All Singing, All Dancing
couch gag: the loungeroom is on a treadmill and Homer gets caught, going around and around…
Director: Mark Ervin
Synopsis: Homer and Bart hire a Western movie on video and it turns out to be a musical. Disappointed, they complain until Marge points out they’re all guilty of singing in public. Snake takes the family hostage but their singing saves them.
Discussion: Well, it’s a clip show. This one is held together by a subplot of Snake holding the family hostage; their singing saves them but also threatens him as he comes back to shut them up.
Despite my love for musicals, I’m just not feeling this one. It contains all the best songs from the series (the spontaneous ones, which excludes Dr Zaius). Don’t get me wrong- I love revisiting the best songs and singing along… I guess I just feel that the ep lacks substance and they’ve tried to make up for that by having Snake come in wielding a gun.
Personally, I’m starting to think that season 9 is where the show jumped the shark…