Archive for January, 2011

31
Jan
11

More Information Released on the 22nd Season

More information has been released from FOX about the upcoming episodes of this current (22nd) season; which reveals the guest stars (inevitable plot device) and the plot to the episode — “Angry Dad: The Movie”.

Bart’s cartoon about an angry dad is turned into “Angry Dad: The Movie” and quickly becomes a critics’ favorite. When Russell Brand (guest-voicing as himself) presents the Golden Globe to Bart’s film, Homer usurps the podium and gives his own acceptance speech. The film’s winning streak continues with Homer taking credit at each ceremony, so when “Angry Dad” receives an Oscar nomination, Bart keeps it a secret. With the help of DJ Kwanzaa (guest voice Smoove), Homer and Marge arrive at the ceremony just as Halle Berry (guest-voicing as herself) presents the award. Bart’s fellow nominee, Nick Park (guest-voicing as himself), helps him realize that creating a film is a team effort, and Bart gives credit where credit is due.

Sounds like a normal Simpsons-wacky story (otherwise known as a bland boring unfunny piece of nothingness). Let’s see how it turns out two Sundays from now (Feb. 20).

Thanks for reading,

Mags

31
Jan
11

“There’s peas in my fruit cobbler!” – Homer

“There’s peas everywhere!” – Lisa

30
Jan
11

“I don’t want to alarm anyone, but I think there’s a little al-key-hol in this punch”. – Marge

29
Jan
11

“Don’t you hate pants?” – Homer

28
Jan
11

The Answer to Simpson Game

On January 21, I posted a Simpson Game; with the category being “What Episode is it From?” Here is the image again for recollection –

We received three replies to this post (what a slow week!) and the only one that was right was by an anonymous commenter named “Bartsey Wartsey”, whom correctly guessed it as “And Maggie Makes Three”. Congratulations Bartsey Wartsey, and thanks to all who participated!

– Judy

28
Jan
11

Random Episode Review – Principal Charming

“Principal Charming” is one of those heartwarming episodes, of which season two has many of account for. Other than being heartwarming, it’s hilarious, solid, and a great addition to season two; and a great addition to review.

This is one of the very first episodes – if not the first – that really explores Patty and Selma’s characters more than just the Homer-hating chain-smoking aunts that most fans make them out to be. Patty’s emotional and philosophical sides; along with sister Selma, are shown more in depth here and I quite enjoyed that – and that may be the reason that this is one of my most favorite episodes.

The animation in this episode is solid and the colors are bright and lively; something I enjoy from the second season. You can see the animation prevail in this episode, and several shots from the episode can show what I mean when I say that the colors in this episode are vivacious and enjoyable. Yet another reason why this episode reigns high in my Simpson fan-book.

The characterizations in this episode are spot on. Patty and Selma being contrasted, and going into their individual personalities are, as I meant when I said about Patty/Selma’s character’s being explored above, very enjoyable and I greatly admired the writer’s on giving well and executable dialogue for both characters. Since it’s more of a side character episode, I don’t generally mind what the Simpson family does in the episode, but I enjoyed the little side parts with the family and the subplot with Bart; and as the case above, the characterizations were spot on.

Overall, this episode is touching, loving, hilarious, and (I think I’ve said this word enough) enjoyable. It’s a great addition to season two and a real great treat to watch. Be sure to rerun it on your DVD player as soon as you can to watch this true gem.

I’ll simply hope that you’re one of the statistically insignificant number of forty-year-old single women who ever find their fair prince.

Thanks for reading,

Judy

28
Jan
11

“Hercules! The cyclops tore off my clothes.” – Character Actress

“Hahahahah!” – Troy McClure