The Simpsons Challenge – Season 2 – Episode 10 – Bart Gets Hit by a Car

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Season 2

Episode 10 – Bart Gets Hit by a Car

Couch Gag – This time the family all fall off leaving Homer to spread himself out on the couch.

Plot SynopsisWhile skateboarding down the street, Bart is hit by a car driven by Mr. Burns. Homer turns down Mr. Burns’ token offer of $100, and instead hires ambulance-chaser Lionel Hutz to bring an outrageous lawsuit against the millionaire.

What is going on reallyWe start this episode with Bart skating around town only to find himself hit by a car, Mr Burns car putting him on an out of body experience heading to heaven.

When Lionel Hutz chases down the ambulance he wants to take Mr Burns for large sum of money while Mr Burns shows his ruthless nature by only offering Homer $100.

The case gets taken to court where Lionel Hutz takes Mr Burns attempting to take 1 million dollars but it is Marge who loses the case with her honest as the injury isn’t as bad as they claimed it was.

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Final ThoughtsI think this episode is slightly before it’s time because people have been taking advantage of the through the courts to get money they don’t deserve. But this episode does drag in places.

Rating 2/5

The Simpsons Challenge – Season 2 – Episode 9 – Itchy and Scratchy and Marge

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Episode 9 – Itchy and Scratchy and Marge

Couch Gag – This time the couch is gone.

Plot SynopsisMarge becomes a crusader against cartoon violence after watching The Itchy and Scratchy Show.

What is going on reallyWhen Homer wants to build Marge a spice rack he shows just how of a builder he is only for Maggie to hit him with a mallet in the basement.

When Marge learns that Maggie is learning from Itchy and Scratchy she bans the show in house leading to Bart and Lisa going to friends’ homes to watch the show, while Marge studies the show to see just how violent the show is.

Marge gets shot down by the study and starts protesting with the family with the rest of the town starting to join her crusade against Itchy and Scratchy.

When Marge wins, she gets hired as an advisor for the show to make it more family friendly making the children enjoy the outside once again and away from the television.

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Final ThoughtsIn the end this show we get to many people who want to scream their opinions at you when they a have different opinions which can cause many different beliefs from the big screen.

Rating 4/5

The Simpsons Challenge – Season 2 – Episode 8 – Bart the Daredevil

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Episode 8 – Bart the Daredevil

Couch Gag – This time we get the couch tipping over with Maggie falling perfect on a cushion on front of the television.

Plot SynopsisAfter seeing a motorcycle daredevil at a monster truck show, Bart becomes a death-defying daredevil skateboarder.

What is going on reallyWe start this episode as Homer at Moe’s and Bart at home with friends watching wrestling with the same reaction before they both get drawn to Truckasaurus event.

To get to go to the event the boys must sit through one of Lisa’s musical event at school which Homer counts down till the very end. Arriving late the Simpsons car gets eaten by Truckasaurus and Bart becomes fascinated by the daredevil Lance Murdoch.

When Bart gets himself into trouble while performing stunts he doesn’t listen to advice he becomes a popular with the kids in town until he wants to jump Springfield Gorge.

Lisa being concerned tells the family as Homer bans him for jumping the Gorge showing the rebellious side of Bart he refuses to back down on his promise. But in their battle Homer ends up jumping the gorge showing Bart just how dangerous it actually is.

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Final ThoughtsThis episode shows just how Bart always seeks attention and can be easily impressed, this episode also has some of the most famous scenes with Homer and the accident scene.

Rating 4/5

The Simpsons Challenge – Season 2 – Episode 6 – Dead Putting Society

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Episode 6 – Dead Putting Society

Couch Gag – This time we get the whole family including Snowball II and Santa’s Little Helper

Plot SynopsisIn an attempt to show up Ned Flanders, Homer pits Bart against Ned’s son, Todd, in a miniature golf competition.

What is going on reallyWe start with Homer doing yard work with an old lawnmower only for the start of the rivalry between Homer and Ned as Homer gets shown up by Flanders and his life.

Homer snaps leading to him getting kicked out of Flanders house as he questions why his perfect isn’t as perfect as his, while Ned is dealing with how he treated Homer wrong.

This gives us a chance to see how Reverend Lovejoy has to deal with Ned’s religious issues at all hours of the day which is going to be an ongoing event through the series.

Continuing the rivalry, we get Bart and Todd having to face each other in a mini gold (crazy golf in England) tournament so Homer can get one over Flanders for once.

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Final ThoughtsI feel this episode is very important because we get good adult jokes going on throughout the show that children wouldn’t understand. I also liked the inclusion of the beginning of the rivalry between Homer and Ned in what is the second episode where Homer doesn’t think his family is good enough compared to another.

Rating 4/5

The Simpsons Challenge Season 2 Episode 5 – Dancin’ Homer

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Episode 5 – Dancin’ Homer

Couch Gag – This time Maggie appears from Marge’s hair.

Plot SynopsisHomer’s heckling of the Springfield Isotopes baseball team during one of their games inadvertently leads to his appointment as the new team mascot.

What is going on reallyWe start as Homer is recounting his story of his work baseball night out, but I do find it strange how Mr Burns has forgotten the family’s name after the last episode which revolved around the Simpsons trying to help Mr Burns become Governor.

The local team Springfield Isotopes are the worst team in the league but Homer’s night is something he never expected when he bonds with Mr Burns. Homer starts dancing inspiring the team to win their first game in years.

With Homer become the mascot the team goes on the first unbeaten run in their history. Unlike the players, Homer gets called up to major leagues to be the mascot for a bigger team and a new city for the family.

The Simpson’s learn the hardest lesson as the fans reject Dancin’ Homer and they return to Springfield in shame.

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Final ThoughtsThis does feel like a slow episode that show how the show is happy to forget the events in previous episodes, some of the jokes are long winded and I feel this is a very weak episode from the show.

Rating 2/5