The Simpsons Challenge
Episode 19 – Dog of Death
Couch Gag – This time Homer lays on the sofa with the rest of the family jumping on top of him.
Plot Synopsis – The Simpsons wind up regretting paying for an expensive surgery for Santa’s Little Helper. He then runs away from home, winds up in the animal shelter, and is adopted by Mr. Burns to become an attack dog.
What is going on really – We start with the state going mad for the lottery which promises a three figure million prize, Homer buys plenty of tickets with each family member going through what they want if they win, but back home Santa’s Little Helper is very sick.
Learning the price of the operation $750 Homer must explain about Doggie Heaven as the family can’t afford the operation, Homer finally gives in to look into a way of making the operation affordable, but Marge brings the sacrifices the family will have to make.
With the operation being a complete success, the family grows tired of Santa’s Little Helper as the sacrifices they make leave them missing out on things they would have had. Santa’s Little Helper decides to run away going on his own adventure around Springfield.
Mr Burns adopts the stray looking to turn him into the latest attack dog using A Clockwork Orange reference to make this happen. Bart’s determination to find Santa’s Little Helper brings them back together again.
Santa’s Little Helper
Final Thoughts – This is an episode all dog owners will enjoy and understand the problems owning a dog can be when it comes to medical bills, but is an entertaining episode which could be enjoyed by all.
2017 Movie Watched List
Movie Watched list are always interesting to read to see what order people watch films in, over the past two years I have started doing watched lists with two different styles to talk about the over 1000 movies I had seen. This year I decided to mix it up once more. This time I will be listing the films in 10 like before and then picking just my favourites on a couple of subject’s I am picking favourites over best because sometimes the best films are difficult re-watches which is why I like the term favourite.
Here is 211 -220
1. Your Name
2. The Tourist
3. The Holiday
4. The Night Before
7. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
8. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
9. The Void
10.The Scorpion King
Sometimes you see an animated film and you are left thinking wow, this did that plenty of times, playing with all your emotions along the way.
I have picked this as the worst because it has the best known cast but is one of the most boring action movies you will see.
Any other question you would like to know about the selection feel free to leave a comment and I will answer or maybe even add to future Watched Lists.
Opinion Battles Results
Favourite Tom Hanks Role
This round we have had an excellent selection of Tom Hanks Roles but just which one was the most popular?
Choices – Woody – Toy Story, Josh – Big
Players – Table 9 Mutant, Kim, Damien, Tom, Drew and Emma
Points – 4.5
Choice – Forrest Gump
Players – S.G. Liput
Points – 12
If you want to take part in the next round, we are looking at favourite Alfred Hitchcock Movies.
send you choices to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date – Saturday 19th August 2017
Here is the table, (Drew – Drew’s Movie Reviews, Kim – Tranquil Dreams, J – Film & Nuance, Cinema Parrot Disco, Rob – Movie Rob, Damien Riley – Riley Film Reviews, Emma – Emma Explains It All, S.G. Liput – Rhyme and Reason, Rachel – 54 Disney Reviews, Tom – Plain Simple Tom Reviews, Kira – Film and Tv 101, Allie – Often Off Topic, Ben – Views From The Sofa, Mike – screenkickermovies.com, Carl Wonders – Listening to Film) can anyone take this league by storm like last year?
The Simpsons Challenge
Episode 18 – Separate Vocations
Couch Gag – This time Bart arrives late jumping on the family.
Plot Synopsis – The results of a standardized test steer Bart in the direction of law and order at Springfield Elementary School. However, Lisa becomes so depressed by her results that she turns to juvenile delinquency.
What is going on really – We start with Bart and Lisa taking the standardised test to figure out what they should be when they grow up, Bart gets police officers while Lisa gets home marker, which leaves her depressed, crushing her dreams of being a jazz musician.
Bart gets a chance to go on a ride along with Eddie and Lou only to find himself capturing the fugitive Snake understand this is now his dream. On the other side of the coin we see how Lisa becomes the rebellious character.
In a twisted world now Principal Skinner uses Bart new love for the law to recruit him as Hall Monitor cleaning up Springfield Elementary potentially clashing with his own sister.
Bart & Lisa
Final Thoughts – This is one of the strongest episodes we have seen, we get to see how school tests to assign careers are stupid and can take away the focus of the student. We also get a role reverse for Bart and Lisa as well as seeing how Bart is smart enough to know which one of the kids of the family is going to have the brightest future. We also get plenty of police drama and film references.
The Simpsons Challenge
Episode 17 – Homer at the Bat
Couch Gag – This time the family crash into each other all falling on the floor with Maggie take the sofa.
Plot Synopsis – Homer and his co-workers qualify for the plant softball team’s league final, but Mr. Burns hires nine professional MLB players in order to win a $1 million bet.
What is going on really – We start when Homer signs up and motivates his co-workers to join him in the company softball team even though they have an awful record. With a new secret weapon, his homemade bat he is ready for the season.
Homer leads the team to the victory with the rest of the team looking to build their own bat as well as references the idea slow motion replays. When the team makes the final they must play Mr Burns big rival which leads to him places a $1 Million bet.
Mr Burns goes out of his way to make sure he wins by recruits professional baseball players to replace the workers who made it to the playoffs. When the star players sudden get stricken with different problems it is up to Homer to save the team, but can he do it?
Final Thoughts – This is a fun episode but it does lack the true heart, it shows that hard work will give you a chance to be a star. The biggest problem here is for the world audience like myself as we don’t understand one of the baseball references.