The Simpsons

Season 20 Episode 18

Father Knows Worst

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 26, 2009 on FOX

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  • I feel like I've died and gone to hell.

    This week we see Homer continue his recent investment within his children's lives, this time focusing on both when he realises they aren't doing as well in school as he thought. After the previous couple of episodes that were high in other elements outside of comedy, Father Knows Worst is a return to the much more standard form for the show. What characterisation that is present here is perfunctory, but not useless. Overall, it's simply a decent and pretty funny Homer episode that has its moments and does well not to overdo things. Of the two loosely connected stories, I found Bart's to be the most engaging simply because Lisa's felt too much like an afterthought, but both share common themes and offer up a few laughs here and there. Not the best from the season, but certainly not the worst either; enjoyable.