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The 25 Best Ever Episodes of The Simpsons

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20. King-Size Homer

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  • Season: 7
  • Episode: 135 (3F05)
  • First Aired: 05/11/1995
  • Writer: Dan Greaney
  • Director: Jim Reardon

Synopsis

Homer tries everything to get out of the plant’s new exercise program and discovers that being on disability would do just that. With Bart’s help, Homer starts eating everything he can to become Morbidly obese.

Memorable Quotes

Homer – “But let me tell you, the slim, lazy Homer you knew is dead. Now I’m a big fat dynamo”

Mr. Burns – “Homer, your bravery and quick thinking have turned a potential Chernobyl into a mere Three-Mile Island. Bravo!”

Things You May have Missed

  • Ham Ahoy!, Much Ado About Stuffing, Tubbb! Cheezus H. Rice, and Uncle Jim’s Country Fillin’ are products Homer buys at the grocery store.
  • There are prehistoric Itchy and Scratchy skeletons near the underground gas-venting pipe.

Couchgag

The Simpsons are five malfunctioning wind-up dolls.

Chalkboard

Indian burns are not our cultural heritage”

19. You Only Move Twice

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  • Season: 8
  • Episode: 155 (3F23)
  • First Aired: 03/11/1996
  • Writer: John Swartwelder
  • Director: Mike B. Anderson

Synopsis

Homer moves the family to a new town after he receives a better job offer, at a better nuclear power plant, but Homer is oblivious to the fact that his new boss is a James Bond-style super villain who is out to rule the world.

Memorable Quotes

Hank Scorpio – “Don’t call me that word. I don’t like things that elevate me about the other people. I’m just like you. Oh, sure, I come later in the day, I get paid a lot more and I take longer vacations, but I don’t like the word “boss”

Scorpio – “By the way, Homer, what’s your least favourite country: Italy or France?

Homer – “France”

Scorpio – “Nobody ever says Italy”

Things You May have Missed

  • Many of the students at Cypress Creek Elementary resemble the students at Springfield Elementary.
  • The powersander and TV tray that Homer takes from Flanders originally appeared in “Marge on the Lam” (1F03) and “Lisa’s First Word” (9F08), respectively.

Couchgag

The family parachutes down to the couch. Homer’s chute does not open and he falls flat on the floor.

Chalkboard

“I did not learn everything I need to know in kindergarten”

Movie Influence

Many scenes parody 007’s Goldfinger

Guest Voices

Albert Brooks as Hank Scorpio

18. Homers Enemy

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  • Season: 8
  • Episode: 176 (4F19)
  • First Aired: 04/05/1997
  • Writer: John Swartzwelder
  • Director: Jim Reardon

Synopsis

Frank Grimes, the new employee at the power plant, is displeased with Homer’s incompetence and work ethic, and becomes further annoyed with this. He eventually declares himself an enemy of Homer. Meanwhile, Bart buys a factory for $1 and operates it along with Milhouse although they end up smashing it down and earn no money.

Memorable Quotes

Frank Grimes – “I’m not your buddy, Simpson! I don’t like you! In fact, I hate you! Stay the hell away from me, because from now on, we’re enemies!”

Frank Grimes – “If you lived in any other country in the world, you’d have starved to death long ago.

Bart – “He’s got you there, Dad.”

Things You May have Missed

  • There is a softball sign-up sheet on the bulletin board at the power plant
  • The pictures featuring Homer with Gerald Ford, Homer with Smashing Pumpkins, Homer and the Be Sharps with David Crosby and Homer in outer space recall “Two Bad Neighbors” (3F09), “Homerpalooza” (3F21), “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet” (9F21), and “Deep Space Homer” (1F13), respectively.

Couchgag

The family sits, but Bart is green; Homer messes with the dials on the TV, turning Bart red; finally, Homer smacks Bart upside the head, correcting Bart’s color.

Guest Voices

Frank Welker as The Executive Vice President Dog

17. Lemon of Troy

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  • Season: 6
  • Episode: 127 (2F22)
  • First Aired: 14/05/1995
  • Writer: Brent Forrester
  • Director: Jim Reardon

Synopsis

The children of Springfield wage war on Shelbyville, after their beloved town lemon tree comes up missing. The fathers of Springfield take Ned’s RV to search for their boys and bring back their lemon tree.

Memorable Quotes

Homer – “That trees been in Springfield since the time of our forefathers. Give it back, or we’ll bust in there and take it!”

Tow Truck Man – “Bust in here and take it? You must be stupider than you look”

Homer “Stupider like a fox!”

Bart – “Okay, here’s how it goes. I’m the leader. Milhouse is my loyal sidekick. Nelson’s the tough guy, Martin’s the smart guy, and Todd’s the quiet religious guy who ends up going crazy”

Things You May have Missed

  • The Shelbyvillians drink Fudd Beer which was introduced in “Colonel Homer” (8F19), You can shop at the Speed-E-Mart, drink at Joe’s Tavern and the Shelby Elementary School is tended by a Scottish female groundskeeper.
  • The grasses in Springfield and Shelbyville are different shades of green.
  • Milhouse wears red shoes with his camouflage outfit.

Couchgag

The family is in black and white and wearing Mickey Mouse gloves.

Chalkboard

“The First Amendment does not cover burping”

Movie Influence

A hint of Mad Max 2: Road Warrior in the scene where they are guarding the tree in the scrap yard

16. Homer the Smithers

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  • Season: 7
  • Episode: 145 (3F14)
  • First Aired: 25/02/1996
  • Writer: John Swartzwelder
  • Director: Steven Dean Moore

Synopsis

Smithers takes a much-needed vacation and, to insure his position at the nuclear plant, he hires Homer as his temporary replacement for Mr. Burns.

Memorable Quotes

Homer – “I think Smithers picked me because of my motivational skills. Everyone says they have to work a lot harder when I’m around”

Mr Burns – “Do-nuts? I told you I don’t like ethnic food!”

Things You May have Missed

  • Smithers uses an Apple Mac.
  • One of the drag car racers at the Springfield Dragway is sponsored by Amalgamated Pornography.

Couchgag

The Simpsons are wearing fez hats and drive to the couch in minicars. When they put their cars in park, all of them honk twice.

Written by Jay

A caffeine based life form. Current Editor-in-Chief here at Joyenergizer.

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