For tonight Zombie Simpsons seems to have completely forgotten that it’s nominally a comedy program, instead it decided to be a mystery show. Unfortunately it wasn’t even a good mystery show, with lazy “revelations” coming up like clockwork before each commercial break. Despite the excess of plot twists there was more stalling and exposition than usual.
Take, for example, Lisa’s trip to the attic at the beginning. She got stuck with the attic door, Bart then took up a lot of time helping her. Nothing funny was going on, but it did eat some clock. Once she made it too the attic they took up more time by having her walk very slowly past stuff from old episodes. The whole episode was like that, just phenomenally boring.
Here’s hoping for a terrible ratings number.