We’re on the Road to D’ohwhere
Teacher was not dumped- it was mutual
Couch gag: In a parody of Bonanza, a map burns from the centre out while the family ride in on horses. The theme music to Bonanza plays.
Director: Nancy Kruse
Synopsis: After pulling another prank, Bart is sent to a boot camp in Portland and Homer has to drive him. Meanwhile, Marge holds a yard sale and is busted by the cops for selling expired prescription medication.
Discussion: Look, it’s not the worst episode ever, it’s only average. We’ve seen Bart and Homer on the road before and we’ve seen Marge and Lisa left home alone before- this time, they haven’t bought a doorbell. They’re selling all of Homer and Bart’s crap, including expired medication, which soon lands Marge in hot water. This should have been the premise to the episode instead of Bart’s pretend trip to Portland.
There’s too many facets to the episode, making it seem disjointed and mashed together. The yard sale is the most interesting part; Homer and Bart’s road trip feels forced with not much direction. What if the ep focused on Marge selling the meds and trying to get out of jail that way…? Just a suggestion.