- 1980's sitcom father with good parenting, hmmm....
- Homer trying to be a good father to his children, where have I heard that before?
We begin with Homer and Lisa watching TV as they find a show with an opening that somehow is longer than their own (Seriously it's not til the 2:32 mark that we actually get something off the ground. Note to the writers, you do have less time with the time commercials take out, but it doesn't mean you can just pad out the episode as you wish). We then see that the show is basically a father who's a dentist and makes a lot of bad corny jokes, and he happens to have his office in his house... no comment (Although I did smile once, just because Lisa is not amused by this crap, she is suddenly my favorite character for this episode already). After another few bits from the sitcom (Along with Homer saying something I think was supposed to be funny, but I only snickered because it's a lot like how this show works) we see Bart and Milhouse biking down plot device street as his bike breaks down.
|Yeah I feel the same way Lisa feels everytime I watch an episode this season|
|He's right behind me isn't he?|
|Well according to our script, we don't have a second act... Quick Bart think something up!|
|WAIT! Our unfunny joke organizations need screen time|
|I'm sorry Homer, but I'm afraid that's not funny|
|I'm calling BS here, not the idea that Homer could build a power plant, the idea that the Chinese find Homer funny|
Final Verdict: This episode is terrible, the plot is a complete mess as it's pretty hard to determine what we're supposed to be following. I can't even say it's two different plots as it's more like "Incohesive plot 1A" and "Incohesive plot 1B". The jokes are non-existent, the writing is terrible, the transitions for the "plot" are just terrible and lazy and it's just a huge mess, plain and simple. Joel Cohen has reestablished himself as a man who just cannot write for this show.
Final Grade: 1.8/10 I still have no clue what happened in this episode. Tune in next week where I do the mid-season report card