Hey there Hoppereenos. Hope you all had an exciting night watching TWO new episodes for the Simpsons. Due to my obsession…errrr….love for Sideshow Bob, I told the Fuzzball that I WILL be the one recapping this episode. Lol. (Luffs yah Fuzzy) 😉
So let’s begin with the New Simpsons Episode: The Man Who Grew Too Much…
The episode starts out with the poor kids stuck watching another boring old movie (most likely a VHS) on the planet Neptune. But worse…it is….TACO TUESDAY!!! Poor Willie sacrifices himself to save his beloved mop Ethel as the tidal wave of a thousand kids trample him in the hallways. (Titanic-esque music playing of course.)
Lisa is disturbed by the amount of tacos everyone is consuming and starts to investigate the veggies that seem to last forever. GMO veggies, who’s effect on the human body is unknown. She is desparately trying to read her tablet as Marge is racing the car to the church.
Today is volunteer sign up day and if she doesn’t make it in time, all the good items will be taken. Thanks to Jasper Beardly taking a VERY long time to cross the street, she doesn’t make it in time and is left with Teen Abstinence Counseling. She is not too happy. A few days later she is attempting to teach the kids about it, though I have a feeling that Shauna & Jimbo are going to need a LOT more teaching. Lol.
Back at the school, and emergency PTA meeting is called to address GMO’s…by Lisa. Skinner proceeds to show the first movie that popped up on his web browser, Apocalypse Chow. (Even the late Mrs. K is in the audience.)
According to the “film”, scientists love money money money, Mayans cross bred crops into something unnatural, and today we use retro viruses to create Super Foods. Not to mention it is endorsed…by Jenny McCarthy. It is worse than Lisa thought.
She asks everyone to wait while she researches these GMO’s further. She decides that they are good for us and they need to promote them. So she sets up a GMO Buffet, courtesy of the Monsarno Corporation. They are so happy Lisa set it up, they invite the family to their research campus.
There they are introduced to the Chief Scientist…..AAAAAAAAAAAAAH SIDESHOW BOB!!! He tells them there is no need for alarm…as his face….PEELS OFF??!! WHAT THE…???!! NO Maggie, DO NOT put that in your mouth. EWWWWWWW!!!!
Now…what were we talking about? Oh, yes…no need for the Simpsons to worry as Sideshow is still “Shawshanking” it at the Penitentiary. You know what this means, right? Another montage of a back story on just how Sideshow got there. Off we go…
Sideshow was so…ummmm…”happy” to be making vanity license plates that he jumped at the chance to be a volunteer test subject when Monsarno came by. He was being tested to make sure the experiments wouldn’t be too painful for the lab test monkeys.
He wrote up his results and went from subject…to scientist. Though Bart finds it more humorous then truthful. “Look at me, I’m Sideshow Bob”.
Bob is told he has to get back to work (the corn on the cob has become self aware) but he begs the Simpsons to come back and visit him. He seemed to pull a few of Lisa’s heart strings in feeling bad for him. (Must be that nerd brain, they always get yah with the intellect.)
He really has gotten into Lisa’s head, so much so she is seeing him in her books. She begs Marge to let her go visit him. Marge is not too happy, but Homer wants to go back. They have a cool Psyche Class.
Back at the Church, Marge is once again trying to reach the local teens in her Abstinence Class…complete with finger puppets this time. Sadly, things go HORRIBLY wrong with the finger puppets.
Lisa meanwhile is hanging out with Sideshow Bob at Monsarno. They seemed to have formed quite the bond. Singing and making Pomato Juice together. Sideshow is actually laughing, and NOT maniacally.
Back home later that night, Marge is still obsessing over how she can reach the teens…since “it seems like they will never have any”. (Oooooh, nice jab at yourself there Simpsons. Lol.) Homer points out that she will never reach them and that she is just wasting EVERYONE’S time trying. So she shows Homer how she should give the kids a better example, by rolling over and going to sleep. HA HA!
Marge brings Homer to the next abstinence class and talks to the kids about her and Homer being able to abstain for two whole days. All the kids can think about now is what happened THREE days ago. EWWWWWW!!! (Marge’s plan worked. No one wants to imagine what the adults do.)
Sideshow Bob and Lisa are spending the day at the Museum. (Boy this episodes hops around almost as much as I do. Lol.)
While there the Calder Display comes crashing down towards Bob and Lisa. Bob steps in to save Lisa and catches the display parts. Lisa is shocked at his strength and questions him. He tells that as he has been modifying foods, it came to mind…why can’t he modify HIM? So he has been changing his DNA. She asks just HOW strong he is. He demonstrates by snapping his chains off, picking up the cement block and spinning it like a basketball on his finger, then promptly kicking it out the glass windows above…and on to a poor unsuspecting Moleman. (At least it missed his porcelain figurines, right?)
Now comes the REAL reason for all that Sideshow has been working up to. WHY he wanted to go to the Museum…other than it was Tote Bag Day. (You knew there was a hidden agenda. There always is with him.) Genes of Genius. Washington’s backbone, Einstein’s brain…errr…eyebrows, Nightingale’s tenacity…he wants to take their DNA and add it to his own.
But this time Bart was on to him. No, really. Stop laughing. Seriously! BART! Eh, on with it I go.
He is so full of so many spliced genes, he could snap and go on a murderous rage at any moment. So good thing an annoying family is standing by to have Bob take their picture…over n over n over n …AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Sideshow Bob goes out of control.
The police are alerted, but Wiggum is more concerned about the teens practicing abstinence…and now obsessed with finger puppets. Lol.
Bob catches Bart and Lisa at the dam. (Yah, I said DAM!)
But Marge and Homer are hot on his trail…along with a group of abstaining teens. Marge promises the teens they will be released from their pledges if they defeat Sideshow Bob. (It’s about to get ugly.) The bullies are no match for his strength…or his python like jaw. (HA HA Kearney!)
Lisa steps in to quote Whitman and Bob, feeling there is no other way, tosses himself off the dam and into the river below. He would be dead, if he hadn’t gave himself gils. BWAHAHAHAHA…I wondered when my beloved rake would make its entrance. Nice way to close it out.
Overall, a great episode. Lots of laughs. Still, I am hoping that EA grants my wishes and puts Sideshow Bob in as a PERMANENT playable character in our game.
But wait, not done just yet. What about those Tango dancing lessons Ned mentioned he was taking with Edna to get out of the wine tasting? The ones that made it so HE couldn’t teach the abstinence class to the teens. Looks like Ned n Edna are heating it up on the dance floor. Awwwww, it was just a dream sequence.
“Sure do miss that laugh.” We all do Ned, we all do.
WOW…what a fantastic way to end the episode. Another great shout out the late Marcia Wallace. Loved it! 🙂
Your thoughts on all of this? Sound off in the comments below. Also, stay tuned for Wookiee’s recap of Diggs.
Until the next time…
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