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'The Simpsons' Recap: 'Brick Like Me'

By May Chan,
Homer creates an alternate reality in Lego form

Homer wakes up to his world around turned into Legos. What is different about Homer? The Simpsons patriarch cannot pinpoint what's different.

Marge knows what it is. Homer is wearing a tie today. That's it.

Homer drives to work, but he is distracted about finding a gift for Lisa before accidentally hitting a Lego Krusty the Clown. Homer admits to being distracted, but Krusty forgives the accident even though his bottom half of his body has switched with one of his monkey sidekicks.

Over at Springfield Elementary, Milhouse unveils what he has brought for Share Day: a skunk in a box. Bart wants to aim the skunk to spray on someone, yet the skunk escapes from his clutches behind a brick wall. Bart and Milhouse want to go after the skunk behind the wall, as they tell Willie the groundskeeper.

A reluctant Willie says the kids cannot destroy the brick wall, or else the whole school would come crashing. When Bart relays to Willie that a skunk is behind the wall, Willie dives into the wall like it's nothing.

The school crashes down, and Principal Skinner demands that Bart build every brick of the school back. Bart points out that the Lego box that Skinner is showing him states that it's only for children 12 and up. That's besides the point.

Elsewhere, Homer visits Comic Book Guy to get Perky Patty's Princess Shop for Lisa. Comic Book Guy assumes that the princess set is for Homer, but Homer denies it. For some reason, the set reminds Homer of a memory between him and Lisa when they were not in Lego form.

Homer had given the princess set to Lisa, and his daughter had expected him to help her with building it. Homer reluctantly does so, but at the end, he is surprised that he actually enjoyed playing with Lisa. Homer overemphasizes how surprised he is because he admits that he normally plays with Lisa because he has to, not because he has any desire to do so.

Homer gets sucked back into Legoland and takes his worries home with him. Although Marge tries to comfort Homer, it doesn't work when Homer receives a reality check in the mirror of his chubby round self.

Trying to relieve his stress, Homer heads to Moe's only to be scared senseless when his environment does not have any Legos in it. Instead of plastic beer, alcohol is in its liquid form. The horror!

Meanwhile, Bart rebuilds Springfield Elementary over again in vain. Instead of the same boring school, Bart installs a rock-climbing wall and a skateboard ramp much to the dismay of Skinner.

Even though Marge tries to reassure Homer that he just needs comfort at church, Homer opens his thoughts about the possibility of there being another world where bricks are not snapped together.

When Homer's hands turn into wiggly digits, churchgoers gasp, and Homer flees with Marge.

Returning to the comic book store, Homer thinks that if he touches the princess set again, he'll relive a memory that could give him the answers he's seeking.

Lego Homer flashes back to a memory of him and Lisa constructing a whole Springfield made of Legos. Marge interrupts the father-daughter duo with news of Build Stock, a building competition.

Later on in the memory, Homer wants to relay to Lisa that he has built a Lego Duff plant only to not find Lisa in the basement.

Lisa finds new friends with The Survival Game followers, who read the book and are now aiming to watch the PG-13 film.

Nevertheless, Homer still enters the competition without his daughter. A towering Lego Survival Game statue reminds Homer of what stole Lisa away from him. Homer's only wish is that he could live in the Lego town he built with Lisa. At least everything seems to be perfect there with no feelings being hurt.

When The Survival Game statue falls on Homer, he lands in this dream world, so which world is the real Springfield? And will the real Homer please stand up?

Tune in to The Simpsons on Sundays at 8 p.m. on Fox.

Image: ©2009 FOX BROADCASTING CR: FOX

 
 

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