Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Simpsons Shorts: Maggie's Brain, Football Reviews

Short #10: Maggie's Brain

It's kind of a forgettable short, but you'll get a couple laughs out of it. Some of the potential feels wasted in the first half when Bart plays This Little Piggy with Maggie's toes. The last half gets the idea of what Maggie is thinking somewhat. In the end, this is a hit or miss short where your mileage may vary.

Score: 6.5 out of 10

Short #11: Football

The concept seems very simple, but it plays out like a cartoon. That's not a bad thing, though. Homer throws a football and wants Bart to catch it. It is the first we hear the phrase, frosty chocolate milkshakes. Amazing how Bart takes a good amount of abuse as well in the shorts. Just to catch a ball and it is the type of short that starts off slow and gets better.

Klasky-Csupo did a great job with the animation as the backgrounds outside and inside are a big improvement. Homer is a step up closer to what to what he looks like on the actual show and the cartoon approach is not over the top. A pretty good short that you can get some chuckles out of.

Score: 7 out of 10

Next week, it's some Bart led shorts with House of Cards and Bart and Dad Eat Dinner.

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