View Poll Results: How would you rate this episode?

Voters
29. You may not vote on this poll
  • 5/5

    9 31.03%
  • 4/5

    2 6.90%
  • 3/5

    12 41.38%
  • 2/5

    2 6.90%
  • 1/5

    4 13.79%
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 31 to 35 of 35



Thread: Rate & Review: "I'm Dancing as Fat as I Can" (YABF06)



(Users Browsing this Thread: )

  1. #31
    Funky, Chic, and Smooth Nitsy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Palo Alto, CA
    Posts
    3,888


    A well-trodden plot structure is a point against an episode, whether it's a marriage crisis or "Homer gets a new Job", "Bart gets a girlfriend, "Lisa feels sad and alienated," etc. In order for the episode to get that point back, the well-trodden structure has to be utilized very well.

    "Marriage crisis" is sometimes inaccurately used to describe any kind of conflict between Homer and Marge, no matter how minor or incidental to the plot. However, given that in this episode it drives the entire plot, I think it's fair to call this a "marriage crisis". Since it is a marriage crisis, then it needs to be evaluated for the major flaw of marriage crises (aside from the plot itself being overused), viz. that the crisis comes out of nowhere and seems unmotivated or poorly justified.

    I would say that this episode did not exhibit that flaw. While Marge's reaction was possibly a bit too strong, we were given a good lead-up to it (Homer making a promise to Marge, his bout with temptation, etc.)--compare the extremely flimsy and unwarranted crisis in Heartbreak Hotel. That's an example of a marriage crisis done wrong; this episode does it much better.

    So while I do think that an episode does need to try a bit harder if it's going to use a well-worn plotline, I don't think that a well-worn plotline at this point in the show automatically makes the episode bad.

    Anyway it's been a few days since I've seen the episode so can't comment much on specifics, but I enjoyed it overall.
    Last edited by Nitsy; 02-13-2019 at 11:01 PM.
    "Your tears say more than real evidence ever could."


  2. #32
    don't quite cover all CousinMerl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Spittle County
    Posts
    7,471


    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Lascelle View Post
    I'll also echo @Venomrabbit for giving a shout-out to the extra effort that Matthew Nastuk and Courtney Platt clearly put into choreographing and mo-capping the dance sequences. They could have simply taken the cheap way out here but they didn't and I'll applaud their initiative to make those come off more natural within the animated medium.
    I didn't know that the dancing parts were extensively choreographed as well as motion captured until it was mentioned in this thread. It's cool that they went to these lengths to pull it off and it would be neat to see some behind the scenes footage. Venomrabbit mentioned a video clip and I'm guessing it's shown there but I can't seem find it; anyone care to post a link here in the thread?

  3. #33
    Yup, still the worst. Venomrabbit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    In the tall grass
    Posts
    642
    Blog Entries
    3



  4. Thumbs Up To This Post by: CousinMerl

  5. #34
    don't quite cover all CousinMerl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Spittle County
    Posts
    7,471


    Thanks. I have to wonder how much of the season's budget went into that (also, while they were at it, they should probably have let the choreographer voice Julia; that would've made sense).

  6. #35
    Mmmmmmmm, floor pie
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Benicia, CA
    Posts
    1,351


    Quote Originally Posted by CousinMerl View Post
    Thanks. I have to wonder how much of the season's budget went into that (also, while they were at it, they should probably have let the choreographer voice Julia; that would've made sense).
    Well, she is a credited actress (she had a speaking part in a non-dancing role on a couple of episodes of Glee)...

    However, when I noticed in the latest Emmy rules that the list of things for which an animated show can be submitted for an Emmy does not include choreography, I E-mailed the Television Academy, and got a response; the Choreography branch does currently have a "live-action only" rule, but they "might" reconsider. This is especially important as choreography in scripted series will be its own category (as opposed to competing against routines on So You Think You Can Dance? and Dancing With the Stars) starting this year.



Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

User Tag List

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •