“Every copy of Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Lottery’ has been checked out from the Springfield Public Library. Of course the book does not contain any hints on how to win the lottery, it is rather a chilling tale of conformity gone mad.” – Kent Brockman
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This episode wasn’t as bad as I had expected, I’ll admit to that. It was flimsy at the end of the third act but overall it seemed like an “okay” episode; not too bad but not great. Everything before Lisa’s sell out to Craig Demon’s son was okay (as stated previously) but after that it became flimsy and started to drag out.
The beginning of the episode (post-peaches, pre-sell out) was good, I enjoyed the animation for a change (gasp!) and as there were no jokes during this period, there were no “fail”s. No jokes in the episode I enjoyed (as I didn’t really recognize any).
The reason that the plot became flimsy at the end of the third act was because – as stated before – selling out someone’s cherished secret does… not seem like a very “Lisa” thing to do. Another reason contributing to the flimsiness was the quote unquote fight between Penn, Teller, Ricky Jay, and David Copperfield, which seemed like a cheap way to show that Raymondo was not going to let Craig Demon drown, which would in turn upset Lisa. As I always say, you give some and you take some, but the moments were too cheap to consider anything else.
Roger! …the name’s Bart.
Thanks for reading,
note: judy was out sick from sunday-current so harriette [squeaky pork chop] posted her review that she had prepared