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My Simpsons Ultimate Episode Ratings and Rankings: Season 10, Part 4 (Conclusion)

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18.)Mom and Pop Art - 2.5/5
19.)Maximum Homerdrive - 2/5
20.)Viva Ned Flanders - 2/5
21.)Homer Simpson in: "Kidney Trouble" - 1.5/5
22.)Homer to the Max - 1/5
23.)When You Dish Upon a Star - 1/5

Well we're officially in the terrible territory with this last batch of episodes, but Mom and Pop Art still isn't a terrible episode. I might go as far as to say it isn't really a bad episode, but I just don't find much of it funny. The famous Homer freakout over the barbecue gag is funny to a point but I've never been a huge fan of it really. Aside from that not much really sticks out for me from it; it is merely a mediocre Homer finds a new talent episode. I don't think Maximum Homerdrive is without any redeeming qualities. I genuinely like much of act one and the very ending with Senor Ding-Dong. Aside from that though yeah its a pretty bad episode with Homer either acting stupid or mean.

I'm not really sure why Viva Ned Flanders doesn't work for me, but it just doesn't. I don't think it is the Vegas wives because I actually enjoyed the episode in which they return, Brawl in the Family. I guess the plot just seems like a reason to make Homer act as obnoxious as possible while Ned tags along to be his straight man of sorts. I guess that might work in theory but I just don't have much that I really like here, honestly I've already forgotten much of the episode and I watched it what, a week or two ago? Kidney Trouble is a rather infamous episode that tries to get laughs out of Homer nearly killing his own father several times. The episode does have one or two goods gags but the awful premise is just too much for them to make much of a difference really. I could criticize the episode more but read my review if you want that, though honestly I've never really been that great at writing negative reviews, even for the episodes I can't really stand; episodes such as:

Homer to the Max is one of those episodes which just makes me angry thinking about it. While the main idea is admittedly interesting I just literally don't like anything aside from two quick gags in the episode: All in the Family 2000 and Krusty's nephew. That's it, the rest of the episode just seems both boring and stupid to me. I feel like why am I wasting my time with this whenever I watch this one. This is another one of those episodes I rarely watch so when I do it almost feels like I'm watching a new episode, but it remains garbage. The entire last act is easily the worst piece of trash though as it manages to only vaguely have anything to do with the main story and be excruciatingly unfunny. One of my least favorite episodes of all time, but ya know what? At least it still feels like a Simpsons episode, a terrible one to be sure, but still a Simpsons episode. When You Dish Upon a Star doesn't feel like a Simpsons episode. It feels like The Homer and pals variety show. The Scully Era is infamous for having episodes that center around guests, Beyond Blunderdome comes instantly to mind and is another episode I dislike, but at least that has some decent jokes. This has almost nothing really funny, an obnoxious Homer, little to no scenes with anyone BUT Homer (and of course the guest stars) and manages to be worse than Homer to the Max and for me that is quite the accomplishment. I feel bad for the Yogi Bear opening as I legitimately like it, but alas it starts off a bottom of the barrel episode.

Recap:
1.)Treehouse of Horror IX
2.)Lisa Gets an "A"
3.)Wild Barts Can't Be Broken
4.)Mayored to the Mob
5.)Bart the Mother
6.)The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace
7.)Marge Simpson in: "Screaming Yellow Honkers"
8.)Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo
9.)Simpsons Bible Stories
10.)The Old Man and the "C" Student
11.)Sunday, Cruddy Sunday
12.)D'oh-in in the Wind
13.)I'm with Cupid
14.)Lard of the Dance
15.)They Saved Lisa's Brain
16.)Make Room for Lisa
17.)Monty Can't Buy Me Love
18.)Mom and Pop Art
19.)Maximum Homerdrive
20.)Viva Ned Flanders
21.)Homer Simpson in: "Kidney Trouble"
22.)Homer to the Max
23.)When You Dish Upon a Star

So yeah that's Season 10, one which I guess I'd say was overall disappointing on this most recent re-watch. I'd say it is an okay season with around 5 or so really bad episodes and plenty more just average and mediocre ones. I remembered liking this season much more as a whole than I do now and I find that unfortunate. I can definitely say I prefer Seasons 15, 16, and 20 to this one as a whole. The Scully Era is considered the worst of the show, except for perhaps the current depending upon who you ask, and it is really hard for me to argue against that stance. Still, as a whole the season isn't downright terrible and manages a solid 10 or so good to great episodes. I must admit though that I get no comfort from knowing that two far worse Scully seasons remain for me to rewatch, but then who knows, my opinion on them might change after rewatch just like my opinion regarding Season 10.

Alright then next time I'll incorporate these episodes into my current rankings of those from Seasons 15, 16, and 20 so look forward to that. Thanks for reading as always, and feel free to comment on my Season 10 ratings and rankings as a whole. Also, feel free to suggest what season I watch next. I haven't decided yet but it will definitely be from one of these seasons: 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, or 19.
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  1. Blobulle's Avatar
    Mom and Pop Art is an excellent episode ! One of the best episodes of this season...
  2. Oh, that's raspberry!'s Avatar
    I respectfully disagree...