With Halloween right around the corner, the candy has been flowing at the DB household. While we snack on Snickers and Butterfingers, we’ve been using the FXNOW app to throw on some of the older Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror episodes. They have a great playlist with all of the episodes readily available, which makes it easy to binge-watch while I binge-eat.
For my third random Simpsons episode review, the FXNOW app has outdone itself. It picked a classic episode for us to enjoy. Grab your bathing suit, because we’re going swimming with the Simpsons this week.
But, before you read this review, check out my previous Random Episode Reviews:
Season 6 Episode 1 – Bart of Darkness
Original air date: September, 1994
Chalkboard gag: “Beans are neither fruit nor musical”
As we continue down this trip along Evergreen Terrace, I hope you’ll join me in enjoying these episodes of The Simpsons on the FXNow app (or whichever streaming service you can find for them). Here is my first episode review, which I assume you’ve read and watched along with. Today’s episode comes from a great season which I consider to be classic:
Season 7, Episode 15: Bart the Fink
Original air date: February 1996
Each member of the Simpsons inherits $100 from a dead relative. With his inheritance, Bart opens up a checking account, and in an attempt to get Krusty the Clowns autograph, writes him a check. Instead of signing the check, Krusty stamps it with a Cayman Islands bank account, which leads to an investigation by the FBI because he is “one of the biggest tax cheats in history.”
Growing up, The Simpsons was must-watch TV for me and my brother (my mom didn’t want us watching it, so of course it became a priority). Every weeknight, our local Fox affiliate (Fox 19, sup?) would play an episode after the 10 O’clock news. We would set our VCR to record, and re-watch these episodes on loop. Then, in the early 2000’s, it became a trend for TV series’ to be released on DVD. HOLY SHIT was that a game changer. I’d wear those DVD’s out, watching them every night as I fell asleep. And now with streaming content, it’s easier than ever to watch your favorite episodes of the show. I’ve been having a craving to go back and watch episodes of my favorite show from my childhood/teen/adult years, so that’s what I’ll be doing.