The Simpsons: Cue Detective
October 10, 2015 7:51 AM - Season 27, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Scotty Boom, a Chew Network super-chef, challenges Homer to a smoke-off. But when someone steals Homer’s secret weapon – a smoker he bought off a mysterious man at a BBQ shack – Lisa and Bart are on the case
posted by DirtyOldTown (4 comments total)
So odd that FOX would be okay with the first quarter of this episode being a mean-spirited riff on how shitty Dr. Doolittle is.

Yet another example of the decline-era Simpsons episodes as a series of gags indifferently stitched together.

Featuring Edward James Olmos as the voice of the guy who sold Homer the Hive.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:52 AM on October 10, 2015

Homer (and later Marge) making meat angels was a highlight.
posted by Servo5678 at 8:06 AM on October 10, 2015

Actually, that whole meat fireworks sequence was gold.

I don't think the hit rate on jokes is that bad, really. So I'm continuing to watch. Because lines like "From up here, I can watch anyone on Earth in the shower" or "They're like television, but they just keep going!" are funny.

But maaaaaaaaaaan, they really give zero fucks about putting together a cohesive, resonant story any more.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:19 AM on October 10, 2015

The episode won me over just for the name 'Scotty Boom'. I was waiting for Elzar to come and kick it up a notch with his spice weasel.
posted by ian1977 at 5:20 AM on October 11, 2015

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