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,



5 Responses to “Random Episode Review – Principal Charming”

  1. 1 Hobo Spices
    January 28, 2011 at 8:39 am

    That is very poor grammar from Principal Skinner in the screengrab.

    Very out of character, I sure hope someone got fired for that blunder.

  2. January 30, 2011 at 1:25 am

    Oh, I see, hahah. Somebody should have been fired.

    Into a cannon, into the sun.

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