YMMV / The Simpsons S 11 E 22 Behind The Laughter

  • Bizarro Episode: It turns out the Simpsons were all actors playing themselves on the show, and that they had nearly broken up and stopped work on the show.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Some fans who dislike the direction the show has been going since season nine see this episode as the last one due to its non-canon nature, rampant fourth-wall breaking, and the alleged revelation of where Springfield is (some versions say it's in northern Kentucky while others say it's in southern Missouri).
  • Fountain of Memes: A strong contender for "most quotable Simpsons episode". Homer especially has lots of great lines.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • When the IRS take the Simpsons' mansion away, Homer laments, "They can't take our house; my potbellied pig is in there! Oh, Mr. Porky..." Homer would get another pig for a pet in The Simpsons Movie.
    • Homer announcing at the end that "This'll be the last season."
  • One-Scene Wonder: Jimmy Carter breakdancing