Sunday Preview: “Homer the Father”

Here we go again. Simpsons Channel tells us that two bearded guest stars, David Mamet and James Lipton, will lend their voices to tonight’s “Homer The Father,” which has a plot that sounds nearly as dry as the title:

Homer becomes obsessed with Thicker than Waters, a 1980s family sitcom written by David Mamet (pictured left), and models his parenting skills after the show’s sensible father much to the chagrin on Bart, who desperately sets his sights on a brand new dirt bike. But when Homer insists that Bart must earn the dirt bike, Bart takes matters into his own hands and schemes with Russian and Chinese spies to provide top-secret information in exchange for the new bike, which winds up putting Bart in a precarious situation. Later, James Lipton (pictured right) conducts an interview with a television cast on Inside the Actor’s Studio.

I’m not sensing a total disaster (must be my New Year’s resolution to be less critical), but I’m not sure this is going to light my world on fire either. Bart improbably making connections with Russian and Chinese spies does, however, sound way less interesting than him becoming an exchange student in France while Homer dotes on an Albanian boy/spy/son-substitute. But, I digress; chances are “Homer the Father” will be as exciting as celery soup. So much for that resolution of mine.

11 Responses to “Sunday Preview: “Homer the Father””

  1. 1 Hobo Spices
    23 January 2011 at 10:37 am

    For I am The Great Humongous.

  2. 2 Mike Russo
    23 January 2011 at 11:04 am

    This sounds like something Family Guy would do. Which means I expect better of the Simpsons.

    • 3 Patrick
      23 January 2011 at 3:23 pm

      Sounds too Family Guy and American Dad and many recent simpsons eps would many perfect family guy episodes

  3. 4 Celia
    23 January 2011 at 2:50 pm

    It sounds pretty dull, tbh.

  4. 5 Patrick
    23 January 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Why are all of the promo pics these days of the guest stars instead of a key-scene(s) from the episode.

  5. 6 Green
    23 January 2011 at 3:25 pm

    plus they all look as bored as the episode they’re ‘promoting’

  6. 8 Blue
    23 January 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Eventually this show is going to end.

  7. 10 Charlie Sweatpants
    23 January 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Guh, I just flipped over when the Jets-Steelers went to halftime. In the roughly one minute I watched, there was a montage, Homer and Bart both got tasered, and Homer got shot with a laser twice.

  8. 11 Patrick
    23 January 2011 at 9:54 pm

    If what I think happened in the episode do a compare and contrast on secret agents (or something similar)

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