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“G-File Outrage!”

From a reader:

Jonah,

I’m horrified by your latest G-File, specifically the question regarding the best episode of the Simpsons. The best episode (and I’ve made sure to carefully study all of them) is also, coincidentally, one of the most politically conservative:

The one where Homer becomes the head of the Union.

Not only does it have oodles of hilarious union-bashing (the body on the football field, the boy from 1905 that they wall up in the abandoned coke oven, etc.), but you have:

– the opening montage where McBain kills an entire dinner party with a

machine gun (including the orchestra, who continue playing during his rampage)

– the evil German dentist (“Why must you turn my office into a house of

lies!? Let’s look at a book, Ralph, the Big Book of British Smiles…”)

– Mr. Burns giving a tour of his house, including a thousand monkeys at a

thousand typewriters (“It was the best of times, it was the BLURST OF TIMES!

You stupid monkey!”)

– The townspeople commencing looting the instant the power goes out

Good times. 🙂

Ah well, carry on. By the way, Deep Space Homer would probably make my top

five (along with Sherry Bobbins, the X-Files crossover, and Homer becoming a

missionary — why is the word “Jebus” so damn funny?), so I guess I can’t be

too outraged.

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