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Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times

Couch gag: The Simpsons are babies who crawl to the couch before growing up to their normal ages.

Director: Michael Polcino

Synopsis: Three stories of revenge because Homer is trying to exact revenge on the Rich Texan.

Discussion: Boy, am I ever glad that’s over and I never have to watch it again. The Simpsons are in their car, the Rich Texan pisses Homer off and Marge, Lisa and Bart tell him stories to talk him out of it because revenge is never sweet (I beg to differ, but anyway…)

Count of Monte Fatso is a parody of The Count of Monte Cristo where Moe frames Homer, Homer becomes rich and exacts revenge. Blah blah blah. It’s an OK adaptation, along the lines of abridged Simpsons stories like Hamlet and you know, the other ones. Why is it always Moe who gets Marge when Homer’s out of the way? Why not Lenny?

Revenge of the Geeks is a parody of Revenge of the Nerds except there’s no nudity. Martin Prince unveils a glove which has a series of revenges such as wet willies, Indian burns and wedgies. Point the glove, press the revenge and bingo- the action is taken on a bully. Milhouse finds a reason to take revenge on everyone he knows, to impress Lisa. There’s no substance to this story so if you can stay awake during it, more power to you.

Bartman Begins is a parody of Batman Begins where Homer and Marge are killed by Snake. Bart is determined to avenge their deaths and becomes a buff superhero. This is probably the most interesting section but that’s not saying much. This part also has Lenny’s line which is the title of the blog. Here Lenny is Poison Ivy (or rather, Poison Lenny). A smirk may have crossed my face but there’s nothing to laugh about.¬†

Overall, it’s a very weak episode. The thread holding these stories together, Homer versus Rich Texan, is uninteresting and the three stories don’t offer much either. Give it a miss unless you want a 20 minute cure for insomnia.

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