I think Smithers picked me because of my motivational skills. Everyone always says they have to work a lot harder when I’m around.— Homer
All the submitted reviews for The Way We Weren't (FABF13). All ratings are out of 5. The average rating for this episode is 3.65.
When you have probably the best storyline in years, and a great writer (J Stewart Burns, writer of many Futurama episodes), along with the excellent animation as usual, you can't really go far wrong. This episode was funny, witty and heart-warming.
However, there were several things which bugged me. First of all, there were several continuity flaws. One example is Milhouse saying Homer was his first kiss, which is blatantly not true. This didn't bother me too much, since it was not important to the plot. Something which was a bit stupid was Homer saying Marge was his first and only kiss. He has kissed several women over the course of the series (such as Lurleen Lumpkin from Colonel Homer) - in fact, he kissed Patty in this very episode too!
Yet another flaw was Chief Wiggum appearing to be around the same age as Homer. In Mother Simpson, Wiggum was a teenager when Homer was a kid, so Wiggum should have been A LOT older than Homer.
While these things were a little annoying, they didn't stop me from enjoying the episode. What stops this episode from getting a perfect 5/5 is the bad voice acting. Homer and Marge's voices were excellent... well done to Dan & Julie for those. Some of the other voices were good too (Lenny, Helen Lovejoy), but Moe's, Comic Book Guy's and Chief Wiggum's voices were way off. They sounded exactly the same as their adult voices!
Despite this, the episode was funny and definitely a classic of the modern era of Simpsons episodes. If the last two episodes of the Season are anywhere near as good as this and Simple Simpson, this Season may well be regarded as the best since the golden years.
Great episode although the voices could be better "child-oriented"
After watching this episode i thought "They have really lost it." The plot was stupid, Marge would not have belived that his name was Elvis Jagger etc etc. And Homer would not have survived that fall. I hope the next season and the film will be better
This was a good episode but got very boring as it went on. It just didn't suit the script. Although the end was strange and funny.
CHIEF(NOT WIGGUM):I GUESS I'LL JUST GO HOME TO MY APARTMENT, MAKE A TUNA SANDWITCH, SWITCH ON WILL & GRACE AND...CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP.
MARGE:SAY, WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN US?
CHIEF:DIDN'T YOU HEAR ME I GOT AN EVENING
PLANNED!!! OOPS. I MEAN THIS EPISODE IS THE WANDERING JUVIE.SORRY FOLKS
very good episode ... it's always nice to see how homer and marge were when they were kids