Pick only one favorite 'Simpsons' quote? That's unpossible!
Okay, so yesterday's post in which I challenged everyone to name their favorite episode of "The Simpsons" — and only one episode, with no lists, no runners-up or other equivocating — drew a lot of interest. And with the 500th episode airing tomorrow, I'm going to make it even tougher on you guys with today's challenge:
Pick your favorite quote from "The Simpsons."
Again, pick only one.
Yes, only one.
It can be the quote you find the funniest, a quote that touches you (several of the people who cited "Lisa's Substitute" yesterday cited Mr. Bergstrom's note to Lisa as the reason why), one you use the most in your everyday life, or whatever. The reason, and the quote, are entirely up to you. Just pick the one, and if you want to explain why, feel free.
For me, I go with a line I use more than every other, due to my chosen profession as a TV cricket. It's from season 6's "A Star Is Burns" — the one episode Matt Groening hates, because he feels FOX forced them to do a crossover with "The Critic," but which I love — and features Homer, Marge and Jay Sherman working as judges for Springfield's film festival. Barney makes a touching film about his struggles with alcoholism, which Marge and Jay love, but Homer can't let go of his love of Hans Moleman's "Man Getting Hit By Football," and his explanation of why is my pick:
"Barney's movie had heart, but 'Football in the Groin' had a football in the groin."
Trenchant, incisive criticism there, folks. That's my pick.
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
Let Streaming Genie help you.