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Old 04-29-07, 06:26 AM
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The Simpsons -- "The Boys Of Bummer" -- 04/29/07

"The Boys of Bummer"
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Bart leads his Little League team to the championship game; a department-store owner hires Homer as a salesman.

Originally Aired: April 29, 2007
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Old 04-29-07, 09:01 AM
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Doesn't Homer already have a job?
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Old 04-29-07, 08:41 PM
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Did anybody even bother to watch?
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Old 04-29-07, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Jason
Doesn't Homer already have a job?
Come on, this is like the 33rd season

Homers had a million jobs
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Old 04-29-07, 09:23 PM
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I saw like the last 10 minutes. Seemed pretty bad.
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Old 04-29-07, 09:34 PM
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It is odd. I wish Homer would stick around at the plant. The old stuff with him, Mr. Burns, and Smithers were great. Although the Sprawl-Mart episode was good.

This episode was ok but the ending was terrible.
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Old 04-29-07, 10:14 PM
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This season has been pretty good so far, but this was the weakest episode in a while.
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Old 04-29-07, 10:41 PM
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Another weak episode.

BTW, I just caught the episode in a rerun where Homer has the repressed memory about finding the body in the drainpipe and he can't stop screaming. That was a very funny episode, and it's only 5-6 years old. I don't know what happened between then and now...new writers?
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Old 04-29-07, 10:48 PM
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By far the worst episode of the season
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Old 04-30-07, 05:09 AM
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The whole baseball thing with Bart was tedious and unfunny to say the least. Not a good episode.
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Not to pile on, but this was a pretty unfunny episode.

I could really use the return of Sideshow Bob right about now.
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Why would they return the mattress to Homer's house, and not the store?

When you notice things like that, it means that there wasn't enough funny going on.
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Old 04-30-07, 11:25 AM
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At this rate they'll get to episode 400 with a great big "SO WHAT?"
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You guys can be so hard on this show. I mean, come on:

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Old 04-30-07, 04:03 PM
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i thought the j. giles band joke with bart taking down the posters was hilarious. Second time there's been a J. Giles joke on the show (crazy texan wanting to write a musical about them)
Lenny's mystery novel was pretty funny too "The Murderer Did it"
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The Steve Bartman joke with Homer was really, really funny.
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Originally Posted by bunkaroo
Another weak episode.

BTW, I just caught the episode in a rerun where Homer has the repressed memory about finding the body in the drainpipe and he can't stop screaming. That was a very funny episode, and it's only 5-6 years old. I don't know what happened between then and now...new writers?
That's astounding, because everyone is absolutely convinced that everything after season 7 is junk.

Then again, I remember reading usenet reviews of season two episodes that were scathing because the show "lost its heart".
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Then again, I remember reading usenet reviews of season two episodes that were scathing because the show "lost its heart".
Season two was a lot different than season one, so I could see how someone who really liked the first episodes would think this. However, I think the show found it's heart after the first 13 crude episodes.
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Originally Posted by Shazam
That's astounding, because everyone is absolutely convinced that everything after season 7 is junk.
For me the show started feeling weak around season 10. The thing is that there are still a few gems every season. I do wish they would retire this show however.
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I didn't hate the episode. Pretty much standard fare for a Simpsons.
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