TV episodes The Best Simpsons Gags  

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There are as many great Simpsons gags as there are cats for the Crazy Cat Lady to throw at you. And so I turn to the internet (I think she's talking to you) for your greatest of all time. I am starting the list with these... and, really, I almost can't rank them... its like picking which of your children you love more. Vote! ( btw, Simpsons clips are taken down from YouTube all the time by Fox ).

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Mr. Thompson


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Episode: Cape Feare

The FBI is coaching Homer on his new identity for when he goes into the Witness Relocation Program.

FBI Man #1: Tell you what, Mr. Simpson, from now on your name is Homer Thompson,at Terror Lake. Let's just practice a bit, hmmmm? So when I say hello Mr. Thompson, you say hi.
Homer: Check!
FBI Man #1: Hello, Mr. Thompson.
[Homer stares blankly]
FBI Man #1: [pause]
FBI Man #1: Now, remember, your name is Homer Thompson.
Homer: I gotcha!
FBI Man #1: Hello, Mr. Thompson.
[again Homer stares blankly]
FBI Man #1: [FBI men stare at each other]
[hours pass by]
FBI Man #1: [frustrated] Argh... Now when I say "Hello Mr. Thompson" and press down on your foot, you smile and nod.
Homer: No problem.
[stepping hard on Homer's foot]
FBI Man #1: Hello, Mr. Thompson.
[Homer stares blankly again for a few seconds]
Homer: [whispering to the FBI man next to him] I think he's talking to you.
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Is it about my cube?


Is it about my cube? is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Simpsons Gags
Photo: via Wikimedia

Episode: Homer the Smithers

Homer Simpson: Okay Mr. Burns Here are your messages: "You have thirty minutes to move your car." "You have ten minutes to move your car." "Your car has been impounded." "Your car has been crushed into a cube." "You have thirty minutes to move your cube."

Homer Simpson: [Phone Rings] Hello?

Mr. Burns: Is it about my cube?
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The Big Sandwich


The Big Sandwich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Simpsons Gags
Photo: via Reddit

Episode: Selma's Choice

After noting that Homer seems horribly ill, Marge asks Homer if he's been eating a certain sandwich. Flashback to the company picnic, where a large submarine lays on a table. Carl talks to Homer.

Carl: We hardly made a dent in that ten-foot hoagie.
Homer: I'll give it a good home.

[Homer in front of the TV, eating the sandwich.]

Marge: You've been eating that sandwich for over a week. I think the mayonnaise is starting to turn.
Homer: Two more feet, and I can fit it in the fridge.

[Marge walking up to Homer with a vaguely blue-green sandwich-looking shape.]

Marge: Homer, I found this behind the radiator. I really think you should throw it away.
Homer: Suggestion noted.

[when Marge leaves, Homer takes a big bite]

[later, after he's been forced to throw it in the trash outside...]

Homer: Marge, I'd like to be alone with the sandwich for a moment.
Marge: Are you going to eat it?
Homer: [pause] Yes.
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The Vending Machines


The Vending Machines is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Simpsons Gags
Photo: via Twitter

Episode: Marge on the Lam

Homer gets both his hands trapped inside two vending machines in the plant after work hours. After being trapped for hours, the firemen arrive.

Fireman 1: Homer, this...this is never easy to say. I'm going to have to saw your arms off. (brandishes a buzzsaw)
Homer: (plaintive) They'll grow back, right?
Fireman 1: Oh, er, yeah.
Homer: Whew!
Fireman 2: Wait Homer, are you just holding onto the can?
Homer: Your point being...?
(cut to Homer walking out of the Plant to the sound of the firemen laughing, and then running away)