Sunday Preview: “A Midsummer’s Nice Dream”

Straight from the unfortunately named FOX publicity machine, FOX FLASH, here’s a preview for tonight’s episode of Zombie Simpsons:

The town is abuzz when Cheech and Chong announce a Springfield stop on their much-anticipated reunion tour. But when Cheech and Chong take the stage in front of their loyal fans, the jokes were just not the same for Chong, so Homer steps in and delivers all the punchlines by heart. Impressed, Cheech invites Homer to go on tour with him as new duo “Cheech and Chunk” while Chong forms a more progressive comedic team, “Teach and Chong,” with Principal Skinner. While Homer is on tour, Marge attempts to help the neighborhood cat lady and change her hoarder ways, but turns into a hoarder herself in the process, and Homer realizes that life on the road is not all high times and slapstick humor.

I can’t help but think that Cheech and Chong won’t resonate with the average Zombie Simpsons viewer, but what do I know? Maybe there’s some profound connection between aging stoner types and shitty-animated-show enthusiasts. Ugh. Stay tuned for the aftermath and if it’s any consolation, Season 22 should be ending pretty soon.

9 Responses to “Sunday Preview: “A Midsummer’s Nice Dream””

  1. 1 Anonymous
    13 March 2011 at 4:27 pm

    The synopsis of this one doesn’t sound as bad as the rest of this season has been. Don’t get me wrong it has zombie simpsons written all over it, but this season has been especially bad.
    And I’m not by any means “optimistic” about tonight. I’m certain my weekly 30-minutes-hate will be unimpeded by any decent jokes, understandable plots, or likable characters. But it probably will be impeded by not having the strength to endure to the first commercial break.

  2. 2 Andreas
    13 March 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Homer learns that life on the road has its problems? Good thing he’s already forgotten the lessons of “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet,” “Homerpalooza,” and lord-only-knows how many other episodes.

    Well, at least Cheech & Chong might inject a little bit of comedy. Maybe?

  3. 13 March 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I thought the ep was allright, but sadly nothing special until they got to the actual “Dave’s Not Here” bit over the credits.

    But I kept thinking that this episode was a subtle commentary of the current crew working on the show now. The show was their childhood hero, and they finally get to work for them…only to find out that they’re not funny anymore and their glory days are long behind them.

  4. 4 Stan
    14 March 2011 at 7:58 am

    It sounds already like they inserted Skinner just so it rhymes with “Cheech”. Because honestly, in all of the Simpsons history, Skinner’s been a terrible comic. Cheech must suck so much that Skinner’s obviously flat and degradent army humor must be better. And the only thing worse than that on the show is Homer getting hurt in some moronic ways.

    And btw, Skinner without Chalmers? Ooooh, I’m not sure…

  5. 5 Franky TightLips
    14 March 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I did like Homer’s 60s-inspired “fantasy scene” with the strutting and the funky boots and animation, but that’s about it.

    I pretty much watch the z. simpsons for these inspired moments, but for nothing else.

    (i remember in a previous episode, there was a similarly and refreshingly-creepy scene inspired by ‘Inglorious Basterds’ with the evil Dumbo – the music and the black and white and the evil Dumbo was quite interesting. The rest of the episode was pretty sucky, though)

  6. 6 Lovejoy Fan
    14 March 2011 at 4:11 pm

    So… season 22 is ending soon? And there hasn’t been a single episode so far that I’ve enjoyed. Dear God, at least season 21 had “Moe Letter Blues.”

    • 7 Stan
      14 March 2011 at 4:49 pm

      You enjoyed that? RLY? What about “Bob Next Door”? That one had at least some shreds of originality.

      • 8 Lovejoy Fan
        15 March 2011 at 8:28 am

        Sadly, yes. I think it’s because they actually used some different characters for a change (and actually made them in character, which is a miracle nowadays). “Bob Next Door” was bearable, I guess, but the face transplant killed it for me.

  7. 9 D.N.
    14 March 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I’d like to see all of the season 22 promo images lined up. I bet just about all of them consist of guest stars posing (visual shorthand for how bad this show has gotten).

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