5 Replies to “Homer at the Bat”

  1. Whilst this isn’t my favorite episode of the season, it’s probably one of the most iconic episodes of the entire series, right up there with Last Exit to Springfield, Cape Feare, or Who Shot Mr Burns. I think the celebrity cameos work better in this episode better than most of the series, certainly more than late stage Simpsons, where it’s more of a distraction than anything else.

    1. A big part of what I was wanting to tease out was the way they went to effort to get the celebrities to fit well, and how, at this stage of the series, that necessitated losing other elements of the narrative. Later episodes, during the good period, could play in the space left.

      Last Exit to Springfield is probably my favourite episode. I can’t wait to get to it.

      1. I do enjoy me some Last Exit, though my favorite seems to shift from time to time. Cape Feare has more jokes that I enjoy, like the parade scene and, of course, the rakes, so it’s probably my favorite at the moment.

    1. I’ve read that Zephyrs is a reference to a Twilight Zone episode, but the commentary track mentioned only not knowing what the outfit was about, so I’m not so sure.

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