What's your single favourite 'SIMPSONS' episode and why?

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  1. Mitty

    Mitty Supporting Actor

    Jan 13, 1999
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    I actually have a definitive answer to this question. [​IMG]
    From Season 5: Bart's Inner Child [1F05]
    This episode is filled to the brim with phrases I use regularly:
    • Geriatric Profanity Disorder
    • Shame spiral
    • "I really don't feel like being blamed." (ahem, I use this one A LOT. [​IMG] )
    "Tramapoline! Trampopoline!"
    The Road Runner parody where Homer tosses the trampoline into the canyon.
    The Gone With The Wind reference as Marge walks amidst the landscape filled with "wounded" children.
    Kent Brockman: "Springfield will have its first annual "Do What You Feel" Festival this Saturday, whenever you feel like showing up! It'll be a welcome change from our annual, "Do As We Say" Festival started by German settlers in 1946."
    Two words: James Brown.
    Mr. Burns: "...I'm really enjoying this so-called...iced cream.
    Mayor Quimby: By the way, this young lady is not my wife, but I am sleeping with her."
    Television: "You're off the case, McGonigle!
    You're off your case, Chief!"
    Reverand Lovejoy: "I fear we've made a false idol of this Brad Goodman!"
    Marge: Homer, did you eat my whole pan of brownies?
    Homer: ...Marge, I'm feeling a lot of shame right now.
    Marge: I'm hearing that you feel a lot of shame.
    Homer: And I feel that you hear my shame.
    Marge: I'm feeling annoyance and frustration, but also tolerance.
    Homer: I feel validated by that.
    Marge: Good! I'm glad we had this talk.
    Homer: Me too.
    My single fave episode. I guess we'll see it on DVD in about a year and a half. [​IMG]
  2. Jeremy Allin

    Jeremy Allin Supporting Actor

    Oct 6, 2001
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    Season 6: Who Shot Mr. Burns (Part 1)
    (allow me to stress the 'Part 1')
    Quite simply, a wonderfully crafted season finale that kept us all guessing until the next season. Now, Part II, well...it was OK. A bit of a disappointment though. [​IMG]
    Season 6: Lisa's Rival
    Three words: Homer's Sugar Pile. One of the most hiliarious sub-plots ever created! [​IMG]
    Homer:In America, first you get the sugar, then you get the power, then you get the women...
    Beekeeper #1: Ah, very clever, Simpson. Luring our bees to your sugar pile, then selling them back to us at an inflated price.
    Homer: Bees are on the what now?
    Beekeeper #2: Simpson you diabolic... We're willing to give you $2000 for the swarm.
    Homer: DEAL!
    Beekeeper #1: Oh look, the bees are leaving.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. Rob Speicher

    Rob Speicher Supporting Actor

    Nov 24, 2000
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  4. Adam Lenhardt

    Adam Lenhardt Executive Producer

    Feb 16, 2001
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    Albany, NY
    1) Season 8: Homer vs. The Eighteenth Amendment (Informally known as "The Beer Baron Episode")
    What can I say, simply the best episode ever. Maintains the coherent storyline of the early episodes and mixes it with the brisk pace of the more modern episodes. Great character portrayal. And I've yet to miss spitting out whatever I'm drinking when Barney goes under (and comes back up with) the bar when Moe turns it into a petshop. You'd think I'd no better than to drink during that scene by now...
    2) Season 2: Bart the Daredevil
    A great, great episode. Great Evil Kineval (sp?) parody and one of the few great ones not to be overplayed to death in syndication. It was my favorite surprise on the season two set.
  5. Timothy Alexander

    Timothy Alexander Second Unit

    Jan 15, 1999
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    Season Eight: You Only Move Twice
    It's the episode where Homer takes a new job out of town that is run by evil super-villian Hank Scorpio(also happens to be one of the nicest people on the planet) who is trying to take over the world. Just an absolutely piss-funny episode.
    [after being put in the leg-up program for slow children at school]
    Bart: So, what are you in for?
    Gordy: I moved here from Canada, and they think I'm slow, eh?
    Teacher: Okay. Now, everyone take out your safety pencil and a circle of paper. This week, I hope we can finish our work on the letter "A".
    [Homer looking for motivation for his employees]
    Hank: Uh, hi, Homer. What can I do for you?
    Homer: Sir, I need to know where I can get some business hammocks.
    Hank: Hammocks? My goodness, what an idea. Why didn't I think of that? Hammocks! Homer, there's four places. There's the Hammock Hut, that's on third.
    Homer: Uh-huh.
    Hank: There's Hammocks-R-Us, that's on third too. You got Put-Your-Butt-There?
    Homer: Mm-Hmm.
    Hank: That's on third. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot... Matter of fact, they're all in the same complex; it's the hammock complex on third.
    Homer: Oh, the hammock district.
    Hank: That's right.
    [as a Bond like character escapes from one of Scorpio's torture machines]
    Hank: Stop him! He's supposed to die!
    (Homer trips Bond)
    Nice work, Homer! Am I proud of you. When you go home tonight, there's gonna be another story on your house.
    Homer: Thank you, sir.
    (Bond character gets gunned down off screen as Homer walks off)
    Then there's that great scene towards the end between the UN and Scorpio's forces with Homer sulking around having a casual conversation with Hank as people blow up in the background. Just everything about it was hilariously written.
  6. CharlesD

    CharlesD Screenwriter

    Mar 30, 2000
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    I have trouble picking 25 episodes for my Top Ten Simpsons Episodes List [​IMG]
    You Only Move Twice is definately right up for me too...
    Hank: If you need anything, you call me.
    Homer: All right. What's the number?
    Hank: I've never had to call my own company. Someone will tell you upstairs. But, Homer, on your way out, if you wanna kill somebody, it would help a lot.
  7. Mike St.Louis

    Mike St.Louis Supporting Actor

    Sep 22, 1999
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    I'm kind of partial to the episode where Homer becomes the Power Plant Union Rep.

    Marge: "Lisa needs braces!"
    Lenny: "Dental Plan!"
    Marge: "Lisa needs braces!"
    Lenny: "Dental Plan!"
    Marge: "Lisa needs braces!"
    Lenny: "Dental Plan!"
    Marge: "Lisa needs braces!"
    Lenny: "Dental Plan!"
    Marge: "Lisa needs braces!"
    Lenny: "Dental Plan!"
    Marge: "Lisa needs braces!"
    Lenny: "Dental Plan!"
    Marge: "Lisa needs braces!"
    Lenny: "Dental Plan!"

    Homer: "Where's my buritto?" "Where's my buritto?" "Where's my buritto?" OWW!

    Kent Brockman: "Homer, organized labout has been called a lumbering dinosaur.."
    Homer: "AAAAH!"
    Kent Brockman: "OK...my director is telling me not to ask you anymore questions."
    Homer: "WOO HOO!"
  8. LaMarcus

    LaMarcus Screenwriter

    Mar 7, 2002
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    One of my favorites is when "The Leader" comes to town and everybody starts to worship him.
    Rev. Lovejoy looses all his members, so the scene shows him with a can of gas pouring it in the sanctuary and he says
    Rev. Lovejoy:"I never thought I'd have to do this again"
    That's classic.
    Then Willie trys to save Homer and the kids and while negotiating a price for the rescue he says...
    Willie: I'll kidnap'em for $100, brainwash'em for $300, and kill'em for $500.
    Marge: No, no I only need the first 2.
    Willie: Okay, I'll kill'em for free
    But one of my all time fav's is a Halloween episode when Homer and the "Doll from Hell". The little Krusty doll that keeps trying to kill homer. Homer trys to get rid of the doll, he puts him in a laundry bag of dirty socks and before he closes the bag Krusty doll says...
    Krusty doll: You think your dirty socks can stop me!!
    [Homer closes the bag]
    Krusty doll: Well there are making me woozy, [bag rustles]..aaaaah........[bag goes still]...........[rustles]...ah.
  9. Josh Dial

    Josh Dial Cinematographer

    Jan 2, 2000
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    Real Name:
    Josh Dial
    "Homer at the Bat" from season 3

    The one with the MLB ringers playing for the plant softball team.

    "What's that Dad? A homemade bat?"


  10. Tom Keels

    Tom Keels Stunt Coordinator

    Aug 11, 1999
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    Itchy and Scratchy Land
    Bart: "Hey mouse say cheese"
    Hans Moleman at the bird sanctuary as the birds hit the phone booth in the style of Hitchcock's The Birds...
    "I need the biggest seed bell you've got....No that's too big."
  11. Chris Brunner

    Chris Brunner Second Unit

    May 9, 1999
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    The "Sherrie Bobbins" episode has to be one of my (many)favorites. The songs are absolutly brilliant paradoies of the Mary Poppins score.
    "Buy me a beer, two bucks a glass..."
    Sherry: And so, let us leave
    On this heartwarming scene.
    Bart: Can I be a boozehound?
    Homer: Not till you're fifteen.

    "Cut Every Corner"
    If... you... cut every corner
    It is really not so bad,
    Everybody does it,
    Even mom and dad.
    If nobody sees it,
    Then nobody gets mad,
    Bart: It's the American way!

    I've almost forgotten how the original Mary Poppins songs go. [​IMG]
    "So long Superman!!!"
  12. LewB

    LewB Screenwriter

    Feb 11, 2002
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    Not sure about the seasons or episode numbers but mine are:

    The Halloween special with 'The Raven'. Not only was it funny, and have the voice of James Earl Jones but it also reminded me of how the guys at Warner Brothers used 'The Barber of Seville' as the basis for one of the best Bugs Bunny shorts.

    The episode with the chili cook-off. Homer eats the insanity peppers goes on a search for his soul-mate.

    The episode when Homer goes into another dimension and part of the show appeared to be in 3-D.

    Then there are the one-liners that are too numerous to mention or even remember. mmmmmm forbidden donut; then you'd have to ignore all that incriminating Simpson DNA, and that would be silly !
  13. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Producer

    Aug 24, 2001
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  14. Dennis Reno

    Dennis Reno Supporting Actor

    Jun 30, 1997
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    I don't know the Season or Episode #, but it is one of the shorts from the Tree House of Horrors specials. It is the spoof of Bram Stokers Dracula with Mr. Burns as the vampire. I love the scene where Homer is going to kill Mr. Burns as he sleeps in his casket. You can't see Mr. Burns entirely, you only see the side of the casket. While holding a wooden stake and hammer, Homer asks Lisa how to kill a vampire. Lisa tells him to drive the stake through his heart. Homer begins wildly driving the stake in, yelling (not an exact quote) "Die you creature of the night..." and is interrupted when Lisa tells him "Uhhh, Dad, that's his CROTCH."

    The episode where Homer gets a gun is another favorite!
  15. charles white

    charles white Second Unit

    Jun 9, 2002
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    From last season, the Simpsons parody of Homer's Odysessy.

    Ned Flander's line: "From now on, when people get wood, they'll think of Trojans!"

    I don't know how that line got past
    Fox's censors.
  16. Rich Malloy

    Rich Malloy Producer

    Apr 9, 2000
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    "Homer at the Bat" and whatever the "Funzo" episode was called ("Gary Coleman Christmas Episode"?) are a couple that come to mind.

    My two favorite lines never really work out-of-context, but are:

    Apu: "I'm getting sick and tired of their Bombay attitude."

    Homer: "Le grille? What the hell is le grille?"
  17. Jim DiJoseph

    Jim DiJoseph Second Unit

    Dec 13, 1999
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    I'm with Adam:
    Season 2: Bart the Daredevil
    Lance Murdock to Bart on why being a daredevil is great:
    "Bones heal, chicks dig scars, and the United States of America has the best doctor-to-daredevil ratio in the world!"
    Classic episode! Classic show!
  18. Brian Perry

    Brian Perry Cinematographer

    May 6, 1999
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    Bart Gets Hit by a Car Season 2
    Burns to his team of lawyers: "You glorified notary publics!"
    For me, the more Monty, the better.
  19. Gary King

    Gary King Second Unit

    Apr 13, 1999
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    Homer vs The Eighteenth Amendment, You Only Move Twice, and the episode where Homer joins NASA are my three favorite episodes.
    "To alcohol: the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems."
    Moe: That'll be $45.
    Barney: This better be the best beer in the world!
    Barney: You got lucky.
    A lot of the Treehouse of Horror vignettes are great: The Shinning, Homer^3, Time and Punishment, and the evil Krusty Doll ("That's bad... that's good... that's bad... can I go now?") are my favorites.
  20. JasonK

    JasonK Supporting Actor

    May 10, 2000
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    I still like Marge vs. The Monorail.

    Phil Hartman plays Lyle Langley, the man who swindles Springfield into blowing excess funds on a monorail.

    Burns: Hello, my name is Mr. Snurb, and I come from a place FAR AWAY (mutters..yes, that'll do). And I think the money should go back into the local energy conserve.

    Smithers: I like the way Snrub thinks!
    Leonard Nimoy: A solar eclipse, the cosmic ballet goes on.

    Passenger Next to Him: Does anyone wanna switch seats?

    Another GREAT episode is the Mr. Plow episode, and I love Homer at the Bat and the Hank Scorpio episodes.

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