Simpsons Did It!: “Marge In Chains”

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A standard Marge storyline deals with the idea that she is indefensible to the Simpson household, and the lose of her can cause untold havoc with Homer forced to take charge.

Sometimes the whole town of Springfield has to learn that lesson.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Selma’s Choice”

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This episode of The Simpsons is named after a movie where a woman is forced by Nazis to choose which of her two children will be immediately killed.

Nothing that happens in this episode is anywhere near as depressingly awful as that.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Homer’s Triple Bypass”

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Despite appearances, Homer Simpsons is only supposed to be 36 or so years old.  The baldness doesn’t help people remember that.

Neither does this episode, where he needs bypass surgery.

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Simpsons Did It!: “New Kid On The Block”

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It wasn’t that long ago that Bart was down on Milhouse for discovering girls and having a girlfriend.

Man, it sure is a shame Milhouse is nowhere in this episode, because he could have gotten in some much-deserved gloating at Bart’s expense.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Flaming Moe’s”

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What?  Another Homer episode?  Well, if that’s the way it is…

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Simpsons Did It!: “Bart Gets Hit By A Car”

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Mr. Burns is, at heart, an evil billionaire who has no idea that his own views on what is right and wrong are not shared by, oh, anybody.  Completely lacking in empathy, Burns will contemplate cutting a check for $100 to cover, well, not much after hitting a child with a car, and even then he doesn’t seem to recognize anything resembling a decent human emotion.

But you know what?  Lack of decent morals are hardly unique to Burns when it comes to the people of Springfield.  If there’s a difference, its that Burns rarely if ever learns a lesson about being a better person.  He also rarely has to.

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