Ah, yes, Phish. The first musical guest-star on The Simpsons to make me say, "who?" (It dawned on me after a second or two.)
East-coast folks were already writing in PEEL about how much this one sucked, so I broke my standing no-more-new-Simpsons-rule and watched it all the way through. The crows adopting Homer was pretty good for a few moments, and I liked the slap-a-thon at the end, but most of the writing was the norm for this show these days--disjointed, repetitious, predictable, ill-considered crud. It's now decended to showing the elderly bleeding from the ears for giggles--so I don't wanna hear any more crap about South Park, which at the very least let everyone know from the get-go it was violent, gross and coarse. I remember a time when The Simpsons had MORE than that. Thankfully, there are reruns from the Good Old Days.
The rule is now back in effect.