The Simpsons Season 24 Review “The Day The Earth Stood Cool”

Making fun of hipsters is practically a professional sport by now, and I can’t say I was looking forwardto what The Simpsons might have to say on the subject. So, I was pleasantly surprised when "The Day The Earth Stood Cool" turned out to be one of the strongest episodes of the season so far. It certainly didn’t hurt that we got not only Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein bringing their Portlandiacred to the show, but Patton Oswalt rounding out the guest stars to a nice, even three, but what really shone in the end were the one-off jokes of the night.

The plot was simple, and featured surprisingly few diversions. Every member of the Simpson family got something to do, but it all centered around Springfield becoming Portland-ified. A particularly nice note was seeing Lisa instantly take a liking to her new neighbors; the few moments we got of her ogling T-Rex’s Studio Ghibli parody animated movie were maybe my favorite of the whole night, if only for a certain specificity of parody that’s often lacking in newer Simpsons. Read More...


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