Posts Tagged ‘Homer vs. the 18th Amendment

16
Mar
19

Quote of the Day

“Our laws are in place for a reason…” – Rex Banner
“Send him back to momma, boys.” – Chief Wiggum

10
Dec
18

Quote of the Day

“Now hold on a minute, missy. It’s not up to us to choose which laws we want to obey. If it were, I’d kill everyone who looked at me cockeyed.” – Rex Banner

18
Jul
18

Quote of the Day

“Prohibition? Pfft! They tried that in the movies and it didn’t work.” – Homer Simpson

16
Mar
18

Quote of the Day

“I’m tired of looking like the world’s worst mother.” – Marge Simpson
“Oh, honey, you’re not the world’s worst mother. What about that freezer lady in Georgia?” – Homer Simpson

19
Jul
17

Quote of the Day

“Well, what are you waiting for? Somebody to kiss you goodbye?” – Rex Banner
“Well . . . No, no, I guess not.” – Clancy Wiggum

16
Mar
17

Quote of the Day

“Everybody, everybody get naked! C’mon, don’t be stuck up. It’s going to be great!” – Apu Nahasapeemapetilon

Happy 20th Anniversary to “Homer vs. The Eighteenth Amendment”! Original airdate: 16 March, 1997.

10
Oct
16

Behind Us Forever: The Town

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“Hey, ma, I’m on TV!” – Drunk #1
“Hey, where’s that weather chick?” – Drunk #2
“Ooh, this is some wicked party!” – Drunk #3
“Hey, have you seen Sully?” – Drunk #4

Zombie Simpsons has settled into its rut well enough that they have a “travel” episode pretty much every season. This year, they went to Boston, though in a break from tradition they also had the family move there for six minutes of screen time. Other than that weirdness, it was a very typical travel episode: a few real things and people got renamed, everything was pretty nice, and Homer screamed around the locals a lot.

In what I choose to take as a tacit admission of their massive overuse of exposition, right at the beginning they have Homer say, “Do you have to describe everything?” as Marge is placing pot pies on the dinner table one by one. Unfortunately, that didn’t stop them from spending the rest of the episode telling us what we’re seeing. This includes when Homer is chasing the Flanders kids around like a bull, several reminders that they’re in Boston on a “hate-cation”, and a truly hacktacular scene where Lisa declares, “They’ve got every recognized species of nerd!” and then process to list them as she walks in front of each one. There was also a montage near the end where they drew lots of real Boston places and had Bart tell us what they were.

Eventually, Homer tears a baseball cap in half and the family moves back to Springfield. Really, that’s what happens. If you haven’t seen it, I don’t recommend it.

Anyway, the ratings are in and they are the typical catastrophe we’ve come to expect from non-NFL lead-in episodes. Last night’s ode to Boston was witnessed by a mere 3.39 million viewers. It took them a long time to finally fall through the 4 million viewer mark, now they do so routinely.




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