Opening sequence: 1:07 (
The episode begins (In Springfield no less... pay up everyone, they never mentioned the Outlands, why would they?) with Lisa waking up Homer to inform him that he needs to get Marge a Birthday present since her birthday is tomorrow, and Homer informs her that he's already gotten it much to the shock of Lisa. While I'll admit the beer joke got a chuckle out of me, the rest of the scene was 'meh' Lisa reaction to Homer caring about Marge left me a bit uneasy and the name of the present (Puree-Station 3) wasn't funny and in my opinion, they left it up on screen too long as if to say "Do you get it? It's a PS3 joke!" I mean we live in an era where although VCRs are dead, Tivos and other recording devices are a aplenty and finding freeze-frame jokes isn't as hard anymore. Freeze frame jokes are actually EASIER today and yet the writers never allow that kind of joke to just sit in the background. Dear God did I just get into a rant about freeze-frame jokes? My apologies, let's continue.
|Did you miss it the first time? Don't worry, they only show it 7 more times|
|My name is Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, you killed my son, prepare to die!|
|It's a good thing that the clock and phone were installed there yesterday|
|Ah yes, she's wearing new perfume from Calvin Klein: Obsession for bitches|
|I'm coming out of my cage, and I've been doing just fine|
|Nice to see Bart go the extra mile to get that shading down|
P.S. the can says red but sprays black
|You see Bart, the writers think you're the next Picasso so we thought we'd come for one scene to see if that was true|
|Homer: What the? Bart has been insulting me all this time? What Should I do?|
|Homer: Well thank God I had 8 hours to think of how I'd react to that|
Final Thoughts: The episode was mediocre at best, neither plot flowed at all, the Marge's Birthday setup was entirely pointless (Seriously, does Bart need to be put in a cage for him to be angry at Homer?) and the Kwik-E-Mart subplot had no effort put into it as it was just a collection of scenes pasted together. The jokes weren't funny and the writing was terrible. And like I said above, the scene where Homer strangles Bart in his sleep was a pathetic low even for this staff, to even fathom the idea that child abuse in that nature could be seen as a joke is just sickening, but one scene does not make an episode.
Final Grade: 2.2/10 Rather boring and uninteresting