Million Dollar Abie
I will not flip the classroom upside down (The classroom is upside down)
Couch gag: A menu screen pops up and “delete recording” is chosen
Director: Steven Dean Moore
Rob Reiner as himself
Michael Carrington as Jock Centre Host #2
Synopsis: Grampa considers euthanasia when everyone in town hates him, and then becomes a bullfighter when the assisted suicide doesn’t go to plan.
Discussion: Yes, dear reader, you read that sentence correctly: Abe Simpsons considers euthanasia and then becomes a bullfighter.
I don’t even know how this monstrosity gets there- something about a new football team, Grampa capturing someone he thinks is a burglar and, next thing you know, he’s hooked up to the Die-Pod. WTF? Seriously, WTF? You know the episode is garbage when I have three lines written down for possible blog titles and “Can we bring outside food?” is the best one.
There is absolutely nothing good to say about this episode. I want to wash my eyes out and pretend I never saw it (I will keep the memory of seeing it, just so I remember never to watch it again).
Episodes like this have me wondering how they ever get on screen. Does no one realise that the episode is utter rubbish? At what point does someone read the script, look at the storyboard and OK the project to move ahead? Does it give them nightmares? Are they tempted to hook the show to the Die-Pod and finally kill it off? How do episodes this bad ever see the light of day?