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    The Winter Of His Content 5/10

    + Chalkboard: My dad's already drunk for Sankt Patrick. Yep.
    +/- I like the voice of Hibbert's dad, but to be honest, I can't hear a single word he says.
    + Mannequin nurses are dumped.
    + Cola = Big rat, Diet cola = Small rat.
    + We get to know Old Jewish Man has a wife... whom he refuses to go home to.
    + Jasper's girlfriend is the nurse mannequin. "Don't get fat." No way a mannequin is gonna get fatter! ... or is it? If you just used a pump, maybe... Nah, forget it.
    + At last, Hibbert doesn't have the last laugh.
    + Abraham and his other old geezers has a shit ton of pills.
    - That joke with Maggie shoving away the pills and then swinging her pacifier as a lasso was ridiculous.
    -- Nelson's mom is so poor she can't even buy him trousers, so now he has his mother's underwear. Eeeeeeeeww.
    + Homer is saddened at the sight of "brainy" flakes.
    --- Ugh, a dumb fart joke.
    + Homer (twice) has to prevent an old man from having a heart attack.
    --/+ I do like the classic Itchy & Scratchy gore, but they could have done so much better than a Downtown Abbey parody. Why does all of the shorts have to be parodies anyway?
    + Marge is shocked at the huge font on her computer.
    + Homer's grandfather is alive?? Can we see him?
    + Abraham yells at Homer and Lisa for talking "too loud".
    + Abe has groin balm?! That's more than I needed to know. :S
    + When you get old, the butter always has to be open.
    - Stupid joke with Old Jewish Man talking with his father.
    -- This episode is pretty dull so far. There's not much happening, so I don't write down much and the main plot has practically not even started.
    + "You have a very suspicious behavior, Lou". No shit, shouldn't you have that yourself?
    - Why did he repeat the name of the song "Clambake" twice?
    - Hahaha, notice how Homer's eyes look weird when the old men are talking to him and it stays like that for about five damn seconds.
    + Abraham gives his boy Homer the ol' man look.
    + A confused man doesn't even know what he's doing at a bingo.
    + Homer gives Marge chicken dinner after following Abe's "advice" or whatever the hell you could call it.
    ? Huh? I thought the brought Bart so he would act like a bully, but he doesn't. Hell, he's not even talking.
    + "Baseball furries"? Haha.
    + That shot of the tunnel looks cool.
    - Nelson's damn mom appears again.
    + "Get that boy! And the kid who came with his mother's underpants!" "How do they all know???"
    # We finally get to see Dolph's other eye!
    - "Damn it! I just had to get a parkour lesson for her birthday!" This felt like a lame cutaway or something.
    + The leader of the nerd group goes nuts and showers himself with pencils.
    - I know Chief Wiggum is stupid as hell and I really laugh at him most of the times... But come on, he doesn't even know what a radio is? That doesn't make a nick of sense.
    -- Oh okay, make a cop-out with the crazy stalker kids not knowing how to goddamn fight.
    - "How did I get here??" Okay, I've finally met my quota of Abraham-randomly-losing-memory jokes.
    + "I hear smooching!"

    This episode was recommended to me by @ofhf, but I'm afraid it didn't meet my standards. The main plot practically doesn't make a lick of sense and it doesn't have many jokes going for it either. The subplot has some more jokes, but feels very unoriginal, which is not strange, considering it's a rehash of the subplot from "The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons". Sure the episode was surreal, as I wondered what the hell I was watching, but it wasn't in a good way, since I didn't care about any of the stuff happening. There was a awkward attempt at creating a spooky atmosphere, but all it felt was like a horror movie which truly failed to feel horrifying. Nelson was badly characterized too, of course. He's still a wimp who rarely wants to actually bully someone and we saw more of his crackwhore mom, wearing her panties even. I mean, Jesus Christ. And what the hell was with that announcer who we never get to see the face of? What was the fucking deal with that?
    I really don't have a lot to add, but this is middle-of-the-hill mediocre HD fare and I won't be thinking about this one any longer than the running time of the episode.
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    Hm, I don't remember some of the stuff you mentioned. Might have to rewatch.

    By the way, the sub-plot is a parody of the movie The Warriors.

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    Will you review She Used To Be My Girl now?
    You're a dolt with the IQ of a peabrain that probably loves lowbrow sitcoms like The Big Bang Theory, Frasier and Seinfeld to not grasp the biting satire and wit of the classic 65 (Rugrats).

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    I actually really enjoyed The Winter of His Content. It's not a great episode, but it's a really entertaining one and it's just a very solid episode especially for an HD one.
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    I guess this is the same Nicholson who did Joker in the Batman 1989 movie.

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    Please review Homerazzi, I am dying to know what other people think of it, outside of the R&R thread
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    wasn't it already established that the Old Jewish Man has a wife in season 17?

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    @Snospitmmer SimpEhtson, I meant to ask you: What does the octothorpe before some of your bullets symbolize?
    Favorite and least favorite by season
    1. Krusty Gets Busted There’s No Disgrace Like Home 2. Bart Gets an F Dead Putting Society 3. Homer at the Bat Like Father, Like Clown 4. Brother From the Same Planet Krusty Gets Kancelled 5. Cape Feare Lady Bouvier’s Lover 6. Homer Badman Another Simpsons Clip Show 7. King-Size Homer Lisa the Iconoclast 8. Homer’s Enemy El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer 9. Bart Carny 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. I, Annoyed Grunt)-bot Bart-Mangled Banner 16. A Star is Torn On a Clear Day I Can’t See My Sister 17. My Fair Laddy Bonfire of the Manatees 18. The Haw-Hawed Couple You Kent Always Say What You Want 19. Funeral for a Fiend All About Lisa 20. Gone Maggie Gone The Good, the Sad and the Drugly 21. The Bob Next Door The Color Yellow 22. Donnie Fatso Love is a Many Strangled Thing 23. The Falcon and the D’ohman A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again 24. Hardly Kirk-ing Moonshine River 25. The War of Art What to Expect When Bart’s Expecting 26. Sky Police Let’s Go Fly a Coot 27. Halloween of Horror Lisa With an ‘S’ 28. There Will Be Buds Moho House 29. Springfield Splendor Throw Grampa From the Dane

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    I think that's the symbol he uses when he just writes down observations he doesn't have a strong feeling about one way or the other.


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    Ah, gotcha.

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    I can't even remember anything from Winter of His Content except for Marge being terrified of the giant font on her computer (which I really liked, at least).
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    Diggs 5/10

    + Sigh gag: St. Patrick's Day At Moe's: Leprechauns drink free
    + The couch gag went on for slightly too long, but it was well-animated and amusingly absurd. I like how a goose just popped out from nowhere.
    + Church gag: Pray for the soul who's stealing our letters. There's no use.
    + There is some funny stuff in the church scene, like the speaking talking about how a boy tricked everyone a tiger was gone and Reverend Lovejoy being racist towards him.
    ++ "And if God needs money, why doesn't he just write another Bible? First one sold pretty well." Now I finally know where this line comes from, and to be honest, I think it's hilarious.
    + Glad Lovejoy's disdain against Flanders is still intact.
    ++ Homer trying to get Bart to back the money he borrowed him is really funny, especially when he brings Fat Tony and the gang with him.
    +++ "Easy as a-" Now Bart is at the freakin' hospital just for eating a dead frog to make money. Poor guy
    + And now Dr. Hibbert is starting to pressure Homer for money like Homer pressured Bart.
    -- Uuugh, fuck you, Milhouse.
    + "You are the ones who made me eat it!" "All we hear is 'Ribbit! Ribbit!'"
    + Now we have the one-time character introduced from freaking nowhere.
    - "It looks like we have a white poop. You are in!" How does white bird crap have to do with it?
    # Notice how big Bart eyes get when he is hearing he gets to join the falconry club.
    ? I don't get the joke with Skinner speaking some other language.
    + Everybody except Marge start eating Bart's food when he's gone. "Rules are rules."
    -- Wow, that's a really "beautiful" scene of the falcon flying. How "powerful", I feel "stunned".
    +/- Homer assuming Bart was out drinking stopped being funny when they overextended it.
    + "Just goofing ya. This is the finger he bit off."
    + "Hey! You stole my bling!" But good ol' Disco Stu keep dancing.
    + "Say something so I know you are not hurt!" "I'm really hurt." "Phew."
    + "You Korean girls sure know what a soldier like." *Shudder* It was funny, but I've watched too much porno, so I almost got a mental image of Abe... No, say no more.
    + On Digg's cast we have John Swartzwelder's name. Even after having quit working on the show, he's still alive in it.
    + We find out now Diggs is going to a mental hospital. This has some potential if they pull this off right.
    + Nice little moment between Bart and Lisa where she tries to cheer him up.
    + Diggs jokingly pretends being even crazier.
    + The secret between why Mr. Burns has so sharp nails is revealed.
    + The falcon bringing food to Comic Book Guy calls him a "fatso".
    +/-- The episode ends on quite a depressing note. Diggs runs off and will probably never come back and he's back with his psychologically damaged nerd-ass Milhouse.

    This episode could have been improved by miles. Not that the first act was bad, but it was pretty much filler. They spilled eight minutes on the church scene and the "give me my money" gag, which went on for too long anyway. Then we have everyone being assholes to Bart for eating a dead frog, which then kicks off the main plot. They could have easily just gone with Bart eating a dead frog as a dare, then being made fun of for it. Much simpler. As for the plot itself... Well, Bart being in a falcon club isn't the most fascinating thing ever. The reason I didn't give it a lower ranking though is because it at one point almost hinted at being something more. When Bart got the news his friend Diggs was mentally ill, I thought the episode would deal with Bart fluctuating between visiting the mental hospital and when visiting there would see the bigger picture of how his condition is. That's not what we got. Diggs escaped quick like the wind and back we were to the falcon shit. It wasn't a sharp ending either, just a joke with the family eating like animals. And the characterization of Milhouse wasn't good. Either he was a real dickhead (when he refused to have Bart sit with him) or he was a annoying blabbering fucko (when he talks so oddly energetically about his time at the therapist). Milhouse has always been a bit of a depressing character, but the problem is his depression is taken so over-the-top it's not even realistic. He's excited about having gone to the therapist? What the fuck? I know I gave out a lot of plusses for this episode, but the more I give it thought, the more I am let down by it. You can do better, Dan Greaney.
    Also, wow, this season seem to have a lot of mediocre episodes.
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    cant figure out how you get a 5/10 when like 90% of your notes are marked with pluses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mutilated_lips View Post
    cant figure out how you get a 5/10 when like 90% of your notes are marked with pluses.
    It wasn't so much jokes I had problem with, it was the story. I was going note down inbetween on what I thought of the episode as a whole so far, which I have started doing lately, but guess I forgot for this review.

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    Diggs is one of my least favourite from season 25, and would be in my sig if it wasn't for Luca$.

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    Labor Pains 6/10

    #/- Well, that was another long, meaningless couch gag. At least it didn't last longer than a minute.
    + Only Maggie's old-fashioned pacifier is good enough for her.
    + "No time for breakfast, just give me a banana!" Homer takes the banana and stuffs bacon in it.
    + "Money doesn't grow on trees! It's on 3's!" Clever play on words there.
    + Moe bets with his blood in the poker game.
    -- Homer meeting a woman who gives birth to a baby in a elevator has to one of the dumbest out-of-nowhere things from the show I've seen.
    - In a flashback, Homer goes a course where he pretends to be pregnant. What on earth?
    + "I'll kick your ass, Milhouse!" I didn't even get this joke, but a total stranger who gets pissed at Milhouse just like that is funny for some reason.
    + The man later screams at Milhouse again.
    -- Okay, let me guess: a b-plot with Lisa becoming a successful cheerleader. No thank you. Shit's been done million times before on many shows already and it never was interesting.
    --- "You want to hold little Homer?" This line means that the dumb as hell ending from "Adventures With Baby-Getting" where Homer's sperm was donated damn everywhere apparently is canon. Well, fuck you!!
    + Lenny is stabbed in the back by cards.
    + Neat reference to Tapped Out and the expensiveness of the game.
    + The baby actually disappears and Homer runs out to look for h- Oh wait, he's still there.
    --- CAN YOU PLEASE STOP WITH THE "LITTLE HOMER" BULLSHIT?!
    -- Itchy & Scratchy usually is a lot more violent. I hate how tame this is!
    + "Kids blow up so fast." Homer after the Itchy & Scratchy cartoon is over.
    + "This simulation has been brought by Homer's brain."
    ++ "First few weeks of what?" "Uuuum... November?"
    + I usually don't like Rich Texan that much, but he's amusing here.
    + Carl is practicing masseuse on a doll. This was pretty funny stuff.
    ++ "It's okay, we did it in the elevator!" when Marge asks if Homer and that woman had a baby together. This made me laugh.
    - Marge seems to be accepting the situation at first, but now she's angry again. Dammit.
    -- Dull montage with the b-plot where Lisa are trying to raise the wage of cheerleaders. Come to think of it, she wasn't even included in the montage...
    + Homer sings the Simpsons theme to lull the baby to sleep.
    -- B-plot ends, Rich Texan gives the cheerleaders their raise. Well, that was boring as hell.
    + "If this is heaven, why don't my shoes match?" Oh Grampa, you lovable coot.
    + Homer giving Bart "a good night kiss" made me laugh more than I wanted to.
    - Maggie and the baby (I fucking REFUSE to call him "Homer Jr.") fight too much and Maggie trails off till she can break the baby stroller. This felt like a lame way to make Marge even angrier at Homer spending too much time with the other kid.
    + The Gup 'N Blow sign in the background reminds me of Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
    --- "I didn't want you to marry me because I was pregnant, I wanted you to marry me because I was nagging you." Ugh, not even is this line terrible, they can't even make her say "nagging to you". This is the worst joke in the whole episode, if you can even call it that.
    ++ "One day you'll have kids on your own." "I do." "Then this was much creepier than I thought. Much." The worst joke was followed by the best one.
    - Huh? We don't cut back to Marge? Okay then...

    I thought this was going to be a bad episode, but like some HD episodes, it's not bad, just unmemorable. Still, they didn't do a half-assed job. It was sort of sweet to see Homer care for the baby so much and he was in general characterized well. Even nailed in some great lines. Even if the main plot wasn't great (following up on fucked up continuity from "Adventures In Baby-Getting" was massively irritating) it was miles ahead the subplot. I mean, what was that? I thought at first it was going to be about Lisa cheerleading, which it thankfully wasn't... but it was still boring. She meets some cheerleaders who stroll around, follow with a montage where they are protesting and Rich Texan gives them their raises. When the fuck will the show stop being so goddamn lazy that it uses montages to resolve a subplot? This happens so goddamn often I'm losing count!!!! There were virtually not many jokes there either, so it was a COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME.
    Marge's inclusion in the episode was sloppy. Sure she stopped Homer from spending more time with the baby, but... At the same time it felt like she had almost no impact in the plot at all. For example, when Homer were with the kids at the zoo, where did she come from? She wasn't even going with him to the zoo! So by magically transferring her to the zoo, she forces Homer to stop spending time with the baby. I have to give the plot points for this though; it wasn't another marriage crisis episode. Thank Christ. I mean, the promos for this episode made it look like that, which I don't understand. The misconceptions were explained very quickly and it was just about how she thought he spent to little time with their own kids. It was never about their marriage being on the rocks.
    An okay episode which had some good moments, but like almost every HD Simpsons episode, you can't at the same time help noticing all the problems.
    Even with Steal This Episode, The War Of Art and Brick Like Me, 25 is turning out to be a boring season.
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    Homer nicknaming the baby Homer Jr. was just because of how he resembled him physically.

    As for the episode, I really liked it despite the wacky zoo scene, but that was balanced out by the more grounded ending scenes. Glad you didn't dislike it TOO much, at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rem View Post
    Homer nicknaming the baby Homer Jr. was just because of how he resembled him physically.

    As for the episode, I really liked it despite the wacky zoo scene, but that was balanced out by the more grounded ending scenes. Glad you didn't dislike it TOO much, at least.
    He looks like him because it follows continuity from that episode!!!
    The only thing I truly disliked about the zoo scene was Marge stepping in out of nowhere.

    If there's one thing I almost hated completely, it was the cheerleader subplot.

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    Glad your'e back! What other episodes are you reviewing soon?
    And plus, can you please review She Used To By Me Girl like you said in the first post?

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    Hooray! Snospit is back!

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    Snospit never left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rem View Post
    Snospit never left.
    bad ole Rem

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    Quote Originally Posted by biasesumo3 View Post
    bad ole Rem
    Love a good callback joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rem View Post
    Love a good callback joke.
    oh Rem, never change

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    Quote Originally Posted by biasesumo3 View Post
    oh Rem, never change
    Don't get condescending with me, Mr. Donut Stars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rem View Post
    Don't get condescending with me, Mr. Donut Stars.
    *changes avatar* what *changes avatar* was *changes avatar* was *changes avatar and name* that?

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    The Scorpion's Tale 4/10

    + The Couch Gag Game. Heh.
    - The Road Runner joke has already been done in a earlier episode, and better.
    + Skinner is completely oblivious to the obvious reason how Satan's Anvil earned its name.
    + "You'll have to put that check in my cold dead hands!!" How he then started firing at the people trying to give him the check was the only real funny thing about this odd joke.
    +/-- An amusing enough joke is ruined by Nelson taking the "fools' porn" and shouting French while masturbating to it. Sheesh.
    + Moleman is being taken away by a falcon.
    +/- Abraham complains that the retirement home only has one channel, whereas one of the caretakers point out it's actually a fish tank. Abraham says "You are a fish tank!". It should have stopped here, but Al Jean loves stretching a simple joke too far.
    + Homer imitates Maggie's "voice" to make her sleep with Abe (not sexually, you fucking pedophile) instead of himself. Haha, how did he sound like that??
    + Abraham whines when Bart's not talking to him enough, then when he's talking to him at all.
    + "Here's an experiment for ya: find a man who wants to marry a lady Poindexter!"
    + Homer has placed a substance in Abe's coffee. He drinks it himself and elicits a weird smile.
    + A shark also drinks the substance and is eaten by fishes.
    - Wait, I don't understand why?
    + "What did you do during the war?" "World War 2? I wasn't born yet." "Funny how many Germans say that these days..."
    - Okay, he does not look like Augustus Gloop at all.
    # Okay, so now Homer finally figures out how to make the substance Lisa found.
    --- Homer notices how Abe is getting happier, but not him. Instead he gets a werewolf's tail. Honestly a really dumb joke.
    - Another drug joke with Otto, eh? How about using his character for being cool instead?
    + Mr. Burns being frustrated by the tide water made me smile.
    --- Abraham's eyes suddenly pop out! Even though I was prepared this would happen at some point in the episode, it startled me. As if that wasn't disturbing enough, even worse is it seeing his eyes floating in water in a pair of underwater glasses he wears. What the actual holy mother of fucks!!!
    --- Cartoon eyes normally don't disturb me (unless it's graphically hurt), but this is fucking terrifying!!! Also, Crazy Cat Lady has one of her few speaking appearance, but who gives a shitting fuck when we have eyeballs popping out?!
    --- Somebody tries to speak, but the eyes keep popping out. One of the instances he gets a steady grip on one of the eyeballs and shoves it back in. Just stop, okay? STOP. Enough with the goddamn eyeball jokes.
    - Homer, Carl and Lenny start bumping their stomachs together... because why not, I guess?
    + Okay, them dancing around the fire was amusing.
    --- Wait, why haven't they given an explanation of how Abraham went back to normal?!
    + He still doesn't look like August Gloop, but the joke with the R. Dahl character was fine here.
    --- The end credits begin... when an eyeball pops out. AGAIN.

    If it wasn't for the screwed up last six minutes or so, the episode could have passed as being inoffensively forgettable. However, since the writers thought up the "hilarious" idea of having everybody's eyeballs pop the fuck out, the episode turns into a disaster! I mean, Jesus, they could have had anything as a crazy plot twist, ANYTHING! So why did they go with eyeballs??? Why the hell was this sick idea approved? If this had been a Treehouse Of Horror segment, I guess I could have gone with it. It would be a pretty crappy segment, but it's not in the Simpsons canon in the very least. Now, however, it happens in a regular fucking episode. So not only does the episode become extremely unfunny, it's the exact same kind of joke repeated multiple times. How many times are you supposed to shock people with eyeballs falling out?
    The plot is not very good in general. In fact, it's pretty confusing. Lisa finds scorpions, which creates a substance making people happy and then make their eyeballs fall out? First of all, why? Secondly, fuck off. It also seems like one point in the episode, earlier than the eyeball shit in fact, they give up on writing proper jokes. A crummy joke about a German guy being Augustus Gloop is made, Homer grows a werewolf's tail (A fucking WEREWOLF'S TAIL, what the FUCK?!) and the three billionth "Otto is a retarded stoner" joke, which rarely ever is funny in the Jean era. I will admit I laughed at drugged Otto in Weekend At Burnsie's, but at least it there fitted the theme of the episode. Nowadays he's just high in every single appearance for the sake of it. And I do mean E-V-E-R-Y appearance. Now I'm getting off-track. Later we also have Homer, Lenny and Carl bumping their stomachs together. Classic comedy material right there.
    This episode is garbage juice. The plot is stupid, the jokes run out of steam after twelve minutes and the last act is just... horrid. "A Scorpion's Tale" should be called "A Whorepion's Tale", 'cause fuck this shit.
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    The first three acts of The Scorpion's Tale are a guilty pleasure for me, but yeah the eye popping stuff is very dumb. And the conclusion with Homer and his pals is rushed.

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    She Used To Be My Girl 5.4/10

    + Decent couch gag. Mildly chuckled.
    + "We used to feed each other cheese all night and laugh... Then came the heart attack."
    + The Christian Science Monitor has punctuated their car and is just waiting for God to bring them a spare tire. I appreciated this small satiric moment.
    + Marge says that the Quimby immigrant scandal is almost as bad when "the Juice was on the still loose". Lisa points out that it still is. Oh, it's a reference to the O.J. Simpson controversy, by the way.
    + Quimby tries to hide the scandal by manipulating the crowd... with a puppy.
    ? The family's talking about a two-headed goat and Homer mumbles something unintelligible when looking at the statue. Huh?
    + Kent promises everyone car chases or the weather girl won't be topless. You are weird, Brockman.
    + Maggie drags the dry cleaning across the floor.
    + Mayor Quimby eats the writing he's supposed to read.
    - Italy is shaped like a boot. So what? Why does that even worry Luigi?!
    + Abraham's back pain is cured, then back again. Poor him, haha.
    + Marge tells the excitement of the dog scooting around on its ass all day. "The excitement never stops."
    + Still called "Comic Book Guy" even by strangers?
    -/+ For some reason Homer has a monitor on his leg which prevents him from going outside of Springfield. Why shouldn't he be able to? Oh well, his line "It's a conversation starter." when Marge asked why it's needed was funny enough.
    - Chloe shows how someone in China does and Homer makes the same sound, only he choked on a chicken bone. This felt very forced.
    - *cough*BillClinton*cough*Swartzenegger... Eh. Wasn't such a great joke.
    -/+ We get the chicken bone joke with Homer again and apparently he choked on the same one. The latter thing is amusing.
    + Moe used to a cook spitting in people's soup.
    + Homer overdo space effects.
    + Bart tries to saw through the TV.
    + Marge after hearing from Lisa about an award Chloe got: "Well, I made the bathroom floor smell like lemons! Where's the award for that?"
    Just some thoughts so far before I note more things down; there are some chuckle-worthy moments, but this episode is still pretty boring. The plot is very unoriginal, the whole jealousy aspect feels copied from "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge" and there doesn't seem to be much energy or effort to make it exciting either. I'm half-through the episode and I don't care much about what's happening.
    + Someone has taken the microphone from Brockman and he tries to reach it; "This just in: I'm pissed off!"
    - "How dare you show my daughter a life of fun and possibility!" Wow, Marge has had her dark moments, but she always has wished well for others. This doesn't bode well.
    - Now she starts fighting with Chloe too.
    + "Ladies, there's no need to fight over me." "We're not fighting over you!" "Oh. Then carry on."
    + "Sometimes when mommy gets drunk, she goes cuckoo-bananas." "So... Is it okay I go to the womens' conference with Chloe?"
    --- "Hmmm... Let me think about it... No." What the actual fuck Marge, you just said you acted like a tool because you were drunk, but now you are still an asshole? Goddamn, you are sinking really low!
    + "Thinking is for losers!" Well, he found an effective way to make Lisa decide if she should disobey Marge or not.
    --- Homer strangles Bart for no reason. FOR NO REASON. He always has a reason!!!
    + "Hello, womens' conference! Whaaaaaaaaa??"
    + Homer doesn't satisfy anyone at the U.N. Womens' Conference.
    + Chief Wiggum appears and doesn't seem to think it's a good idea to be there himself, even though he's a cop. Also, screaming man in lava.
    ++ This is a big guilty pleasure joke. The music playing when Chloe and Barney are humping inside the helicopter always breaks me.
    ++ Marge flashbacks: "This is Marge Simpson. I'm here at Lake Placid, where the miracle of ice never, ever happens."
    + SpongeBob is among the big gods.

    This is just another episode I will pretty much forget very soon. I honestly thought it would be worse. Instead, it's just... a little boring. Kind of like the episode They Saved Lisa's Brain, in that the episode is not without its moments, but the plot just... isn't... very... interesting. Marge vs. Someone Lisa Adores is a unoriginal idea and they didn't do a much better job here. "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge"... I think that's a decent episode. It's more entertaining to watch and even with all the over-the-top craziness, I find myself smiling. It didn't happen so often. It was mostly just "Suppose that was funny." But I rarely in fact laughed at any jokes. The only actual highlight I would say was Chloe and Barney in the helicopter, along with Marge flashbacking at the end. But those two moments arrived so late that it doesn't warrant in lighting the episode up that heavily.
    I'll give it a high 5 since it wasn't a total snoozefest like EXTREMELY forgettable episodes like "Pulprit Fiction", "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday" or "The Bart Wants What He Wants", but is it a good episode? No. Not exactly.
    Also, Chloe is an okay character, nothing special.
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    Homer's remark about the two-headed goat was "one of you ate cans, the other one ate health food. How you solved crimes, I'll never know." I found it funny. The episode in general is pretty funny, I love the leg monitor joke. It's meant to be implied that Homer had done something bad that I guess the courts had to get involved in. Loved his follow-up line as well. Marge is pretty unlikable though, yeah. But it's a funny episode, which boosts it up in my estimation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rem View Post
    Homer's remark about the two-headed goat was "one of you ate cans, the other one ate health food. How you solved crimes, I'll never know." I found it funny. The episode in general is pretty funny, I love the leg monitor joke. It's meant to be implied that Homer had done something bad that I guess the courts had to get involved in. Loved his follow-up line as well. Marge is pretty unlikable though, yeah. But it's a funny episode, which boosts it up in my estimation.
    I dunno, I just found the episode really unimpressive and uncreative. There weren't many funny moments where I elicited more than a chuckle either.
    Marge was a real dick, but it was only when she went too far she angered me (and it wasn't even for that long), so I wasn't as infuriated as I've been with her in other episodes.



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