In celebration of the 500th Episode of my favorite TV show of all-time, The Simpsons. I'm counting down my Top 40 favorite episodes.
#30: You Only Move Twice
Original Air Date: November 3, 1996
PLOT: Homer gets a job for another company and the family moves to Cypress Creek.
This is one of the best Albert Brooks characters in the series of the show. He's had many memorable ones, but this one just sticks out so much. Hank Scorpio is happy, fun-loving, and sociopathic; everything anyone would want in a new boss. His performance as this happy-go-lucky criminal mastermind is hilarious and really what sells this episode.
Its interesting to see the Simpsons deal with new locales. Much like the vacation episodes, it sort of breathes life into the plot. Even today, when the show may seem a bit tired, an episode in a different location is always an interesting watch; it gives the family a new playground. What is interesting here is to see how miserable everybody in the family is in what seems to be a utopia compared to Springfield.
I'm going to leave this review short and provide and ton of GIFs that I've found from this episode: