laying it on a little thick
Anyone who has been a fan of The Simpsons knows the female characters are smarter than the male characters: Marge is smarter than Homer, Lisa is smarter than Bart, Grandma Simpson is smarter than Grandpa, etc; in fact, there are no stupid female characters. In one of the early seasons, they actually had an episode that showed all the Homer's female relatives smart and successful, and all the Simpson men dumb.
Tonight's episode laid it on really think: girls are strong and smart, and the boys are dumb and inept, and getting boys to cry, even if it means getting chemicals in their eyes is the ultimate feminine dream.
There were NO laughs in this episode. They used a sledge hammer when a rubber mallet would have sufficed.