Let’s face it. There’s simply nothing better than coming home from a long day at work, sitting on the couch, and watching a sitcom. Now, when it comes to your favorite sitcom, that’s obviously subjective. However, I think we can agree (deep down) that The Simpson’s is one of the all-time greats, and always will be.
So, in celebration of the deliciously unhinged show, we’re listing off 5 episodes that guarantee belly-ache laughter to make your post-work relaxation more enjoyable than ever, without the need to drop the needle of Tame Impala Currents, or another lousy night of YouTube to mp3 conversion. Let’s begin.
Bart The Daredevil – Season 2, Episode 8
Homer accidentally skating over a cliff was hilarious enough, but then he falls the whole way. You think the joke’s over, but after he’s rescued, I’m delighted to confirm that Homer takes a vicious plummet for the second time. Upon my first unsuspecting viewing, I violently spilled my drink absolutely everywhere – it was just absolute slapstick gold.
Homer at the Bat – Season 3, Episode 17
Of course Mr Burns would use his wealth to buy the all-star players off a major league baseball team to win a casual employees game of softball. If that isn’t outrageous enough, The Simpsons somehow convinced these real-life sports celebrities to lend their voices to this unforgettable episode.
Marge vs The Monorail – Season 4, Episode 12
Writer Conan O’Brian’s undisputed masterwork (amidst many other gems) was Marge vs The Monorail. The notion that a conman can easily convince the unbelievably naive citizens of Springfield to install a faulty monorail is so ridiculously funny you just have to jump in and catch the ride.
Last Exit To Springfield – Season 4, Episode 17
What’s funnier than Homer becoming head of the workers union, Lenny getting punched in the back of the head, Burns being more evil/corrupt than the devil himself, and a socially inept dentist leaving the laughing gas on? Absolutely nothing. There’s a reason this episode is consistently cited as one of The Simpson’s greatest triumphs, and to truly comprehend why, you’ll just have to watch it yourself.
Cape Feare – Season 5, Episode 2
Of all the minor characters, few are as memorable as sideshow Bob. Watching Bob continuously hit himself with a rake has become a cultural artifact in itself, all the while writer Jon Vitt manages to pay homage to Scorsesse’s thriller without skipping a beat.
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