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    3/5, a good episode about Grampa. I don't really pay much attention to it, sometimes forget it's even an episode, but it's pretty good. Ranked number 47 in my top 150.


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    Old Money: C+, 3.5/5, 6.5/10, Adequate

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    Easily one of my favorite episodes with Grandpa Simpson in it. There are great scenes in this episode that can really give you good laughs. Bea Simmons is a wonderful one time character (they really had a lot of good one time characters in Season 2. Another example is Mr. Bergstrom).

    I've also come to notice that the story from The Old Man And The Key (Season 13) was just a cheap copy and paste of this wonderful story. The writers mustn't have had many ideas at the time.

    But lets come back to Old Money. The scenes I really love are the one at Discount Lion Safari where the family gets stuck in the car, the one where every sprinfieldian is trying to prove that they're the ones who need Abes money and I also really laugh a lot each time I see that scene where Abe is on a roller coaster and Bea appears as a ghost.

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    Very nice. Another emotional episode that is really uplifting at the end, altho it doesn't centre around a brilliant storyline. Perhaps in lacking it deserves a '7' but my love for Grampa pushes the grade up. 4/5 and 8/10

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    Character-driven story, very well-told, with genuine emotion. Some really inspired moments, but not too consistently funny, which is why it doesn't stand out in a very strong season.

    Rating: B+
    Season 24 ratings (by latter-Simpsons standards): "Moonshine River": D+, "Treehouse of Horror XXIII": B-, "Adventures in Baby-Getting": A-, "Gone Abie Gone": B, "Penny-Wiseguys": C, "A Tree Grows in Springfield": C+, "The Day the Earth Stood Cool": B, "To Cur with Love": A-, "Homer Goes to Prep School": B-, "A Test Before Trying": B, "The Changing of the Guardian": C, "Love Is a Many-Splintered Thing": D, "Hardly Kirk-ing": B+, "Gorgeous Grampa": C+, "Black Eyed, Please": C+, "Dark Knight Court": B-, "What Animated Women Want": D, "Pulpit Friction": B+, "Whiskey Business": B, "The Fabulous Faker Boy": C

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    Well, this episode is not that high on laughs. Althought there are still some good stuff, like the springfield people trying to get the money and their ideas, Grandpa refusing to give anything to Homer, The Lionel Hutz apparence, Grandpa yelling in the rollarcoaster when he sees Beas ghost. The plot however is very emotional and the caracterizetions is generally spot-on. I dont have much else too say that has not already been said. Grade:A-

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    Nothing spectacular, but a solid episode. 7/10

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    5/5

    One of the really good ones from Season 2. Just outside the Top 5 for the Season.

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    Good emotional episode but at times got a bit dull but was still good. 3/5

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    A great episode hidden towards the end of Season 2. This one seems to be dismissed by a lot of people, which I think is unfair. It's an excellent example of the blend of emotion and humour that make Seasons 2 and 3 so amazing. 5/5


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    6/10: Not much gags in this episode but a good story to it. Abe meets a women named Bea at the retirement home who leaves him an inheritance when she passes. Since hes not materialistic he decides to leave it to people who need it. He decides to hold a function to see whos most deserving. It becomes big news as Kent brockman reports it live and proceeds to stand in line to plead his case for the money. As always Lisa's wisdom comes into play here as she guides grandpa and helps him decide what he wants to do with his money.

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    One of the few decent grandpa simpson episodes, what makes this one so good is he's actually humanised as a character and there is some depth for once. You have a lot of sympathy for him when he loses his girlfriend, and can understand why he has trouble forgiving Homer, which he eventually does. It's actually a bit weird seeing Homer upset in this episode, not for a ridiculous slapstick/bi-polar reason but because there is genuine emotion behind it instead of a sudden mental breakdown like often in the newer episodes.
    The ending with the retirement home being rejuvenated is sweet and you get the feeling that the old folks feel they finally have some dignity in the end. Although I think a lot of the humour in the episode is very dry and it is in dire need of a sub-plot to take the edge off quite serious subject matter in the episode but it's season 2 after all.
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    The show's first attempt at a Grampa episode is a subtly sweet effort, even if it's not particularly memorable or quotable. It's falls into the relatively large camp of episodes which are competently assembled but don't manage to stand out. The unfortunate issue is that, even though he is an hilarious and well-realized character, Grampa often works best when used in small doses, such as a well-timed rant somewhere in an episode. He's not the most well-equipped character to carry a 20 minute story, although it can be done, such as in 'The Curse of the Flying Hellfish'. However he has more low-points than high ('Lady Bouvier's Lover', 'The Old Man and the Key'). Grampa's main shtick (like almost every old character in the show) is that he's annoying and grumpy, and he makes his family miserable whenever he's around them. This is always played up for comic effect, but it's very easy to inadvertantly annoy the viewer with the character along with his family. Just my observation on why Grampa episodes are generally hit-or-miss.

    Interest how, despite them dumping him in a home and generally trying to avoid him as much as possible, Homer is always deeply effected whenever Grampa is angry at him, as seen in this episode. Homer and Grampa probably have the most strained and complicated relationship in the family. The episode itself has one plot, although on paper it's more: Grampa gets a girlfriend, transitions into Grampa is mad at Homer, transitions into Grampa trying to figure out how to spend a large sum of money. But it all ties together nicely. I liked the casino scene, and the montage of Grampa interviewing people to see who deserved the money (even though it almost outstayed its welcome, maybe one or two people should have been cut). Also there were lions and a ghost. This episodes packed a lot in without me even realizing it.

    8/10

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    Great episode.
    Classic "golden age" of The Simpsons.
    Much as emotional as funny moments.
    However, I needed more comedy moments.

    TOTAL 93.5/100. GREAT! #8 overall episodes (in my personal list).
    IMHO the most and the least favourite episodes of each season (without clipshows and trilogy episodes):
    1. Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire/Homer’s Night Out 2. Old Money/Simpson and Delilah 3. Bart the Lover/Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk 4. Homer’s Triple Bypass/Marge Gets a Job 5. Secrets of a Successful Marriage/Burns’ Heir 6. ’Round Springfield/A Star Is Burns 7. Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily/Bart the Fink 8. Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious/The Springfield Files 9. Miracle on Evergreen Terrace/Das Bus 10. Maximum Homerdrive/Monty Can’t Buy Me Love 11. Faith Off/Pygmoelian 12. Homer vs. Dignity/New Kids on the Blecch 13. Poppa’s Got a Brand New Badge/Weekend at Burnsie’s 14. Moe Baby Blues/Three Gays of the Condo 15. Fraudcast News/Co-Dependent’s Day 16. Sleeping with the Enemy/Pranksta Rap 17. Bonfire of the Manatees/The Italian Bob 18. The Wife Aquatic/Rome-old and Juli-eh 19. He Loves to Fly and He D’ohs/Smoke on the Daughter 20. Coming to Homerica/In the Name of the Grandfather 21. The Squirt and the Whale/Stealing First Base 22. The Ned-Liest Catch/Love Is a Many Strangled Thing 23. A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again/The Ten-Per-Cent Solution 24. The Saga of Carl/Penny-Wiseguys 25. Brick Like Me/The Man Who Grew Too Much 26. Bart’s New Friend/Simpsorama 27. Halloween of Horror/Every Man’s Dream 28. The Town/Trust but Clarify 29. Flanders’ Ladder/Grampy Can Ya Hear Me 30. TBA/TBA

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