The episode begins with the Simpsons and the Van Houtens all having a picnic when Marge notices a bee on Maggie (Say, this scene has Homer in it, but isn't about him, let's see how long that lasts). Homer tries to calm Maggie away from the bee, only to stand up and get a beehive stuck on his head (Like fucking clockwork). This then leads to him falling in a blueberry patch and rolling himself up in the green picnic blanket (Yeah that bad joke of "Homer looking like Marge" was totally worth the dozens of brain cells that just died). Kirk Van Houten then announces that he and Luann are getting back together (Because as we all know, season 19 is FAR superior to season 8... I'm just going to go punch a wall for an hour). Then again, the saving grace is that nobody CARED about this episode, so in reality, they're still divorced. After some banter between Milhouse and his parents, we see Homer trying to get ready for the wedding. Marge suggests that he wears a tie that goes with her eyes and thus begins the subplot of Homer (And the audience) trying to figure out Marge's eye color (Okay, I've got this one. Her eye color is black, there, problem solved).
|Come on Marge! There's no time for peek-a-boo now|
|Bye everyone, we're leaving forever|
- If you were ever on a cruise that shaky, the boat's probably made of wood and from the 1700's
- I think Kirk took a grand total of 7 steps through a casino, even a dorm room requires more than 7 steps from one end to another
- Momentum doesn't work that way, even in cartoon physics
|Hey, think of the bright side, that could've been the second Titanic|
|Whose that dork?|
Milhouse: Pain is the only way to feel
|Can you tell me who this "Indiana Jones" guy is? I'm Indiana Joe|
|~I always feel like, someone's watching me~|
Final Verdict: This episode was bad, but not terrible, it could have been far worse. The subplot was annoyingly pointless and mundane, the idea to reunite Milhouse's parents was dumb and poorly executed and the whole "Milhouse is a dark, misunderstood outcast" was just ludicrous. But in the end, it's not something that's mind-numbing nor is it really worth your time.
Final Grade: 3.7/10 If it didn't have "Emo Milhouse" I think it would have been better