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You Only Move Twice (1996 Simpsons episode)

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The second episode of The Simpsons’ eighth season. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 3, 1996. The episode, based on a story idea by Greg Daniels, has three major concepts: the family moves to a new town; Homer gets a friendly, sympathetic boss; and that boss, unbeknownst to Homer, is a supervillain. Bart, Lisa, and Marge each have individual secondary storylines. It was directed by Mike B. Anderson and written by John Swartzwelder.

 

So this is the best episode of The Simpsons and if you disagree you’d better put forth a good candidate. I can think of two off the top of my head that I might concede to.

But seriously, this episode has it all. Albert Brooks, Homer failing upwards and not realizing it, amazingly quotable dialogue (“Ever seen a someone say goodbye to a shoe?!”), James Bond parodies, the Denver Broncos…

Truly the best.

 

 

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“You Only Move Twice” deleted scenes - https://youtu.be/GM_OEj72-os

 

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Oh this is such a good episode.

But I do feel like there are better ones I will have to think about this for a long time.

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TV’s Frink said:

I prefer Lisa on Ice. But it’s close.

Yeah, that one’s up there. But it’s not in my top 5.

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I can never actually name a #1 best all-time episode. “Duffless” and “Brother From Another Planet” are top eps for me. “You Only Move Twice” is kind of the last truly brilliant episode, unless somebody can prove me wrong.

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Neglify said:

“You Only Move Twice” is kind of the last truly brilliant episode, unless somebody can prove me wrong.

El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Homer, from later in the same season, which is another contender for #1 for me.

Also The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson, from the next season. (Though that one’s not in my top 5 either.)

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Neglify said:

I can never actually name a #1 best all-time episode. “Duffless” and “Brother From Another Planet” are top eps for me. “You Only Move Twice” is kind of the last truly brilliant episode, unless somebody can prove me wrong.

Can’t prove it, and this episode is better, but both The Cartridge Family and Bart Star are great Season 9 episodes. I’d say they were the last.

JEDIT: City of New York episode is pretty good but I like these two better.

Episode I: The Ridiculous Menace / Episode II: Attack Of The Ridiculousness / Episode III: Revenge of the Ridiculousness

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I rated this episode 9/10. That places it in my top [INSERT NUMBER HERE] episodes.

I want to be naked, running through the streets.
I want to invite this so-called chaos you think I dare not be.
I want to be weightless, flying through the air.
I want to drop all these limitations and return to what I was born to be.

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Okay, my top five are:

TIED FOR FIRST PLACE:

  • Cape Feare
  • You Only Move Twice
  • El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Homer

TIED FOR FOURTH PLACE:

  • Last Exit to Springfield
  • Radioactive Man

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