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14 moments that make The Simpsons the greatest show ever

The goggles, they do nothing.

Image: Screen grab via YouTube

TODAY IS THE birthday of Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons and real-life-Comic Book Guy.

We salute him.

Here, in reverse order, are 14 of the moments that made The Simpsons our entire life for several years. Add your own in the comments…

14. Why oranges are like marriage

Because of the skin, and then the juicy innards.

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13. S-E-X

C-A-U-L-D-R-O-N.

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12. Rainier Wolfcastle’s adventure with goggles

They do nothing.

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11. Ned Flanders and the way he might look at you

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10. McBain Tells Jokes

Eighty million dollars of fun.

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9. Life inside a steel mill

A manly, manly place.

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8. Planet of the Apes: The Musical Version

“This play has everything”

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7. Best. Story. Ever.

Courtesy of Abe Simpson.

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6. Best. Secretary. Ever.

“Is it about my cube?”

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5. Make-up for the girl on the go

This time, try to keep your nostrils closed.

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4. What is your first name?

Um.

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3. Ralph learns a hard, hard lesson

That’s unpossible.

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2. Sideshow Bob and the way he might step on rakes

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1. Monorail!

“The ring came off my pudding can / Take my penknife my good man!”

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What have we missed? Let us know in the comments. And a very happy birthday to you, Matt Groening.

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