THE SIMPSONS “The Fool Monty” Review


THE SIMPSONS “The Fool Monty” Season 22 Episode 6 – The Simpsons go Na’vi for their couch gag, and use their braids to subdue and tame their couches.

Mr Burns is dead. Or at least, that’s what everyone but our favorite yellow family assumes. At the Secret Conclave of America’s Media Empires, the joint empires decide to introduce a new pandemic into the United States. I loved their gag with the try-anything NBC who are injected with serum and die. So with Apocalypse Meow and the Purrfect Storm brewing around the country, antidotes are scarce and Mr Burns takes all of Springfield’s, for himself, Mr Smithers, and his hounds, leaving the rest of the town to rot.

Aside from the valuable one-liners and catalyst for good plots, Mr Burns has rarely been my favorite character, but this episode was quite funny as respected people come from all over the globe to spit in and dance on his grave after a suicide and baby turtle-cide attempt went awry and he ended up banging his head and retains the mentality of a child.

Lisa once again seeks justice, quoting Portia and refuting the original perception that she was a midget. She is, however, unable to persuade the town from exacting revenge on Mr Burns. The ensuing sequence, where Homer uses his half hour of vengeance to lead Mr Burns with a carrot on a stick was a tad too nasty for my taste.

However, I loved the portrayal of Dick Cheney’s homelife, where the wings of bees are removed just because he’s bored, where the yard is barren and grey, dank and ugly, and where he wipes the memories of anyone who dares to leave.

Lisa helps Mr Burns change back to his normal self. “Mr Burns you’re alive!” Mr Smither’s cries, “I’m so surprised I could…hug you.”

The references to The Simpsons Movie were hilarious: “plus we could always dig ourselves out, though that never seems to occur to anyone.”

The episode ends with Mr Burns realizing that bile and loathing is his life’s blood, as well as become Nelson’s surrogate father which, actually, makes a whole lot of sense.

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