(originally aired February 17, 2008)
This is another three-story episode. We have at least one of them a year to pad out the season, because why come up with an original story when you can lift ones from elsewhere under the guise of parody? They were kind of cute in the era of “Bible Stories” and “Tall Tales,” but now they’re the most disposable types of episodes there are. They make so little an impact, and I’ve run out of things to say about them. So let’s blow through this quickly. First is Bonnie and Clyde, played by Marge and Homer. It’s boring. Second is Lady and the Tramp, again played by Marge and Homer. It’s boring too, albeit with a slightly interesting art style. Lastly is Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen, played by Nelson and Lisa. It’s the least boring, if only because seeing this Sex Pistols drug romp with children as the leads is a bit disconcerting to watch. Does anyone like these episodes? Honestly, it’s complete dead air.
Tidbits and Quotes
– The second segment recreates the famous spaghetti scene, of course, but in half the time, “Two Dozen and One Greyhounds” parodied it more expertly: with Luigi’s quick “It fell on the floor” line and the dogs fighting over the one strand as dogs would do. Here, Homer sucks up Marge’s head because he’s a food monster! And Luigi gets arrested for serving animals or something. Whatever.
– I had to fast forward through that song. I could not sit through it. And the second part of the story is confusing to me. Homer’s singing about wanting to settle down with Marge, and doesn’t appear to be perturbed by her having puppies as he was before. So many months go by and the puppies are born, and Homer is still a no-show. Then the cute little Bart and Lisa puppies go and search for their Daddy, and Homer hides cowardly in the shadows. Then Willie the dog catcher snatches the two up, even though they’re clearly wearing collars, and locks them in the pound. What?
– Putting Goofy to sleep, who keeps asserting he’s half-human, is kind of a funny, grisly joke, but then they completely ruin it when he walks out of the gas chamber (“This place is no picnic, but it sure beats working for Disney!”) Oh snap! Sick burn, you guys!
– I smirked at CBGB’s: Comic Book Guy’s Bar. Yawn.