It’s widely accepted that The Simpsons is one of the best sitcoms ever to grace our screens. In particular, the so-called golden age of its first ten seasons has had a profound impact on millions of people around the world.
The series is full of characters who launched jokes which still get used today, and kickstarted countless spinoffs and dodgy pieces of knockoff merch purely from their level of fame. In fact, the show has become such an ingrained part of English speaking popular culture that it has sometimes become hard to remember why the series became so iconic in the first place.
The humor found in the show has always been an idiosyncratic mix of things, but one of its best assets has to be the attention to detail found in all its visual gags. Some of its most beloved comedy can be found in its eye for this, as a recent Twitter thread has proven. It’s almost scary to think how many of these classic punchlines are etched into the back of our brains.