Episode 507: I Accuse My Parents
First aired: Comedy Central on 4 September 1993
Availability: iTunes, Amazon DVD, Rhino (Solo DVD/out of print)
|Teach your children well...|
To me, it's an okay episode. Not bad, but not great.
Joel Hodgson, however, said once that this was one of his two favorite episodes (I'm not linking to that, because the Website containing that reference has been flagged as hosting malware).
Now, I do think the episode is okay. I don't run screaming or anything when I see it. But as for being a favorite, it just doesn't do it for me.
|Negligent Dad, slutty friend, Jimmy, and lush Mom.|
No, I Accuse My Parents is not the feel-good movie of the summer.
The riffing is good, though. Just, to me, not enough to overcome the film.
|Servo is naked.|
So, wha' happa'?
I dunno. It just didn't click for me.
Still, let's focus on the good.
Okay, the Tom Servo is naked skit at the start.
|Jimmy orders a hamburger with some nice french-fried potatoes.|
Adhesive bandages are the same way. I've seen then labeled "flesh" or "nude" or such, and then, when someone who isn't my color puts one on, it doesn't mix quite as well.
Maybe it's no big deal. I just thought it highly inappropriate. I remember asking a teacher in elementary school about the whole "flesh" crayon thing, and her swapping out my "flesh" for a "pink" crayon.
|There's a little something extra inside.|
Now, if you ignore the whole "nude means Caucasian" thing, the Pinocchio theme of the skit is pretty good. But, that one little thing bothered me.
Hey, it's just a show. I should really just relax.
The cake with the dancer baked inside was ... well, that's Frank!
Again, not a bad episode. Just ... not one of my favorites.