Lady Bouvier’s Love
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Couch gag: The family smash together and shatter
Director: Wes Archer
Phil Hartman as Troy McClure
Synopsis: Grampa falls in love with Marge’s mother and is devastated when she agrees to marry Mr Burns instead.
Discussion: Something I’ve never realised about Marge’s mother: she’s really uninteresting. It’s like she doesn’t have a personality, she just says what needs to be said and that’s it. Maybe that’s why we don’t see more of her- she’s boring.
In fact, the whole episode is uninteresting. It’s like they writers put two old people together, ran out of ideas, threw Mr Burns in there and slid in a reference of The Graduate and called it an episode. There’s no memorable lines (I had trouble just finding one to title this post with!) and the subplot of Bart using Homer’s credit card to buy a lame animation cel is completely pointless.
The one highlight of the episode is the moody segment of Homer’s Love Advice to Grampa. That bit alone is worth watching the ep for. Otherwise, give it a miss.