Monday, November 27, 2006

The Simpsons: "Ice Cream of Margie (With the Light Blue Hair)" Review

This week's episode of the Simpsons went back to the well. It had Marge and Homer doing separate things, only for them to collide at the end, which causes marital problems. Though the plot was subpar, the gags lifted the show.

Homer gets an ice cream truck, which in turns leads to a lot of popsicle sticks, which Marge turns into art. Like I said, the plot was thin. But scenes like Homer getting dressed in his ice cream uniform ala Ali G and Moe loving his stick replica a bit too much went a long way to save the episode.

I do wish though that the writers would get away from the Homer and Marge conflicts. In this episode, Homer accidentally wrecks Marge's art show when he rushes to make it on time. Marge gets upset, but for once, I felt she was unduly angry. She was the one who wanted Homer to be on time for support, and he tried hard to do that. It was unfortunate that everything got wrecked, but c'mon, it wasn't entirely Homer's fault.

Bart and Lisa were hardly seen or heard from this episode, with only a few unimportant lines. Not the best use of the cast.

2 1/2 Melting Cones out of 5.


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