Intro: Santa: "What, too soon?!"
Billboard: Krusty The Klown Show: The Only show NOT on Disney+
Chalkboard: Daylight Savings is something I can't spend.
Couch Gag: Pirates of The Caribbean! (working that Disney synergy)
Really liked all the kid's "plays." The Riverdale spoof was pretty dead on, and I loved that Lisa played herself in her own play, wig and all. Oh yeah, Martin, Sherri & Terri were recast (Grey Griffin voices them now), and sound...mostly the same. The kid playing Marge in the play was a dead-on imitation (I'm sure that was Julie voicing her), and I got a laugh out of Kearney playing Maggie.
Julie Kavner definitely got a workout this week, voicing Marge, the girl playing her, and Patty & Selma.
Timbersports are impressive as hell, and everything her was well animated. It was still weird to see the show tackling it. Of course that Lisa would object to all the deforestation, but I loved that Bart's science textbook was funded by Exxon-Mobil (with the foreword by Mitch McConnell). When Marge's trainer was Patty's friend, I knew we were in for a "Homer & Marge's marriage is in trouble" episode. And of course it wasn't, with a good helping of gay panic jokes.
"Stupid Flanders Street!"
We also finally got a proper Portlandia spoof. We got the theme cameo, the actual streets the characters were named for, CBG selling weed & artisanal salami, and Lisa thinking it's paradise until she finds the one thing wrong with it that makes her want to go home (I don't think she found one). This would've been a REALLY good opportunity for Fred & Carrie's characters from "The Day The Earth Stood Cool" to show up, but they didn't. Boo.
"Portland: What would happen if Woody Harrelson was a city."
"Classic Portland. Where are you from?"
"...I don't know."