16 Classic Episodes from The Simpsons, season 6 (and 9 memorable ones!)

The 6th season of The Simpsons is one I remember vividly. Even if I don’t necessarily love each and every episode, I certainly can recall the plots, some jokes and various quotes without much effort. Come with me and discover not only who holds back the electric car, but also, who makes Steve Guttenberg a star.

(Spoiler alert: “We do.”)


“Bart of Darkness”
Ah, delicious Hitchcock parody – I love it!

“Lisa’s Rival”
I love everything about this episode – “I have a ball – perhaps you’d like to bounce it,” is a mainstay in Dr. Girlfriend’s family. I also love the B story – Homer’s scene where he’s protecting the sugar… it’s amazing.
“Oh, got away from ya, did it? Well, you keep at it!”

“Itchy & Scratchy Land”

Killer robots and Parent’s Island – this episode is pure bliss.
Memorable quote – WAITER: Please kill me.

“Sideshow Bob Roberts”
If this episode was a chapter in Around the World in Eighty Days, it’d be called “In which Lisa’s dead cat, Snowball I, votes for Sideshow Bob.”
Memorable quotes –
Sideshow Bob: “Attempted murder,” now honestly, did they ever give anyone a Nobel prize for “attempted chemistry?”
BART: The dead have risen and are voting Republican!

“Treehouse of Horror V”
Nightmare Cafeteria, Time and Punishment, The Shinning: that’s cannibalism, time travel and excellent parody, respectively – oh, and Willy keeps getting killed – it’s awesome.
Memorable quotes – HOMER: Da-vid Letter-man!

“Bart’s Girlfriend”
Reverend Lovejoy’s daughter returns from boarding school with an eye for trouble… and Bart! (There’s your TV guide styled blurb.)
Memorable quotes – Bart: You’re turning me into a criminal when all I want to be is a petty thug!

“Lisa on Ice”
Lisa joins the hockey team and is an amazing goal tender.
Memorable quotes –

LISA: Hack the bone! Hack the BONE!
THE CROWD: “We paid for blood!” “Let’s tear this place apart!” (I remember screaming “Let’s tear this place apart!” at a movie theater when the end credits started rolling at a screening of Mission to Mars.)

“Homer the Great”

This is the Stonecutters episode. Attach the stone of triumph and watch it.
That is all.

“And Maggie Makes Three”
I LOVE the explanation for why there are no pictures of Maggie in the house. Gets me every time.
Memorable quotes –

“Don’t forget: you’re here forever.”

“Bart’s Comet”
I know Homer isn’t the smartest guy in the room, like, ever, but sometimes, everybody should really listen to Homer.

“A Star Is Burns”

Jon Lovitz guest stars as Jay Sherman (The Critic) at the Springfield Film Festival, featuring Mr. Burns’ amazing movie and of course, Man Getting Hit By Football. Oh, and Barney’s film is great, too.
Memorable quotes –

BARNEY: I made a movie? No wonder I was on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.

“Lisa’s Wedding”
You gotta love these future episodes. Whenever they decide to end the series, the last season should just jump all over time and show us how their lives turned out at different points.
Memorable quotes –
HUGH: Well, we saved your ass in World War III!”
Fortune Teller: Oh, you’ll have a true love, but I specialize in foretelling the relationships where you get jerked around. [laughs maniacally]

“Two Dozen and One Greyhounds”
I’m starting to think that all The Simpsons have to do is sing and I’ll be happy.
Memorable quotes –
MR. BURNS: “Like my loafers? Former gophers!”

“‘Round Springfield”
Bleeding Gums Murphy dies. Kind of a downer, but I love the episodes where Bart or Lisa do something nice for each other.

“The Springfield Connection”
Love the jokes in this one. Homer is GOLD this episode!
Memorable quotes –
HOMER: I choose to wave that right.

MOE: In the garage, in the garage! Oo, la di da, MR. French Man!
HOMER: Well, what do you call it?
MOE: A car hole!

HOMER: A counterfeit jeans ring operating out of my car hole!

“Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)”

I prefer Part Two, but this is still a great episode. Mr. Burns is so strange – that exchange with the light post is… something.

“Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy”

Love those get rich quick scenes, and the relationship between Homer and Abe is always interesting, but I wouldn’t call this episode a classic.

“Homie the Clown”
I liked the idea, but I guess the end was a bit too much for me.

“Bart vs. Australia”

This episode is all about the jokes and not so much about the plot. Lots of laughs, don’t care about what’s happening in the episode at all.

“The PTA Disbands”

This is another episode that’s very funny but not especially interesting.

“Lemon of Troy”

I certainly remember this episode clearly, but once they get through the first act, I always tend to lose interest.

“Homer Badman”
This episode, at a time, felt like an encapsulation of that moment, but now that everyone is walking around with HD video cameras in their pocket, I may need to re watch and evaluate this one…

“Fear of Flying”

I really like that shot of Marge’s hair that you see through the plane windows. Oh, and there’s that excellent North by Northwest parody.  Love that Hitchcock!

“Homer vs. Patty and Selma”

A good episode, but there’s not much to say about it. Homer’s quick thought to pretend the cigarettes are his may be the fastest he’s ever thought in his life.

“Another Simpsons Clip Show”
Even the clip show in this season is a good one.
Memorable quote – HOMER: “Well, as long as we’re traumatizing the kids–“

About Jamie Insalaco

Jamie Insalaco is the author of CreativeJamie.com, BomberBanter.com and editor in chief of ComicBookClog.com

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