Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Simpsons Shorts: The Aquarium, Family Portrait Reviews

Short #24: The Aquarium

Homer is wearing the pants again in this short. He tries to show the kids some of the fishes that occupy the ocean at the aquarium. (check out second fish before it cuts to Lisa being disgusted) It goes awry when Bart decides to swim in aquarium. You wouldn't think of it as being funny, but there are a few chuckles you get out of it. It's far from a forgettable short, but your mileage may vary. Otherwise, it's Bart being mischievous.

Score: 7 out of 10

Short #25: Family Portrait

Ten years ago, the episode, You Kent Always Say What You Want, aired this short before the actual episode began, a very rare appearance of any Tracey Ullman era stuff. It is one of the most cliched ideas, the family portrait. Homer really wants a good photo, and he manages to screw that up in most of the short. It's a funny short with how the family handles taking the photo and Homer's attempts. Along with that is better looking character models and the legend of "Why, you little!", Homer's signature phrase when dealing with Bart. A solid short that has some good laughs.

Score: 7 out of 10

Next week, it's the kids leading the way. The girls try to cure Bart's Hiccups, and all three feel persuaded to take money from The Money Jar.

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