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S29.E06: The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used To Be 2017.11.12

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Marge is frustrated with the local government and decides to run for mayor; she makes Homer the butt of her jokes to win public support.

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Intro: This year a turkey will pardon a president!

Billboard: Moe's Tavern: Designated drivers drink free!

Chalkboard: I will not ask my guidance counselor why he couldn't get a better job.

Couch Gag: Silent Film. Pretty fun.

We finally do something with the old monorail track: Turn it into a skyline park a la NYC. And I liked that it was just a big of disaster as the first time. RIP Leonard Nimoy Statue. Also, Sebastian Cobb. I also appreciate it whenever the writers remember Jub-Jub. And Freddie Quimby.

Really loved Homer's fantasy of knocking down Flanders' house. His apron read "Stupid Flanders."

"I like Kellyanne Conway, she looks like she just woke up."
"I think it's inspiring how a woman could be Joseph Goebbels." 

The show was once again not too subtle when it came to politics. I don't think they established what party Marge ran on, but it's safe to assume it was Democrat. Quimby was already a Dem, but I'm sure his affiliation is "whatever the plot calls for." So this plot seems like it was written thinking Hillary was gonna win. The "I'm With Hair" signs pretty much pointed to that. Everyone getting a laugh out of the foibles of the First Gentleman, even getting impeached in disgrace and having her opponent take over. 

Loved that Quimby wears a "Citizen" sash in retirement.

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Aw, we don't get to see the details of how and why she got impeached?

I really might actually like Marge episodes more if they weren't literally custom-made as an excuse to spend more time griping about Homer.

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The various slices of the micro-group target pie were:
-- Socialist Plumbers for Jesus
-- Time-Traveling Libertarians
-- Gluten-Free Bankers
-- Old Men Paralyzed on the Left Side
-- People Who Lie About Having Cats
-- Neo-Conservative Cellists
-- Know-Nothing Brain Surgeons
-- Non-Voters
-- Yokel Objectivists
-- Exotic Pet Owners

Lenny: "No tire fire. Just like Zurich."

Cletus: "Well youse the new John Galt aren't you. Hey, can you take a picture with our Ayn Rand scarecrow"

Quimby: "Uh oh, I know that look.  That's a mayor on the ropes or a wife who wants a divorce. I'm familiar with both. Er ah, indeed."

I liked the various hairstyles and outfits of Marge over her mayoral term in the Marge Simpson Memorial Library.

Loved the monorail callbacks.

Wilhelm scream when that guy fell into the cactus patch.

1 hour ago, Galileo908 said:

"I like Kellyanne Conway, she looks like she just woke up."
"I think it's inspiring how a woman could be Joseph Goebbels." 

That was funny.

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Even after all these years the show can still make me LOL when Homer passing gas is mentioned or actualky shown. Homer's parade balloon farting confetti made my night! 

Well, that and the female Joseph Goebbels line. ?

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Yes, but if this was a real-world episode are we now to assume that at the end, we are eight years on, Maggie is almost nine, Lisa is sixteen and Bart is eighteen? If it's a flash-forward and hasn't happened yet, will Marge still be Mayor next week and for the rest of the series? These are important issues! What JTMacc99 said last week,  "it helps to think of the Simpsons timeline (given that no actual time passes) to be occurring in an infinite number of parallel universes", helps a lot and may have to serve for this. In that case, I hope there's a parallel universe in which Marge brushed aside that outrageously selfish pseudo-lovable Jimmy Stewart character and put out that tire fire.

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