Could it really be anything else? You can put The Simpsons in almost any category you like and it will come out on top. Best animated show. Best sitcom. Best family show. The list goes on. It's ageless, both in the quality of the jokes and the people it appeals to. Bart was originally intended as the focus of the show, but the brilliance of the writing means the rest of the family has come to be equally beloved. People complain about a dip in quality now that it's reaching its third decade, but even sub-par Simpsons is better than 90% of TV comedy. At its greatest, it's untouchable. Best. Show. Ever.
King Size Homer (Season 7, Episode 7). The family patriarch tries to eat himself to 300lb and thus qualify as disabled so he can work at home. An unimprovable mix of sharp dialogue, hilarious site gags and heart.
Did You Know?
Bart is the only character not to be named after a member of creator Matt Groening's family.
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