Time for a little poll. This is a comments-centric entry, so be prepared to contribute! My question is simple: What is your favorite Simpsons running gag? I’m talking about the jokes that appear in several episodes, again and again. For instance, you could say your favorite running gag is when Homer chokes Bart and Bart’s tongue sticks out like a little red squiggle under his bulging eyes (although the gag is more literal in that instance, no?). That’s might not be anyone’s favorite, but it’s an example.
Mine is right here. Dr. Nick gets me every single time even though I know exactly what’s coming. (“The B is for bargain!”) Still, I have a feeling that once people start picking theirs, I’m going to go “Oh! That one is way better than mine… dangit.”
Oh! And if you’re feeling really creative, also give your favorite instance or variation of the gag. For mine, it would be when Mel Gibson gets cornered in the movie theater lobby and says “Hi, everybody!” and Dr. Nick steps out and says, “Hi, Mel Gibson!”
Anyhow, sound off!