The Simpsons is the longest-running sitcom of all-time - now at 27 seasons (and counting). And, as most "classic Simpsons" fans will attest, the show lost its footing around season 10 and 11 and never recovered, turning into a pale imitation of itself. And while the show certainly changed a bit creatively around that time, it remained (and remains) a pretty hilarious show, constantly pumping out great jokes that - sadly - many people who only watch classic Simpsons will never know about. Until now!



1. Season 18, Episode 14: "Yokel Chords"

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2. Season 27, Episode 1: "Every Man's Dream"

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3. Season 19, Episode 7: "Husbands and Knives"

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4. Season 16, Episode 13: "Mobile Homer"

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5. Season 17, Episode 14: "Bart Has Two Mommies"

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6. Season 14, Episode 16: "Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky"

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7. Season 27, Episode 15: "Lisa the Veterinarian"

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8. Season 25, Episode 13: "The Man Who Grew Too Much"

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9. Season 15, Episode 12: "Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore"

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10. Season 26, Episode 18: "Peeping Mom"

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11. Season 22, Episode 12: "Homer the Father"

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12. Season 27, Episode 21: "Simprovised"

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13. Season 23, Episode 14: "At Long Last Leave"

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14. Season 18 Episode 7: "Ice Cream of Margie (with the Light Blue Hair)"

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15. Season 20, Episode 13: "Gone Maggie Gone"

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And here are a few jokes that The Simpsons could ONLY do in its later years - using its years of history to make specific callbacks to earlier events and gags:



Season 15, Episode 13: "Smart and Smarter"

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Season 25, Episode 6: "The Kid is All Right"

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Season 27, Episode 1: "Every Man's Dream"

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Season 26, Episode 17: "Waiting For Duffman"

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