Simpsons Did It!: “The Front”

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This episode opens with Krusty the Clown hosting a cooking segment on his show.  What the heck kind of kid’s show does Krusty host anyway?

The episode also needed material and added a weird Ned Flanders bit at the end to pad the show out.  I find it funny in its basic absurdity.

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Simpsons Did It!: “So It’s Come To This: A Simpsons Clip Show”

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The clip show is one of those TV episodes where there’s a bare sketch of a plot that is mostly there as an excuse to run clips from past episodes.  It’s probably there to help the people making the show when they have episodes they need to produce in a  relative hurry and not enough time to produce new material for all of them.

I don’t think most viewers like them very much.  I know I generally don’t.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Marge Vs. The Monorail”

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Let’s face it:  whatever your thoughts for this Conan O’Brien-penned episode, they are bound to be better than your thoughts on the last thing we reviewed with a “Vs” in the title.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Lisa’s First Word”

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What’s the best way to treat a major guest star like Elizabeth Taylor?

Give her a single word at the end of an episode that came out of a baby’s mouth.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Marge Gets A Job”

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The basic plot of this episode of The Simpsons, entitled “Marge Gets A Job”, is about Marge getting a job.  If you had not figured that out, perhaps basic literacy is beyond you, and if so, I am not sure how you are reading these very words.

All things being equal, this may be the most disquieting episode of the series yet.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Itchy And Scratchy: The Movie”

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This episode did a few things.  It may have helped to inspire the creation of Futurama, it suggested Bart could be great if he were consistently disciplined, and that Homer does have an area in which he is very knowledgable.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Treehouse Of Horror III”

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Three Halloween specials later, and Homer has replaced Marge as the character to warn parents that the show might be too scary for kids.  Then he taunts the viewers.

Also, no treehouses appearing this episode, but scary joke versions of the names of all the people who work on the show are another story.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Stark Raving Dad”

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Yay!  Season three!  I haven’t lost my sanity yet!

And look, another celebrity who may be both the biggest one yet and who had a pseudonym listed in the closing credits, despite being very obviously identified.

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Simpsons Did It!: “The War Of The Simpsons”

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Look, you can either go to a marriage retreat and expect your husband to behave himself, or you can go to a marriage retreat near a good fishing spot and expect him to show up.  You can’t do both.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Old Money”

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There’s something kind of cute about Grandpa Simpson in love.

And by cute, I mean as long as he isn’t trying to seductively take his medication.  That’s not cute at all.

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