It's amazing how long this show has lasted! I remember when it was just animated shorts on The Tracy Ullman show. I watch an episode or a clip on Youtube and I forget just how funny this show is! I look forward to the Halloween specials every year. One thing I love about the show is the music. I can watch an episode and sing along with the songs. I'll catch myself absentmindedly humming them. I own Songs in the Key of Springfield and Go Simpsonic with the Simpsons. I remember showing three clips of the show to my English class in high school: the one where Lisa reads The Raven, the one where Lisa stole another student's diorama and hides it under the floorboards and the one where Homer sells his soul for a donut. I remember watching clips of The Simpsons once when we were in France and once when we were Spain. I remember my parents driving through Provence in our rental car and my brother and I would be in the backseat listening to The Simpsons Sing the Blues. Once, we were in London and I got a Bart Simpson doll. In an art museum, we were gently tossing it back and forth. A guard good-naturedly said to us, "No Bart Simpsons allowed in the museum." I love how they all have evolved into complex characters. Bart's no longer the skateboarding brat with the limited repitoire of catch phrases. Lisa went from being the bookish saxaphone player to being a vegetarian Buddhist. There's more to Homer than just the slow-witted man prone to fly off the handle. He's shown himself to be a loving father who doesn't always make the best decisions. Selma's a lesbian, Maude Flanders died. Apu is married with octuplets. Although, it's the damndest thing, we STILL don't know where Springfield is located! There isn't really an episode I hate, there are just some I particularly love: Stark Raving Dad: Homer is mistakenly sent to a mental instiution where he meets a patient who thinks he's Michael Jackson. Radio Bart: Bart gets a Superstar Celebrity microphone for his birthday, and uses it to play pranks on everybody. Black Widower: Selma marries Sideshow Bob and Bart suspects he wants to kill her. Kamp Krusty: Bart and Lisa go to Kamp Krusty, and it's nothing like they expected. A Streetcar Named Marge: Marge gets the lead in Springfield's production of the musical version of A Streetcar Named Desire. It's not that I don't like these episodes, I didn't like the way Bart acted in two episodes. Bart did seem particularly cruel / selfish / bratty in Bart vs. Thanksgiving and My Sister, My Sitter, and that's the only times I feel he should have been slapped.