The Real Housewives of Fat Tony (May 1, 2011)
Fat Tony (guest voice Mantegna) and Selma, Marge’s painfully blunt sister, fall in love and get married after a whirlwind courtship. Marge has her reservations about the couple’s marriage after Selma begins to prioritize her looks and ritzy new lifestyle over her family, so Fat Tony invites Homer and Marge to a weekend getaway at the Jersey Shore. Meanwhile, Bart discovers a special talent that allows him to detect the location of truffles by smell, and Lisa jumps at the chance to capitalize on the rare culinary treasures
Where do I begin here? First off, this episode just further proves just how incompetent the writers really are. If you remember correctly (Although I don't blame you if you forgot this. I'm still trying to) Fat Tony died earlier THIS SEASON. So yeah, that episode, completely inconsequential to future episodes, the writers are doing whatever they want and don't give a rat's ass when they screw up their own continuity. Okay tirade over that is over, moving on. Second, Selma marrying Fit Tony (Yeah if the writers think we've forgotten something that aired 6 months ago, I really do believe that they think their viewers are stupider than goldfish) makes it how many times the writers pull out the "Selma marries xxxxxx" plot? Yeah that idea got stale after Much Apu About Nothing, it's no longer funny. Third, please God do not let them do a Jersey Shore parody (Actually a parody makes fun of something, I wouldn't be surprised if it just had Jersey Shore look like the coolest thing ever). Fourth, Bart smells truffles? Really? I'm just speechless at just the idea, I'm not going to comment.
Homer Scissorhands (May 8, 2011)
Homer discovers his talent for cutting women’s hair and becomes a hairdresser, while Lisa becomes confused when a pretty girl at school shows interest in Milhouse.
*Facepalm* Homer Simpson becomes a hairdresser. The man who has NO HAIR is suddenly a hairdresser?! This episode is probably the one of the most hyped episode I've seen from the community, I remember seeing this title back in November, and fans speculating when it would come out (They incorrectly guessed around January-March). And really? Lisa gets jealous of a girl liking Milhouse? ....I'm really leaning towards calling her LINO from now on, because the writers just don't care at this point. This episode really illustrates two things wrong with this show.
- The titles are very lazy. Just take a famous title, slap on a Simpsons related word and you've got yourself a modern Simpsons episode title. (I can do this too, "Psych-D'oh")
- I touched on this last week about the "Instant expert". You know, the whole "XXXXX is a master of XXXX" can only go so far before someone calls you out on your laziness
500 Keys (May 15, 2011)
A discovered drawer full of old keys sets in motion several adventures: Homer steals the Duff Blimp, while Bart learns he can do no wrong. Lisa finds a strange room beneath Springfield Elementary, while Marge and Maggie engage in a toy train chase.
The sad part about this? This seems to have the most potential of any episode listed here. I'll be the first to admit I'm not a big fan of when the staff decides to do multi-story episodes outside of Treehouse of Horror. Especially since the transition to HD, the four story episodes have not been kind at all *Cough* Four Great Women and a Manicure *Cough* Really though, I can't say much else, none of the stories sound interesting or funny (Okay maybe if the writers can correctly write Bart, we can see something funny). But outside of that, seems like another forgettable episode.
The Ned-Liest Catch (May 22, 2011)
Ned Flanders falls in love with Edna Krabappel – but will her reputation for dating every guy in town end the relationship?
This just makes me want to hurt somebody. How many ways can the writers fuck up the show in the span of one sentence? let me count.
- Ned Flanders falls in love with Krabappel, uh yeah BULL-FUCKING SHIT!! That is just the opposite of Ned Flanders.
- Why would these two even seem like a good couple? What were the writers thinking?
- Because the last episode with Ned getting together with a woman went so well (Okay that was written by Brian Kelley, but you get the point)
- By what I've read earlier, this will be an episode that ends with America deciding on whether or not Ned and Edna stay together. Yeah this is nothing more than a pathetic attempt to stay relevant.
Farewell and until next time.