Welcome back! An ear-less Louise was an appropriately epic topic for a Season Premiere, and it was nice of the producers (and FOX) to keep that plot point a secret until the show aired. Highbrow humour such as "One Eyed Snakes" is just what I've been missing while this show hasn't been on, and as is usually the case, the asides are sometimes the funniest parts of the show - provided you actually catch them as they're happening.
Ohhhhh, I've missed this show. I knew they had to eventually touch on Louise losing her bunny ears, but I love how they cleverly kept her head covered for the whole episode. Even with a predictable resolution, it was still pure funny.
Mudflap: The One-Eyed Snakes don't bluff! Louise: Neither do the Belcher kids! Tina: Except when we do! Gene: Yeah, let's keep shouting stuff! Screw inside voices!
Some of the costuming is a little iffy (Jean & Juggy) but yes, the Beast looks excellent. I'm assuming that Nightcrawler is out as I didn't spot him in there. Also, is that Kitty Pryde sitting next to Colossus?