Orange is the new Yellow
Billboard: Apu holding wilted roses with the caption: “Wilted Mother’s Day roses, 1% off”
Milhouse does not live below the puberty line
Couch gag: Animation of instruction of how to put together a couch, Ikea style
Director: Matthew Faughan
Synopsis: When Marge allows Bart to go to the park unsupervised, she’s hauled away to jail.
Discussion: I like the premise of this episode. I like that it’s a parody of Orange is the new Black and I like that Marge is in charge.
Unfortunately, it’s really boring. It tries so hard, but falls waaaay flat. The writers have tried to give Marge a holiday from the family by being in jail but she did it already at Rancho Relaxo, with better results.
The family are looked after by Flanders, but Homer and Bart still find a way to mess it up. Marge misses her family. There’s a cow in the tornado. Yawn.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a lot better than 60% of this season’s episodes, but it’s still a total yawn fest. It’s the kind of smooshy ending ones expects from a season finale but the zing is long gone.
Thank God that season is over, but I don’t hold high hopes for season 28. Sigh.