G.I. (Annoyed Grunt)
We are not all naked under our clothes
Couch gag: The Simpsons’ couch is a on a conveyor belt and the family go through a car wash.
Director: Nancy Kruse
Kiefer Sutherland as the Colonel
Maurice LaMarche as Assistant Colonel
Synopsis: Homer joins the Army.
Discussion: You’d think that Homer joining the army would be hilarious, yet here I am wondering what the hell I’ve just done in the past 20 minutes. What should have been a witty and biting satire on the US Army and their exploits is actually a Colonel with silly ideas and Homer hiding from them. Nothing happens in this episode except for a mildly amusing Looney Tunes-style chase involving Homer and a drone helicopter but even that is lame and not obvious until the very end of the sequence.
This episode is so far below average, it can’t see average with a telescope. Easily one of the dumbest episodes in the entire series: it’s pointless, unfunny and a complete waste of time. Kiefer Sutherland is a highlight, as always, but I imagine he was raising his eyebrows when he was handed his lines.