THE SIMPSONS “MoneyBART” Season 22 Episode 3- Boy, are these intros getting longer and longer. A Chinese work factory producing The Simpsons perchandise, even killing unicorns, does not inspire much jolliness. Especially when set to funeral music.

When Dahlia Brinkly, a Yale graduate, arrives at the school. She convinces Lisa to join many more societies to fill out her application. When Maggie trounces (and I mean Zorro trounces) her in fencing, she finds herself at the end of her rope…until Flanders arrives and quits coaching Bart’s baseball team.

Bart is outraged when Lisa volunteers to become coach of his baseball team. There has been countless (about twenty two seasons worth) of ridiculous plotlines, but this one just doesn’t click. Lisa doesn’t have to be a baseball coach. Wouldn’t setting up a chess club or a chemistry society be easier than coaching her brother’s baseball team?

The montage of Lisa’s brilliance at coaching was entertaining. Every episode of The Simpsons has always been unpredictable with regards to how the plot was going to turn out-or what it even was going to be.

Even though Lisa is my favorite character, this has to be one of the worst episodes ever. The writing was just unfunny; the family dinner, the statistic nerds at Moe’s, Mike Scioscia’s cameo. Nothing really came together. There was also a serious lack of subplots to distract from the main one.

Lisa’s admission that she loves the game of baseball and the supposed-to-be heartwarming moment between her and Bart just rang false. Bart and Lisa are such a great brother sister duo that I never thought I would see an episode centered around the two of them which I did not like.

Even though Bart loses the game, it doesn’t feel like anything has been lost. Except my interest.

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