The Simpsons Review: Finding Abe

Despite a rather lackluster episode last week, The Simpsons continues to surprise me warm and amusing installments like this week's.

"Gone Abie Gone" spends some time focused on one of the series most beloved, but occasionally maligned, characters - Grampa. In the past, we've seen Abe as a shy romantic, a gruff father, and even a tough sergeant. This time around, we get an even more detailed history.

No matter how far-fetched this little addition to Abe's history might have seemed, I enjoyed how it highlighted Abe's commitment to his son. Oftentimes, Abe seems like a uncaring or distant father, which accounts for Homer's disinterest. However, episodes like this week's make it clear that Grampa really did care for Homer. Read More...


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