Sunday, March 04, 2007

The Simpsons: "Yokel Chords" Review

Meh. That's one word I'd use to describe this episode. You want two more? How about "subpar musical"? The Simpsons has always had a good instinct when it comes to incorporating songs into their episodes, but this outing, the music seemed shoehorned in and nonsensical.

Basically, Bart needs psychological help and finds in a character with the voice of a Meg Ryan. This plot had its moments, when it delved into why Bart acts out. Unfortunately, it was paired with Lisa trying to civilize Cletus, the slack-jawed yokel's children. And she feels the need to do this through song, much like how she civilized Willie before. In fact, replace Willie with children, and you pretty much get this episode.

While there was some good bits, the gothic animation of Bart's scary story, some of the Krusty gags, the episode lacked. I just wasn't that entertained. Hopefully, the Simpsons' upcoming 24-styled episode will capture me again. Until then, I remain unamused.

2 Children's Heads out of 5.


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