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    The Simpsons "The Girl Who Slept Too Little" talkback (SPOILERS)

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    Season 17 continues with another new episode titled The Girl Who Slept Too Little. This episode was originally due to air as the Season 16 finale but was postponed due to the rescheduling of The Father, The Son & The Holy Guest Star. The Simpsons protest the construction of a stamp museum next to their home and successfully have it relocated to a cemetery lot, but are dismayed to see the old cemetery moving next door. Lisa soon finds herself suffering fright-induced sleepless nights and runs to her parents' bed. Homer and Marge attempt spending a night in Lisa's room to convince her that it's safe, but are quickly scared away. They turn to a psychiatrist for advice, but Lisa decides to face her fears alone one night in the cemetery, with dramatic results." Don't miss all the action at 8pm tonight.
    Has some potential.

    FUN FACT: I think this is at least the third Simpsons episode title to parody "The Man Who Knew Too Much".
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    Episode really does not live up to the potential of its story, but John Frink is one of THE WORST Simpsons writers, so I'm not surprised.

    What's sad is it started funny up until the montage. I thought Homer saying "STAMPS RULE!" was delivered really well and timed just right, as well as "WHAT MAN WOULD WANT YOU NOW?". After that it's been misfire after misfire. Really the only FUNNY moments happened in the first act. I don't know what they're attempting with the second and third acts. Took so long to really get to the final conflict what with the stamp museum detour.

    That "Land of the Wild Feasts" ad was absolutely atrocious. How on earth did John think that was funny? The whole dream sequence had SOMEWHAT interesting storyboarding (why can't the entire show?) but ran on, again, for WAAAYYY TOO LONG. What was the point of the cops being there if the grave robber sequence never really panned out?

    In the hands of a more competent director this could have all been sorted out. It would have made more sense to get Lisa trapped in the graveyard at the middle of the second half rather than at the cliffhanger, then thrust her into real danger. Or just cut out the STUPID crap that should never have left the writers room.

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    I don't think I laughed, but I was mildy amused by the whole premise.

    Did Maggie get the Judie Winslow treatment in this episode or what?

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    It was good, of course not as good as it was the past seasons, but hey I laughed out loud in some moments.

    I voted a "3" not the best episode, but good.

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    Most of the episode wasn't funny, true, but I enjoyed the story and visuals. It felt like an early softcore halloween special, and at just the right time of the season. In fact, I bet it'll probably go down as more enjoyable than whatever ridiculous nonsense this year's Treehouse (if they will indeed do one) ends up being. I also found this episode to be no more contrived/surreal than those from earlier seasons.

    Gravedigger Billie wasn't funny, but his concept was. Dr. Nick being creepy as hell was what got a laugh out of me, and I kinda liked the slug millhouse. I guess I'm just weird.
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    I thought it was one of the better episodes in a while. The graveyard plot had a more "Halloween special" feel than the last dozen Treehouse of Horror specials. No real gross-out gags, just some decent character-based ones.

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    I thought this was really good. I laughed at a lot of the jokes, I thought the story was good, and everything wrapped up nicely.
    I liked the Dr. Nick scene, the scene with the writer of that Where the Wild Things Are parody, and, suprisingly, most of Homer's dialogue.


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    Also they really missed out on an opportunity to spoof their own Treehouse of Horror specials. They could have done a truck with that exact music. Would have been perfect.

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    It wasn't bad, but it was weird. Rather than the bafflingly awful gags of season 13, it had moments that were simply head-scratching. Mostly this amounted to the "Where the Wild Things Are" references that sort of came out of nowhere and went nowhere, but stayed there for a long time. It was confusing. I'm glad they weren't trying to overflow these sequences with gags, but they seemed purposeless.

    I agree that the first act had the best stuff in it. Even the very uncharacteristic "bull[bleep]" line was uncharacteristic in a way that was funny.

    So uh... I dunno. It was weird.
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