Tis’ no man. Tis’ a remorseless eatin’ machine. Arr.
The Raven made me a fan for life (Marge’s hair is so tall, it’s continued on the next portrait.)
One of the early episodes, Bart gets stuffed in a trash can by Nelson then sent a-rollin’ down the street. The POV is Bart’s and the world spins around and around. Followed by:
“Odd, usually the blood gets off at the second floor.”
“But Marge, it works on any Ayatollah. Ayatollah Nakhbadeh, Ayatollah Zahedi. Even as we speak, Ayatollah Razmara and his cadre of fanatics are consolidating their power”
Homer is surprisingly up to date on Iranian internal politics.
Homer’s “Land of Chocolate” fantasy in the episode where the Germans buy out the power plant.
“You were talking about chocolate?”
“That was ten minutes ago.”
“Here’s to alcohol: The cause of, and solution to all of Life’s problems!”
Which led to the announcement over the loudspeaker–
"Here is the list of layoffs, in alphabetical order:
Simpson, Homer J.
That is all."
Homer: Lisa, honey, are you saying you’re never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon?
Homer: Pork chops?
Lisa: Dad! Those all come from the same animal!
Homer: Yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal!
I literally fell off the couch laughing the first time I saw the scene.
“You did it, Nibbles! Now chew through my ball sack.”
He has referred to Hawking at least 2 other times, once calling him “The Wheelchair Guy,” but then in another ep. as “Someone whom I have never heard about ever.”
“No TV and no beer makes Homer something something.”
Some scenes are legendarily good, but it’s individual lines of dialogue that stick with me.
“Come on Homer, Japan will be fun! You liked Rashomon!”
“That’s not how I remember it!”
“Monster put card in wallet.”
And Kent Brockman’s line about Springfield’s newfound wealth ensuring that everyone will soon be enjoying golden showers…
The town meeting leading up to the number also had its moments.
Twirling towards freedom.
Pray for Mojo.
And another candidate for my absolute favorite moment, “All right, Ganesh has been subdued.”
Moe: Hey, Clinton, get back to work!
Clinton: Make me!
This is one of my favorites as well. I also like all opening sequences.