Wednesday, January 10, 2018
The Old Blue Mayor Ain't What She Used to Be (S29, E06-624)
Recap: Marge runs for and is elected Mayor of Springfield, but as she's unable to fulfill her promises, Homer's oafish demeanor allows her to retain decent approval ratings.
Review: The first half of the episode was irredeemable garbage, with the blatant, practically shameless referencing and disregard of Marge vs. the Monorail, so poorly done it was even worse than the heavy-handed political references that littered the episode.
The episode is barely salvaged by a stronger second-half, after Homer's bumbling helps Marge out. The jokes were stronger overall in the second half, which keeps the episode from tanking completely. Better than what I was expecting, but that's not saying much.
Final Score: 5.0