They had the potential for a great plot with Apu and the Trader Joe's facsimile. Not only was it something different, but it also had some great humorous bits thrown in, particularly with the Apu/Snake role reversal. But then, like many Simpsons plots that show great potential, they just gave it a random, abrupt ending and just moved on.
Instead, they focused on a more recycled plot, with Bart creating a town-wide phenomena while Homer doesn't realize that he's actually Angry Dad Mr. Fatso. Yeah, Bart making himself famous off Homer-inspired graffiti was ok, but reminded me too much of when Bart made himself famous off a Homer-inspired internet cartoon. There were a few moments of funny here and there, but Homer stuffing Bart into a rabbit cage was a little much.
This was a middling episode where, by the time I was done watching, couldn't remember anything that made me laugh out loud, but nothing that outraged me either. I did like the plot of Bart exploring his El Barto history a little more, since that's the kind of stuff this show should be doing - paying off recurring characters and moments a little more.
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Is the "Obey" grafitti thing really a big enough cultural "thing" to be satirizing? I'd never heard of those three guys- maybe just that's me not being hip enough. Are they big enough that it matters they did their own voices? They used to get Sting and Paul McCartney- people with recognizable voices and names.
If this show keeps on going, eventually I may get to voice myself on the show.
I did like Homer's car being ten times more valuable-"Five hundred dollars?"
The Star Wars ads have me chuckling and remembering them more than any other. 1. Darth Vader's breathing vs. Creepy Burger King Mascot breathing. Another cool bit from the BK people and this was the first time I was rooting for Darth Vader. 2.