THE SIMPSONS “Flaming Moe” Review

THE SIMPSONS "Flaming Moe" Season 22 Episode 11 – Determined to gain Mr Burns’ respect, Smithers undertakes and entrepreneurial venture and converts Moe’s bar from a gloomy tavern for lonely men to a hotspot for the middle aged, flabby gay man. Meaanwhile Skinner enlists Bart in a double teaming date with the new music teacher and her daughter Melody.

The episode had its humorous moments, particularly in the opening segments: the joke about "Persia and Mesopotamia" was one of the better gags made about Mr Burns’ age and of course Homer’s discrimination against the ‘night shift’ employees was hilarious. Unfortunately when the gay jokes came they tripped and fell flat and lifeless, lacking the comedic timing and awkward beats which Modern Family and 30 Rock have absolutely mastered to make them work. Ricky Gervais’ crack about the "famous gay Scientologist" at last night’s Golden Globe awards was funnier than just about any spoof made in this episode. Read More...


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