The Simpsons Review – S27 E01

This episode was long hyped by the media. Homer and Marge Simpson getting separated? Possibly even divorced? SAY WHAT?!?!?!?

ERMAAAGEERRRDDD!!! It can’t be! It just CAN’T!

Yeah, SPOILER ALERT: it was all a dream.

Look, I absolutely love “The Simpsons.” As far as I’m concerned, it’s one of the greatest shows in the history of television. However, this season premiere was a steamy pile of garbage.

The episode begins with Homer falling asleep at work, even though his workstation is on fire. Moments later, Dr. Hibbert diagnoses him with narcolepsy. Being the terrible person that he is, Homer immediately takes advantage of the excuse that comes with the sleeping sickness.

Marge grows tired of it, and suggests that they go to marriage counseling. The therapist suggests that they end their relationship, and they do. Homer’s life quickly falls apart, until he starts to date an attractive pharmacist, whose father also happens to be dating Marge.

Seriously – this episode is terrible. It’s not because they pushed Homer and Marge apart for it. They’ve done that before. There’s a whole, amazing “South Park” episode based around the fact that after 20+ seasons, “The Simpsons” have covered pretty much everything.

Up until now, I didn’t have a problem with that.

To put it simply: I have never disliked an episode of this show, as much as I disliked the premiere of the 27th season. Not even close. The jokes aren’t funny, the plot is weak, and the ending is beyond awful. They do the “it was all a dream” payoff – MORE THAN ONCE!

First, you think it’s Homer’s dream. Then it’s Marge’s.

Unfortunately, it was never mine. I never woke up from this nightmare. I now know what it feels like to be completely, and utterly disappointed by the Simpson family. That was a pain I had yet to feel.

It burns deep. As if I’ve been betrayed by loved ones.


It took 27 seasons, but it finally happened. “The Simpsons” put out an episode that is as bad as any of the worst episodes of their main competition: “Family Guy.”



All in all, this episode is hot garbage. Do yourself a favor, and avoid it. Otherwise, there’s a high chance you’ll end up as disappointed as I currently am.


Walter Winchester