Can't believe I'm saying this... but I've almost become accustomed to this episode. I've seen it many times, and with this episode being infamous as the "jocky elves" episode, I can't help but just... accept it making no sense at all. Had this been the first time I had seen this episode, I probably would have hated it (like last time). But now I've sorta just got used to the jockey elves being there even if it's in the same tier as that talking bar rag.
I still find the episode pretty empty though, even if I don't hate it. Apart from a few isolated gags, this episode is memorable for all the wrong reasons and I don't get any satisfaction out of watching it. It's just a lot of crazy shit that ultimately doesn't really matter. So this episode still gets a 2/5, and the label "bad", but only because I've seen it so much.