Zombie Simpsons Follows the Formula

Let’s do the checklist:

  • An opening that’s completely unrelated to everything and eats clock with things that have nothing to do with each other or the rest of the episode (the two most time consuming being the octopus and Marge looking at intentionally boring photos on her digital camera). 
  • Homer flipping out repeatedly (and crying).
  • Other characters flipping out and acting crazy in a humor free B-plot (Bart, Lisa and Nelson).
  • Celebrity guest as himself in a way that has nothing to do with anything else.
  • A recycled idea (Homer tries to write for newspaper).
  • Lunatic plot twist that allows for plenty of “action” and “suspense”.
  • Employs cliché that the show used to make fun of (eyes shifting back and forth on villain).

Yeah, that’ll do for right now.  What a clusterfuck.  Plus this one gets bonus fecal points for having two action sequences going at the same time.  The last day of the football season might give this one a stronger than usual ratings lead in, but let’s hope not.  It’d be nice to get a low number before next week’s great promotional circle jerk. 

3 Responses to “Zombie Simpsons Follows the Formula”

  1. 3 January 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Zombie Simpsons needs a checklist-like style so it’s “Truest Fans!” can remember what show they’re watching.

  2. 2 Celia
    4 January 2010 at 6:57 am

    I didn’t realise this had been on, so I just watched it. Nothing as yet strikes me as particularly worth talking about. The bit with Larry made little sense. I suppose it was an effort to get the kids to act like actual kids. But it was odd, and the Nelson bits were just uncomfortable.

  3. 3 Lovejoy fan
    4 January 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I had absolutely no idea this episode had even aired until I saw it being reviewed on No Homers. Clearly I wasn’t missing anything important.

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