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.
THIS WEEK IN TV Monday-ABC has the CMA Music Festival, subtitled "Country's Night To Rock". NBC has a new Dateline NBC. Tuesday-ABC reruns last week's Crash Course, along with new episodes of Shaq Vs. and Primetime: The Outsiders.