Rate and Review: Season 9

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The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson: A+
The Principal and the Pauper: C
Lisa's Sax: A
Treehouse of Horror VIII: A+
The Cartridge Family: B
Bart Star: B
The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons: B
Lisa the Skeptic: C
Realty Bites: B
Miracle on Evergreen Terrace: B
All Singing, All Dancing: B
Bart Carny: A
The Joy of Sect: B
Das Bus: C
The Last Temptation of Krust: C
Dumbbell Indemnity: B-
Lisa the Simpson: A+
This Little Wiggy: B
Simpson Tide: B+
The Trouble with Trillions: B
Girly Edition: A+
Trash of the Titans: A+
King of the Hill: A
Lost Our Lisa: B+
Natural Born Kissers: C-
 

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My Opinion on Season 9:








The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson: 5/5
The Principal and the Pauper: 2/5
Lisa's Sax: 5/5
Treehouse of Horror VIII: 5/5
The Cartridge Family: 5/5

Bart Star: 4/5
The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons: 4/5

Lisa the Skeptic: 5/5
Realty Bites: 5/5
Miracle on Evergreen Terrace: 5/5

All Singing, All Dancing: 1/5
Bart Carny: 4/5
The Joy of Sect: 5/5
Das Bus: 5/5
The Last Temptation of Krust: 5/5

Dumbbell Indemnity: 4/5
Lisa the Simpson: 3/5
This Little Wiggy: 5/5
Simpson Tide: 5/5

The Trouble with Trillions: 4/5
Girly Edition: 5/5
Trash of the Titans: 5/5
King of the Hill: 5/5

Lost Our Lisa: 4/5
Natural Born Kissers: 5/5








While I love this season. I think it's safe to say this one is the most inconsistent so far and this is when the bad episodes begin to crop up. Thankfully there's only 2. The Armin Tamzarian episode and the clip show. Lisa the Simpson is an episode I have mixed feelings towards. I loved the subplot and the Lisa plot is somewhat relatable but the episode is quite underwhelming and has a dumb ending. However, given the rating. I don't hate this episode as I think it's alright.
 
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My Opinion on Season 9:








25: The Principal and the Pauper, (4/10: Poor)
24: All Singing, All Dancing, (5/10: Average)
23: Trash of the Titans, (7/10: Good)
22: Bart Star, (7/10: Good)
21: Bart Carny, (7/10: Good)

20: Natural Born Kissers, (8/10: Great)
19: Dumbbell Indemnity, (8/10: Great)
18: Lisa the Skeptic, (8/10: Great)
17: Lisa the Simpson, (8/10: Great)

16: The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons, (9/10: Love)
15: Lost Our Lisa, (9/10: Love)
14: The Trouble with Trillions, (9/10: Love)
13: Girly Edition, (9/10: Love)
12: The Last Temptation of Krust, (9/10: Love)
11: Simpson Tide, (9/10: Love)
10: Realty Bites, (9/10: Love)
9: Miracle on Evergreen Terrace, (9/10: Love)
I think this episode captures the point of the show wonderfully and most of the jokes land. Way too overhated.
8: Treehouse of Horror VIII, (10/10: Best)
7: Lisa's Sax, (10/10: Best)
6: This Little Wiggy, (10/10: Best)
5: Das Bus, (10/10: Best)
4: King of the Hill, (10/10: Best)
3: The Joy of Sect, (10/10: Best)
2: The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson, (10/10: Best)
1: The Cartridge Family, (10/10: Best)












This season isn't quite as perfect as most of the seasons before it but I still love this season and put it as a part of the golden age to the show. Yes, this is also the season that has the infamous The Principal and the Pauper episode. I think while a lackluster and stupid episode, it gets way too much hate.
 
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The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson: 3/5
The Principal and the Pauper: 2.5/5
Lisa's Sax: 2.5/5
Treehouse of Horror VIII: 2.5/5
The Cartridge Family: 1.5/5
Bart Star: 1/5
The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons: 3.5/5
Lisa the Skeptic: 1.5/5
Realty Bites: 2/5
Miracle on Evergreen Terrace: 0/5
All Singing, All Dancing: 2.5/5
Bart Carny: 3.5/5
The Joy of Sect: 3.5/5
Das Bus: 2/5
The Last Temptation of Krust: 3/5
Dumbbell Indemnity: 2/5
Lisa the Simpson: 2/5
This Little Wiggy: 1.5/5
Simpson Tide: 2/5
The Trouble with Trillions: 1.5/5
Girly Edition: 1/5
Trash of the Titans: 2.5/5
King of the Hill: 2.5/5
Lost Our Lisa: 3.5/5
Natural Born Kissers: 2.5/5

Highlights: The Last Temptation of Krust, The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons, The Joy or Sect, Bart Carney and Lost Our Lisa
Honorable mention(s): Natural Born Kissers & The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson
Low points: The Trouble with Trillions, Lisa the Skeptic, Girly Edition, Bart Star and Miracle on Evergreen Terrace
(Dis)honorable mention(s): The Cartridge Family & This Little Wiggy

A bit of an improvement over Season 8 (unpopular opinion: Worst classic season), but ultimately still worse than a lot of what came before it. Like last season, quite a few episodes are boring but don't have those unique elements within them that makes them stick out the same way Season 8's did. The highlights of this season all suffer from the same problem of being good episodes that run out of momentum in the last act, an issue that would continue in later seasons like 13 and also prove that even the classic era was guilty of this.

And based on what's next, it's all downhill from here in terms of the Scully era. Season 10 feels like stagnation (the jury's still undecided as to whether that's a good or bad thing until after I've rewatched it) and Season 11 is... Yeah...

At least this season's worst episode (Miracle on Evergreen Terrace) doesn't leave a huge permanent black stain on the season like last season's even if it's still really terrible (yes, even worse than The Principal and the Pauper).

I should maybe end this on a positive note so um... The DVD set has the best of the covers for 6 through 10, and it's the only one to highlight that it contains a milestone on the front.
 

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A bit of an improvement over Season 8 (unpopular opinion: Worst classic season)
I don't think this is an unpopular opinion. Season 8 was easily the weakest and most inconsistent up until that point (with the possible exception of season 1).
 

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@B-Boy I consider it to be an unpopular opinion based on what I've seen, and the fact that quite a few episodes that are considered "Classics" (You Only Move Twice & Bart After Dark) I only rate as high as a 2.5 with most of them being rounded down. Hell, some episodes don't even get the luxury of that extra .5 (The Twisted World of Marge Simpson & Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious) Not sure what your thoughts on Homer's Enemy is, but an unpopular opinion we share for this season is that My Sister, My Sitter isn't good.

As for Season 1, regardless of quality it gets a pass for the fact that they were trying to find their footing (and in my opinion, wouldn't until about halfway into Season 2).
 

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The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson: 3/5
The Principal and the Pauper: 2.5/5
Lisa's Sax: 2.5/5
Treehouse of Horror VIII: 2.5/5
The Cartridge Family: 1.5/5
Bart Star: 1/5
The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons: 3.5/5
Lisa the Skeptic: 1.5/5
Realty Bites: 2/5
Miracle on Evergreen Terrace: 0/5
All Singing, All Dancing: 2.5/5
Bart Carny: 3.5/5
The Joy of Sect: 3.5/5
Das Bus: 2/5
The Last Temptation of Krust: 3/5
Dumbbell Indemnity: 2/5
Lisa the Simpson: 2/5
This Little Wiggy: 1.5/5
Simpson Tide: 2/5
The Trouble with Trillions: 1.5/5
Girly Edition: 1/5
Trash of the Titans: 2.5/5
King of the Hill: 2.5/5
Lost Our Lisa: 3.5/5
Natural Born Kissers: 2.5/5

Highlights: The Last Temptation of Krust, The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons, The Joy or Sect, Bart Carney and Lost Our Lisa
Honorable mention(s): Natural Born Kissers & The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson
Low points: The Trouble with Trillions, Lisa the Skeptic, Girly Edition, Bart Star and Miracle on Evergreen Terrace
(Dis)honorable mention(s): The Cartridge Family & This Little Wiggy

A bit of an improvement over Season 8 (unpopular opinion: Worst classic season), but ultimately still worse than a lot of what came before it. Like last season, quite a few episodes are boring but don't have those unique elements within them that makes them stick out the same way Season 8's did. The highlights of this season all suffer from the same problem of being good episodes that run out of momentum in the last act, an issue that would continue in later seasons like 13 and also prove that even the classic era was guilty of this.

And based on what's next, it's all downhill from here in terms of the Scully era. Season 10 feels like stagnation (the jury's still undecided as to whether that's a good or bad thing until after I've rewatched it) and Season 11 is... Yeah...

At least this season's worst episode (Miracle on Evergreen Terrace) doesn't leave a huge permanent black stain on the season like last season's even if it's still really terrible (yes, even worse than The Principal and the Pauper).

I should maybe end this on a positive note so um... The DVD set has the best of the covers for 6 through 10, and it's the only one to highlight that it contains a milestone on the front.
your ratings seem very harsh in my opinion, In my opinion The Cartridge Family is one of the best episodes in that season
 

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@benjovi2004 Sorry. In my opinion the plot was boring and there weren't very many actual jokes to be found (which will continue to become a recurring problem during Scully's tenure).
 

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@benjovi2004 Sorry. In my opinion the plot was boring and there weren't very many actual jokes to be found (which will continue to become a recurring problem during Scully's tenure).
Wow! I reckon it's got to be among the densest episodes of the entire series joke-wise.

Not sure what your thoughts on Homer's Enemy is, but an unpopular opinion we share for this season is that My Sister, My Sitter isn't good.

I'm two minds about Homer's Enemy. I see what they were going for, but it's a difficult episode to watch and it very much sets the stage for the nihilistic and mean-spirited ethos of the Scully era. I don't really care for it.
 

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@B-Boy Well sure, if you're a fan of people acting reckless with guns which I'm not and it's what makes up most of the episode's jokes. Same for why I don't find Weekend at Burnsie's very funny as I don't care much for lazy stoner humor.

First watched Homer's Enemy back in 2008 and didn't care for it much back then, and it's one of those episodes that looks worse the more you look back on it despite it already being DOA when it first aired. Biggest negative takeaway I get from it was how there purposely dumbed down Homer (and everyone else to a lesser degree, but I will stress that he's NOT Jerkass Homer here) in order to make the plot "Work" even though it doesn't. But I'll give them credit that they owned up to this.

Couldn't even finish the episode during my recent rewatching of 8, gave up as soon as the subplot was over which was one of the only few bright spots in an otherwise draining experience.
 

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@B-Boy Well sure, if you're a fan of people acting reckless with guns which I'm not and it's what makes up most of the episode's jokes. Same for why I don't find Weekend at Burnsie's very funny as I don't care much for lazy stoner humor.

First watched Homer's Enemy back in 2008 and didn't care for it much back then, and it's one of those episodes that looks worse the more you look back on it despite it already being DOA when it first aired. Biggest negative takeaway I get from it was how there purposely dumbed down Homer (and everyone else to a lesser degree, but I will stress that he's NOT Jerkass Homer here) in order to make the plot "Work" even though it doesn't. But I'll give them credit that they owned up to this.

Couldn't even finish the episode during my recent rewatching of 8, gave up as soon as the subplot was over which was one of the only few bright spots in an otherwise draining experience.
I haven't seen that episode in a long time and I never want to see it again. Seeing Frank Grimes kill himself when Homer drove him crazy was painful and unfunny. To me, it's still one of the worst episodes I've ever seen.
 

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I know this is a post that is over 2 years old but why do you consider Miracle on Evergreen Terrace a 10/10? Just curious.
I love how dark this episode is. The first act with Bart burning down the tree is classic and it just gets darker and more mean-spirited as the episode goes on but it never fails to amuse and entertain me.

I especially loved the ending when their left all alone in the house with nothing but the dish cloth and still manage to make the best of it.
 

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Having recently re-watched this season I've updated my rankings.

The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson - 10/10
The Principal and the Pauper - 1/10
Lisa's Sax - 7.5/10
Treehouse of Horror VIII - 8.5/10
The Cartridge Family - 10/10
Bart Star - 6.5/10
The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons - 7/10
Lisa the Skeptic - 9.5/10
Realty Bites - 8/10
Miracle on Evergreen Terrace - 10/10
All Singing, All Dancing - 1/10
Bart Carny - 7/10
The Joy of Sect - 8.5/10
Das Bus - 10/10
The Last Temptation of Krust - 5.5/10
Dumbbell Indemnity - 7.5/10
Lisa the Simpson - 9.5/10
This Little Wiggy - 9/10

Simpson Tide - 7.5/10
The Trouble with Trillions - 4/10
Girly Edition - 7.5/10
Trash of the Titans - 8/10
King of the Hill - 9.5/10
Lost Our Lisa - 9.5/10

Natural Born Kissers - 10/10

Average: 7.6/10


Huge step down from season 8 and the first post-classic season in my books. Still a great one overall though and better than anything that comes after it for sure.
 

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Miracle on Evergreen Terrace is a mirror image to Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire and it's freaking fantastic.
 

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I personally prefer the next season over this one but it's still pretty great, I personally like Scully's style quite a bit (even if I haven't seen S11/12 yet)

The City of New York Vs. Homer Simpson - 4.5/5
The Principal and the Pauper - 4.5/5 (unpopular opinion sure but I found it interesting)
Lisa's Sax - 4.5/5
Treehouse of Horror VIII - 3.5/5
The Cartridge Family - 4.5/5
Bart Star - 3.5/5
The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons - 4/5
Lisa the Skeptic - 2.5/5
Realty Bites - 3.5/5
Miracle on Evergreen Terrace - 2.5/5
All Singing, All Dancing - 0.5/5
Bart Carny - 3.5/5
The Joy of Sect - 4/5
Das Bus - 4/5
The Last Temptation of Krust - 3/5
Dumbbell Indemnity - 4.5/5
Lisa the Simpson - 3/5
This Little Wiggy - 4.5/5
Simpson Tide - 4/5
The Trouble with Trillions - 4.5/5
Girly Edition - 4/5
Trash of the Titans - 4/5
King of the Hill - 5/5
Lost Our Lisa - 5/5
Natural Born Kissers - 5/5
 
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