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TV Club: On The Simpsons, past and future almost—but not quite—find balance

“Friends And Family” takes forever to get going, but, after a turgid opening act that sees Burns seeing his shrink, watching his shrink die, attending his shrink’s funeral, offending his shrink’s family, and then running over Professor Frink, this second episode of season 28 finds a nice little groove. Unfortunately, since everything after the first ad break is so compressed, the two storylines therein are clipped abruptly, but there’s enough funny stuff to put this one in the “what might have been” column.
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