They just keep upping the ante on these Couch Gags, don't they?
I'm generally not crazy of using recycled plots (sounds too much like Bart raising bird eggs that turn out to be lizards), but Bart's antics with the pigeon were hilarious. Unfortunately, it intersected with the recycling of every "Dump Santa's Little Helper" plot, which I couldn't care for too much. I do, however, love watching Bart do the strangling this time around.
Milhouse: I thought your race car was a Transformer. Nothing's one thing anymore!
Oh no no no no. I have taken up for Blake every week (sorry, Kim), but this week he was brutal. Unbelievably brutal. Unwatchable. Unlistenable. I think his ego has taken over and he thinks he is untouchable. Lakisha. Ugh. Just awful.