* Um, so I guess it's the State of the Union Address on Tuesday? Obviously this throws the television schedule out of order once again. On Tuesday, we do get new episodes of Homeland Security USA, a truncated Primetime: What Would You Do?, NCIS, Privileged, and the first half of The Biggest Loser. Tuesday's American Idol and the second half of The Biggest Loser get moved to Wednesday. The latter preempts Knight Rider. The Wednesday American Idol then moves to Thursday. * In place of My Name Is Earl, NBC is airing Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five on Thursday night. * Saturday is movie night on CBS, with them airing Bewitched (2005) (The W at Amazon) this week. * As usual, Sunday is the day of specials. On ABC, Desperate Housewives is preempted by a special 2-hour edition of Brothers & Sisters. On CBS, they air the made for tv movie Jesse Stone: Thin Ice. Once again, Tom Selleck stars as the titular police chief. This is the 5th installment of the Jesse Stone series, which first started in 2005. It is however, the first installment not to be based upon a book by Robert B. Parker, who also wrote the "Spencer For Hire" books. The 6th movie in the Jesse Stone series has been written by Tom Selleck himself, and is expected to be out sometime in 2009. The only premiere of the week is Celebrity Apprentice which airs on NBC on Sunday. Airing before that on NBC is a two-hour Saturday Night Live Short Films: "Host Andy Samberg takes a retrospective look at the countless short films, commercial parodies, cartoons and digital shorts, from the earliest spoofs to the more recent digital shorts, that have filled in the spaces between sketches over the years." And finally, the final hour of the Shelby 427 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway airs on FOX in primetime. This race was known as the UAW-Dodge 400 last year.
I thought this episode was very subpar, and had way too much gross-out/creepy humor. I'm not against gross-out humor per se, but it doesn't really fit with The Simpsons and they don't do it nearly as well as, say, South Park or Drawn Together.