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    Rate & Review: "Woo-hoo Dunnit?" (YABF15)



    Season 30, Episode 22
    Original Airdate: May 5, 2019
    Writer: Brian Kelley
    Director: Steven Dean Moore
    Showrunner: Al Jean
    Synopsis: When the secret stack of cash - aka Lisa's college fund - Marge keeps under the sink goes missing, the documentary crime series "Deadline Springfield" goes in-depth to solve the case, leaving no stone unturned.

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    I really don't know what to say about this episode. All I know is that it would be nothing good.
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    Woo-Hoo Dunnit? - My Thoughts!

    Pros:

    1: The premise of a documentary was a nice idea

    2: The humor in all three acts did have great moments

    3: The story wasn't bad

    Cons:

    1: The ending was kind of dull

    2: Even though the story wasn't bad, I didn't feel this was the best of stories that have been done before better in earlier seasons.

    Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

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    4/5

    So much more entertaining than the previous episode..

    I wasn't sure what to expect when the episode started, The intro was a little long and the gags were a little dull, Then when the narration started I was expecting something very meta like behind the laughter but this was more in line with 22 for 30 ( the 30 for 30 parody ).. as the episode went on I thought they let springfield take the center stage, IMO springfield is a very strong character on the show and deserves more screen time.

    I thought this episode did a good job parodying a real show while staying true to the simpson's universe, there were lots of players in this episode and they all had their moments, It didn't feel like they shoehorned characters for fan service.

    I agree with other commentators that the ending was a little dull, as the episode was inching towards the last scene it reminded me of that other time marge messed up, more precisely in the 'survivor' episode, it felt very repetitive and even though I am aware that the simpsons are not known for continuity it bothered me a little... the actual ending was a little underwhelming, it felt to me like they didn't want to commit to a single ending so they kept adding to it.

    overall I stand by my 4/5, It's as good at it's going to get for modern simpsons and if episodes such as this one keep making their way to me I'll keep watching the simpsons.


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    I agree the ending was a little rushed, but at the same time, it did get me. I really expected it to be Maggie.

    But overall, a lot more interesting in premise and execution than a lot of the season, it's nice when they have fun and play with the format a little more and we got to see a fair bit of the side cast. Especially Wiggum, which I'm totally fine with.

    Guess Helen has got a gambling problem too, now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venomrabbit View Post
    Guess Helen has got a gambling problem too, now.
    I wouldn't jump to that conclusion, necessarily.
    Helen has a gossip problem. And if you're chasing gossip at a casino, you had better be gambling or they'll chase you out of there.

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    Although it was a little muddled, I still found this episode to be overall decent. The plot wasn't super engaging, and this kind of parody isn't really that original, but a surprising amount of jokes landed - probably because they didn't have to be strung to some bland narrative like the show usually is. The biggest issue, outside of the ending being somewhat bungled, is that they couldn't really decide whether they wanted to play the documentary aspect straight or not. It was much funnier when it was presented like a true Dateline story, not when Marge and co. kept interrupting to break the fourth wall, so to speak. And as I mentioned, the ending was a little strange. It felt like the end of the documentary would be a natural conclusion to the episode, so it was odd seeing the episode truck on, and although I didn't see the twist coming, it wasn't really satisfying because it just felt like they were killing time until the credits rolled. But all in all, I'd say this was an interesting change of pace for the show.

    3.5/5


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Lascelle View Post
    I wouldn't jump to that conclusion, necessarily.
    Helen has a gossip problem. And if you're chasing gossip at a casino, you had better be gambling or they'll chase you out of there.
    Maybe, but from what I remember, she looked pretty worn out like she'd been there for a day. It's hardly like she's not the sort of person to project onto others, even if she is or was right.

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    Well...the mystery was interesting, and it was a fairly funny episode as well. There were, as always, some jokes that went too long, but it was a good format-bender for the most part. A lot of secondary characters made appearances, and they were strong for the most part. It really did remind me of 22 for 30 in its format, and that was a good episode. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Homer’s not telling the kids that Marge stole the money, but unlike in Lisa the Iconoclast, this would’ve had a bigger effect. The kids might not trust their mom anymore, and that would just be sad. So I can understand the ending despite not being a huge fan of it. I’ll give the episode a 4/5.
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    It was reminiscent of "Behind the Laughter" but with a neat little mystery. I liked Lisa on the phone with the 911 operator and the Breaking Bad parody was solid and actually didn't feel forced for once. I'm also pretty sure this episode is the longest the show has ever gone without dialogue in an opening scene. Always refreshing to see The Simpsons have fun with a change of format every now and then. I will agree though, the ending kind of fizzles out, but overall an entertaining episode nonetheless.

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    Was it just me, or did some of the characters (and no, I am not talking about the "reenactments") seem a little off-model at times - especially Marge and Homer near the end?

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    -Liked seeing Grandpa doing one of his ramblings again. Lisa/Ken Burns gag ruined that a bit.
    -Reusing the leaning joke from S23's A Totally Fun Thing I see. One of the best jokes of that ep, reused poorly here.
    -Breaking Bad-esque slime making scene kinda neat and not entirely in your face.
    -Will Forte's music store character from S24 appears again. K.
    -Can add this episode to that Harry Potter vs Angelica Button thread. Not only saying Harry Potter, but saying an actual character (Cedric Diggory) that dies in the fourth book. Went the extra mile with that one.
    -Krusty talks to a tape of his father (I assume thats what that was..) cause can't just let dead characters stay dead on this show.
    -Roger Meyers Jr. still alive and Executive Producer of Dateline.

    Harmless I guess. Marge conclusion was rushed and they could've done alot more with the Dateline formula. Just made me wanna rewatch that Making a Murderer episode of Its Always Sunny tbh.

    2/5
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    One thing puzzles me- if Marge took the money why would she open up the can (which she knew was empty) in front of Lisa and fake being upset? She should have just done what Bart did, wait until she'd earned money (possibly from her coaster project, maybe start another swear jar for Homer) and then put the money back in the can, with no one the wiser.
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    Ok, they finally came out and confirmed what type of sax Lisa plays and that is Bari. Of course I knew that being in band in school.

    Anyways, I would have done this epsiode way different but it would still have Marge be the culprit. Lisa look like an ass for always blaming Bart since its not always him. I do remember Miss Righteous liking 976 Corey Hotline and lets call Brazil; although I have to agree its good not mess with nuns. Back to Bart, Bart should have had nothing to do with the money. Not even the slime which made no sense.

    Now the thing that bothered me about this is why would Marge have to lie about this if it was something she invented and could make some extra money. Plus I don't think Lisa would have mind. Also, why not put the bloody money in the bank?

    Things that need to happen next season though:

    1. Enough with the long winded jokes. For fuck sake, does every episode have to have a joke that won't end? Lisa playing the sax continued through and after the commercials. Really? If these are suppose to be the best writers in tv, we are severely fucked.

    2. Stop recycling jokes. The guy leaning on the wall, the pole, the counter is the same joke from A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again.

    3. Don't recycle couch gags either.

    Ok I'm done. Had some funny parts. Wasn't the best or worse episode of the year.
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    Pretty fun episode. I like the documentary format which they used similiarly in ''22 for 30'', it added a lot more gags while keeping a solid flow to the pacing. Kinda mixed with how the actual mystery ended, and the ending felt a bit rushed.

    The opening introduced a rather funny character to do the voice overs. I liked that Maggie's evidence file was so much bigger than Bart's despite that Maggie was never even seen as a possible suspect. Some funny gags along the way with Patty & Selma and Grampa. The 911 call with Lisa lasted a bit to long but was pretty good. Liked the belly rubbing scene with Wiggum and Homer pretending that he doesn't steal while showing off Ned's mugs. Marge being the first suspect went by fast as her interrogation simply ended by her not gambling, pretty funny to see Helen was gambling after her gossipping Marge for doing so. Apparently Thanos is one of the suspects the cops already interrogated. Homer's interrogation was lacking other than the scenes with Homer faking blood all over the kitchen. Burns and Moe both got a funny scene. Bart's interrogation were some of the funnier scenes with Millhouse being so helpful to the cops, the market on the trending slime and that Comic Book Guy bought them all. Lisa's interrogation had some funny dialogue with the owner of King Toot's music store. Apparently Lisa doesn't know how to hopscotch.. not entirely sure if we have seen her do that in the past.

    The last act rounded up all the interrogations and the family got away with revealing who did steal Lisa's college fund. Homer gets to be clever for once and finds out it was Marge who did it, while I don't find it in character for her to do that as she could have done other things to earn the money. I was expecting it to be Maggie since she wasn't even interrogated, and in the beginning she was shown with a bigger evidence file than Bart. While the ending felt a bit rushed, I did like the genuine moment of Homer and Marge keeping her secret to themselves.

    Not entirely sure what to rate this episode. It has been pretty funny and it might be the funniest episode in the season yet, I only find the actual mystery to be kinda lacking and there wasn't much pay off. We did get to see a lot of moments from the Simpson characters with a lot of funny gags by secondary characters. There's not really much else to say for this episode. My rating would either be a 3/5 or 4/5 on the poll, with the actual rating being:

    3.5/5
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    I think this was pretty decently good overall. While having a story about how Lisa's college fund (which Marge thought it was a good idea to store underneath the kitchen sink for some reason) going missing and it all exploding in an crime-solving frenzy due to a TV network and their 'Deadline' show getting involved is pretty basic and would be fairly thin they did a good job making it interesting by going with the TV reality crime drama spoof angle with the interviews, the host narrating and commenting the program and the shoddy dramatizations so it felt like something new and the mystery itself was intriguing. I wouldn't say it was excellent because even with the crime TV aspect, the interviews with the family and many of the supporting characters in Springfield and some pretty good humor the story being pretty thin was felt as the episode came across as being a little slow and drawn out to fill out the time at times, but it was not bad at all and one of the more interesting episodes of the season and that made it stand out.

    I don't have a ton to say about this one as it was pretty straightforward but there's still some things to talk about. It's main conflict with the missing money was one of the season's more interesting plots was wowen into the mesh with the TV crime drama framing well and going through investigating each member of the family (aside from Maggie whom I thought was gonna get focused on) and none of them turning out to be the culprit and having different alibis (the part with Bart was pretty clever with the slime business & Lisa overstaying at King Toot's was amusing), I liked the interviews with the other characters like Chief Wiggum (helming the investigation), Disco Stu becoming a person of interest and Milhouse being brought into an interrogation room and rats on Bart). I also liked how we found out some new things about a few, like Helen Lovejoy being an hypocritical gambler. I don't think they needed to have Marge constantly interrupting the the documentary to tell them that everyone in the family is innocent (which made her more suspicious in hindsight, but while watching it I didn't think much of that as the episode was fairly well put together); it was unnecessary and took me out of the immersion a little but it was a minor nitpick and the episode pulled through.

    I liked how the documentary wrapped up production when there was five minutes left of the episode (and with the culprit remaining undiscovered as no one could solve it) and which had the episode switch from the documentary style (or rather mockumentary which would be more accurate with the parody angle) to an regular epiode with the family starting to fight and blame each other for being the guilty one of the theft. The twist at the end where Homer finds out that it was Marge (!) who did it just to buy some coasters and faked being distraught and lied to everyone (including Lisa) was a little sudden and felt a little rushed and unconvincing (I just cannot feel sorry for her even with her explanation of usually never doing something daring like this or taking a gamble which Homer does a lot; it was her money, granted, though it's still a pretty messed up thing to do), but as a twist it worked well and I liked the edge they added with Homer not telling the kids about what selfish thing Marge did and keeping it between him and her. That was probably for the best of the family (as otherwise Marge would've been in serious trouble as the family's de facto pillar) but I can see many disliking this white lie-type ending and made her come off as a karma houdini of sorts (despite being sympathetic in a sense).

    The episode was decently paced, if a little slow at times like I said and the story felt a little thin (I did get the feel the writers tried their best to stretch out the crime solving angle a little further and the post-documentary wrap-up being fairly long makes sense) but it all worked and I liked that it took it's time, which here was suited as the episode was presented as a crime show and with the various interviews, profiling and looking at evidence it needed to not rush things through. Humor-wise it wasn't amazingly funny but had some good jokes (one that made me laugh was Grampa doing one of his stories that doesn't go anywhere, followed by Lisa's plea not to interview him). The animation was good and presented some nice and fairly slick-looking bits and pieces throughout and the characterizations were all right and none came off as any bad or anything, though there were some exaggerations and Marge taking the money to use for her coaster frivolity was maybe a little off but not impossible and with her explanation I understood why she did it (and she's occasionally been shown to do some things she otherwise wouldn't so it wasn't really out of character). The guest stars did well, such as Liev Schreiber as the Dateline host who was present throughout (and came off as rather authentic).

    All in all, this was a good one and one of the most interesting episodes of the season (also something new with it being a crime mystery) and it came together well even with the slow parts and never had me get bored or uninterested so after a couple of very meh and uninspired episodes they hit somewhat of a homerun here with an above average episode that was also pretty memorable (so not one to throw on the pile of completely forgettable and average modern episodes); it kinda felt like an episode they would've done much earlier in a sense, maybe early Jean era. With a good story with a nicely done reality crime show spoof, good humor and fine characterizations it was one of the season's better episodes; maybe not one of my personal top picks but in the top half of the season if I'd were to rank the episodes. Enjoyable stuff overall.

    3.5/5 rounded up to 4/5


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    This was one of the episodes I anticipated the most from this season and I think it was fairly good overall. The concept is reminescent of 22 for 30 (an episode that I didn't liked but that had an interesting concept) with a bit of Behind the Laughter (the scene with the family's picture in the frypan reminded me the family's picture broken by a hammer in the aforementioned episode) and Springfield Up (with the interviewer openly mocking the people he interviews) sprinkled in. And all this with the idea of a crime that happened in the Simpson house (a robbery), I think it was pretty well handled overall.

    I enjoyed following the plot with that crime being handled (less or more well) by the police and besides of this, the TV documentary taking an approach on each person in the Simpson family, except Maggie. That leads to a number of interesting scenes and to good comedy as well most of the time. There were some things I was more mixed about, though, like some Springfieldians seemingly really wanting to show that one of the Simpsons is guilty of the crime (like Martin about Lisa, even by "just saying", or Milhouse who directly rats on Bart without going any further, and I don't think it was because he feared a repercussion since he seemingly was totally prepared for the interrogatory with the police), but I guess this was a part of the spoof side about that kind of TV documentary of the plot. Besides, there's also some clever moments like Helen blaming Marge for the crime because she's a former gambler while she's herself a gambler too.

    Each Simpson (still besides Maggie) has his moment and his motive, funny or interesting, whether it's Bart and his slime business à la Breaking Bad, or Lisa wanting a new expensive sax but being not guilty because she was on a hopscotch training (even if she's, in theory, able to do hopscotch as we saw it in episodes like Sleeping with the Enemy in which she created a very difficult hopscotch track but that's just nitpicking, I don't care if they don't follow continuity about that kind of detail). Overall, the pacing was fine too, though I also think the ending was a little rushed. The ending by the way, I am a little mixed about it too. While I didn't expected Marge actually was guilty (though, come to think of it, I should have since they insisted a lot with Marge saying nobody in her family is guilty and a situation like that will tear them appart), I don't know what to think about the fact I should sympathized with her about what she did because of her reason to do so, and I don't think neither it really fits with her character to do such a thing, but I guess it's better than no reason at all, at least it wasn't completely mean, and also, I suppose Marge could have refund the debt if her business is a success. But as a twist, it was pretty good, and also, I liked the fact it was Homer, of all people, who figured out Marge was the responsible.

    The humor was overall pretty good, I did chuckled a number of times. It was rarely hilarious but it does have good comedy most of the time, like Patty and Selma being filmed while unaware of the reason of this, Lisa reporting the robbery on the emergency line, Lou scratching Wiggum's belly for a reconstitution, Burns willingly burning his money (I thinked it was out of character until the last moments of that scene which made the whole thing funny), Moe's "anonymous" interview or Liev's character willingly spoiling Lisa about Harry Potter. Some bits are a little recycled though (I also thinked about A Totally Fun Thing... with the guy leaning everywhere and it was way better executed in the aforementioned episode). But overall, I liked this episode despite its flaws. Could have been better, but I prefered this one a lot over 22 for 30.

    3.5/5


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    Finally the subtitles came and I could see Woo-Hoo Dunnit. I thought that this episode would be one of my favorites this season, since usually those who use a special format achieve a better performance than normal. Also, Brian Kelley is one of the most talented writers of the current staff, so I had very high expectations.

    Unfortunately, it was not so great for me. Maybe it's because I expected too much, but I think I can detail why I did not love this as I thought I was going to do it. It is inevitable not to compare it with 22 for 30. Both use the documentary format, and I felt that this is too similar to its predecessor. The editing jokes were recycled: some character speaking under anonymity, the contrast of colors, a call or recording that is shown as a clue. The only new concept was the representation of actors of the situations that some characters lived, which I thought was original although its execution was not very funny. The biggest success of the episode of season 28 was the great use he made of the secondary characters. Here the same thing happened, although I certainly think it was on a smaller scale. Unlike that time, there are several characters who did not find their place: Grampa, who again appeared to prattle; Frink, who makes those voices that should be funny; Willie, who makes a joke in which he names passing fashions; Krusty, and his father, in a clear filler scene, and Barney, who puts coins in a parking meter in his mouth. Luckily, they found an acceptable use for the rest of them. Patty and Selma without knowing why they record them, Nelson's new look, Helen's gossip, Burns burning his money and then trying to recover it, a short cameo from Disco Stu, Comic Book Guy making the documentalists of his store, a new It shows the relationship between Agnes and Seymour, Ralph playing hopscotch, and my personal favorite, Milhouse collaborating with the police. Speaking of them, there were several funny scenes of the incompetence of the Springfield police. Clancy and Lou get the best reflectors this time.

    And, what about the Simpson family? Well, I think Marge provides the best. His attempts to defend his family were fun, especially when the documentary considered all its members as suspects. I enjoyed her visit to the casino and I thought it was interesting that she was the one responsible for the theft, even though the documentary could not solve it (which gives rise to another good joke), and even though she was the first suspect to be discarded. It seemed cute to me that she shared her secret with Homer, and that this gives us an ending in which they really enjoy each other's company, something that is sporadic in these times. Homer's suspicion seemed unpleasant to me. Even though gluttony is a habitual facet of the character, it's never going to be liked to be taken to extremes, as was done this time with the issue of spagetti. Bart's affair was not bad. I liked that I borrowed the money for such a ridiculous business. Honestly, he was my main suspect. I thought that the video of him returning the money was going to be in reverse, and that in reality he was stealing it. I was wrong. Lisa's sequence includes a visit to King Toots, which extended more than it should although it allows a cameo from the owner of that store, and a hilarious scene that shows that Lisa does not know how to play hopscotch. I would have liked to see Maggie as a suspect too. The narrator of the documentary, to whom Liev Schreiber, did a good job, and its use was really good. At first, I thought it would be a new Manacek, and that it would seize the episode, but that was not the case.

    In general, this was a good episode, despite losing in the comparison with 22 for 30, and despite not exploiting its full potential. The good use of the Simpson family, of the police of Springfield and of other secondary characters, and the plot, that although it was not serious, was captivating, are the strengths of its.

    4/5
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    SEASON 31 - Ratings
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    I've been thinking about this episode and how surprisingly well it worked (one of the more memorable episodes of the season) and now I definitely believe this should have been the season finale instead of the weak one they went with.

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    Definitely an interesting premise, and the incompetence of Springfield's police force was pretty funny, even though they've gone to that well many times over the years. I didn't feel too invested in the mystery the longer the episode ran, but that wasn't necessarily a bad thing given the tone of the send-up. The ending felt a bit flat, but it was decent overall. 3/5
    A little less Generic than before.

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    Enjoyed the twist on the format, and the Groundskeeper Willie caption was perhaps the most I've laughed at anything all season... but it was maybe a little lacking on big laughs apart from that. Still, I appreciate the attempt to do something different, and this episode felt like it had a bit of purpose that's been lacking from other episodes of late. A solid ​B
    Season 30 Ratings
    Bart's Not Dead C- Heartbreak Hotel ​D My Way or the Highway to Heaven ​D- Treehouse of Horror XXIX ​C- Baby You Can't Drive My Car ​B+ From Russia Without Love ​B- Werking Mom ​C Krusty the Clown ​B Daddicus Finch B+ 'Tis the 30th Season ​D+ Mad About the Toy ​C+ The Girl on the Bus ​C I'm Dancing as Fat as I Can ​C- The Clown Stays in the Picture ​C- 101 Mitigations C+ I Want You (She's So Heavy) ​C E My Sports ​B- Bart vs. Itchy & Scratchy ​C- Girl's in the Band ​B- I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh ​B- D'oh Canada ​C- Woo-hoo Dunnit? ​B Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion ​C+

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    This episode is without question one of the worst episodes! They turned Marge into a criminal! Okay, the documentary idea was good and pretty funny, but If I want to see a real mystery I will go back to " Who shot Mr Burns ". Marge's role is basically the same like the one 23 years before. The only difference is that she wants so badly to end the documentary and prove her family is innocent, to prove HERSELF innocent. How dear are the writers to do such thing? Even in " Marge in chains " they have a respect to her character, but now what? I don't really care about the episode to be honest! I just don't know how to react! It is really bad, but not as bad as " Lisa goes Gaga " I hate the modern writers. They destroy the characters one by one. Although I have to say, the episodes jokes were pretty good and it was one of the best episodes of The Simpsons, I didn't really like the conclusion.
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    I'm just going to say it: Lisa deserved to get her college fund wasted on gambling. After being the complete jackass for all these years it is time she gets some misfortune. If Marge still has any of that money, she should use it fast.
    Best and Worst Episode per Season:
    1: Krusty Gets Busted/Homer's Night Out 2: One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish/Bart's Dog Gets an 'F' 3: Bart the Murderer/Saturdays of Thunder 4: Homer the Heretic/So Its Come To This: A Simpsons Clip Show 5: Cape Feare/Lady Bouvier's Lover 6: Homie the Clown/Another Simpsons Clip Show 7: Raging Abe Simpson and his Grumbling Grandson in " The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"/Scenes From the Class Struggle in Springfield 8: The Springfield Files/The Old Man and the Lisa 9: The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson/Miracle on Evergreen Terrace 10: Mayored to the Mob/Homer Simpson in: Kidney Trouble 11: Grift of the Magi/Eight Misbehavin' 12: Trilogy of Error/I'm Goin' to Praiseland 13: The Blunder Years/The Lastest Gun in the West 14: Moe Baby Blues/The Strong Arms of the Ma 15: My Mother the Carjacker/Co-Dependent's Day 16: The Heartbroke Kid/Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass 17: The Seemingly Never-Ending Story/The Bonfire of the Manatees 18: The Mook, The Chef, The Wife, and Her Homer/The Boys of Bummer 19: Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind/Husbands and Knives 20: Gone Maggie Gone/Lisa the Drama Queen 21: The Squirt and the Whale/The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed 22: Homer Scissorhands/The Fight Before Christmas 23: The Book Job/Lisa Goes Gaga 24: The Saga of Carl/Love is a Many-Splintered Thing 25: Brick Like Me/What to Expect When Bart's Expecting 26: Sky Police/The Musk Who Fell to Earth 27: Barthood/Every Man's Dream 28: 22 for 30/The Caper Chase 29: Flanders' Ladder/Singin' in the Lane 30: Woo-hoo Dunnit?/I Want You (She's So Heavy)



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