Quote of the Day

“So, all the Simpson women turn out okay?” – Lisa Simpson
“That’s right, sweetie, the defective Simpson gene is on the Y-chromosome, so only men are affected.” – Dr. Simpson, Chief of Complicated Surgery at the Invasacare Clinic

8 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. 1 Victor D
    8 March 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Not a bad episode for Season 9, honestly, but my main issue with this episode is with its premise. Defective Simpsons gene, seriously? Because really, it’s only a step away from the dumbassedry that is Season 12’s HOMR.

    Other than that, though, I do enjoy this episode and won’t even flinch when it’s on.

    • 2 Disenchanted Viewer
      8 March 2017 at 3:20 pm

      Beside the fact that the Simpson “Y-chromosome gene” theory was already contradicted by 2 former classic episodes: “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?” and “Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?” where Herbert Powell was clearly a smart, successful man.
      That said, like in your case, I don’t dislike this episode.

      • 3 Charlie Sweatpants
        9 March 2017 at 9:04 am

        Yeah, it doesn’t quite scan, but given that it’s Season 9, I’m 100% willing to let it slide. This is one of the last episodes that doesn’t have any major “huh?” moments, and I’ve always liked it.

        • 9 March 2017 at 10:10 am

          For once, we agree on something, because I do like this episode (despite its flaws) and it does feel like the last episode that was actually good (mostly because it was a season eight leftover episode and was made when Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein were show runners. It just had the misfortune of airing when Mike Scully stepped up to the plate. Same thing with Simpson Tide, which, yes, is ridiculous and there definitely is something scary these days about the part where Russia reveals that the Soviet Union never dissolved, but it wasn’t as terrible as the later episodes would be, so I can forgive it).

        • 5 Victor D
          9 March 2017 at 1:24 pm

          It does help that this was a holdover, wasn’t it? “Lisa’s Sax” was also a holdover (from the special Jean-Reiss production) and that was also pretty good. I think that’s also the one Season 9 ep. you guys don’t have any bones with, since I don’t see any Crazy Noises for that one.

          Unlike said poster above, however, I think “Simpson Tide” was pretty stupid, even with the funny jokes within and the comedy gold that is “MUST CRUSH CAPITALISM!”

          And of course, there’s pretty much no saving the Pauper episode (even with Oakley and Weinstein’s thoughtful rebuttal and defense on this site and DVD commentary).

    • 6 Anonymous
      9 March 2017 at 11:27 am

      I view it along the same lines as Flanders having family that’s all dorky and talk like him, even if some of them need a little encouragement.

      Uh… a googily… doogily.

      HOMR was just bloody stupid.

      • 7 Victor D
        9 March 2017 at 1:29 pm

        I don’t think this quite flies, though, since what you’re describing is a one-off joke within an episode (which I do like, btw), and this is really the premise of the episode. You could definitely argue this premise is a one-off in of itself, since it doesn’t really get brought up again after this episode, but I feel that’s stretching the “rubberband reality” a bit too far for my own tastes.

        Of course, HOMR doesn’t really stretch that rubberband as much as snap it and cut it in many pieces, then hastily and shoddily taping it back together before snapping it again. But that really describes a lot of the Season 10 episodes and pretty much all of the episodes from Season 11 onwards.

        • 8 Anonymous
          10 March 2017 at 1:09 pm

          Then think of it like “Summer of 4 Ft. 2” or even “Lisa’s Rival” when Lisa claims to have no friends, even when she’s clearly had Janie and others in the past. Not to say she couldn’t have had a falling out, but “one-shot continuity” isn’t bad for certain episodes if it’s played well.

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