<p>Your humble critic's favorite &quot;Simpsons&quot;&nbsp;quote comes from season 6's &quot;A&nbsp;Star is Burns.&quot;</p>

Your humble critic's favorite "Simpsons" quote comes from season 6's "A Star is Burns."

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Pick only one favorite 'Simpsons' quote? That's unpossible!

What one line of dialogue stands out above the rest from 499 episodes?

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.

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<p>Ricky Gervais and Warwick Davis in &quot;Life's Too Short.&quot;</p>

Ricky Gervais and Warwick Davis in "Life's Too Short."

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Review: Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's 'Life's Too Short' comes to HBO

'The Office' duo underwhelm with yet another celebrity-related mockumentary
When Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's showbiz satire "Extras" was coming to the end of its second and final season on HBO, Gervais told me that he felt he and Merchant had, between that show and the original "The Office," done as much as they could with the notion of people who will do anything to be famous.
"We're never going to do anything to do with media again," he told me, explaining that they were probably going to be done with it after "The Office," until they realized their newfound celebrity gave them a chance to do one more story on a higher level featuring cameos from their new pals. "It seemed right. We were fresh to it and we thought we had a fresh approach to it. We never would have done it if we couldn't find a new angle. There's no point in telling someone something twice. It's worth exploring the same themes -- relationships, wasting your life -- all of those things are worth because they're fundamental. It's not like humans have moved on, you know, 'We're going to give up relationships.' But we've pretty much, that's our Picasso blue period -- that's our fame period."
As it turned out, Gervais and Merchant weren't quite done with their fame period, after all. That second season of "Extras" was followed by a Christmas special that repeated some of the satiric points they had made on in the regular episodes, albeit at greater length and with more of a dramatic bent. And now the two have created "Life's Too Short," yet another mockumentary about a man — little person actor Warwick Davis (the lead Ewok in "Return of the Jedi" and Professor Flitwick in the Harry Potter films, among other roles), playing a debased version of himself — willing to suffer endless humiliation to hang onto his incredibly modest level of celebrity. (The first season already aired in the UK, and it debuts Sunday night at 10:30 on HBO.)
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<p>&quot;The Simpsons&quot;&nbsp;as they looked nearly 500 episodes ago.</p>

"The Simpsons" as they looked nearly 500 episodes ago.

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Best. Episode. Ever? Pick your 'Simpsons' favorite

As the show prepares to air its 500th episode, what's the one you love best?

"The Simpsons" airs its 500th episode this Sunday night. "At Long Last Leave," like many latter-day "Simpsons" outings, features a story we've seen variations on several times before (including in "The Simpsons Movie"), but also features many funny jokes that affirm my belief that I'm happier to live in a world that keeps giving us new "Simpsons" episodes (especially when they are occasionally as great as "Holidays of Future Passed") than I will be in the one where that inevitably stops. The couch gag in particular is marvelous, and actually made me choke up a bit. 

The show has been on so long, has passed so many anniversaries, that I've run out of deep thoughts to say about the series at this latest milestone. So instead, I will borrow a suggestion from Time's Jame Poniewozik, who took the occasion of the 500th episode to both declare his own favorite "Simpsons" episode ever ("Homer's Enemy," which I've never liked) and to invite viewers to do the same.

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<p>Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) got her Joker on in last night's &quot;30 Rock.&quot;</p>

Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) got her Joker on in last night's "30 Rock."

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'30 Rock' - 'The Tuxedo Begins': Why so SERIOUS?

Liz tries to game the system, Jack reacts to a mugging and Jenna embraces a new normal

A review of last night's "30 Rock" coming up just as soon as I send my daughter off to a baby leadership conference...

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<p>Amy Poehler and Louis C.K. on &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Amy Poehler and Louis C.K. on "Parks and Recreation."

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'Parks and Recreation' - 'Dave Returns': It's complicated

Louis C.K. is back as Leslie's cop ex-boyfriend

Louis C.K. came back to "Parks and Recreation" tonight, and I have a review of the episode coming up just as soon as I make mature women swoon when I play...

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<p>Donald Glover in &quot;Community.&quot;</p>

Donald Glover in "Community."

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Why I miss 'Community': Because it's hard to be Jewish in Russia, yo

One of many hilarious musical numbers the show has given us

"Community" fans got one bit of good news today, but it wasn't THE good news we've all been hoping for, which is NBC announcing a return date for the show. And as long as "Community" and its fans remain in limbo, I'm going to mark every Thursday at 8 with a different clip exemplifying just why it is that I love and miss it.

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<p>Jason Isaacs in &quot;Awake.&quot;</p>

Jason Isaacs in "Awake."

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NBC gives 'Awake' an early-rising preview

Jason Isaacs drama's pilot available weeks before its broadcast debut

For the second time in about a month, NBC has decided to make the entire pilot episode for one of its new dramas available through non-traditional means weeks in advance of its broadcast debut. In mid-January, it was "Smash." Now, it's "Awake," which won't air on NBC until Thursday, March 1 at 10 p.m., but is up on NBC.com, Hulu (as embedded below) and at least some cable On Demand systems. (Though it is not, as of this writing, up on iTunes the way the "Smash" pilot was.) 

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<p>&quot;Breaking Bad&quot;&nbsp;alum will be appearing on &quot;Community&quot;&nbsp;sometime later this season.</p>

"Breaking Bad" alum will be appearing on "Community" sometime later this season.

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'Community' gets 'Breaking Bad' alum Giancarlo Esposito to guest star

What plan does the former Gus Fring have in mind for the study group?

I'll have the latest installment in my Why I Miss "Community" series up tonight at 8 (hint: there's a song involved), but while we still wait for news on when and where the Greendale gang will be making their return to NBC, I have a bit of news about one of the episodes we will eventually get to see, someday, somewhere.

As first reported by Vulture's Joe Adalian, the show has cast Giancarlo Esposito — aka Gustavo "The Chicken Man" Fring from the last few seasons of "Breaking Bad" — in an upcoming episode.

The show is, understandably, trying to keep details tight about the story Esposito is involved in, but I can tell you that he plays Gilbert, a long-time employee of Pierce's late, very racist father Cornelius Hawthorne, and that he presents Pierce and the rest of the study group with a challenge related to Cornelius' inheritance.

Esposito (who's also made some guest appearances this year on "Once Upon a Time") joins a very interesting guest star roster this season that's already featured Michael Kenneth Williams, John Goodman and (as himself) Luis Guzman.

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<p>New &quot;CSI&quot;&nbsp;cast member Elisabeth Shue.</p>

New "CSI" cast member Elisabeth Shue.

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The Morning Round-Up (Cop Show Edition): 'CSI' & 'Southland'

Elisabeth Shue joins 'CSI,' while Officer Cooper celebrates a milestone

Morning Round-Up, part 2, with brief thoughts on last night's "CSI" and Tuesday night's "Southland" (which I just watched), coming up just as soon as you squeeze my hand...

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<p>A shirtless James Wolk and Eliza Coupe in &quot;Happy Endings.&quot;</p>

A shirtless James Wolk and Eliza Coupe in "Happy Endings."

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The Morning Round-Up (Sitcom Edition): 'Suburgatory' & 'Happy Endings'

Both ABC comedies show off their weaker sides

Just to try something slightly different, I'm splitting the morning round-up into a couple of posts today by genre: a couple of cop dramas in a bit, and quick reviews of "Suburgatory" and "Happy Endings" coming up just as soon as I call for an across-the-board chillaxing while wearing an indoor scarf...

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