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YMMV: The Simpsons S 6 E 18 A Star Is Burns
  • Broken Base: Some say it's one of the best episodes of the show. Others (including Matt Groening himself, which explains why his name isn't in the opening credits) say it's one of the worst because of how much of a shameless plug it is for The Critic.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: McBain's Take That at Woody Allen, "I'm a neurotic nerd who likes to sleep with little girls.", originally referencing Allen's marrying his adoptive daughter Soon-Yi, became more winceworthy in 2014 when her stepsister Dylan Farrow revealed that she'd been molested by Allen while growing up.
  • Memetic Mutation: "That's the joke."
    • Hans Moleman getting hit by a football.
    • "Boo-urns"
  • Tear Jerker and "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Barney's film about his alcoholism ruining his life (except for the part where Barney mistakes a Girl Scout meeting for an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting), which makes the flashback of how Barney first got drunk (Homer gave him beer the night he was studying for his SATs — and what's worse, Barney was a Harvard-bound genius in his teens) harder to laugh at in hindsight.

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