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"Give me legs, father!"
Dan1863Sickles from Troy, NY
23 February 2011
Moe loses his edge as a bartender and decides to go back to school, so
Homer tries to take over at the local tavern. When that doesn't work,
Homer opens his own bar in the Simpsons family garage! This episode
looks like a fun, typical sitcom story -- but watch closely for the
darker elements. When Moe goes back to bartender school, he meets an
old professor he admires -- but sadly, the man is dying of cancer.
Watch the scene where he walks into the campus lake and drowns himself
while Moe just stands there. Pretty dark stuff.
Sometimes the darkness is almost surreal. Watch Homer clean out his
garage to build a home bar, and you see a half-built robot crawl out of
the shadows. Apparently Homer started him and never finished? That's
funny, but then the robot goes, "give me legs, father." And Homer just
looks at him. Not a dumb look, mind you, but a hard blank look -- the
way God looks at all human suffering? Then the robot crawls off down
the street and we go back to a typical sitcom about the guys needing a
new place to drink.
Sometimes this show is so good you have to watch it with a magnifying
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