Opening sequence: 16 seconds (Holy shit a short opening, the apocalypse is upon us, RUN!)
The episode begins with Bart waking up as we get a montage of Bart going through the week as it turns out to be the exact same thing with little variation on each day (Oh so this montage is a microcosm of the show today). Oh and for those of you wondering how I'll incorporate the Bingo card, I'll just put (x) next to the thing in the episode each time a new spot is checked off. Let's start off with Wiggum appearing just for the sake of picking his nose (x) and Homer's a jerkass to Bart (x). So Bart turns on the TV as the plot device channel has a commercial for "Royalty Cruises" (I knew I should have included "Plot device channel" and "Montage" to the card). Oh and this doesn't count because unlike so many other of their "Parodies" this does not apply to any given cruise liner, it can be used against ANY of them, so credit where it's due. So after Bart overexpresses his emotions (Maybe it's just me, but Bart's voice sounds really off) he asks Marge and Homer to go, but Marge tells him that Homer spent too much money recently on Mr. Steak (x) (Homer says the words "Mr.Steak" 4 times in the span of two sentences so I count that against the "Awkward dialogue").
|I want to be on TV!|
|Since the writers forget we're a middle class family, we get to be rich all the time|
|Now where's the section for banging your head against a wall?|
|Dammit Bart, you knew how hard it was for them to use that remote to figure out your plan|
|Marge: Thanks to you Bart, we'll never get home and your room would be bare even if we did go home|
Final Verdict: This episode was utterly terrible. I would be even more pissed at the ending, if it wasn't for the fact that the rest of the episode was basically one long sedative that toned me down by the end and made me not give a rat's ass by the end. For the staff to even mention the family going to Antarctica and then having them be there for all of 3 minutes... that seems a lot like them, although 3 minutes might be giving them too much credit as I expected them to just randomly appear in Antarctica and say "The Simpsons are in Antarctica!". As for the cruise; it was boring, stupid and unfunny, so basically par for the course of this show.
Final Grade: 1.0/10 Almost as boring as the Israel episode, ALMOST