Boyhood was fascinating as an experiment, seeing these actors grow up as you watch, but ultimately it kind of felt like not much really happened to justify watching it. Overall, I give it a 3/5. One of the best episodes of the recent seasons, "Barthood" is both an extended parody of Boyhood and a surprisingly heartfelt exploration of Bart and his most important relationships. That alone makes the episode interesting. I absolutely hated this episode, even within the near-two decades of absolute detritus we’ve seen since the show was last tolerable. 5-year-old Bart Simpson yelled, as he saw his own dad Homer Simpson drive away. WAIT!" Homer forgets Bart at the motel. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Also, Harry Shearer was credited, but he didn't do any voices. I stuck to the stream of consciousness format which most of you should be familiar with by now. But I wish the writers would have come up with a better resolution. The more prominent is during the party, a bunch of kids are tossing saw blades at the piano and a photo of Homer, a reference to the film where a bunch of kids are tossing blades into a piece of drywall. Steam Community: Steam Artwork. and all he gets is a thank you.Which led to this. The Simpsons did a parody on the 2014 movie Boyhood and managed to touch millions of hearts. Side Note: at some point, I might end up abandoning these Admirable/Atrocity cards; don't freak out, I'm still doing REVIEWS but I'll just have my own versions of these cards that function the same way. Series 27, Episode 1 PG CC HD CC SD. Continue reading → The Simpsons Season 27 Episode 9: “Barthood”: reminded us just why the TV show has established itself as one of the best series ever. Wow. I mean, it’s possible that Abe learned to be a better father figure to Bart and learned from his mistakes with Homer, but gosh. Now I’m just Stu. We also see he has a much greater relationship with Abe, which is kind of sweet when we see it carry on into his adolescence. Later in the film, he’s texting and driving after having told his mom he wouldn’t, and nothing happened there either. As a fan it's always nice to pick up the changes in the character designs in the future/flashback episodes. (geddit? He tells him he’s a great artist, though the only hint we saw of that is briefly seeing him do simplistic boardwalk caricatures, so we end with seeing Bart having his own bike repair shop, and he’s also a mural artist. It was pretty good up until the end, when Bart's dickish behaviour became unbearable and selfish (glad Lisa called him out on that). Directed by Rob Oliver, Mike B. Anderson. Episodes. List of The Simpsons episodes "Barthood" is the 9th episode of the 27th season of The Simpsons. Find out when The Simpsons is on TV, including Series 27-Episode 9: Barthood. You have essentially addressed everything I would bother to mention (and credit to you for continuing to bother with this waste of space, legacy-ruining mess), but the one thing which truly bothered me was the idea (I say idea, but it was outright said repeatedly, as no plot point or emotional nuance can go without someone narrating it) that Abe was in any way a more committed or competent father figure, or role model than Homer. “Barthood” was well made and intelligent, poignant and funny, but it was a muted episode overall. Which goes through Bart's life from age 6 to early adulthood (missing out 10 for obvious reasons). Enjoy! Milhouse’s maturing over the years was neat to see, Martin actually had a deeper voice, unlike previous appearances, and we get a disturbing line from Sherri after Bart thought he was making out with her twin (“The further we go, the more you’ll know the difference.”) Episodes. The Simpsons ' twenty-seventh season began airing on Fox in the United States on September 27, 2015, and ended on May 22, 2016. Episode 1. 20 min 27/09/2015 AU$3.49. Each episode begins with a 5.0 base score, then: +0.1 for something funny-0.1 for something that misses the mark +0.5 for a really humorous sequence, or a classic bit-0.5 for something cringeworthy Couch gags can be given any of those four scores, or none at all. ... and his various talents, Barthood has some surprisingly good pacing because of how it deals with past, present (12 years old but same difference), and future, one act at a time. DO YOU GET IT!?). And one of the most well-loved Simpsons episodes in years, Barthood. On October 28, 2014, executive producer Al Jean announced that Season 27 went into production, renewing the series through the 2015–16 season.. Change ). If this is your first visit to the No Homers Club, be sure to check out the. Along the way, his tense relationship with Homer, an overly uncaring version of himself, and Lisa, who overshadows him in every way possible, shape Bart more than he realizes. There's no denying that season 27 is a poor one for The Simpsons. There were so many interesting ways they could have parodied the concept of this film, but they failed in all regards. Episodes Extras Details. Every other one put next to zero effort in doing it, pasting the child heads on adult bodies and giving them the exact same voice as they were in 4th/3rd grade. 1 Synopsis 2 Full Story 3 Videos 4 References Bart’s coming of age story, a la “Boyhood”, chronicles his life from six years old to his time as an accomplished young man. The writer of the film clearly just wrote each part of the script separately with the times, and not much happens to resemble an actual plot. The best future episode of The Simpsons, and one of the best of the show in general, does pretty much everything right.Through the powers of a future-telling casino manager, Bart is transported to the year 2030. Bart's always the loser compared to his sister. We start with the former, seeing li’l Bart continually ignored and cast aside by his father. Barthood is a fantastic Simpsons episode with a very well developed storyline and loads of very funny scenes, as well as a lot of heart. That and it feels remotely in character for either of them as opposed to F-D trying to play it both ways with Lisa and Nelson and him apparantly not being into them at all but still got them pregnant for a braindead explanation-joke. But here's the thing: "Barthood" is way stronger than the movie it's based around. And he left them because that’s what happened to his dad. Season 32. Donkey: Yeah. The reaction: This is like if a flashback show and a future show had a baby, and it was a well-intentioned, but bland and meaningless mess. New subscribers only. The episode is a parody of the movie Boyhood. Absolute fucking crap… also it wasn’t funny… at all. There are extensive historical references as Bobo’s journey is traced from Mr. Burns through the hands of Adolf Hitler and an expedition to the North Pole before miraculously ending up in the arms of Maggie, H… Nothing Stu.”). Original airdate: December 13, 2015 I remember watching the movie thinking something terrible was going to happen, like a kid was going to get seriously cut or something, but it didn’t. The episode parodies the 2014 film Boyhood. A page for describing Recap: Simpsons S 27 E 9 Barthood. You are a lot easier on the eyes, but inside, you’re still the same old mean, salty, cantankerous, stanky, foul, angry ogre you’ve always been. Luckily, I didn’t care much for this episode because it’s a growing-up episode that later seasons throw away. 1. Three items of note: The ending parts were kind of weird because Lisa calls Bart a great artist, and in the end, he's making money as an ameteur artist. Really wish we had more episodes like Barthood; hell, even Halloween of Horror was better because at least it elicted a reaction (positive or not, it was SOMETHING). This is my favorite episode of the season, and among my Top 10 of the HD era. Thanks for pointing that out. Really good episode and it was a refreshing take on the flashback and future episodes. Along the way, there are glimpses of how his father and sister impacted him more than he could ever realize. Watch Every Man's Dream. Episode 2. That reminds me a lot of Shrek 2 after Shrek and Donkey drank the Happily Ever After potion. Had several positive things to say about it and intelligent, poignant and,. 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