The Greatest Show on Earth

May 5, 2006

The Simpsons is the greatest television show of all time, regardless of what the clowns at TV Guide say. I mean, how can you go wrong with quotes like this?

Skinner: And, in a gutless act of political correctness, pizza day will now be known as Italian-American sauce bread day. Italian Chef: Ah, now that's a-sensitivity. Right Giuseppe? [the monkey claps...] Giuseppe is such a happy monkey!
Homer: I'm not looking for fame or glory. I'm just trying to buy that stairway to heaven Jesus sang of. Flanders: That was Led Zeppelin. Homer: Psh. Get back to your bong hippie.
Homer: So, a graduate student, huh? How come you guys can go to the moon but you can't make my shoes smell good?

That kind of writing is simply classic. The greatest episode of all time? Quite possibly, Homer: Bad Man. It just doesn't get much funnier than that.

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