Hey hey friends! Wookiee back and at my usual antics and here with another episode recap for my favorite Addicts. Of course, that means it’s time to take a break from tapping bears and celebrating over beautiful Maggie Simpson to catch up on the latest episode that aired on January 3rd. Boy does the time fly when you’re having fun. Thankfully we’ve done pretty well this season and aren’t too far behind. The only reason we’re posting recaps a little behind actually has been all the goodness that came with the Holiday Event. Anyhoo… for the unacquainted, one of the features we like to have on this site is recaps of new Simpsons episodes for all our friends who can’t watch them immediately or like our silly reviews of them. I love when there are new episodes of the Best. Show. Ever. on TV. It’s my privilege to not only watch new episodes, which I would do with or without this awesome site, but then break them down for all of you. Without further ado… here’s my thoughts on Season 27, Episode 10: “The Girl Code”.
To start this off for accidental clickers who just prefer the synopsis, here’s what IMDb says about the episode:
“When Homer loses his job due to Marge’s social media post, he begins working as a dishwasher at a Greek restaurant. Meanwhile, Lisa creates an app that can predict the effect any post on social media will have.”
Now on with the random recap observations of yours truly. I did a quick typing sesh while I watched it the first time with my daughter and then watched it once more to clean up my gobbletygook. I think this makes the observations more funny but maybe that’s just me liking a different approach.
– No intro… Marge cleaning… Homer forgot his lunch… oh no! He could pass out, be dissolved and his stomach remains discovered as being empty. “What kind of wife would allow her man to go to work without his baggie of pita chips, a peeled clementine and little sandwiches cut into football shapes?” Of course, Homer is not starving, he’s eating three pizzas, and probably doesn’t deserve the wonderful wife he has. Homer makes his office more Marge friendly by hiding the pizza and rolling up his awkward real photo of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. Now Homer can get back to work… it doesn’t (does) inspect itself. Homer rushes Marge out of the plant… “the Constitution guarantees the separation of work and marriage. It’s right after that part that says anyone can have a flame thrower.” While in the hallway, Smithers shows up. Homer is in trouble for doodling on his Nuclear Regulatory Committee paperwork Marge saves him by talking to Smithers about his scrapbooking designs on Facelook. She saves Homer’s butt. “Like she’d ever have glue soak through.”
– Computer coding class at Springfield Elementary to replace the last fad of mindfulness. The new teacher is Quinn Hopper. She talks good nerd to the trouser browsers and spots Lisa among the pencil fest. “One Silicon Sally in a room full of dongledonkeys.” I love Milhouse being Spartan kicked out of the class to make room for Lisa in the front. “Someone send me their noooooooootes.”
– Marge is captioning photos of hanging with Homer at the plant. Smithers likes the one of Homer with an ice cream cone… “Meltdown at the Springfield Nuclear Plant.” Hilariousness of Burns asking if Smithers is playing that Grindr game again but Burns is furious at the picture caption. He doesn’t find it amusing and dislikes wordplay. A baker’s half hundred has seen the photo and Burns calls in the goons. The goons are off at a mindfulness seminar and the Irish ruffians are laid up after eating moldy soda bread so it’s Angry Ricky and the interns to fire Homer. Marge got him fired accidentally.
– Fired for a joke. “Just a joke. That simple phrase has ruined so many lives.” A family destroyed by one finger click. There’s an upside though. Lisa’s assignment for coding class is to create an app people might use. Poor Marge has already been buying the most generic food there is but her loss is Lisa’s brainchild to create an app that would predict the actual consequences of online posts before you even click send. Quinn and Lisa are going to code the app while the boys in the coding class do Crossfit with Willie.
– CBG is the token male coder in an an all girl team. So many face piercings. First step to being part of the team is for Lisa to change her outside. A little black eyeliner and one blue point does the trick. “Let the carpal tunnel begin.” Great external shot of Springfield with the Duff Center Arena.
– Homer finds the sheek lady geek squad working on the app. They’re teaching a computer to predict the future crossing the line from science fact to science fiction. Lots of fancy coding words and terms and Homer uncomfortably flumoxed, me right with him. There’s a lot of smart talk in this episode I’m probably not getting. “I hate the modern world and all its crazy words.”
– So Homer needs to find a job and only ever had one job that made sense to him… working in the Odyssey Diner washing dishes at fourteen… it’s a stereotypical Greek diner. Destiny.
– The name of the new app is the Consequences Eradicator or Conrad. “Not a guy guy… a British guy.” His voice is sampled from the BBC.
– Just gonna say you have to see the awesome Greek music Homer scene in the diner to appreciate it. Homer ends it by breaking a plate and its ok because he’s the greatest dishwasher of all time. Opa!
– The Conrad app is live after coding for 97 hours straight and just in time because CBG’s peetube has become unattached. They use Bart as their test subject based on his low impulse control. Conrad works… well, according to one test with Bart posting something and getting the 5 weeks of detention it predicted. Lisa discovers that Conrad is actually “alive”, sentient artificial intelligence. Well, she possibly imagines he’s alive. Lisa goes to share her discovery with Quinn but Conrad doesn’t talk to her. Quinn is just concerned about getting rich. Maybe Lisa is just going coder crazy like Steve Wozniak.
– Homer shows up to Moe’s all Greek style with a mustache, nonsexual guy kisses and loving life. Moe’s philosophy is about hating life and killing yourself with beer. Maybe the Socrates Revenge Ouzo aka licorice-flavored gasoline will change things… and it does… welcome to Moe’s Taverna.
– Conrad is about to go live at the AppCrush Expo (Where Dreams Are Monetized) held at the Springfield Convention Center. Other apps displayed: GOD GUIDE… enter I.Q., find the religion for you. PaidPal… find out when you’ve been paid on PayPal. RIPCORD… your phone buzzes when it’s time to leave a conversation. ZIP CRAYON… don’t buy your crayons, rent them. SKEETCUTE… dating app for skeet shooters. Cribble. Conrad is super successful at predicting consequences in his beta testing. Marge finds Greek man Homer sexy… gotta love her saying Cowabunga.
– Conrad is feeling insecure and doesn’t want to be ignored like an Adobe update. Lisa isn’t crazy and wasn’t ignoring Quiin, he was just asleep which shouldn’t happen and needs to be looked at. He’s worried about being sold in the app store and reading the entirety of idiocy on the internet. If he’s released into the world, he might not be able to take it. Only Lisa could create an app more neurotic than she is. Conrad even wonders if he’s fat. Lisa’s app wins the Crush Crunch Epic Hack Disruptor Dynamic Convergence Disrupting Award for Achievement in Disruption.
– Lisa keeps ConRad from going live. Other apps help her and Conrad escape (Here to There, Daze, Gulp, and Aviato) from the convention. Unfortunately their escape is stopped by angel investors. Lisa can plug him into the cloud to escape or she can prove that women coders can do something extraordinary. She chooses her fragile soul side and let’s her self-aware, self-conscious friend be free. Conrad’s parting words on being self-aware and self-conscious… that Humanity “is on the precipice of turning into complete and utter wankers. It’s not the technology that needs an upgrade. It’s you.”
– Homer finds out he’s being paid in drachmas but unfortunately that is zero dollars. Thankfully, Conrad gets Homer back his job via blackmail. Opa!
– Last scene of Homer in the power plant doing some more fun Greek dancing with Carl and Lenny satyrs, Bart dressed as Hermes, and a three-headed Santa’s Little Helper/Cerberus. Burns sees just him dancing by himself on the security camera and declares Homer might be having a meltdown. When he says it it’s funny. End episode.
So that’s about it for this recap. I think this episode was interesting and it’s always nice to see Lisa get some love in a storyline. The Homer bits as a Greek were great and most of the jokes throughout landed great. I suspect if I was more savvy on coder stuff, I’d probably have enjoyed the episode even more. What were your thoughts? Any paritcular bits or lines I didn’t include you particularly liked? Happy classy tapping and all that goodness.
TTFN… Wookiee out!