“Chauffeur, seamstress, curator of large mammals?” – Marge Simpson
“Marge, have you seen my lunch box?” – Homer Simpson
“Oh, I see.” – Marge Simpson
In this episode, Moe leaves Homer in charge of the bar. Meanwhile, Marge gets a job as a Not Lyft driver. Then Moe, his bar wrecked, gets a job at the nuclear plant. Then Homer gets a different job at the nuclear plant. Then it ends.
On the plus side, they used that awesome pixel opening that hit the internet a couple of weeks back. Pretty much all downhill from there, though.
– Really was nice of them to use that fan made pixel opening, and it ate up nearly two minutes!
– And speaking of openings, there’s a Jetsons one to eat some more clock.
– “Why Humans Failed” was a nice little reveal to end the Jetsons thing.
– We are off to another rousing expository beginning. Marge explained what all the kids were doing (we saw them in costume, too!), then Homer described what he was feeling, and now Homer’s at Moe’s and Moe is telling us that he’s tying his apron on while he’s, you guessed it, tying his apron on.
– Wow, this is a really long one. We just crossed the one minute mark on it and it’s still going strong.
– Back to the exposition: Moe told us about Sideshow Mel getting drunk (we didn’t see it) and now he, Lenny and Carl are talking about a ticket to see a Joan Rivers type we haven’t seen yet.
– Homer is going to be running the bar, apparently.
– Also, Moe just explained a couple of sign gags to us.
– Some Uber/Lyft guy just showed up to tell Marge about the plot. He will vanish and not come back.
– Marge’s license plate is EP7G08, 7G08 is the production number for “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire”. Huh.
– Lenny, Carl and Homer are going to run a ladies night at Moe’s. Carl explained what that is, then Lenny thanked him.
– Moe is at the show, and falling in love with the old Hollywood lady. Meanwhile, Homer and Marge just got new jobs. They’re using a lot of their tired tropes this week.
– Moe’s is now overrun with women. Homer and Carl are explaining who they are. Then there was a brawl.
– Moe just did a comedy “whaa!”, saw his bar was trashed, then explained things.
– Marge’s ride service is off to a rousing start, first the kids were there with Milhouse and Kirk (who popped up out of nowhere, then vanished), then Marge and Shauna explained things we didn’t see:
Shauna: Thanks for the lift. It’s nice to know I can get a ride without having to put out.
Marge: You’re welcome. If you really want to get your belly button pierced, go see a professional.
Kearney: [who just walked out of a house with a staple gun] I’m ready for you, babe.
Shauna: I’m gonna have this done properly, at a kiosk in the mall. I’m Shauna.
That’s the whole scene. It’s like a rejected SNL sketch idea.
– Moe just got a job at the nuclear plant. Now he’s telling us how he feels.
– Nelson, Willie and Gil have all been in Marge’s car now.
– And . . . driving montage!
– Burns was just talking to Moe, and now there’s a surprise nuclear inspection.
– Well, that ended as quickly as it began, now the inspectors are gone.
– Moe is now supervising sector 7-G and reassigning Homer. Wacky hijinks, ahoy.
– Homer just got eaten by a giant Venus fly trap. Such hijinks, such wackiness.
– Moe just got ditched in the cafeteria. Though there was a mercifully brief callback to the guy who whips Homer to make the cupcake display turn.
– Back to the exposition, Marge just said, “Homer Simpson, working with those plants is great. It’s helped you get in touch with your feminine side.” That lead to Homer screaming for no reason and setting plants on fire in the front yard.
– Yet another driving montage. This makes three. The only difference is that this one is an expository song.
– But even an expository song won’t stop them from more expository dialogue, Marge just recapped the montage, “Moe, I think we’d both be a lot happier if we quit our new jobs.”
– Now other cabbies, who we saw for one brief scene where they talked about being cabbies, have surrounded Marge. Then Moe showed up with a shotgun.
– And we end on Moe, alone at his rebuilt bar, getting talked to by the giant Lyft mouth Marge hung on the mirror. Seems about right.
Anyway, the numbers are in and they are just as atrocious as we’d expect. Last night just 2.75 million people wondered how many “new job!” plots they could squeeze into one episode. (The answer, if you count Homer watering plants, is four.) That replaces last week’s “Walking Big & Tall” as #2 on the least watched list, trailing only last year’s 7:30 broadcast of “Diggs”. That one came in at 2.65, so we may see it dethroned if the rest of the season goes on like this.