The episode begins with Marge dressing Bart up nicely as Homer doesn't know why. After the writers butcher the "Talking to brain" joke (It's not that hard of a joke, how do you screw it up?) Marge tells Homer that there's going to be a ceremony for Lisa tomorrow. After Marge tells Homer that he needs to be there (And listing off the times Homer missed his kids events, I find it sad that I give credit to this episode for NOT making their flashback sequences over 10 seconds long) Homer decides to come to the ceremony only after "negotiating" with Marge on how drunk he's allowed to be... I'm sorry, was that meant to be a joke? The next morning, Homer gets ready as he mistakes Maggie for a tie and puts on milk as cologne... did the writers forget their Ritalin? I didn't see anything actually funny about that scene. Anyways, Homer's driving to the school and gets there about two hours early so he decides to continue his book on Superman... wait, what? After some more unfunny padding (Remember the freeze frame jokes from the 90's? Yeah they figured they could turn them into 10 second stills so that we can sit and 'enjoy' them) we see Marge at the bank as the man in front of her opens fire and tells everyone he's robbing the bank (For a moment, I thought he was just testing the accuracy of his gun. I would never have guessed bank robbery).
|I WANT ATTENTION!|
|Hey! The animation took a step up now|
|Now I expect you all to stay put while I rob the bank|
|Hmmm... I guess the honor system doesn't work after all|
|I don't think I've ever seen a more appropriate metaphor for this show|
|Hey Dwight? Is that a pickle in your pocket or are you just happy to see Marge?|
Final Verdict: This episode was boring, I mean nothing about this was memorable, the jokes were mediocre, the writing was stupid and the pacing was all over the place, ranging from plodding at the beginning to rushed ending. In short, this was boring, stupid and very forgettable.
Final Grade: 2.3/10 As I write this part, I forgot what started this episode