Wow, the first five minutes of this show were PAINFUL! That alleged musical number nearly turned me off of this episode, but I'm glad I stuck with it.
It's official, Principal Lewis is the breakout star of the season for me. It's almost as if they knew that Roger was getting overexposed, so they wanted to give the spotlight to someone else. The letter to the math teacher had me in stitches.
Principal Lewis: Ok, then! Y'all gonna get cut! AAH! My Hip-Hop Hooray arm! Barry: Hahaha, they only fired 87! I knew there was one left! Principal Lewis: Why, Rain Kid? Barry: Never touch a fat kid's candy!
Anything with Stan and the boys this season has been great. Principal Lewis is just incredible. I am a little bored with Stan and Francine's breaking up all the time, but following Homer/Marge and Peter/Lois will have that affect on a show, I guess.
I wouldn't call it award-winning, but it's a good Wonder Years-like tale about dignity and tolerance. While Ed Harris does well as Mr. Simon, it's Alexander Walters, Daniel Yelsky and Chase Ellison as the main protagonists in the movie that carry it.