Yeah it's a better zombie Simpsons episode if only cause it's still early in the bad years when they still had a majority of the original staff. But still suffers from being so inconsistent with older episodes that it doesn't make sense.As much as I love that episode (The joke about the irregular Oreos was and always will be absolutely brilliant) I always feel the need to point out that this episode (being a Season 9 episode) conflicts with past seasons which show that Homer is already a gun owner. For instance, season 4's Treehouse of Horror III in which Homer is shown wielding a shotgun like a fucking boss.
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"But those episodes aren't canon!" I hear you say. Well, hows about the Season 4 episode "Lisa's First Word" in which Homer tries to advertise the bowling alley by popping off with a shotty?
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It could be argued that the police confiscated the gun, but how about the Season 5 Episode "Mr Burns' Casino" in which Homer wields a double barreled shotgun? (Which we possibly see later in Season 10 modified into a makeup gun)
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Or how about Homer the Vigilante, another Season 5 episode where Homer and pals arm themselves with shotguns?
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Granted yes, Homer is shown to be a very irresponsible gun owner most of the time, but Marge never seemed to have a problem with him owning guns before. Maybe it was just the fact that it was a handgun that she didn't like.
I still wish they'd address the fact that Marge kept the fucking gun!
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