The Simpsons Season 24 Review “Penny-Wiseguys”

When a show runs as long as The Simpsons has, it’s not surprising if it feels a little tired every week; just look at the bug-eaters’ meet up that Lisa attends in "Penny-Wiseguys." It’s a completely arbitrary assortment of recognizable Springfield residents in attendance, none of which are given any good reason (or even excuse) to be there. It’s like they knew they had to fill the room, and the writers just drew names from a hat, so the animators could just use old character models. Like I said: tired.

That’s not to say it can’t pick itself up out of its chair from time to time and deliver laughs. There are clearly still funny people at work on this show, and exhausted as it may be, it usually does us the service of at least showing up and seeming presentable. It’s a throwaway line, but when the lunch lady explains that she mistook Lisa for Bart by saying, "I just see mouths," I laughed out loud. Read More...


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