Talking Simpsons #473: Moe’N’a Lisa

Moe’N’a Lisa, the 6th episode of season 18 and the 384th overall, was first broadcasted on November 19, 2006 with a script by Matt Warburton and directed by Mark Kirkland.

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Lisa discovers that Moe’s written rantings are perfect fodder for poetry, but when Moe is invited to a writer’s convention that throws out anyone who uses someone else to create their works, Moe ends up taking the credit. Tom Wolfe, Gore Vidal, Michael Chabon, and Jonathan Frazen guest as themselves and J.K. Simmons is….playing J. Jonah Jameson for no reason whatsoever.

I’m not even joking, they literally put J. Jonah Jameson in the world of The Simpsons for no reason and not only that, he comes back later in the season for the same role. It makes no sense and that’s not even the worst part, they would do something similar a few seasons later when they just bring in a random character from another movie and make him part of the show with no explanation at all, we’re just suppose to accept it. Look, I love J.K. Simmons but come on, give him something to do other than reprise a character he’s become popular for.

Other than that, the episode was a overall really funny episode, I liked a lot of the jokes they had to work with, the authors have a nice guest spot in this and the episode ends on a pretty funny over the top joke involving maple syrup.

Overall, a decent episode that gave me a lot of good laughs to work with.

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