Sweet baby Jesus, Zombie Simpsons are at it again this week with another spiritual rehash of an old episode. Tonight, Lisa takes an interest in curmudgeonly old Burns, only to realize that he’s incapable of being changed. Sounds familiar, right? It’s basically the plot of Season 8′s “The Old Man and the Lisa,” and I harbor doubts that “The Fool Monty” can outshine its predecessor. If you’re still curious, here’s the actual rundown from Simpsons Channel:
After learning that he is suffering from multiple illnesses and has only a few weeks to live, Mr. Burns becomes distraught by the town’s less-than-sensitive reaction to his announcement. Following an unexpected turn of events, Bart finds Mr. Burns weak and vulnerable in the wilderness and secretly takes him into the Simpsons’ home. But when Homer and Marge learn about their new houseguest, they decide it’s payback time, and Lisa, determined to stand up for Mr. Burns, learns that old habits die hard.
The Season 22 suckfest continues unabated. Stay tuned for our usual ratings report and Crazy Noises later this week.