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Episode reviews: Pokey Mom

All the submitted reviews for Pokey Mom (CABF05). All ratings are out of 5. The average rating for this episode is 3.53.


There was a lot of good stuff in this episode, but there was also a lot of bad stuff. The episode starts well, with Marge crushing Homer's juice box and thinking it was him. The rodeo was quite funny, especially the clowns.

One thing that annoyed me was Homer's ignorance: "Not now honey, Daddy's busy," when dangling Lisa over the side of the arena. The appearance from Sideshow Bob (in bandages - watch carefully) was funny, as was the artist who painted a judge being stabbed.

A couple of things bothered me in this episode. Firstly, why was the school in the same place as the prison? Marge looked out of the window twice to the same place - first she saw the prison, and later she saw the school. Secondly, what was the whole "not till you eat your sundae" thing? This was a very weird joke in my opinion.

The sideline story of Homer and his miracle spine-o-cylinder (Patent Pending!) was good, but the ending of this episode was not. Jack burning Skinner's car was stupid, and his conversation with Chief Wiggum really was unfunny. This ending ruined an otherwise fine episode.


It was really a mixed episode.


I love this episode.