The Simpsons’ Season 29 continues, as this Sunday, November 12th, 2017, Fox aired “The Old Blue Mayor She Ain’t What She Used to Be”, the 6th episode of Season 29 and the 624th episode to date. This Episode Fact File will recap the episodes with pictures, video clips and more. Get the scoop right after the jump!
The Old Blue Mayor She Ain’t What She Used to Be
Episode Details: ‘The Old Blue Mayor She Ain’t What She Used to Be’ is the 6th episode of Season 29 as well as the 624th episode of The Simpsons. The episode aired on FOX on November 12th, 2017. It was written by Tom Gammill and Max Pross and directed by Matthew Nastuk.
TITLE SCREEN!: A plane flies across the screen by holding a banner with the text “This year a turkey will pardon the President“.
BILLBOARD TEXT!: Moe’s Tavern designated drivers drink free
BLACKBOARD TEXT!: I will not ask my guidance conselor why he couldn’t get a better job
COUCH GAG!: Another Couch Gag Classic
In a black and white mute movie setting, the Simpson family arrives at the couch gag and Lisa points at it and says “Look Father! A couch!”. Marge remarks “Proper young ladies don’t point!”. Homer checks his pocket watch and says “Now it’s 8 a.m. You kids get to work!”.
Bart and Lisa go to work at the Coal Mine (through the children’s entrance), but Marge follows them in saying “Kids! Kids! You forgot your sister!” and gives them Maggie. Descending the elevator, they find themself in Hell. Lisa exclaims “Uh-oh! Too far!”, while Bart goes on to dance next to the devils exclaiming “Well, I’m staying here.”. A final text onscreen says “Another Couch Gag Classic. Filmed in Simpsorama MCMXVII”.
The opening cerimony however goes haywire, as the Monorail gets unstuck from its hiding place, and crushes and kills Sebastian Cobb and destroys the whole tracks, station, and a statue in memory of Leonard Nimoy.
Her political campaign goes well, and her numbers raises, and at the debate at Springfield Elementary School, only Quimby and Marge remains the only contestants. Marge is having trouble and promises to put out the Springfield Tire Yard and wins the election.
At the cerimony to put out the fire, the tire fire souvenirs shop owner protests against it, and fails at her promise, with Kent adding salt to the wounds on the news. She tries to buy the stand, but ends up insulting the owner, a vietnam veteran, with her words.
The people’s opinion on her is dropping, and Lindsey Naegle proposes a live heart to heart with the voters, but Marge does a one-on-one live from the Simpson House. When she starts making Homer the butt of her jokes, the opinion raises, with highest approval ratings.
Homer however gets angry at a charity event with Krusty, misunderstanding him insulting Homer calling him a whale. At the Springfield Library, she keeps insulting him, and a Thanksgiving parade balloon was made, pooping confettis.
After seeing this, Marge goes to Quimby at the Quimby Compound, and asks for help, but he says to her that her marriage got better since he become a citizen. At the street manhole christening she refuses to insult him and returns to being a citizen. Eight years later, Marge visits the Marge Simpson Memorial Library, where a impeachment and disgrace section is also present.
PRODUCTION!: Frink Gets Testy was intended to air as the 6th episode of season 29, however this episode aired instead.
- The episode title is a reference to the old folk song “The Old Gray Mare” lyric, “The old gray mare, she ain’t what she used to be.”
- The Springfield Skypark-Line is a reference New York‘s High Line. Kent Brockman also references it directly.
- The guy that ends up in the Springfield cactus patch does the Wilhelm Scream.
- Lisa mentioned that Wonder Woman showed that if you’re a goddess with superpowers, there’s no limit to what you can do.
- Homer mentions the women Ghostbusters from the 2016 Ghostbusters movie.
- Luigi asks why people think he only wants to serve spaghetti to dogs who want to make out, a reference to Lady and the Tramp. When Marge asks him what he wants to do, he says he wants to carve a little wooden boy and make him come to life, a reference to Pinocchio.
- When Lindsey Naegle says, “Just tell them [the voters] what they want to hear until you get to 51%. Then, you can govern like a right-wing nut job” she is referring to Donald Trump.
- Watching Marge’s focus group ratings turn from abysmal to positive, Lindsey Naegle likens herself to Kellyanne Conway, who had been Trump’s campaign manager.
- Referring to Kellyanne Conway, one of the focus group remarks it’s inspiring that “now a woman can be Joseph Goebbels“, who had been Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda.
- Marge sings a parody of “Oh! Susanna” by Stephen Foster when her mayoral campaign is going.
- Cletus belongs to the demographic “Yokel Objectivists“.
- The couch gag references Simpsorama.
- The Springfield Skypark-Line project was built on top of the Springfield Monorail, but the Monorail actually gets out of its hiding place and crushes Sebastian Cobb, killing him. (“Marge vs. the Monorail“)
- Marge goes to Curl Up and Dye. (“Looking for Mr. Goodbart“)
- The Grumple appears in Town Hall. (“Kill Gil, Volumes I & II“)
- Marge visits the Quimby Compound. (“The Boy Who Knew Too Much“)
- Kent Brockman changes the name of the park from Sky-Line park to Skypark-Line.
- John Galt wasn’t in The Fountainhead. He was in Atlas Shrugged.
Previous Episode: Grampy Can Ya Hear Me
Next Episode: Singin’ in the Lane
That is all from this week’s Episode Fact File and I would like to thank WikiSimpsons for the information for this post and Nathan for the base design of it.
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