It’s clear as we head into the new millennium, and the third different decade ‘The Simpsons’ has been on air, that the show is no longer the fresh and groundbreaking thing it once was. However, that doesn’t stop it from being enjoyable.

The episode where the children are trapped in the school with Skinner, and Homer and Ned set out to rescue them, features some really great character moments and dynamics that make it a fun Christmas episode.

The episode in which Homer has a pencil removed from his brain and is suddenly smart isn’t the funniest episode, but it’s one that stuck with my for a long time for some reason, most likely as it provides some good Homer/Lisa moments.

“Bye, Bye, Nerdie” is a real stand out episode for me. The dual storylines involve Homer on a mission to baby proof everything in the ‘American Home’ and Lisa on a mission to understand the cause of bullying. The high concept of Lisa’s story cleverly compares with the silly and simply premise of Homer’s and plenty of great jokes and funny moments occur here, especially relating to Homer.

Rating = 3.5/5

Published by samhowe98

My name is Sam Howe, and I am a Film and Screenwriting graduate. I have a passionate interest in the Film and Television industry and hope to be able to provide a personalised, entertaining and in depth look in all aspects of the industry. I will produce reviews, box office reports and predictions, general blog posts, and much more. Thank you for joining me on this journey and I hope this blog proves helpful and enjoyable reading for people.

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