Homer at the Bat is just a brilliant episode - I think I've watched that several times over the last year or so along with Lisa the GreekGotta put my hand up for Homer at Bat as the GOAT episode, although its hard to narrow it down, I can honestly say no other show has permeated my humor and life as much as the simpsons, my friends and I constantly reference it and its honestly one of the biggest influences on my life
"You don't make friends with salad"Homer: Are you saying you're never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon?
Homer: Pork chops?
Lisa: Dad, those all come from the same animal.
Homer: Heh heh heh. Ooh, yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.
Then there's Homer the HereticGRIMES
Good Heavens! Th-this is a palace! How c-- how can, how in the world can you afford to live in a house like this, Simpson?
I dunno. Don't as me how the economy works.
Yeah, but look at the size of this place! I... I live in a single room above a bowling alley and (muttering)below another bowling alley.
Grimes notices some pictures on the wall.
I'm sorry, isn't that--
Yes, that's me alright. And the guy standing next to me is President Gerald Ford. (pointing to the other photos) And this is when I was on tour with the Smashing Pumpkins. Oh! And here's a picture of me in outer space.
You? Went into outer space? You?
Sure. You've never been? Would you like to see my Grammy award? (holds it up)
No! I wouldn't! God, I've had to work hard every day of my life, and what do I have to show for it? This briefcase, and this haircut! And what do you have to show for your lifetime of sloth and ignorance?
Everything! A dream house! Two cars! A beautiful wife! A son who owns a factory! Fancy clothes and (sniffs air)lobsters for dinner! And do you deserve any of it? No!
(gasps) What are you saying?
I'm saying you're what's wrong with America, Simpson. You coast through life, you do as little as possible, and you leech off of decent, hardworking people like me. Heh, if you lived in any other country in the world, you'd have starved to death long ago.
"Mr Hutz, are you aware you're not wearing any pants?"On the topic of Hutz, my favourite has always been his defence of Homer in court against the Sea Captain's restaurant...
"Are these the actions of a man who's had "all he can eat"...?"
The only case he ever won...
I also use his line in occasional conversation: There's "the truth" (shakes head) and "the truth" (happy nodding)...