They semi-resolved the Snowball II storyline by having Homer run into the cat while he was sneaking off to Moe’s, and Homer says “I won’t tell if you won’t.” So the implication I took away is that the cat supposedly stopped going to the other house but sneaks out.
Who else expected a Kittens Kittens Kittens! storyline? I’d bet Homer would be too lazy or cheap to get Snowball V–I mean, II–fixed.
The Frank Gehry stuff was priceless, as was the audience leaving since they’ve heard the ‘da da da DUUUUM!’. And the stampede at the thought of Philip Glass, with the orchestra itself bringing up the rear.
I like to think of Homer riding a Segway as a salute to its neighbor show ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT. Please don’t disillusion me.
I agree. I like the way they mocked the design process (a crumpled letter)
and the construction process (build a normal looking frame and then whack the bejesus out of it with wrecking balls). Felt like old-style Simpsons for a while there.
“Binge and Purr” cat food was pretty funny as well.
Was the little hat that Homer wore in prison a subtle reference to the HBO series Oz? It reminded me of the hat that Simon Adebisi wore, although I don’t think he was a snitch.
BTW, I loved the Frank Gehry stuff, particularly the portrayal of how the building was constructed (randomly deform a conventional building until it looked right). And I agree that the stampede at the annoucement of the Philip Glass piece was funny.
Adebisi’s hat remains one of the great mysteries of Oz. How did it stay on? I don’t remember him being a snitch, either, apart from his relationship with Querns which wasn’t snitchworthy so much as protecting his own interests. Said became his pod mate at McManus’s prompting to try and find the videotapes of all that stuff going on behind the sheet at Adebisi’s pod. Anyway, I figured it was just a nod to Oz, and I chuckled to see it.