The episode begins (Without an opening sequence. Is this going to be a new feature of the Matt Selman era?) with Marge and the kids at some performance of animatronic dinosaurs, which they see and the majority of the audience flees from (Was that meant to be some sort of joke? It wasn't as funny as they thought it'd be). Back inside, the performance goes on as the dinosaurs all die out and apparently it turns into an environmental PSA (Well that came out of left field; speaking of things coming out of left field, Homer's now there. Wasn't in the establishing shot, so I'm going with teleportation). Marge tries to get Bart to take the message to heart (All 5 seconds of it) but Bart decides that an asteroid will kill them all and they should just trash the place, to which Jerkass Homer agrees and Marge joins in as well... WHAT?! No, seriously, what the hell was that? One minute Marge is hoping a message affected him, the next minute, she's trashing the place just as well. So it looks like a new feature to the Matt Selman era as well includes inconsistency in script writing within a scene. THIS IS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LEVELS OF WRITING!
|Lisa: Marge, I am disappoint|
|Look Lisa, it's time I told you the truth, your characters are all fake|
|Lisa, what did the fire department tell you last time about attempted arson?|
|All right, time to write a best-seller based on my life. I wonder if "My Struggles" is taken.|
|Hey! Keep your hands off him, Neil Gaiman is awesome.|
|Continuity? Yeah right|
|So your backstory is that you were constantly misunderstood by incompetent writers? I'll go with that.|
|Yeah this was the best they could think of in an episode that targets Tween culture... I weep for our future|
|Who knew the book publishing business was this competitive?|
Final verdict: This episode was pretty bad, but not as bad as I thought it would be. I think the biggest problem (Outside of not making fun of Twilight, seriously, that's like shooting fish in a barrel) was that this episode took itself way too seriously. This is a comedy, not a drama. The jokes weren't good, nor were they that bad either, the episode resembled having a plot and the writing was meh and forgettable. In short, this is another "Not terrible" episode in my opinion and if you wanted to see Ocean's Eleven with Simpsons characters... there's probably a better fanfiction already made.
Final Score: 3.9/10 Not terrible, but wouldn't recommend it either