Over the years there have been a number of "Simpsons moments" which have stood out to me in particular due to their hilarity, uniqueness, or just plain absurdity. Many of these clips are recognized by Simpsons fans alike as some of the most popular and favourite Simpsons moments ever aired. Please enjoy some of my favourite Simpsons moments.

The Monorail Song


"There's nothing on Earth like a genuine, bona fide, electrified six-car monorail." Ah the monorail. One of the Simpsons classics. Nothing quite epitomizes the naivety of the town of Springfield quite like the Monorail, sold to them by the fast-talking, women-schmoozing Lyle Lanley. This classic moment from "Marge vs. the Monorail" demonstrates everything great about the Simpsons. Why simply say a point when you can sing it instead? The result is a highly amusing demonstration of Springfield's wackiest in action. The combination of catchy rhythm and snappy lyrics makes this Simpsons moment one that will go down forever in Simpsons history.


S04e12. The Simpsons: "Marge vs. the Monorail"

The Crazy Cat Lady


One of my personal favourites comes from Season 9's "Girly Edition", an episode where Bart and Lisa compete with each other as anchor's of a kids news show. This marks the first appearance of the Crazy Cat Lady, a character who shows up again frequently throughout the series. Enjoy!

S09e21. The Simpsons: "Girly Edition"

Lie Detector

The mystery of "who shot Mr. Burns" was one that puzzled virtually all Simpsons fans during the summer of 1995. The cliff-hanger ending was resolved in the first episode of season 7, entitled "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part 2)". Among the suspects was Moe Szyslak, Springfield's resident bartender, who is taken in for questioning. A classic Simpsons gag, this clip shows Simpsons humour at its best; being hilarious at the expense of one of it's grungier characters.

S07e01. The Simpsons: "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part 2)"

Maggie's First Word

For a show that constantly pushes the boundaries of absurdity and hilarity, this Simpsons clip is surprisingly sweet, showing that even an animated series with yellow-skinned characters can tug at the heart-strings. In this clip from Season 4's "Lisa's First Word", the youngest Simpson speaks her first and only word in the series. This moment exemplifies what some have dubbed "the Golden Age" of the Simpsons - a period where the show aimed to appeal dramatically as well as comically to their audience (as opposed to later episodes, where the characters became even more outrageous and the plots loosened themselves from reality).




S04e10. The Simpsons: "Lisa's First Word"