The Simpsons Review: El Barto Returns

Not even the clever title could save this lackluster episode. 

"Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart," drawing on the the Banksy-driven documentary Exit through the Gift Shop, alludes to both the graffiti of Bart's  thinly veiled alter-ego "El Barto" and Apu's business troubles. The show had an interesting premise, but ultimately couldn't really deliver the laughs.

The funniest part of the show came in the rather underplayed B-plot involving Apu dealing with some competition. Springfield gets a Swapper Jack's, which boasts such wonderful items as white wine, "grass fed lettuce," and "six aisles of olives." The Trader Joe's parody was spot on and definitely got a giggle out of me. Read More...


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