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80. The Lastest Gun in the West — This is a quintessential John Swartzwelder episode, inasmuch as it is about an old timey cowboy. Obviously, a legend like Swartzwelder has had many classic episodes, and this isn't one of them, but it is definitely a good one, even if it hands over a lot of itself to an alcoholic cowboy we'll never see again.
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79. Mobile Homer — Homer gets a mobile home, and it leads to some tension between him and Marge, which leads to that hilarious argument between the two, which is why it's on this list.
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78. Stop or My Dog Will Shoot! — Santa's Little Helper becomes a police dog, which leads to some really good jokes. Overall, it's a slight episode that happens to be very funny in spurts, like when Santa's Little Helper barks a Hanukkah song instead of a Christmas song.
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77. How I Spent My Strummer Vacation — This episode is a guest star bonanza, with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Brian Setzer, and Lenny Kravitz. Fortunately, they are almost all funny, and it's a big story that's quite entertaining.
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76. I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can — Lisa is in a national spelling bee, and Homer is obsessed with a McRib-like sandwich from Krusty Burger. Both are pretty funny, and George Plimpton is very good as himself.
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75. I Am Furious (Yellow) — At first, this episode seems like it'll be about Bart's Angry Dad comic, and web short—and that's fine. Then, it becomes about Homer's very real anger issues, which is even better. It eventually led to a less funny episode entitled "Angry Dad: The Movie," but let us not hold it against this episode.
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74. Old Yeller-Belly — Finally, The Simpsons brought back everybody's favorite character: That guy at the dog park who used to own Santa's Little Helper. Santa's Little Helper becomes a Spuds McKenzie type party animal spokesperson, and hilarity ensues. Well, pretty funny stuff ensues, like a shark getting drunk.
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73. 'Tis the Fifteenth Season — In recent years, Christmas episodes have become a bit more gimmicky. This isn't a bad thing, but episodes that, say, tell a few non-canonical storylines usually don't end up being among the best. However, this episode has a compelling overarching storyline, and some of the TV gags are quite funny.
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72. The War of Art — If nothing else, this episode makes good use of the sail boat painting over the Simpsons' couch. It also has Kirk Van Houten, which is always good.
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71. How Munched is the Birdie in the Window? — Bart befriends a carrier pigeon, and then Santa's Little Helper eats it, which causes problems. It also causes humor, much of which is ostrich-related.