Best. Episodes. Ever.
Though I think they're wrong about the worst. In honor of the upcoming 300th episode of the Simpsons
, Entertainment Weekly looks back at the 25 best episodes and 1 worst. May the arguments, and uneeded meme generation, begin.
posted by eyeballkid
on Feb 1, 2003 -
Save me, Jebus!
In the episode Missionary: Impossible
, Homer is sent overseas to be a missionary. En route he cries out "Save me, Jebus!" The gag is, of course, that Homer is the last person in the world who should be acting as a missionary (that is, assuming that anyone should in the first place).
Well leave it to the good people of the Internet
to take this sacrilicious ball and run with it. And run. And run.
In the spirit of good nerdliness, it behooves us to note that Jebus is, in fact, a real place.
posted by condour75
on Oct 1, 2002 -
Despite Homer Simpson's worst fears, the Albuquerque Isotopes will take the field next year. However, the team is not originally from Springfield, but from Calgary. The city's AAA baseball team will move to New Mexico next year.
posted by xmutex
on Sep 6, 2002 -
Homer Simpson: Hack your DVD player.
It seems in countries in which the DVD Copy Control Authority doesn't own the government, even the giants of corpmedia don't like the "protection" features the platform foists on consumers. On Fox's Simpsons UK DVD release FAQ page, Homer himself says "I have no idea whatsoever what regional coding means. But it is essential that you buy a multi-regional player. Do it now." Is the DVD region-coding system really only relevant in the United States?
posted by Vetinari
on Jul 11, 2002 -
are indubitably America's first family, and since I'm spending my unemployed Friday afternoon looking for fun instead of looking for work, I thought I'd share. Find a favorite! "See my vest...." to "Ay, Caramba!" Have they lost their zing? Is it time to end (troll) the best TV show of all time
posted by BitterOldPunk
on Jun 28, 2002 -
Could the end be near
for cult television cartoon family "The Simpsons?"
"I think we are closer to winding it up," the television show's creator, Matt Groening told the Financial Times in an interview published Tuesday."
posted by jcterminal
on Apr 30, 2002 -
Simpsons Producer Apologizes to Rio.
James Brooks, executive producer of "The Simpsons," apologized to Rio de Janeiro this week for a recent episode of the long-running animated show in which the city was depicted with rats and monkeys teeming on its streets. "We apologize to the lovely city and people of Rio de Janeiro," Brooks said in a statement on Friday. "If that doesn't settle the issue, Homer Simpson offers to take on the President of Brazil on Fox Celebrity Boxing," he added.
posted by ncurley
on Apr 13, 2002 -
Rio Blames It On The Simpsons.
'The Simpsons...visited Brazil last week (and) made some offbeat observations. (They) found that Rio de Janeiro is a city where all men are bisexual, where fearsome monkeys roam the streets, and tourists are kidnapped by taxi drivers and mugged by children. Unfortunately, the Rio tourist board did not see the funny side and is preparing to sue the producers, Fox, for damage to its international image and loss of revenue. The issue threatens to become a diplomatic incident.
How something so obviously ripping the shit out of stereotyping can be so misinterpreted is beyond me, but now 'The Brazilian president, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, has entered the fray claiming that the cartoon "brought a distorted vision of Brazilian reality.
Surely the shows makers were trying to do a service to Rio by rubbishing the stereotypes? Apologies, I ain't seen the show, but if you did, what did you think?
posted by boneybaloney
on Apr 9, 2002 -
"Bart to the Future", Simpsons Season 11 Episode 13
(airdate 2000-03-19), featured the following quote from a wheelchair-bound Krusty 30-years in the future: "Let's start off with a joke. I got one: What's the difference between Pakistan and a pancake? I don't know any pancakes that were nuked by India! Ha-ha! What? Too soon?"
posted by gojomo
on Dec 30, 2001 -
The Simpsons Get Respectable
in this play where all the characters from the show act out Hamlet? It's a one-man show in New Jersey, but I'd pay to see this. It proves Hamlet's weird universality, but seeing Apu as "the first murderer" has got to be a rush. (via TV Tattle)
posted by rev-
on Aug 3, 2001 -
65 minor characters battle it out, single-elimination tournament style. Sure, we all saw Troy McClure's rout of Uter coming a mile away, but did you really think Hans Moleman had what it took to knock off Rev. Lovejoy? Your votes help determine which supporting player is the supporting-est on The Road to Springfield
posted by jjg
on Jun 2, 2001 -
Somebody can't take a joke...
A lewd e-mail picture showing the cartoon character Bart Simpson in a sexual clinch has cost 10 people
their jobs at a big British insurance company. Eighty others
have been suspended
posted by murray_kester
on Jan 4, 2001 -
One wonders why they don't include a pewter figure of Mr. Burns to encourage future capitalists.
posted by ed
on Dec 12, 2000 -
ride's along with K-Mart's Blue Light Special
to offer free internet access and email. While what is considered the top ISP offering free internet; NetZero
, it would just seem much cooler
to be email@example.com
posted by sikk
on Feb 9, 2000 -
Did anyone watch the Simpsons Sunday night? Did you notice how bad it sucked? Maybe it was on purpose
, as a response to the feud
going on between the show's writers and the alt.tv.simpsons newsgroup.
posted by jkottke
on Feb 6, 2000 -
First off, let me say that I love the Simpsons
more than any other TV show I've ever seen. I've been enjoying their new site since they relaunched it last week, taking the quizzes
(best score so far an 8 out of 10), checking out the anniversary stuff, and even coveting some stuff in the store
. I notice they're giving away @simpsons.com email, but it requires you to setup a free dialup account
. I'm on a cable line and don't have a modem, so I guess I don't get a free email account, but what disturbs me about the free simpsons ISP account is the ad interface
. It features a "health meter" to make sure you're clicking enough ads to please the ISP, sort of turning annoying web ads into tamagotchis
. Isn't looking at ads enough? Since when should you force users to click on ads just to continue their use of the product? Let's hope this isn't a trend that will spread.
posted by mathowie
on Jan 22, 2000 -