The Simpsons

Season 11 Episode 3

Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 24, 1999 on FOX

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  • Homer-Lisa combination again

    Homer becomes the local food critic for Springfield Shopper and start giving bad reviews to the restaurants until the owners plan to assassin him. This episode is also about Homer doing a part time job in a dumb way but gets help from Lisa to write the reviews for him. Also the first episode in season eleven where Lisa gets to play a key role But not all goes well for Homer when he meets his counterparts and makes a point not to like everything he eats and as a result the restaurateurs plan to kill him. The first act where we got a first look at the Springfield Shopper and where a telemarketer was asked dance to sell subscriptions was pretty hilarious. Actually the whole first act was good. The only good part in the second act, where Homer and Lisa reviewing the Springfield revolving restaurant where the food was exquisite and the view nauseating when Homer sees Patty and Selma exercising. The third act kind of saves the episode where the restaurant owners plan to kill Homer with an éclair with over a million calories and twenty-five pounds of butter and Lisa saves her dad by saying that it’s low fat. Here we see again Homer-Lisa bonding but in a more diminutive scene. It end with the restaurant owners chasing Homer, a very screwed Flanders ending.