Sunday Preview: How I Wet Your Mother

We’re in for a long week:

Karma gets the best of Homer after he gets his friends in trouble, and as a result, his bedwetting problem worsens. The family goes on a mission to infiltrate his dreams to search for clues in his subconscious to determine the source of his problem. But just as things take a dangerous turn in the dream, a figure from Homer’s past appears, and he is finally reassured that the fond memories of his mother Mona (guest voice Glenn Close) remain alive, giving him just the right amount of reassurance to cure him of his problem.


Somewhere in Hollywood, Leonardo DiCaprio just shivered and he doesn’t know why.

22 Responses to “Sunday Preview: How I Wet Your Mother”

  1. 1 Thrillho
    11 March 2012 at 6:54 pm

    So it basically looks like a Treehouse of Horror segment stretched to half an hour. I’m not looking forward to this, but you probably know that by now.

  2. 2 SharoKham
    11 March 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Holy hell this is awful.

    I’d like to be more constructive, but that’s why you guys get paid the big bucks.

  3. 3 baconkong
    11 March 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Oh hey! An Inception parody! How timely.

  4. 4 ecco6t9
    11 March 2012 at 7:43 pm

    So they just dug the corpse of Mona Simpson? Or maybe they decided killing her was a stupid idea, or maybe nobody remembers we killed her.

    • 5 Patrick
      11 March 2012 at 9:02 pm

      If they do dig Mona’s corpse I will so not be watching any of it (for curiosity purposes ONLY) if that’s the case…

    • 6 Stan
      11 March 2012 at 11:16 pm

      Nah, it was an excuse for Glenn Close to voice someone. Besides they clearly said that she was only part of Homer’s imaginary. Seems credible to me.

  5. 7 Jazzman
    11 March 2012 at 8:59 pm

    This makes me wonder is FOX forces the Simpsons writers to write episodes on what they want rather than giving any of them creative freedom of their own.

    One episode some months ago had a Storm going on in the episode, the very same storm was in Family guy and American Dad.
    Now we have them and Bob’s burger doing a movie parody theme.

    Just something I noticed.

    • 8 Patrick
      12 March 2012 at 8:43 am

      The storm was part of the Hurricane Crossover which Seth and co. agreed on and I don’t watch Bob’s Burgers so I wouldn’t know.

  6. 11 March 2012 at 9:03 pm

    The bedwetting stuff (and how it was resolved at the end) = YECK. Everything else, I liked. Not the best, hell no, but I liked it. Because I’m a sucker for continuity porn and the like. The Tracy Ullman style bit had their models off, but damn if it wasn’t the best animated portion in a hell of a long time on this show.

    Pretty sure we saw Zutroy at one point at the beginning. Also, it’s about time it looked like SNPP staffed more people than Homer, Lenny, and Carl again.

    • 12 March 2012 at 3:18 am

      Yeah, the bedwetting plot was horrifyingly bad, but to be honest this was the best episode of the season. The first 5 minutes or so had more good moments than anything since, uh, season 18 or so (which had 2 episodes I don’t mind, ETERNAL MOONSHINE — which this was similiar to in some ways.. and yeah I know both are kinda parodistic of movies that involve dreams/memories so yeah — and that episode with the Raising Arizona parody/the Ludacrest toothbrush segment/etc which had quite a few decent moments/laughs). Which still isn’t that good all in all but there WAS some laughs there.

      • 12 March 2012 at 3:22 am

        Having just read some more comments, I am kinda surprised but kinda reassured that other people thought this wasn’t as bad as usual. It always amuses me how — despite how hateful us zombie haters are portrayed elsewhere online (on Fans-of-Zombie-Simpsons boards mainly) — it seems like we can all still agree on the less-bad parts of the show… I am glad so many people still have an open mind.

        • 12 March 2012 at 3:25 am

          (though I gurantee this episode would automatically be getting more hate if the title had been “In-WET-cion” or something ridiculous like they usually do… not that the current title is very good either)

        • 12 March 2012 at 9:20 am

          It seems everyone on the NHC is giving this high marks because of the Ullman short and the few moments Mona was on the screen. IMO, 3 minutes of decent footage doesn’t make a good episode. Also, this episode was just expository garbage…like how did Frink, after “just happening” to land in front of Marge, know Homer’s bed wetting was caused by dreams when there was no clue dreams had anything to do with anything in the episode?

          • 14 Stan
            12 March 2012 at 10:00 am

            Tweeted by Bart, retweeted by Krusty.

            • 12 March 2012 at 10:24 am

              They only knew about the bedwetting, not the cause of the bedwetting. Did Frink just become a dream sniffer? And Homer’s been fishing before but didn’t start wetting his bed the next night.

  7. 16 Stan
    11 March 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Definitely better than last week’s. Not beyond average though, I’d say somewhere on Season 14-20 level (except for Tracy Ullman-era animation showcase/ripoff, which is zombified Season 1 style).

    WTF goes for
    1) Frink suddenly “dropping” by
    2) Frink vs Wiggum slo mo fight sequence
    3) Homer’s bedwetting problem in DIRECT approach
    4) Sushi couch gag – was this a hangover from Halloween?

  8. 12 March 2012 at 12:05 am

    Ehh, I thought this was passable, but nothing over a solid “C-“. Some cute spots here and there but nothing I’d ever watch again.

    On another topic, on the No Homer’s Club, it seems the worse the show gets, the more desperate people are to find something good in every episode. They remind me of Homer from Lisa the Vegetarian when he kept saying: “It’s still good! It’s still good!”. it’s like with every new episode, they’re crying: “it’s still good! It’s still good!”. I like to call them “The Pig Chasers”.

  9. 18 ecco6t9
    12 March 2012 at 12:42 am

    Having actually watched the episode, it seems that the show is being written,produced, and broadcast live based on the writing.

  10. 12 March 2012 at 9:18 am

    I liked the dream sequence where they went back to the Tracey Ullman shorts days. They even animated the weird way Bart’s mouth would move all the way over to the other side of his face when he talked, just like how it was in 1989.

    But other than that, the episode was nothing special. Frink, in typical Zombie fashion, shows up out of the blue, with an invention that should win him in a nobel prize no less. The whole story would have been better off being condensed to a 10 minute Treehouse of Horror segment.

    • 21 Stan
      12 March 2012 at 10:06 am

      It’s not just that, they made him appear out of nowhere so that the plot could advance. I’m sure in the original script they had 1) “Marge walks alone” 2) “Frink shows us” 3) “Marge talks to Frink” 4) “Frink agrees to help” 5) “Inception rip-off” 6) “Have Wiggum come to arrest Frink” 7) “Have them fight” 8) “Have Wiggum unplug the device”. etc. etc. On top of that, they never explained why would Wiggum want to arrest Frink (he’s an inventor after all, it’s not like he didn’t use humans for his inventions before) and, on top of that, why would they even fight.

      The Tracy Ullman bit was nothing of special btw, even though they also adjusted their voices for it (especially Castellaneta). I’d say it’s a take on 2 year old Family Guy multiverse episode, that for some reason they decides to draw the characters this way. Obviously, FG was funny, and, obviously, this one was not.

  11. 22 baconkong
    12 March 2012 at 9:48 am

    I know I shouldn’t expect consistency in character traits when they originally arise from jokes, but why does Homer not know what Karma is when he knew more about it than Apu (of all people) in “Homer and Apu”

    Compliments: The couch gag was short and simple. No blatant time wasting here.

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