“My Life as a Vlog”
Episode 12 of The Simpsons season 34 starts with an anonymous individual checking out the Simpsons’ family vlog on the internet. The family is full-on into vlogging. In the first video, they are seen giving the viewers a trip to their new house. The man checks out another video on the Simpsons’ vlogging history which throws light on how the Simpsons escalated their prominence online from their first video based on Lisa’s stage fright as a kid.
The next video by Martin Prince Jr. digs deeper into the Simpsons’ transformation as a vlogging sensation. The video focuses on wild escapades pulled off by Lisa and Bart.
The man clicks on a video titled “The dark side of the Simpson family” posted by Millhouse. Millhouse reveals he was the one behind the camera for every Simpsons video. He explains in the video how the pressure to create content and an appetite for profits turned the family into monsters – concluding the family’s entire charade has just been a publicity stunt.
The next video is a podcast featuring Lenny and Carl with Moe titled Homer Sucks where the three discuss Homer in detail. Following video is from the Simpsons who promise to release a video soon to address all the controversies surrounding them.
Professor Frink’s video reveals that the Simpson family went missing nine days ago. With his vlog, he breaks down the incidents that might have led to the family’s disappearance. A number of vloggers including Nelson and Shauna have found the Simpsons’ secret mansion. As they barge in, they discover the family has been living there down low.
The video that follows shows the family being interviewed by Opal. They explain that they got trapped after their door got locked. In absence of any kind of online access, the family started reconnecting with each other – ultimately realizing that online presence is merely an escape from the real world, not the way to live. In the end, it’s revealed that it was George R. R. Martin who was watching the videos.
The Episode Review
The latest Simpsons episode is an ultimate satire on the modern society. The episode doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, but the climax scene adds it all up. Whether it can be classified as a funny plot is questionable, but it certainly is a meaningful and thought provoking watch.
The Simpsons’s episodes this season might not have been awfully entertaining, but they definitely have been out of the box. The latest one is no exception.
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