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fb.indiewire.com This week's episode of "The Simpsons" was a tribute toChristopher Nolan's "Inception," though in typical series fashion it arrived there in a doggedly circuitous way that started with Homer getting everyone at work caught for stealing office supplies and, possibly due to that, beginning to wet his bed. Professor Frink happens to have invented a device that allows you to enter someone else's dreams, and soon the family's plugging in and diving into their various subconscious in search of the source of the problem. Of the minute (well, relatively speaking) pop culture parodies are not a "Simpsons" strong point -- the show's never had "South Park"-style quick turnaround, and has always been better at stories grounded in its own universe that use references as jokes rather than as a focus(to call out at oldie but goodie, consider the "Planet of the Apes" musical back in the seventh season). But... Read »
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