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23-13: "The Daughter Also Rises" 2012.02.12


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Posted Feb 12, 2012 @ 7:34 PM

On Valentine's day, Lisa meets a boy, and things get to the point where they head off to a secret rendezvous so they can express their feelings for each other; Bart and Milhouse get help from a Mythbusters-type show in order to debunk some schoolyard legends

Only one more to go before #500!

ETA: Ralph as Cupid! Loved the early celebration couch gag. "Fox aint doin this again!" Moe had a point.

The Mythbusters were fun to watch. "What were we trying to prove again?" "Who cares?! Blowin' stuff up!"

"They must get so many valentines!" Milhouse was great tonight. Totally not shocked that he'd be into American Girl dolls. He's probably a brony, too.

Old Jewish Man summed up Pyramus & Thisbe quite well, there was no need to tell the actual damn story. Not even the Disney joke was worth it.

This whole episode made Marge...creepy. It was silly/weird when she was wondering why Lisa hadn't developed Oedipal tendencies, but...actually becoming clingy?! Yeah.

Also, they tried to pull Michael Cera off as a suave character (and no surprise when he turned out to not be as suave as he seemed to be). That's a first. Also, his character sounded more like Jack McBrayer does on Phineas and Ferb than Michael Cera.

I would've liked this episode more if the story made any damn sense. I felt like details were left out.

Edited by InvaderNorbert, Feb 12, 2012 @ 8:30 PM.


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Posted Feb 12, 2012 @ 8:47 PM

Not just a suave character, but a miniature Hemingway? Really?
I did enjoy Springfield Elementary "Mythbu- uh, Mythcrackers".

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Posted Feb 12, 2012 @ 10:31 PM

I just laughed way too hard at Homer on that boat at the end.

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Posted Feb 12, 2012 @ 10:40 PM

Eh, the jokes were fine. Too bad the story seemed pretty disjointed.

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 8:52 AM

Ralph as Cupid was adorable.

Eh, the jokes were fine. Too bad the story seemed pretty disjointed.

ITA. I doubt I'll watch this ep again any time soon.

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 3:48 PM

Eh, the jokes were fine. Too bad the story seemed pretty disjointed.

I felt the opposite way, the story was put together well (and by well I mean as basic as possible) but the jokes were bland.

I think my big problem is that I find most Lisa Simpson episodes boring, especially those in the Lisa Simpson's Perfect Life subgenre. (Though I like Lisa/Homer episodes oddly enough.) In this, it was the same bland, predictable, elementary school girl's fantasy we've seen from Lisa so many times before. These episodes are the Princess Penelopes of The Simpsons.

I did like Bart's b-plot though and would have liked more with that.

And, is it just me, or do Bart's girlfriends-for-an-episode have a lot more personality than Lisa's boyfriends-for-an-episode.

Edited by CantThinkUpName, Feb 13, 2012 @ 3:51 PM.


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Posted Feb 14, 2012 @ 8:06 AM

And, is it just me, or do Bart's girlfriends-for-an-episode have a lot more personality than Lisa's boyfriends-for-an-episode.

Does seem that way, doesn't it. Lisa tends to go for the bland. Even her celebrity crushes are dull: "Hi, you've reached the Corey hot-line. $4.95 a minute. Here are some words that rhyme with Corey: Gory. Story. Allegory. Montessori."

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Posted Feb 21, 2012 @ 8:18 AM

Not a bad episode, but nothing really special. The only part I really really liked was Homer and Bart hanging out together, those scenes are always hilarious (like in the towtruck episode where bart was being towed on his skateboard behind homer's truck, or in the movie when they were on the roof). The part where Homer knocked Bart out with the baseball, then used slow pitches to wake him up was super funny.

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Posted Feb 21, 2012 @ 12:56 PM

The part where Homer knocked Bart out with the baseball, then used slow pitches to wake him up was super funny.

And amusing as all hell that they managed to make it look like Bart appreciated the fact that Homer did it that way.

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Posted Feb 21, 2012 @ 3:45 PM

The part where Homer knocked Bart out with the baseball, then used slow pitches to wake him up was super funny.


I am glad that this season is making Homer the well meaning father with half-assed parenting skills again. That's one of the character's best traits, and it has felt mostly lost in recent years.

Edited by CantThinkUpName, Feb 21, 2012 @ 3:46 PM.


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Posted Feb 24, 2012 @ 10:06 PM

I think my big problem is that I find most Lisa Simpson episodes boring, especially those in the Lisa Simpson's Perfect Life subgenre. (Though I like Lisa/Homer episodes oddly enough.) In this, it was the same bland, predictable, elementary school girl's fantasy we've seen from Lisa so many times before. These episodes are the Princess Penelopes of The Simpsons.......And, is it just me, or do Bart's girlfriends-for-an-episode have a lot more personality than Lisa's boyfriends-for-an-episode.


Her love interests are boring. I don't usually find Lisa's episodes to be any weaker than rest except when they give her bland love interest stories.

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Posted Feb 28, 2012 @ 1:02 PM

I typically find the Lisa-centric episodes boring. The only good parts of this episode were the Bart/Homer scenes. The Lisa part seemed like a giant re-tread. Haven't we seen this story before? Lisa meets some boy, he stimulates her intellectually, blah blah blah. Not funny or entertaining.