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.
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.
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.
For Homer Simpson, sterility may have been a gift that kept on giving.
Homer didn’t know he was sterile near as I can make out, but it sure had plenty of fringe benefits.
This episode may be one of my all-time favorites.
While the Halloween episodes have become an annual tradition, early seasons attempted an annual flashback episode. While the flashback does still find use today, the early ones were used to fill in blanks for the family’s past, such as the meeting of Marge and Homer, and the marriage listed above.
The marriage, it should be noted, is Bart’s fault. Sort of.
So, here I am, watching the next Simpsons episode, wondering what Jimmy is doing with his moose, when it occurs to me that this particular episode shows Homer wearing his assassins sneakers, and Lisa looking like she did when she had the mumps, both of which occurred in an earlier episode. Plus, when Homer hits Lisa with a hairdryer, she sure does look like Bart getting similar treatment. They’re recycling footage, and obviously so!
I sure hope someone got fired for that blunder!
Man, I’m getting tired of season two. How much more…
This is the last one for season two? Never mind.
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.
Does it bother Homer Simpson that he’s a bald man? Apparently it does.
Does it bother Homer Simpson that he’s a fat man? That not so much.