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22 Short Films About Springfield (The Simpsons)

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22 Short Films About Springfield (The Simpsons)
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"Ah, Superintendent Chalmers, welcome. I hope you're prepared for an unforgettable luncheon!"
Series: The Simpsons
Part of Season: 7
Episode Number: 21
Air Date: April 14, 1996
Writer: Richard Appel
David Cohen
Jonathan Collier
Jennifer Crittenden
Greg Daniels
Brent Forrester
Rachel Pulido
Steve Tompkins
Josh Weinstein
Bill Oakley
Matt Groening
Director: Jim Reardon
Previous episode: "Bart on the Road"
Next episode: "Raging Abe Simpson and his Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish""

22 Short Films About Springfield is the 21st episode of the 7th season of The Simpsons.


This episode tells the stories of different people around Springfield.

Why It's An Unforgettable Luncheon

  1. The episode is a creative portrayal of the different lives of people in Springfield, and it gives all of the characters their time to shine in the spotlight.
  2. Two words: Steamed Hams. The segment is not only really enjoyable and funny, but it also became one of the most iconic moments of the entire series.
  3. The idea of stories about different characters is an interesting concept, and fits perfectly into a show with a lot of characters, and all of the stories are very interesting and give unseen insight into the lives of many characters who do not otherwise appear very often.
  4. The way that the episode transitions between each story are done really well.
  5. Aside from the Steamed Hams segment, there are a lot of funny and iconic moments throughout the episode, like Homer accidentally locking Maggie inside the newspaper vending machine, Chief Wiggum and Snake getting kidnapped by Herman Hermann and Nelson Muntz being humiliated after mocking the tall guy for owning a small car, which gives him a great comeuppance.
  6. This episode's moral is both good and interesting, as it tells you that everyone has their own story to tell.


  1. The clip where Skinner and Superintendent Chalmers have "Steamed Hams" became a famous internet meme.