The Wacky Races couch gag is one of my favorite ones of the past few years. Burns as Dick Dastardly had me rolling!
The rest of the episode was another standard Grandpa backstory. And really, those have been done to death at this point. So not much to say here.
Lisa playing online poker for her college fund was a bit of an odd B-plot, but I did think it had its moments, especially once Lisa started hustling people. I was also pretty amused with Bart and Ned making faces on the window.
A pretty ok episode.
Helen: Tim, what are you doing? Rev. Lovejoy: Bible trivia. Helen: You've been doing that an awful lot lately. Rev. Lovejoy: The Bible is RICH with trivia!
First time I've ever seen anyone on TV wear my school's shirt(University of Missouri Rolla). Granted it was just a cartoon, and they changed the name of the school a few years ago to Missouri S&T, but still.
Heh. Especially when the answer of what Mad Men has over its network clones is so obvious: Pan Am and The Playboy Club have very nice costume design, production design, cinematography, and even persuasive CGI to recreate the 1960s.