quotes that are really great but are hidden in weak episodes are lost, but by being pointed out, they can gain traction.

    looking forward to more.
  9. OldSchoolerSimpsons's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ofhf
    What did you think of the review, OSS?
    I don't know, it's okay. I never understand the huge love for the episode, though. But it's at least not as overrated as I, D'oh-Bot.
  10. Rembrandt Q. Einstein's Avatar
    What did you think of the review, OSS?
  11. OldSchoolerSimpsons's Avatar
    There's no such thing as a dumb***. Dumbass on the other hand...
  12. pax's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ofhf
    It was really interesting to see such a positive review of a Jean era episode. I hope to see more reviews from you soon.
    This episode is an exception. It's a surprise he got this parody right without butchering it.
  13. Rembrandt Q. Einstein's Avatar
    I always found this episode overrated, but I can see the charm. Homer is really likable in it, and it contains a lot of easily appealing silly gags.

    It was really interesting to see such a positive review of a Jean era episode. I hope to see more reviews from you soon.
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