ETA: The Most Meaningless Milestone of All!
The Simpsons stumble across another of those events where it seems that everybody else in Springfield knew about it in advance, but there's a reason for it this time; it's a town meeting that decides that they have had enough of the Simpsons' antics and vote to run them out of town.
"Bart's Earned a Day Off" Epic Chalkboard Gag, and an equally Epic Couch Gag. ALL of them in order to create a great collage.
"Secret Meeting Caterers." Gotta love Springfield having a business for everything.
Rabbi Krustofsky and Sideshow Bob cameos! It was great to see all the callbacks (the drunken run through the school, Bart destroying the school gym, blowing up the whale, Henrietta Hippo), and that, yes, Flanders was the lone objector to the Simpson's banishment. Who was, of course, ejected via battering ram.
"I <3 The Breakdown of Society" I also love any and all variations on the opening theme. Love Homer getting tired of watching Fox...literally.
Homer and Marge disguised as Burns and Smithers was such a great visual, much like the assassin and Burns as Homer and Marge back in the Flying Hellfish episode. Mr. Teeny as Smithers and kissing Burns (with Smithers realizing that all he needed to do was ask) was equally as great.
"Thanks for 500 shows. All we ask is you go out and get some fresh air before logging on the Internet and saying how much this sucked." That being said...WHY did everyone move out the Outlands? Homer's "Take Drugs and Shoot Things" banner? Oh right, the Simpsons mentioned that the Outlands accepted all for who they were. Also, you could take drugs and shoot things.
The writers' strategy of "Holy crap, people are actually gonna pay attention to this one, we better try for once!" seems to have paid off. Loved this one.
Edited by InvaderNorbert, Feb 19, 2012 @ 9:49 PM.