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Episode reviews: Sweets and Sour Marge

All the submitted reviews for Sweets and Sour Marge (DABF03). All ratings are out of 5. The average rating for this episode is 3.75.


This episode is a weird one to review because on one hand it was very funny, however, on the other hand, it had a lot of stupid and unfunny stuff in it.

I liked the opening. The attempt to get into the Duff Book of World Records was great! I particularly liked Homer's diagram of the human pyramid (a triangle). Then Springfield is named America's Fattest Town, because of the Motherloving Sugar Corporation loading Springfield's food with sugar.

After sugar is banned from Springfield, Homer and Bart go on the sugar mission. Pretty much everything here was funny, especially Homer's quote: "Has everyone kiestered their secret supply? [other people look at him strangely] Cause, er... I sure haven't!" Also the button labels - Dump Cargo or Obey Bad Guy were good sight gags.

However, having said all this, there were so many inappropriate and unfunny jokes. Silly self-references such as the worldwide headquarters of the Motherloving Sugar Corporation being just down the street, pointless jokes such as the one about Congress, and that Erin Brockovich thing - what the hell was that all about? It wasn't funny and it added nothing to the episode.

The episode was funny, but there were too many lame jokes for my liking.


This is a fantastic episode!