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!
Yeah, Punisher needs to be on a cable network where they can feel free to go crazy-go-nuts with all the violence. It's kinda like how Punisher works better as a part of Marvel's 18-and-over MAX line than as a part of their regular continuity.