Rockman wrote:the second paintball story was brilliant though.
But the gimmicks seem to have come on a lot stronger this season, 3 out of the last four episodes have been gimmicks, and while they were all good, it seems like a bad choice to bunch them so closely together. We haven't seen these characters act like their normal selves since the retarded carny episode.
The second paintball story was OK, but I didn't like it as much as the first one because it wasn't new anymore. It's hard for the show to claim to be innovative when it's going back to the well with it's gimmicks.
And exactly, there are too many gimmick episodes now. The Goodfellas parody and the first paintball ep worked because they were unexpected, now almost every other episode is a very specific parody.