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Old 04-25-10, 08:47 AM   #1
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The Simpsons -- "The Squirt And The Whale" -- 04/25/10

"The Squirt and The Whale"
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The Simpsons decide to embrace a cheaper, alternate source of energy by erecting a wind turbine in their backyard. However, when Homer realizes some of the power is being directed to the local electric company, he decides to remove his home from the grid and becomes completely dependent upon an unreliable source of power. Meanwhile, a storm erupts, trapping a magnificent 150-foot-long blue whale ashore, and Lisa and Homer attempt to help the poor creature.

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Old 04-25-10, 08:48 AM   #2
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Re: The Simpsons -- "The Squirt And The Whale" -- 04/25/10

Once again it sounds like they have one good, potentially funny story arc, and something that could ruin the entire episode.
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Old 04-25-10, 07:22 PM   #3
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Re: The Simpsons -- "The Squirt And The Whale" -- 04/25/10

"I'm trying to be a sensitive parent...YOU UNWANTED MORON!"

I lost it.
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Old 04-25-10, 07:42 PM   #4
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Re: The Simpsons -- "The Squirt And The Whale" -- 04/25/10

I typed stuff up, but then my browser crashed...I don't feel like typing it all again. So yeah, I thought it was a pretty good episode, with a strong beginning, middle, and end. It was funny and had heart, which is when The Simpsons is at its best.
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Old 04-25-10, 07:49 PM   #5
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Re: The Simpsons -- "The Squirt And The Whale" -- 04/25/10

The chalkboard gag was great:

"South Park -- We'd stand behind you if we weren't so scared"
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Old 04-25-10, 08:24 PM   #6
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Re: The Simpsons -- "The Squirt And The Whale" -- 04/25/10

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The chalkboard gag was great:

"South Park -- We'd stand behind you if we weren't so scared"
Thanks for posting that! I turned on the TV at 7:59 just as Bart jumped out of the school on his skateboard, lol.

That's a great chalkboard gag for sure. I liked the couch gag a lot too.
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Old 04-25-10, 08:49 PM   #7
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Re: The Simpsons -- "The Squirt And The Whale" -- 04/25/10

Another ep. where they mention a website they don't own.
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Old 04-25-10, 09:54 PM   #8
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Re: The Simpsons -- "The Squirt And The Whale" -- 04/25/10

I liked the wind turbine story better than the whale one. Just kind of fun to see something like that in a backyard. Bart turning it himself then storm blowing him off was funny.
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Old 04-26-10, 01:12 AM   #9
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Re: The Simpsons -- "The Squirt And The Whale" -- 04/25/10

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The chalkboard gag was great:

"South Park -- We'd stand behind you if we weren't so scared"
Weird - I got this instead:

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Old 04-26-10, 01:17 AM   #10
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Re: The Simpsons -- "The Squirt And The Whale" -- 04/25/10

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Old 04-26-10, 12:20 PM   #11
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Re: The Simpsons -- "The Squirt And The Whale" -- 04/25/10

Some funny lines but pretty weak overall.
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Old 04-26-10, 06:05 PM   #12
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Re: The Simpsons -- "The Squirt And The Whale" -- 04/25/10

Another solid episode in my opinion. The narrative has been much stronger this year, and the writers seem to be more conscious of including the minor characters into scenes.

I have grown tired of the same situations using Lisa as a crutch or plot device. How many different variations can they do of her love for nature and the environment? That plot grew tiresome ten years ago.
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Old 04-28-10, 09:13 AM   #13
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Re: The Simpsons -- "The Squirt And The Whale" -- 04/25/10

I thought it was a bit morbid - I was surprised that the whale died, and that they blew it up with dynamite!
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Old 04-28-10, 10:36 AM   #14
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Re: The Simpsons -- "The Squirt And The Whale" -- 04/25/10

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I thought it was a bit morbid - I was surprised that the whale died, and that they blew it up with dynamite!
That really happened in Oregon in 1970

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploding_whale

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