Is “Pulpit Friction” the first time a couch gag has led directly into the plot of an episode on The Simpsons? I don’t have an encyclopedic knowledge of the series, but it certainly feels unique. And the opening segment, all stemming from that broken couch more
It’s a real feat for the late-era The Simpsons to feel even lazier than usual, but, alas, sometimes we still get episodes like “What Animated Women Want,” which rests largely on Lisa acting completely out of character, and a hacky Fifty Shades of Gray ref more
" What Animated Women Want " plays on the familiar trope of men vs. women, and, in usual Simpsons fashion, the focus of the episode is on the dysfunctional relationship between Homer and Marge.
Homer has continually disappointed Marge over the long his more
What, exactly, am I supposed to say here, if I liked one half of an episode, and really didn’t like the other? It’s a pattern emerging in The Simpsons that I’m none too happy about. “Dark Knight Court” (I’m always in favor of a punny title) gives us two s more
" Dark Night Court " is another average installment of the The Simpsons Season 24 .
As I said last week, the show can sometimes substitute flashy gimmicks for actual substance, giving us wacky situations or unusual settings instead of solid story. Well more
Is it shameful if I admit that I had no idea Tina Fey was the guest voice in “Black-Eyed, Please” until I looked it up after the episode had ended? It was a strange thing to find out, considering how The Simpsons usually overuses its guest stars, if anyth more
" Black Eyed, Please " showed that The Simpsons can still be a really entertaining animated show, especially when it explores their eccentricites of its main characters instead of introducing zany newcomers or putting the cast in unusual settings.
It’s a sad state of affairs when the thing that makes me laugh the most in an episode of The Simpsons is a series of blink-and-you’ll-miss-them gags that come at the very beginning of the half hour. But, alas, my favorite part of “Gorgeous Grampa” was the more