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(Deadspin)   How they made the greatest Simpsons episode of all-time, "Homer At The Bat," which premiered 20 years ago tonight   (deadspin.com) divider line 244
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2012-02-21 01:56:52 PM
i.qkme.me

pleatedjeans.s115300.gridserver.com

Stoned Simpsons kids are best Simpsons kids
 
2012-02-21 01:57:33 PM
Homer Vs. The Eighteenth Amendment is probably my favorite at the moment. Haven't actually watched a Simpsons episode since 2009ish.

/Who ordered the bathtub mint julip?
 
2012-02-21 02:15:16 PM
Is it about my cube?
 
2012-02-21 02:20:39 PM
Simpsons goodness cutoff is everything post-Tomacco.
 
2012-02-21 02:23:58 PM

elvisaintdead: Now with pic goodness-

This man would like to have a word with you, subby -
[globexcorp.files.wordpress.com image 640x480]


/I'll be in my hammock district.


There is no other choice. Scorpio for the win.
 
2012-02-21 02:28:48 PM

machoprogrammer: ronin7: Commander Corn: [spinoff.comicbookresources.com image 600x336]

best episode of the whole series

/yeah, i said it
//big whoop
///wanna fight about it?

This was a great episode.

Since they switched to high def, they have been experimenting a lot more, and some of the experiments are paying off.


I hope you are joking


No, I am dead serious, the most recent episodes have been experimenting, and some of the experiments have paid off, producing episodes that don't fit into the shiatty mold they have been using for years.
 
2012-02-21 02:36:59 PM
Run Boy Run! Now they have a taste for meat!

//This is what it feels like when doves cry
 
2012-02-21 03:11:50 PM

Dog Welder: If you want a great episode from the last 10 years (they are out there, believe it or not), then "Trilogy of Error" will fit the bill.

"Linguo dead?"
"Linguo...is...deeeadddd..."


Wiggum: Your mission is to find the fireworks smugglers, and get
them to say something incriminating on this tape. [holds
up a cassette tape]
Bart: [reading the tape label] "Hootie and the Blowfish"?
Wiggum: Yeah. It's cheaper than blank tape.

And that episode has the BEST fireworks name ever, the Tijuana Toilet-Cracker!
 
2012-02-21 03:29:38 PM

Detinwolf: gunga galunga: Shakes999: Every episode mentioned here is a classic except for everyone clamoring about the Frank Grimes episode. I simply do not understand the love its getting. It wasn't funny, it was depressing and just plain dumb. Really, your gonna say homers enemy is funnier than last exit to springfield?

Far from my favorite, but I like that episode because Frank Grimes (or "Grimey" as he liked to be called) reminds of some people, and a lot of Farkers, who get waaaay too worked up over something (or someone) they don't like. It's not enough that they don't like it, everybody else needs to share that level of hatred.

I've seen many Farkers have meltdowns over trivial issues that remind me of Frank's meltdown at the end of the episode.

Frank Grimes was a meta-character - he was taken from everything that makes "real life" crappy, and placed into a nonsensical Simpsons universe where Homer somehow succeeds, owns a nice house, two cars, etc, despite being a total idiot. It's the episode that acknowledges that Homer could never operate or succeed in the real world.

I thought it was brilliant.


Yes, and everybody laughing at Homer while Grimey was being interred was the icing on the cake.

It was a good episode. But one I appreciated it more than I laughed at it.
 
2012-02-21 03:36:07 PM
The Mel Gibson ep was funny, but now it's hilarious because of how ironic it is now.
 
2012-02-21 04:06:01 PM
Under the sea

Under the seeeeeaaaaa

There'll be no accusations

Just friendly crustaceans

Under the seeeeeaaaa
 
2012-02-21 04:27:05 PM
"A foul-mouthed cartoon"

What? Is he serious?
 
2012-02-21 04:36:32 PM
Here are your messages. You have thirty minutes to move your car. You have ten minutes. Your car has been impounded. Your car has been crushed into a cube. You have thirty minutes to move your cube.

That snippet... plus the "In the Garden of Eden" segment, are my favorites.

But yeah, any episode up through season 10 is awesome. Since then... not so much
 
2012-02-21 04:45:01 PM

Cagey B: Under the sea

Under the seeeeeaaaaa

There'll be no accusations

Just friendly crustaceans

Under the seeeeeaaaa


Cagey B, that's your solution to everything, to move under the sea. It's not going to happen!
 
2012-02-21 05:33:47 PM

JesterJames: Cagey B: Under the sea

Under the seeeeeaaaaa

There'll be no accusations

Just friendly crustaceans

Under the seeeeeaaaa

Cagey B, that's your solution to everything, to move under the sea. It's not going to happen!


Not with that; attitude.
 
2012-02-21 06:25:24 PM
I ated the purple berries!

They taste like...burning...
 
2012-02-21 06:44:59 PM
Don't worry you will be eventually rescued by, oh, let's say... Moe.
 
2012-02-21 06:49:49 PM
deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com

"If Homer Simpson wants his ten year old son working in a burlesque house, then Homer Simpson's 10 year old son is going to work in a Burlesque house."

"It's 10 o'clock do you know where your children are" "I told you last night NO. Where is Bart his dinner is getting all cold and eaten"

"Are they talking about the bordello?" "No the burlesque house, so keep quiet"
 
2012-02-21 06:49:56 PM
'King Size Homer' is the best episode in my opinion...

i185.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-21 06:51:56 PM

Faddy: [deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com image 512x384]

"If Homer Simpson wants his ten year old son working in a burlesque house, then Homer Simpson's 10 year old son is going to work in a Burlesque house."

"It's 10 o'clock do you know where your children are" "I told you last night NO. Where is Bart his dinner is getting all cold and eaten"

"Are they talking about the bordello?" "No the burlesque house, so keep quiet"


Best line (I believe it was that episode...)...

Maude Flanders: I don't think we're talking about love here. We are talking about S-E-X in front of the C-H-I-L-D-R-E-N!
Krusty the Klown: Sex Cauldron? I thought they shut that place down!
 
2012-02-21 06:56:02 PM
You'll have to speak up, I'm wearing a towel.
 
2012-02-21 07:32:39 PM
Officer Eddie: (reading Steve Sax's license) Well well, Steve Sax, from New York City.
Officer Lou: I heard some guy got killed in New York City and they never solved the case. But you wouldn't know anything about that now, would you, Steve?
(Lou and Eddie laugh)
Steve Sax: But there are hundreds of unsolved murders in New York City.
Officer Lou: You don't know when to keep your mouth shut, do you, Saxxy Boy?

/always a cromulent quote
 
2012-02-21 07:36:38 PM
"I have misplaced my pants"
 
2012-02-21 07:46:33 PM
"you ARE fully bonded and licensed by the state, right Mr Plow?" "shut up boy"

"let the bears pay the bear tax, I pay the homer tax" "that's home owners tax"



/I've noticed any episode where Mr. Burns isn't acting evil and is all non-chalant and laid back is usually a good episode.
 
2012-02-21 08:01:26 PM

Debeo Summa Credo: Shakes999: Every episode mentioned here is a classic except for everyone clamoring about the Frank Grimes episode. I simply do not understand the love its getting. It wasn't funny, it was depressing and just plain dumb. Really, your gonna say homers enemy is funnier than last exit to springfield?

Your comment is better read in an exasperated and incredulous Frank "Grimey" Grimes voice.
.


he he he, that made me lol.
 
2012-02-21 08:32:00 PM

wantyou2wantme: Best line (I believe it was that episode...)...

Maude Flanders: I don't think we're talking about love here. We are talking about S-E-X in front of the C-H-I-L-D-R-E-N!
Krusty the Klown: Sex Cauldron? I thought they shut that place down!



Not that episode. That is when Skinner and Crabbaple are making babies in the supply closet and one of the babies looked at me.
 
2012-02-21 08:55:37 PM

wantyou2wantme: 'King Size Homer' is the best episode in my opinion...

[i185.photobucket.com image 550x415]


Salesman: Well, sir, many of our clients find pants confining, so we offer a range of alternatives for the ample gentleman: ponchos, muumuus, capes, jumpsuits, unisheets, muslim body rolls, academic and judicial robes --

Homer: I don't want to look like a weirdo. I'll just go with a muumuu.
 
2012-02-21 09:02:42 PM

wantyou2wantme: 'King Size Homer' is the best episode in my opinion...

[i185.photobucket.com image 550x415]


Hey, buddy, you gotta slow your car down and let me in, because I'm a big fat guy and I can't go anywhere, because there could be some poison gas, I mean there's really going to be poison gas, and everybody's going to be dead, especially me!

/Give me a ride or everybody dies
 
2012-02-21 09:03:29 PM

Faddy: wantyou2wantme: Best line (I believe it was that episode...)...

Maude Flanders: I don't think we're talking about love here. We are talking about S-E-X in front of the C-H-I-L-D-R-E-N!
Krusty the Klown: Sex Cauldron? I thought they shut that place down!


Not that episode. That is when Skinner and Crabbaple are making babies in the supply closet and one of the babies looked at me.


Huh...I thought it was the burlesque house one, too. But you are right, Faddy. (new window) Congratulations.
 
2012-02-21 09:28:30 PM

steamingpile: germ78: Lisa's Rival is my pick for the most underrated episode. The whole Homer's sugar pile subplot just makes the episode great.

/I bent my wookiee

Holy fark that one was great, "first you get the sugar, then you get the power, then you get the women"


Now that I think about it, that episode also had the hilarious Bart buys a factory subplot as well.

B: Milhouse! you were the night watchman. what happened?
M: Well, first the factory started to fall. Then it fell.
 
2012-02-21 09:30:39 PM
another under the radar Simpsons moment:

Ned talking to Homer about apples:

Link (new window)
 
2012-02-21 09:51:15 PM
Would you like to change your name to "Homer Jr.?" All your friends could call you "Ho-Ju".
 
2012-02-21 10:11:30 PM
Lemon Tree
 
2012-02-21 11:09:46 PM
THE FILM FESTIVAL ONE!


also, here's my fav. quotes:

"Works on Contingency? No, money down!"

Homer: When I held that gun in my hand, I felt a surge of power...like God must feel when he's holding a gun.

Milhouse: Remember the time he ate my goldfish? And you lied and said I never had goldfish. Then why did I have the bowl, Bart? *Why did I have the bowl?*

Homer: Fame was like a drug. But what was even more like a drug were the drugs.

Chief Wiggum: Can't you people take the law into your own hands? I mean, we can't be policing the entire city!

Homer: Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals...except the weasel.

Homer: Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.

Homer: How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?

Homer: Here's to alcohol, the cause of - and solution to - all life's problems.
 
2012-02-21 11:24:51 PM
Sherry Bobbins is my favorite. There's some great song parodies in that one.

/If you cut every corner...
 
2012-02-22 01:49:26 AM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Simpsons goodness cutoff is everything post-Tomacco.


Yeah...that episode was my last straw. Hung on out of loyalty for that season, but tomacco...ugh.

/Personal fave: Marge Gets A Job
 
2012-02-22 01:54:02 AM
"You'll have to speak up, I'm wearing a towel!"
 
2012-02-22 07:56:55 AM
"Milhouse my mom says that. Do you think my mom's cool?"
 
2012-02-22 08:25:42 AM
"Do you think we'll see here again Dad?"
"I'm sure we will, sweetie."

*FWOOMPH*

"I'm sure we will."

That and Homer running through the field spelling out "Yaaaaagh!" (with the little hop at the end to finish the exclamation point!) are the only two times I've actually, literally fallen off my chair laughing.
 
2012-02-22 09:14:37 AM

nekom: You'll have to speak up, I'm wearing a towel.


I'm looking for something in an after-dinner burrito.
 
2012-02-22 10:11:06 AM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Simpsons goodness cutoff is everything post-Tomacco.




Though I like the Tomacco portions of that episode, I loathe the first act of that episode. (think: Glove Slap) Even then, season 11 was pretty terrible, but Season 10 wasn't all that great either. I'm a little surprised at how often people put season 10 in with the Golden Years; I bet it has more to do with 10 being a round number...
 
2012-02-22 10:15:35 AM
If we're doing favorite quotes, I use, "Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand," *all* the time.
 
2012-02-22 11:16:24 AM

FeedTheCollapse: I loathe the first act of that episode. (think: Glove Slap)


Yeah, maybe, but the B52's singing over it made it worthwhile.
 
2012-02-22 03:47:12 PM

FeedTheCollapse: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Simpsons goodness cutoff is everything post-Tomacco.



Though I like the Tomacco portions of that episode, I loathe the first act of that episode. (think: Glove Slap) Even then, season 11 was pretty terrible, but Season 10 wasn't all that great either. I'm a little surprised at how often people put season 10 in with the Golden Years; I bet it has more to do with 10 being a round number...


The tomacco at least had "Sneed's Feed & Seed (Formerly Chuck's)"

Not to mention...

Ralph: "Ewwww. It tastes like grandma."
Chief Wiggums: "You're right. It does taste like grandma."

/owns seasons 1-10 and 12
//10 & 12 had enough good episodes to justify the purchase
 
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