In this corner, from Springfield Retirement Castle, weighing in at whatever an old coot like him would weigh, coming out of retirement decades after being the most hated wrestler on TV after probably his only fan, Mr. Burns, talked him into it, Gorgeous Godfrey - but will Grampa follow through with it when he sees that Bart thinks that doing bad things can't be too bad for you if you turn out like Grampa?
24-14: "Gorgeous Grampa" 2013.03.03
Posted Mar 3, 2013 @ 8:27 PM
Posted Mar 3, 2013 @ 8:33 PM
That wasn't bad, Grandpa was an excellent heel.
Posted Mar 3, 2013 @ 11:21 PM
Yeah, this one was weird, but I ended up liking it. Bart and Grampa become wrestling heels. And then they turn face right at the end. Not enough time was really given to Bart becoming a jerk. But I think we all know that it was inevitable that if he kept getting praise for acting like a heel, he'd keep acting like it. I like that Burns was Glorious Godfrey's biggest fan because he was the greatest heel in all of wrestling, and Burns loves his evil so much he sang a song about it. Weird how he knew pop culture villains like Megatron, Voldemort and, well, himself, but I liked it just the same.
"I'll feel like I'll live forever if everybody wants me dead."
But I really liked the running gag with Not-Storage Wars, and that it was called back at the end. Man, I'm just like Homer when it comes to this show. Hell, I watched a marathon of it and I was hooked. The only thing missing was Sunburn Guy giving random prices for the crap he found, although I loved that he still went to the appraiser who also gave a random price. Loved seeing John Swartzwelder (and Stampy!) in the crowd at the storage auction that Homer went to. Homer providing his own music and gloating to a nonexistent camera cracked me up.
Bart: "It's weird that you don't consider yourself a young person these days."
Lisa: "I know, it's weird for me too..."
Definitely sums up the kids' characterization these days.
Storage Battles Myanmar!
"I wish Abe was my dad!"
Posted Mar 4, 2013 @ 6:32 AM
Mr. Burns needs to get to the present. Donkey Kong is actually a hero now, not a villain. Though it's interesting that he cited Cartman from SP as one. I just think he's a douche, not an out-and-out villain.
Found it odd that Abe and Mr. Burns were getting along so well, especially after he tried to kill him and Bart in the Fighting Hellfish episode.
Posted Mar 4, 2013 @ 8:14 AM
That's pretty much my take on this episode, I smiled a few times (Stampy! Yay!) but that was it. I knew Gorgeous Godfrey was set to appear in an episode soon-ish since he just appeared in my Tapped Out app. Maybe I'll like it a little better upon rewatch?
Posted Mar 4, 2013 @ 8:42 AM
Maybe it went over my head, but other than the jokes about A&E showing reality show mini-marathons and Homer giving a sound bite to an imaginary camera (which itself is a really old joke the Simpsons and other shows have done several times already), were there any jokes at Storage Wars? I enjoyed the character bidding sounds, but they didn't seem to mock or parody Storage Wars itself, merely use it as a generic setting to set the plot rolling. Was the storage locker auction any different than the police auction where Bart bought his factory? It felt like there should have been different jokes that made it feel unique. Then again, I didn't watch the credits, so I guess I missed more Storage Wars jokes.
Interesting use of Mr. Burns. It would make sense for him to be a fan of Gorgeous Godfrey (I'm not a big wrestling fan, was that character a spoof of Ric Flair?) and he was way less outwardly evil than he's been in other episodes. Though as usual he still finds ways to be evil, even when he's doing good-ish things. Also his song can't hold a candle to "See My Vest".
Posted Mar 4, 2013 @ 8:56 AM
Way back in a very early season, actually, she dated Principal Skinner. He even proposed to her, but she turned him down.
I could understand Patty being a lesbian since she hadn't had any male love interests.
Posted Mar 4, 2013 @ 10:14 AM
were there any jokes at Storage Wars?
I thought the more obvious one, and one that reflects currently w/all the issues w/Dave Hester, was showing the Storage Wars crew "salting" the lockers by adding expensive items. I kinda thought that was added in to take advantage of all the hoopla currently.
Posted Mar 4, 2013 @ 12:23 PM
Meh. Anyone else having a problem with Helen "Won't someone please think of the children" bragging about her he/she cousin? I'm not sure that Rev. Lovejoy, or her cronies in the Springfield Republican Party, are ok with that. Seems like the writers are sacrificing character to P.C.
It was a nice character moment to see the family so open, especially after Marge's behavior after Patty came out.
Edited by MyAlias, Mar 4, 2013 @ 12:24 PM.
Posted Mar 4, 2013 @ 2:26 PM
I was dismayed that such a supposedly gay-friendly show would do such a nasty "he/she" crack. I guess "tranny jokes" are still OK (see Tina Fey, Family Guy, Go On, South Park, etc., etc.). Really, Simpsons? "He/she?"
Anyone else having a problem with Helen "Won't someone please think of the children" bragging about her he/she cousin?
Posted Mar 4, 2013 @ 9:48 PM
Interesting use of Mr. Burns. It would make sense for him to be a fan of Gorgeous Godfrey (I'm not a big wrestling fan, was that character a spoof of Ric Flair?)
Not Ric Flair, but rather Gorgeous George.
Edited by reggiejax, Mar 4, 2013 @ 10:03 PM.
Posted Mar 6, 2013 @ 4:57 AM