Worst Episode Ever #83: Pocket Garbage

Worst Episode Ever #83: Pocket Garbage

S18E21 - 24 Minutes

Dan, Jack and Uproxx's own Josh Kurp discuss season 18's 24 Minutes in real time, a parody of terrorist drama 24 that has Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer and Homer in a dumpster for some reason. Who has left an interesting voicemail for WEE Studios? Why have WEE lost the ability to count and speak? Do Klingons poop? All that plus torture by stink, cubs of rice, and Pocket Garbage Full of Kryptonite. Vote Mulhall/Picone 2016!

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Worst Episode Ever #65: Whimsical Homicide

Worst Episode Ever #65: Whimsical Homicide

S18E14 - Yokel Chords

Returning guest Harry Nelson connects the dots for Jack and Dan as they discuss Season 18's "Yokel Chords," a Sound of Music parody about Cletus's kids that also has Bart going to therapy with Meg Ryan. What is "Dark Knight" short for? What does Harry's shirt say? And who has their finger on the pulse of Dan? All that plus Piconing, anti-continuity, and the surprising plot to Christopher Nolan's new World War II movie.

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Worst Episode Ever #59: Carve It Up

Worst Episode Ever #59: Carve It Up

S18E12 - Little Big Girl

Grab that gristle and join Jack & Dan for Season 18's Little Big Girl, an episode where Lisa pretends to be Native American for some reason and Bart tries to marry his 15 year old pregnant girlfriend. Somehow this felt like a good episode to watch for Thanksgiving. Why is it important to swindle your loved ones? How many times can Jack wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving? And where's the Batman sex? All that plus the Mary Jane theme, gravy tubes, and what (or who) Groophic eats on Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving, WEE Universe! 

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Worst Episode Ever #49: W.W.R.D.D?

Worst Episode Ever #49: W.W.R.D.D?

S18E18 - The Boys of Bummer

Home stretch for Summer 2015, so Dan and Jack watch Season 18's The Boys of Bummer, a satire-adjacent episode where Homer becomes a mattress salesman, Bart attempts suicide, and nothing has anything to do with summer. Why does Marge have secret control over the town of Springfield? Why did J.J. Abrams fix the 2004 World Series? And would you see out Boffo Bucks Disney movie? All that, plus Homer's new catchphrase, the WEE Flip Book, and a consortium of mattress-related conspiracy theories.

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Worst Episode Ever #35: WEE After Dark

Worst Episode Ever #35: WEE After Dark

S18E08 - The Haw-Hawed Couple

It's Jack's birthday! It's Dan's birthday! It's Nelson Muntz's birthday! Yes, our birthdays are within two days of each other's, and to celebrate, we watch Season 18's The Haw-Hawed Couple, where Nelson has a birthday, nobody comes, and then he and Bart become best friends (and beat up Doctor Octopus). AND the origin of The Book Job's Angelica Button! What a jam-packed episode! Is this the best Homer plot we've seen on this show? Is this the best animated "Goodfellas" parody ever? And how come the Ullman Era voices sounded so much like the Rat Pack? Plus, the secret power source of WEE Studios, mixed up Draculas, and things you can do with a jacuzzi suit. We earn our explicit tag this week, listeners, so keep wee ears away from WEE this week.

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Worst Episode Ever #33: South Park Did It

Worst Episode Ever #33: South Park Did It

S18E17 - Marge Gamer

It's a slippity-sloppity, flippity-floppity Worst Episode Ever, where Dan and Jack watch Season 18's Marge Gamer, which is coincidentally about Marge Simpson of "The Simpsons." Marge gets addicted to a World of Warcraft-like video game while Homer has his own wacky adventure coaching Lisa's soccer team. Since when does Lisa like soccer? Is Ronaldo the worst guest star voice on "The Simpsons" or a secret best? And how many elephants are in this damn room? All of this, plus our lack of soccer knowledge, our dead-on Sideshow Mel impression, and a general cavalcade of patented WEE nonsense!

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Worst Episode Ever #11: Over-Explainy Angry Whisper

Worst Episode Ever #11: Over-Explainy Angry Whisper

S18E09 - Kill Gil, Volumes 1 & 2

Happy Holidays, WEE listeners! Let's ruin them by talking about this episode. Widely regarded as the worst Christmas episode, we're watching Season 18's "Kill Gil, Volumes 1 & 2," an episode that manages to include senseless violence, animal abuse, and tired gay jokes on top of its loose Christmas plot. But it's not all bad! This is also the debut episode of the Grumple. Ok, so it is all bad... We perform a deep psychoanalysis of said Grumple, dig into whether Gil works in large doses, and ponder why this episode was so intent on making jokes about Scottsdale, Arizona. Why does the show insist on beating gags to death, especially with Homer's aggressive whisper? Why can WEE not stop talking about Marge? And why aren't you spending your holiday watching "The Stand" miniseries from 1994? All that, plus, an extensive discussion about Jerry Van Dyke and the 1997 TGIF line-up, our hatred for leprechauns, and another of Dan's delightful and violent Simpsons stories from the late 90s. Enjoy our gift to you, our faithful listeners (and apologies to Al Jean, who apparently created "Teen Angel"...). 

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Worst Episode Ever #8: Bang Clunk

Worst Episode Ever #8: Bang Clunk

S18E15 – Rome-Old and Juli-Eh

This week on what some have called “the ‘Serial’ of Simpsons podcasts” we expect a horrible trainwreck and instead find a slightly less worse one. Must mean it’s time for Season 18’s “Rome-Old and Juli-Eh,” an infamous episode where Grampa marries Selma, his son’s sister-in-law. Took 18 years, but finally that sexual tension gets addressed. We examine scaling back freeze-frame gags in newer episodes, perform “episode alchemy” to see what older episodes combined to get this one, and talk Jane Kaczmarek with Jack, our resident Kaczmarekspert. Is Gandalf better than all of “Star Wars?” Are you sick of us talking about the over-sexualization of Marge? Do you also create fantasy sound design jokes in your head? All that, plus Popeye’s chicken, dark jokes about senility, and a literal dragon. If you read all of this without listening first, you are very confused. Enjoy!

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