The Squirt and the Whale
Billboard: Jimbo Jones with the caption eBully.com- Text me your lunch money
Je ne suis pas Francais (I didn’t see the South Park one)
Couch gag:The family chase the couch through the pages of a newspaper
Director: Mark Kirkland
Synopsis: Lisa tries to save a beached whale.
Discussion: Lisa tries to save a beached whale. The End. There’s really nothing I can say about this episode except it’s extremely boring and the best thing people can say about it was the reference to South Park in the chalkboard gag, which isn’t in the version I watched. Wow.
It’s nothing we haven’t seen before: Lisa feels bad for some creature, it dies anyway and 10 minutes of crap happens before the end credits. This ep solicited only one laugh from me, and that was in the first few minutes when Barney wore a sign, “Ask me about burp power”.
In fact, the only amusement I found within the episode had nothing to do with the ep at all. Recently, Australia’s national Treasurer, Joe Hockey, stated that wind farms are “utterly offensive”. It has provided much outrage with the Aussie public as well as some very good memes. That’s what was going through my head as I stared incoherently at The Simpsons before me, with Bart manually turning the turbine and no one minding that Homer had turned off the grid.
Other lowlights include: Homer’s talk with the cat and Lisa speaking whale (it was funny when Dory/Ellen DeGeneres did it, not so when Lisa does it).
If you have a rusty spoon nearby, stare at that for 20 minutes instead of this pile of sewerage.