Nathan (vovat) wrote,
Nathan
vovat

You Rebel Scum!

While I like the idea of an audience poll for The Simpsons, I don't think Ned Flanders and Edna Krabappel really work as a couple. I mean, I thought it was a fine idea for one episode, and maybe could last a few more if the writers have enough ideas, but keeping them together doesn't really seem right. Then again, I supported Edna and Principal Skinner as a couple, and the writers decided to do away with that one. I haven't voted, though, I guess because I don't want to get in the way if a lot of fans really DO want Ned and Edna to stay together. As for the episode itself, I liked that several of the characters who mentioned having been with Edna actually had in previous shows (Comic Book Guy in "My Big Fat Geek Wedding," Moe in "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story," Joey Kramer from Aerosmith in "Flaming Moe's," and of course Skinner over the course of several seasons). With that in mind, though, it's odd that they apparently forgot Ned had been on a date with Edna before, although it was really just to make Skinner jealous. And even if we ignore that, Ned should at least know Mrs. Krabappel, since they interacted a fair amount in "The PTA Disbands." I guess I'm just a much bigger geek than anyone involved in making the show. {g}

Also aired on Sunday (although I didn't get around to watching it until today) was Family Guy's take on Return of the Jedi. The show included a whole lot of jokes about this one was kind of half-assed, and maybe it was, but I still thought it was pretty good. I do think that, by this time, they've used up most of their good Star Wars jokes, but they still did quite a bit that worked. I remember when I saw the last FG Star Wars parody, and discussed with revme how we hoped they'd work in a reference about all the weird relationships, like Stewie playing Chris and Lois' father. They never actually did, though, which was kind of disappointing. Oh, well. I'm also not sure what was up with the interminable head-nodding scene, but that's probably just because I don't remember that part of the original movie very well. Also, since they brought in American Dad and Cleveland Show characters, it's kind of weird that a major player like Joe would have still been available to play Jabba the Hutt. Or did he play other characters in the first two parts?
Tags: cartoons, family guy, simpsons, star wars, television
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