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How The "Steamed Hams" Scene From The Simpsons Spawned An Entire Bizarre Subculture

Updated 17 Sep 2019 83.6k views14 items

If you're from Albany, NY, you are probably familiar with the colloquialism "Steamed Hams." For the uninformed, "Steamed Hams" is a slang term Albany denizens use for hamburgers, at least according to Seymour Skinner. In The Simpsons episode "22 Short Films About Springfield," Skinner serves his dinner guest, Superintendent Chalmers, a tray of Krusty Burgers, referring to them as "Steamed Hams." The bit is often touted as one of the funniest moments in Simpsons history, and in late 2017, it served as a muse to meme makers.

The origins of the "Steamed Hams" meme are scattered at best, and some of the best "Steamed Hams" videos were made for the sheer purpose of sh*tposting on message boards. These Simpsons memes have crossed into the realm of the mainstream internet and real life. The Simpsons can be eerily prophetic, but it can also be absurd and entertaining, as these memes prove. Get ready for Principal Skinner and Superintendent Chalmers to become your favorite Springfield citizens.

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