I figured that The Simpsons is at least half as popular as Buffy the Vampire Slayer ( ) and I also noticed that there's no "all-encompassing" thread devoted to the beloved citizens of Springfield... So I thought I'd give this a shot. I figure that Home Theater Forum and The Simpsons would go well together, seeing as how they're both enjoyed by people of extremely high intellect and stunningly good taste. I'm hoping that this thread can cover anything that we Simpsons freaks would enjoy reading/discussing, including but not limited to: - Favorite quotes, episodes and characters. - Your thoughts on recent episodes, or syndicated episodes you've just seen for the first time. - Behind-the-scenes news (be it for the show itself or the DVD sets). - Discussions on why The Simpsons has had such staying power. - Subtext, movie/TV/literary "in-jokes", social commentary, obscure references, "adult" humor, etc. - If and when The Simpsons has "jumped the shark". (I say it still hasn't!) - Whether or not you think that The Simpsons is 'appropriate' for young kids. - Specifically why you adore, like or detest the show. (I still say it's the best comedy series that TV has ever produced.) - Whether or not you collect any Simpsons memorabilia, what sort, and why. - The history! - The eventual movie! - The impact that The Simpsons has had on popular culture, and not solely in a "T-shirt" capacity. - The Simpsons "finest hour", whether that means your favorite season, episode, or musical number. Seeee...myyyy...vest! - The most surprising, amusing or memorable guest stars. - Any aspect of the show that you think has regressed or worsened in some respect. - Thoughts, news, opinions about the cast and crew. - If you are not a Simpsons fan, feel free to include your opinions as well, but please articulate your thoughts. Nothing kills the mood like a post that reads simply "That show sux. Cartones are for little kids and idots." My inspiration for this thread is fairly simple: I simply love the show, and when I get the chance to discuss The Simpsons with friends who are also passionate fans - we generally make each other laugh. Here in Philadelphia, Fox runs The Simpsons every weekday at 6:30 and 7:00pm. They could run six consecutive episodes and you wouldn't hear me complaining. Even episodes I've seen 7 times still never fail to entertain. All right, enough blather from me. Hopefully we can get this rolling nicely. Remind me later to tell you about 1) my blind aunt who thought (for almost three seasons) that The Simpsons was a live-action sitcom and 2) the upcoming episode that has Homer smoking lots of marijuana (for medicinal purposes, of course). In the immortal words of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon: Thank you! Come again!