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I love every episode in Season Five, no poor episode. YOU?
is a work of underappreciated genius.
Last Exit To Springfield
That's the all-time top 3 right there.
has to be the steamed hams. old, but good. very very good.
"Stop! Stop, he's already dead" 20 minutes of genius
"I'm seeing double! Four Krustys!" one?
but the one where milhouse's parents divorce has a special place in my heart.
"I sleep in a racing car, do you sleep in a racing car?"
"No I sleep in a big bed with my wife"
"Can I borrow a feeling?"
and also in Homie the Clown "Those are speed holes"
"We're talking softball..."
You only live once (Frank Scorpio etc)
Homer's Enemy (Frank Grimes etc)
22 short stories about Springfield
Lemon of Troy
Booze barred by Banner
AMAZING. From a time when the story was paramount - not the gags.
As is the one when Homer joins the navy. Mainly for the "That's what we wanted you to think!" and the "Must...Crush...Capitalism" bit
Unmitigated, timeless work of genius. Every character is used to absolute perfection, as well as a guest star who manages to upstage them all.
Behind the Laughter
Any episode involving Sideshow Bob
Homer vs. Sexual Harassment
are all close seconds.
is the funniest 22 minutes in tv history. literally EVERY line is gold.
and all over the walongawoolachunga"
You Only Move Twice
Lemon of Troy
Itchy & Scratchy Land
22 Short Films About Springfield
Bart on the Road
Homer's Barbershop Quartet
... i could go on.
I think I've seen each of those episodes about 30 times (not exaggerating) but could easily watch them about 1000 times more.
and i laugh for about five minutes.
...Lemon of Troy (if it's the episode I'm thinking of!) contains one of the greatest lines in ANYthing ever:
"There's a doin's a transpirin'"
Exceptional. Just... exceptional.
the one where homer eats that chilli and goes looking for his soulmate.
"... This really goes beyond my training as a furniture salesman, sir."
from a bigger spoon."
as he shakes fist at the sky
"We'll see, son... We'll see"
...whatever that is"
^ Criminally unappreciated.
On reflection, this is definitely my favourite episode
and Homer can't go because he ate a bad sandwich. Probably my favourite episode. Also:
- Separate Vocations
- Homer Goes To College
- Cape Feare
Everything in Seasons 3-6 is gold.
Max Power episode
The one where Homer takes charge of sanitation and bin men in Springfield
and possibly my favourite...Flaming Moes
Homer: Can I have a clean glass please?
Barman: Here you go...your majesty!
and I also like the one where he's in hospital and the doctor says something about needing to perform CPR and Homer starts to sing Bad Moon Rising.
Also, "what are you doing in my corpse hatch!? Erm, I mean, my innocence tube..."
1. Homer's Enemy
2. The one where Moe has that girlfriend ("Stop saying Hawaii in there")
3. Homer Goes to College
"Stealing, Stealing, Stealing a car for Moe,
La-La, La-La, La-La La Insurance fraud today!"
but the episode where there's a curfew put in place for the children of Springfield after Homer and his mates drunkenly trash the school is amazing. So many ace moments, including:
Homer on the baseball: "who won, the losers?"
Homer's Night Out old-fashioned film flashback - "I think I'll wet my whistle!" - Scene missing - maypole - scene missing.
The Midwich Cuckoos spoof - "You're thinking of hurting us. And now you're thinking 'how do they know what I'm thinking?' - and now you're thinking 'I hope that's Sheperd's Pie in my trousers'"
Jasper's immortal "200 channels. Nothing but cats."
Chief Wiggam - "Achtung babies!"
And many many more.
"Let that be a lesson to you: 'Kids never learn'"
and it is terrific yes.
Simply for having probably my favourite moment in comedy history:
"Hello, my name is Mr. Burns, I believe you have a package for me."
"Ok Mr Burns, what's your first name?"
"I don't know."
Best Homer Ever.
It's all in the delivery of 'I don't know...'
Johnny Cash is in it, and the tripping on chilli bit is ace
after you left the office. I do that sometimes..."
"What happened? did you wreck the car?"
"Did you raise the dead?"
"But the car's ok?"
"Dad, I'm a little on edge right now, I'd appreciate you not coming into my room, screaming and brandishing the butcher knife!"
"Why? Oh...the Sideshow Bob thing....night.
"Oh...sorry....what am I thinking..."
but Wiggum and Skinner in New Orleans is fantastic.
"the names Daddy....Charles Daddy."
don't deny it. you're all thinking of it.
or, the episode where the people in the old people's home go for a cruise.
"Book 'em Lou. One count of being a bear. And one count of being an
accessory to being a bear."
"Let the bears pay the bear tax, I pay the homer tax"
"We're here, we're queer, we don't want any more bears"
"Hey, German boy. Go back to Germania!"
"You want to pick on immigrants? Then pick on Willie!
"Willie, please. The students want to pick on someone their own size."
DON'T MAKE ME RUN, I'M FULL OF CHOCOLATE
stonecutters, lemon of troy, bart vs australia etc. also you only move twice, trash of the titans and radioactive man
"marge, are there other men in this house...? radioactive men?"
but one of my favourites is when homer breaks his leg playing basketball and decides to run a day care centre. the scene where the helicopter is chasing him is perfect.
gymnast:"little angel, how old are you?"
gymnast:"8?! TOO OLD! GO HOME GRANDMA!"
"you all did great. cats back for everyone!"
"but i had a dog..."
"IS CAT NOW"
its all about the angry dad episode and the one where homer becomes Mr. X
Does no-one ever say Mr. Plow in these threads? WHY???
"And how come Batman doesn't DANCE anymore..."
"Hey, up yours, Springfield"
"Go to hell, you old bastard"
"Have The Rolling Stones killed"
"But, sir, those aren't -"
"Do as I say!"
"Sir, I've arranged for the people of Australia to join hands tonight and spell out your name with candles. There's a satellite hookup on that monitor if you'll just turn your head slightly"
"Bah, no time. Next!"
"Have you been up all night eating cheese?"
"I think I'm blind"
there will probably be other single moments/lines I prefer to this but it's normally at the forefront of my mind.
a simply perfect 20 odd minutes of tv
"Dental Plan" + "Lisa needs braces" rings in Homer's head for about 5 minutes, before he slowly realises "If we give up our dental plan......i'll have to pay for Lisa's braces!
Yes, well... Homer, organized labor has been called "a lumbering dinosaur".
My director is telling me not to talk to you any more.
Oh I'm sorry, I can't divulge information about that customer's secret illegal account. Oh crap. I shouldn't have said he was a customer. Oh crap, I shouldn't have said he was a customer. Oh crap. I CERTAINLY shouldn't have said it was illegal! *fans self* Ohhh it's too hot today.
Centre! Passes to wing! Passes to centre! Passes to wing! Back to centre! Centre holds it! Holds it! HOLDS IT!
Homer "It was the olden days"
the soapbox derby episode from series 3
With a leg for an arm and an arm for leg!"
the PTA disbands, "Lisa come in here. In this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!"
Bart Gets an Elephant, "I'll just pull my legs out with my arms, and my arms out, with my face."
Homer at the Bat
Just pretty much the whole of season 3-6 is solid gold.
has me in tears every time
"that crusty old dean!"
and its meant to be the same Dean but he looks about 30 years older and acts different?
fuck you, newer The Simpsons episodes.
...I can't wait to take some of the starch out of that stuffed shirt"
Simpson scandal update: Homer sleeps nude in an oxygen tent which he believes gives him SEXUAL POWERS.
Of course, there's no way to see into the Simpson home without some kind of infrared heat-sensitive camera so, let's turn it on. Now, this technology is new to me, but...I'm pretty sure that's Homer Simpson in the oven, rotating slowly, his body temperature has risen to over 400 degrees, he’s literally stewing in his own juices.
"ENDUT! HOCH HECH!"
"There's been another unexplained UFO sighting in America's heartland."
"Gee, Mulder, there's a big shipment of drugs and guns coming into New Jersey tonight."
"Pfft. I hardly think the FBI's concerned with matters like that."
"We were at the gentlemen's club where we were discussing Wichenstein over a game of backgammon."
"Mr Simpson, it's a felony to lie to the FBI."
"We were sat in Barney's car eating mustard out of the packet. Are you happy now?"
Moe: Who are you?
"Agents Mulder and Scully. FBI."
[Moe runs into the back room of the tavern where we find a whale sitting in a paddling pool being hosed down with water by two guys.]
Moe: "Cripes, they're onto us. We gotta get this thing back to Seaworld."
I can't really name a top ten because there's always some other episode which occurs to me.
The Treehouse Of Horror episode where Homer sells his soul and Mr Burns is Dracula is the best TOH, IMO.
Season 8 is sort of a perfect mixture of the realism The Simpsons are famous for, the surrealism they excel at and the unexpected puns and anti-jokes the show had by then made it's own. I think I read in Empire that it was the last great season, which I would agree with. So I'll say I love season 8 as a whole.
Homer: Okay, boy. This is where all the hard work, sacrifice, and painful scaldings pay off.
Employee: Four pounds of grease ... that comes to ... sixty-three cents.
Bart: Dad, all that bacon cost twenty-seven dollars.
Homer: Yeah, but your mom paid for that!
Bart: But doesn't she get her money from you?
Homer: And I get my money from grease! What's the problem?
Wiggum: Okay, Colossus, you're free to go. But stay away from Death Mountain.
Dr. Colossus: But all my stuff is there! (walks away)
Smithers: And when he planned to steal our sunlight, he crossed that line between everyday villainy and cartoonish super-villainy.
Dr. Colossus: Bah! He was a rank amateur compared to... Dr. Colossus! AH-HA-HA, AH-HA-HA-HAAA...
[Laughing maniacally, he presses a button on his belt, "Colosso-Boots" and the soles of his boots extend at super speed - ramming his head into the ceiling]
Dr. Colossus: OW!
Dr. Colossus: When is my lawyer coming?
Marge: It's eerily beautiful. Are you sure it's safe?
Homer: You know what they say - sometimes you have to break the rules to free your heart.
Marge: You got that from a movie poster.
Homer: Well, when there's nothing left to believe in, believe in hope.
Marge: Where'd you get that from?
Homer: From the producers of "Waiting To Exhale".
Is also has the great bit when Ralph eats a tomacco and says "It tastes like Grandma!" followed by Chief Wiggum tasting one and saying "It DOES taste like Grandma". Classic scenes.
that moment when Moe tries to go down the tube slide with that kid, you hear this cough and then a crash, the kid comes out the other end and you hear Moe go; "Oh! for the love of God! Somebody get the jaws of life!" - that's my favourite delivery of a line, by anyone, ever.
I LOVE THE SIMPSONS SO FUCKING MUCH
"ITS CURNS YOU IDIOT!!"