Last week's SSP and Thursday's were almost a set: Both had lively animation sequences, both had silly plots free from the show's typical button-pushing, and both involved Brian or Steve injuring parts of their bodies. Although instead of Adam Carolla and an escalator, we get Steve wearing a ludicrous dong sling. Win-win!
Okay, maybe there was some button-pushing here, as the central plot involved Sarah's stint as a homeless person. But homelessness is such a '90s cause celebre it hardly rates with today's hot topics of global warming, gay marriage, and Dancing With The Stars. So in a way, homelessness is almost quaint.
The episode opens with Sarah strolling through her cheerful neighborhood, enlivened by animated animals and a rainbow. The wholesome scene is ruined, though, when Sarah steps on the hand of a homeless man, who's incongruously sprawled on the ground in an otherwise genial setting.