While parts of this week's new episode of The Simpsons felt a little re-used, disjoint and superfluous, overall it was actually one of our favorite episode of the season.
Again, it wasn't that the overall plot of "Postcards from the Wedge" felt original or fresh, but the way in which it was presented was. We really liked that the episode used a Springfield of Tomorrow video to show us that Springfield has an antiquated subway system.
Sure we've never heard of the city having a subway in the 21 seasons the show's been on the air, but if the citizens were dumb enough to go for a monorail, we're sure they had a crummy subway system too. Either way, great presentation guys.
Despite its plain plot, the episode brought plenty of laughs, including two Internet jokes. We're not sure why, but we always get a kick when The Simpsons attempts to make jokes on modern technology. Maybe it's because we associate the show with the early 90s still.
In summary? Great jokes, mediocre plot, fantastic Springfield of Tomorrow video. You can catch up on all our favorite of The Simpsons quotes from the episode after the jump.
Homer: I say this boy needs more homework. I don't have to do it with him, do I?
Principal Skinner: No.
Homer: Pile it on. I want him to be Korean by the time he's done. | permalink
Lisa: You would mess up mom and dad's marriage just to get out of doing some homework?
Bart: I would end all life this planet to get out of doing fractions. | permalink
Homer: I want to eat at Moe's express.
Marge: The last time you ate there, you spent three nights at the mall jail.
Homer: That was last week and you're still bringing it up! | permalink
Marge: I don't mind if you pee in the shower, but only if you're taking a shower. | permalink
Homer: We can't let Bart drive us apart, he's the reason we had to get married. | permalink
Homer: If you're out of my sight, you must constantly twitter me what you're up to, even though I don't know what twitter is and I have no desire to find out. | permalink
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