It’s been a while since a Twitter thread blew my mind with every other tweet. Josh Weinstein’s study of ambiguous Simpsons jokes did just that.
Strictly speaking, this isn’t a thread so much as a multi-pronged discussion between Weinstein and legion Simpsons fans. It began when Weinstein, a writer and showrunner on the series in 1992–97, invited people to point out gags and lines that confused them in past episodes; he would try to explain.
Weinstein began by bringing up the notorious “The Great Hank-Scorpio-“Yes Once”-Goodbye-To-A-Shoe Debate” — a throwaway (pun intended) gag from the episode “You Only Move Twice” that inspired a Buzzfeed article: