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Johnny Footstool
10-12-2010, 12:29 AM
It aired yesterday, and it was the best episode of The Simpsons in years. Lisa becomes the manager of Bart's little league team, and learns Sabermetrics from the local nerds. The episode includes lots of "stats geek" jokes, a cameo by Bill James, and, in a callback to the original baseball episode, an appearance by Mike Scioscia. My years of dedication to the show have finally paid off.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/184048/the-simpsons-moneybart

BoydsOfSummer
10-12-2010, 01:23 AM
Twenty-two seasons...wow.

Brutus
10-12-2010, 06:40 PM
Awesome!

Loved it. They took some playful jabs at sabermetrics but also kind of made fun of the SABR vs. Traditionalist debate.

Scrap Irony
10-12-2010, 06:49 PM
My wife poked me in the ribs at least 20 times during the episode.

Best. Simpsons. In. Years.

BoydsOfSummer
10-12-2010, 07:27 PM
Awesome episode! Limbaugh and Bill James in back to back episodes--sweet!

Johnny Footstool
10-12-2010, 08:14 PM
"That's a problem for Future Homer."

Brutus
10-12-2010, 08:37 PM
"That's a problem for Future Homer."

"Last time I stepped on a baseball field, I got tased."

Tony Cloninger
10-12-2010, 11:42 PM
Bill James "I made baseball as exciting as doing your taxes. "

*BaseClogger*
10-13-2010, 02:39 AM
I enjoyed the episode, but it's getting overshadowed by the couch sequence right now haha...

Johnny Footstool
10-13-2010, 03:59 PM
I loved the couch gag. It set a level of awesomeness that the episode somehow managed to sustain.

OesterPoster
10-13-2010, 06:04 PM
Subtle little dig at Lenny Dykstra too, which I'm sure most of the normal Simpsons viewers didn't even get.

Johnny Footstool
10-14-2010, 03:34 PM
Subtle little dig at Lenny Dykstra too, which I'm sure most of the normal Simpsons viewers didn't even get.

That's part of what made it so great. They wrote smart, inside jokes without caring that most of their normal audience wouldn't get it.

Brutus
10-14-2010, 06:59 PM
Subtle little dig at Lenny Dykstra too, which I'm sure most of the normal Simpsons viewers didn't even get.

Agreed with you and Footstool. The entire time I was thinking, "boy, this is a great episode for hardcore baseball fans, but it might bite the bullet with regular Simpsons' fans."

Johnny Footstool
10-14-2010, 11:20 PM
Agreed with you and Footstool. The entire time I was thinking, "boy, this is a great episode for hardcore baseball fans, but it might bite the bullet with regular Simpsons' fans."

Regular Simpsons fans long for the return of smart jokes and a clever narrative. I think this episode provided both.