Favourite Simpsons episode?

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    Since my Citizen Kane thread turned into The Simpsons I figured I'd start a new one. Name some of your all time favourite simpsons episodes. Also some of your favourite simpsons quotes, characters, whatever.

    Hard for me to think up a favourite simpsons episode but Marge VS The Monorail is up there for sure. As for characters I love how Skinner and Chalmers play off each other. Moe is always excellent and Ned Flanders is the greatest antagonist ever written for Homer Simpson.
     
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    The movie!

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    Worst. Cross-thread. Topic. Ever!
     
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    Season 4 through Season 8ish
    Pure. Gold.

    rosebud is obviously great, but also when they have the actual rolling stones performing on a trash heap
    the monorail where leonard nimoy says "my job here is done" "But you didn't do anything!" "oh, didn't i?" and then he teleports away

    Fuck I still love you Simpsons.
     
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    It was The Who, they were on top of a wall made of trash, and that was season 12.

    The Rolling Stones did appear later on when they taught a rock and roll camp, though. But that was two seasons later.


    Also, for the record, I remembered all of this completely offhand.
     
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    Embarrassing for Daniel!

    One week ban.
     
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    Gil Gunderson. There is something amazing about a down on his luck salesman, who should probably not be a salesman to begin with. I don't know what it is, but I find myself laughing hard whenever he starts rambling into a self-depricating sales pitch.

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    Jeremy Freedman. So it goes without saying that I also love Pimply-faced Teen. "If I had a girlfriend, she'd kill me." I don't know why, but this character also cracks me up...did you know his mom is Lunch Lady Doris? Yeah, neither did I.

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    Cletus Spuckler. Red-neckiness is timeless. Whether it's the scenes from the parenting class or giving a day off to his pig instead of his wife. Cletus is everything I strive to avoid. He's like everything I ever needed from King of the Hill, but never got.

    I guess what I love about these characters, is that even in the less than great seasons, their schtick still runs true. The deviation in hilarity mainly fell on the title characters of the Simpson's running off track of earlier, funnier characterizations, as well as the humor becoming more contemporary and topical. They also fell to making whole episodes where the jokes were all just "what if everything was Irish, or in space, or the Harlem Globetrotters came to the island." Still I have great love for the Simpsons, and even there worst seasons are still better than some of the middling seasons other sitcoms have produced.

    One of my favorite episodes has to be 22 Short Films About Springfield. Modeled after Pulp Fiction and filled with some of the most amazing moments of Season 7. I love the side characters of the Simpson's and this episode delivered story after story. Each written to deliver a quick gag.

    Marge vs. The Monorail is also great, Wes. Lyle Lanley is amazing and that also reminds me of how Phil Hartman's death greatly impacted the series as a whole when they retired most of his characters.
     
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    During the bowling team episode, he says that he couldn't get a lane for his own mother, which prompts her appearing and saying "I have no son."

    Yeah, also remembered that offhand.
     
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    Fuck Longo and fuck this topic. God I hate you Longo.
     
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    My favourite episode is definitely Itchy and Scratchy Land. Chalked full of incredible quotes, including my all time favourite:

    "Attention Marge Simpson, we have your son in the detention facility. Attention Marge Simpson, we also have your older, balder, fatter son."

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    I'll have to think long and hard over this.

    BRB
     
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    Man all this topic switching is making me thirsty!
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    My favorite episode was when Bart tried to be a dare devil. Then at the end, Homer talked Bart out of jumping Springfield Gorge only to fall in himself.
     
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    You guys have had me thinking about The Simpsons all day. So I just got home and put in a random DVD (Simpsons are all mixed up between cases) and BAM! - Marge vs. the Monorail.
     
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    The suspect is hatless! I repeat, hatless!
     
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    Homers new job was a great episode.

    My personal favorite though is an Abe heavy episode. The Flying Hellfish!
     
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    Ok after giving it some thought It's impossible for me to pick just 1. I can't even do a top ten. So here are my top 25!


    #25 Trash of the Titans
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    #24 Bart's Comet
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    #23 Flaming Moe's
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    #22 Homer VS The 18th Amendment
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    #21 Deep Space Homer
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    #20 Homer and Apu
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    #19 The Itch and Scratchy... and Poochy Show
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    #18 Homer's Phobia
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    #17 Treehouse of Horror V
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    #16 Summer of 4 ft 2
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    #15 Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk
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    #14 Homer the Heretic
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    #13 The Homer They Fall
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    #12 22 Short Films About Sprinfield
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    #11 Homerpalooza
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    #10 Two Bad Neighbours
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    #9 You Only Move Twice
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    #8 Lisa the Vegetarian
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    #7 Mother Simpson
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    #6 Homer Goes to College
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    #5 Who Shot Mr Burns (Part 1 & 2)
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    I know that's cheating, I don't care it's my list


    #4 Mr. Plow
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    #3 Marge VS The Monorail
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    #2 El Viaje de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage Of Homer)
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    #1 Last Exit to Springfield
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