Review: The Simpsons - Million Dollar Maybe Season 21, Episode 11


The animation looked a little more awkward than in most weeks for some reason. It's as if the characters were drawn in a slightly more abstract way, similar to Groening's 'Life in Hell' comic strip. There was a bit more distortion in their features than we're used to seeing. 'The Simpsons' has become a very crisp production.


The main plot this week involved Homer ditching Marge at a wedding because a fortune cookie told him he would be lucky that day. From there, things went into the realm of the absurd at a breakneck pace.


Some of the jokes worked very well. I appreciated Homer's attempts to speed the line up by hemming and hawing about how long the lines are. That always seems to work, right? The lengths he went to in order to hide the fact that he'd just won a million dollar lottery seemed a bit crazy. And while I know it's a cartoon, there's no way he burned through however much money he did get -- after Uncle Sam got his check to start a committee to figure out what to do with the money -- in such a short span of time.


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