With the third and final presidential debate taking place today, followed by the Presidential Election in the coming weeks, I thought it would be nice to reflect back on some of the funniest political satire that The Simpsons produced. I talk, of course, of the Citizen Kang segment in Treehouse of Horror VII.
So many moments…
On empty statements:
“As a young boy I dreamed of being a baseball, but tonight I say: we must move forward, not backward; upward, not forward; and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!”
This might be a recurring theme if I feel like doing more list-worthy things for The Simpsons.
Although its humour is what lured most of us into the show, it is the genuine emotion of the characters that made us keep watching. So many episodes have great moments of emotion, that if I were to do a top 10 like many other blogs have done, some underrated moments might not be seen. This won’t be a feature where it will always be a top 10: some days it might be a lot, some it might be a few – it depends on the theme. Just consider this a list of the greatest moments in The Simpsons that made you teary-eyed before, and will likely do so again. So without further ado, here is the list:
25. Lisa’s Sax (season 9)
The story of Lisa’s saxophone has an amazing ending, with Lisa playing the sax solo from Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty as a montage of her saxophone performances through the years plays on the screen. Included in the montage is her playing in Moaning Lisa, Lisa’s Pony, Homer’s Triple Bypass (?), and Separate Vocations. The video is poorly recorded and in another language, but hopefully if you haven’t seen the episode before the theme is still clear.
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ON AN ALL-NEW “THE SIMPSONS”
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, ON FOX
Jon Lovitz (“Hot in Cleveland”) Makes Guest-Voice Appearance
All-New Halloween-Themed Episode!
Destined to be yet another classic Halloween-themed episode of THE SIMPSONS, in the opener of the 23rd annual “Treehouse of Horror,” we go back to ancient times when a Mayan Homer and Marge are witnesses to the prediction by ancient calendar makers that 2012 will be the end of the world. In “The Greatest Story Ever Holed,” the first of three spine-chilling stories, the Springfield Subatomic Supercollider creates a black hole that terrorizes the city, sucking up everything in its path. Then, in “UNnormal Activity” the Simpsons install cameras all over the house when things start to go bump in the night and Marge discovers it may have to do with an unholy pact she made some years prior. In the final thrilling tale, “Bart & Homer’s Excellent Adventure,” Bart travels to 1974 to buy a comic book at cover price but inadvertently disrupts Homer and Marge’s courtship, leading Marge to end up with Artie Ziff (guest voice Jon Lovitz) in the all-new “Treehouse of Horror XXIII” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Oct. 7 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-2317) (TV-PG D, L, S, V)
Voice Cast: Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson; Julie Kavner as Marge Simpson; Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson and Nelson; Yeardley Smith as Lisa Simpson; Harry Shearer as Skinner; Pamela Hayden as Milhouse and Jimbo; Tress MacNeille as Dolph
Guest Voice Cast: Jon Lovitz as Artie Ziff
Some preview videos:
A true gem to start off the 5th season of the Simpsons, Homer’s Barbershop Quartet will be turning nineteen tomorrow. Certainly among my favourites from that season, the episode boasts more than a few memorable scenes. Since I can’t find all of them on the web, I’ll leave you with a couple scenes that many fans probably remember from the episode: