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Simpsons Episode Ranking | #247: “All Singing, All Dancing” (1998)

Ah, the dreaded clip shows. Networks used to demand they be produced quite often — every few seasons, usually — but today’s world of TV on DVD and online streaming has rendered the sitcom clip show all but obsolete. (The Office did one not too long ago, but that’s the only clip show it has done, as far as I know.) Clip shows, in the eyes of network executives, are fantastic, since they don’t cost ...

For me, “Homer’s Odyssey” has always been the only episode worthy of Comic Book Guy’s trademark Worst Episode Ever honor. Does a lot of it have to do with the fact that Smithers is — very randomly — black in this episode (and only this episode)? Well, yeah. But “Homer’s Odyssey” is boring and lame, too, with a silly plot, and its sensibility is...

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