Talking Simpsons #456: Fatzcarraldo

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Fatzcarraldo, the 14th episode of season 28 and the 610th episode overall, was written by Michael Price and directed by Mark Kirkland.

When all the fast food restaurants in Springfield become healthy, Homer is forced to turn to chili dogs for comfort. Meanwhile, Lisa tries to save the school radio station.

There’s a few things I thought made the episode work, the main storyline with Homer and this chili dog stand was pretty nicely done, there’s even a great bit with Glenn Close reprising the role of Homer’s deceased mother in the episode but the subplot with Lisa saving the radio station is pretty lackluster to say the least.

Also, I wish I could drive a car with my thumbs like Homer Simpson…that happens in the episode where Homer’s praying and driving at the same time and you don’t realize it at first until you look at Homer and you see that he’s driving with his thumbs and the first thing I thought to myself is, “wow, Homer’s pretty good at driving with his thumbs.”

Overall, the episode is decent but nothing spectacular, moments like Homer driving with his thumbs are more memorable than the rest of the episode are.

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