We begin with Lisa and her nerd friends up late watching the Noble prize announcements at 4 AM. The winner of the peace prize is Krusty the Clown (Wow, look at it jump the shark so early *looks up*). I mean, this plot is retarded from the beginning, does anyone buy this? Is anyone thinking to themselves "Gee I guess Krusty must have done something very important and was deserving to the prize" THIS IS STUPID AND RIDICULOUS! You know the worst part? We're only 1.5 minutes into the episode, and that includes the 1 minute 10 second opening, how sad is that? Moving on, the next day we have a press conference where Krusty gives a speech and admits he only cares about the money (Charming). After some padding by Homer, Krusty invites Homer and Bart to be in the crowd during his acceptance speech. As Krusty, Homer and Bart get to their plane we see a chorus singing the Itchy & Scratchy theme for Krusty (The few, the proud, the Marines. Now degraded to singing a cartoon theme song for an unfunny clown, how nice). We then cut to Lisa whining to Marge that she can't go to Oslo and Bart can. On the way back, we see that Marge isn't going back home but taking Lisa somewhere else, where she has to whine some more (No seriously, knock it off, Lisa's not a whiny brat).
|Say Lisa, do you want some cheese with your whine?|
|The Simpsons: Successfully raping your fond memories for the past 7 years|
|World's smartest man, and he doesn't know to stay away from this poison|
|I can't possibly do anything without the aid of art camp counselors|
|Worst thing to come out of Europe since Uwe Boll|
The eruoboy went to sit under the eurotree where he ate his eruosandwhich and threw the trash away in a eurotrashcan.
See? It's not funny, it's retarded. Just then, Bart and Homer come busting in with a DVD proving that Krusty made a contribution to Western culture. This leads to a retarded DVD regions joke that is stupid and this could have easily been resolved by just calling it a tape (And considering the footage is from 1990, it should be on a VHS and not DVD). Bart then plays the DVD which reveals that Krusty decided not to put on a show in South Africa which resulted in the band members playing Vuvuzelas which somehow proves that Krusty was indirectly responsible for the release of Nelson Mandela. THAT IS THE MOST RETARDED THING I HAVE EVER HEARD! PERIOD! This cop-out is up their with the "Phony war of Independence" from Gone Maggie Gone and the left-handed BS from Boy Meets Curl. This is just stupid and insults the viewer's intelligence as they watch it. Moving on, after Krusty is freed (Yes his selfishness frees him, remember kids always be selfish, it may come back to help you) we see Lisa listening to Kurt and Ethan play at a crappy coffee shop when Marge busts in and takes Lisa away from the city. After Kurt and Ethan bid them farewell, Lisa looks out her window and notices a huge poster about Sprooklyn being the home of eventual artist Lisa Simpson (What a load). After Kurt and Ethan break the 4th wall about the logic of them getting to the rooftop, we end with them doing their mundane job at Sprubway.
Final Judgment: This episode is terrible, the plot is stupid and made no sense, the subplot was equally as stupid if not more stupid and the writing was terrible. The jokes were idiotic and hurt the brain to watch and worst of all, there were far too many musical numbers that were stupid and annoying. What I find sad is that the writer and director are both pretty good so I have to wonder why this episode sucked so hard.
Final Grade: 1.8/10 Pitiful start, I think Malcolm McDowell said it best: