Old Yeller Belly
My pen is not a booger launcher
Couch gag: The Simpsons parody Lunchtime Atop a Skyscraper
Director: Bob Anderson
Stacy Keach as Howard K. Duff VII
Synopsis: Santa’s Little Helper becomes Suds McDuff, the new mascot for Duff beer.
Discussion: Hehehe, unitard.
Today’s Simpsons ep finds Homer in a spot of trouble and Santa’s Little Helper, ever the faithful companion, chickens out (or was that a turkey?), leaving Homie to be saved by the cat. Blah blah blah, the dog becomes the lovable new spokesmodel for Duff beer, and is reclaimed by his former owner, some greyhound racing guy. Yes, beloved viewers, scandal has hit The Simpsons.
Maybe it’s because I had very little sleep last night, but I really enjoyed this episode. It’s full of great lines (my notebook of possible blog titles is full of gems from today’s ep) and Bart’s opening night of his new treehouse is so frickin’ funny, it deserves its own awards night. Hmm, maybe I do need more sleep…
This episode could not have been done better. Everything aligns perfectly to propel the story forward: yesterday’s episode where Homer writes ‘Everybody Hates Ned’ was so disjointed and weird. However, the writing is tight, hilarious and brilliantly worked together to create a fantastic episode. And who doesn’t love Duffman? He’s a peripheral character but we see a different side of him- gold star for you if you can work out his maths problem too.