Top 10 The Simpsons Running Gags

The numerous running gags from The Simpsons over its 30 year run from Bart's prank calls to Homer's Doh'.
The Top Ten
1 Bart's Prank Calls

Possibly one of the most memorable Simpsons running gags with Bart making prank calls to Moe's and rallying him up. - egnomac

He prank called an old man in South America who was Hitler. - TeamRocket747

I.P. Freely, I'm a stupid moron..., Amanda Hugginkiss, Hugh Jass, etc. What an amazing gag. - TheAwesomeBowser

2 Homer's Doh'

This one's very iconic. Something bad happens, Homer says "Doh!." - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

It's been added to the dictionary - SeagullBoi

3 Barney's Alcoholism

He drinks in basically every episode he appears in. - Spongehouse

4 Homer Strangling Bart

Oh why you little! - DrayTopTens

This one's super classic. It's also quite hilarious. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

Should be in the top three! - Spongehouse

5 Smither's Love for Mr. Burns

It was no secret that Smither's had a undying love for his boss Mr. Burns even when he treats him like crap most of time even going as far as fantasizing about Mr. Burns in very creepy and unsettling situations. - egnomac

6 Nelson's Ha Ha

He usually says that after he bullied someone. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

7 Release the Hounds
8 Sideshow Bob Trying to Kill Bart

Ever since Bart had Sideshow Bob arrested for framing Krusty Bob has made it is goal in life to kill Bart but manages to fail time and time again. - egnomac

9 Chief Wiggum Being an Incompetent Police Officer

Chief Wiggum just may be the worst cop on the force which makes you wonder just how he's still managed to keep his job. - egnomac

10 Lenny and Carl Possibly Being a Couple

This is flipping hilarious even though it can be pretty heartfelt in some situations which is why I think they should totally end up together, even though we would lose a funny gag, we would gain so much more like relationship development episodes and what not. Besides them ending up together would add a whole new layer of funny situations in this already wonderfully witty TV sitcom. And a lot of people have been waiting for this one, so why can't the writers just please the public and make them a thing and the show, although I hate to say it, is slowy withering away every new episode they air, so them getting together might just be the one ray of hope that will get the show back on its feet, or at least boost the ratings a bit.

At least get this one out of the contenders it's a better gag than the school making budget cuts.

Yeah they go very well together actually, and I'm a sucker for the friends to lovers trope.

The Contenders
11 The Couch Gag

#ICONIC

12 School Budget Cuts

Springfield Elementary has seen several budget cuts over the years that you wonder how they can still keep it running. - egnomac

13 Hi I'm Troy McLure You May Remember Me From Such Films As
14 Dr Nick's "Hi everybody"
15 Mr. Burns' Age and Weight
16 Lisa's Plans to Outsmart Everyone
17 Where Is Springfield

Trying to trick us every time - SeagullBoi

18 Homer Stealing Ned's Stuff
19 Homer's Brain
20 Maggie as Secret Adult
21 Homer Technical Supervisor/Safety Inspector
22 Ralph Wiggum Dumber and Dumber Jokes
23 Simpson, Eh?
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