Sunday Preview: The Kids Are All Fight


The family takes a trip down memory lane to see the origins of how Bart and Lisa first started fighting with each other.

Flashback episode eh?  I watched the promos for this episode earlier, and as per usual, I was less than unimpressed.

In one of the promos Homer seems to hire Grandma Flanders as a babysitter, and she is remarkably more with it than when we were first graced with her presence during “Lisa’s First Word”.   I am now going to go watch that episode to wash the promos out of my eyes.

50 Responses to “Sunday Preview: The Kids Are All Fight”

  1. 1 Sarah J
    26 April 2015 at 12:02 pm

    So, what, sibling fighting is a thing that needs to be explained?

  2. 12 FireFlower
    26 April 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Bart started fighting with Lisa from the very first time he saw her….because he was jealous of her.

  3. 13 Captain Wacky
    26 April 2015 at 12:32 pm

    This show outdoes itself with horrible titles.

  4. 14 spiderterry84
    26 April 2015 at 3:58 pm

    This one looks to be an affront to “Lisa’s First Word” the same way that “The Way We Weren’t” was an affront to “The Way We Was” and the way “That ’90s Show” was an affront to both “I Married Marge” and “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet.”

    I wonder how the writers plan to desecrate “And Maggie Makes Three.”

    • 15 Dick Steele
      26 April 2015 at 4:13 pm

      I don’t think writers is the correct word here

    • 16 Vivian Wallace
      26 April 2015 at 9:40 pm

      “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet” had continuity issues as well, like “Wouldn’t Bart be five and Lisa be three in 1985, because they look roughly the same age here?” and the brief shot of Santa’s Little Helper burying the makeshift Homer robot head, despite that SLH wouldn’t be adopted until 1989.

      Then again, those are minor, compared to the later episodes.

      • 26 April 2015 at 11:28 pm

        Maybe its like the cat, they had a greyhound that looks just like SLH, it died, then they killed several other dogs in a short period of time until coincidentally getting an identical dog.

      • 19 Bleeding Gums Murphy
        27 April 2015 at 5:15 am

        But “Barbershop Quartet” admited it at the end of the episode, when Lisa and Bart start asking questions to Homer about what happened after they disbanded. And several episodes later, in “Homer Loves Flanders”, they also made jokes at the continuity of the show and the wackiness of the (back then) later seasons. Zombie Simpsons would never do something similar.

    • 27 April 2015 at 12:03 am

      They’ve already came out with two different reasons why Maggie is named “Maggie” this season…

      1. Because Bart named her.
      2. Because Homer said “Yelling ‘Maggie’ sounds interesting when she’s lost”.

      Now, I know continuity is a bitch for ZS, but this seems like the writers are so bored with their own creation, they forgot they already made reason #1 and then made reason #2 for tonight’s ep.

      • 22 Vivian Wallace
        27 April 2015 at 2:27 pm

        What’s the real story? Didn’t Marge name Maggie because Homer was too miserable about having to return to work at the nuclear plant to care that Marge was in labor (cf. the sarcastic way he says, “Oh, it’s magical. It’s wonderful. We have another mouth to feed!”)

  5. 26 April 2015 at 8:20 pm

    The Simpsons ate midgets!!! Like that Family Guy episode where everyone is 5 years old.

  6. 26 April 2015 at 8:21 pm

    And by that I mean the kids are younger.

  7. 30 Anthony White
    26 April 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Noooo! Don’t desecrate Grandma Flanders! How many classic one-scene characters do we need to see destroyed? Get ready for a return appearence by Pepito, the Biggest Cat in the Whole Wide World!

  8. 33 Joshua
    26 April 2015 at 8:45 pm

    These episode titles continue to be the worst kind of stretched wordplay.

    • 26 April 2015 at 11:30 pm

      I long for the days when viewers didn’t know that there were episode titles (except for “Bart Gets Hit by a Car”).

      • 35 Vivian Wallace
        27 April 2015 at 8:39 am

        And the Tree House of Horror episodes…

        • 36 Vivian Wallace
          27 April 2015 at 8:48 am

          And the Simpsons Christmas episode where Homer has to work as a mall Santa and Bart gets the Mother tattoo. Only it was called The Simpsons Christmas Special, not Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire.

  9. 37 AEG
    26 April 2015 at 8:45 pm

    “That’s where I used to grow my weed” – Marge Simpson, 2015

  10. 38 Stan
    26 April 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Guys, guys! You don’t understand. It’s another excuse to “mock” the early 2000s. Because nothing can be as fun as creating alternative history for the period the show was already dead in.

  11. 26 April 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Look at Bart’s “sad” expression. Now Lisa’s. Then Marge. Identical. Aside from the writing, there’s no subtlety in the artwork as there used to be.

    • 45 Vivian Wallace
      26 April 2015 at 9:46 pm

      Where have you been? The Simpsons’ art has been in the dumper since season 14, though Matt Groening has pretty much called a moratorium on goofy, off-model art since season 6. Now it’s about as stiff and boring as his Life in Hell comics.

      • 46 Stan
        26 April 2015 at 10:23 pm

        Actually, realistically speaking, it’s very well drawn. Just as Family Guy. Now, how “cartoon-y” must it get is another question.
        Like, for me, it wouldn’t have been the problem were the show funny like in the 90ies. But that’s me.

    • 48 Sarah J
      27 April 2015 at 6:47 pm

      … They’re supposed to look sad?

  12. 49 ecco6t9
    26 April 2015 at 11:30 pm

    That was so awful my IBS came back.

  13. 50 Stan
    26 April 2015 at 11:46 pm

    So I watched it. Big whoop. Wanna fight about it?
    Two jokes: The Jinx 2 and the social services guy. Everything else is ass garbage.

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