Some fans consider the parody of Pulp Fiction in season 7 episode 21 (“22 Springfield Shorts”) to be one of the show’s best. In the footage, Chief Clancy Wiggum (Hank Azaria) and his officers are having a conversation similar to that between Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta) about Big Macs in France. The part where Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) hits Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames) with his car plays out between Snake (Azaria) and Chief Wiggum, and they end up in a military antique shop owned by Herman Herman (Harry Shearer). who ties them up and waits for Zed.
When asked u/Hardly-Fun-2220 In the r/TheSimpsons community on Reddit, many fans responded that their favorite parody of a Quentin Tarantino movie. Several users have mentioned their favorite quotes, such as u/Astarttes400000who showed love for the donut song that Chief Wiggum sings, and you/samsquanch2000, who published Herman’s line from the film itself: “Looks like the spider caught itself on a pair of flies.” Meanwhile, u/Emergency_Ad2487 simply said, “One of their best episodes.”
These fans are not alone in their love for 22 Springfield Short Films. Entertainment Weekly ranked the episode #14 on The Simpsons’ 2003 episode rankings and wrote, “If that’s not enough, it wedged itself into an invaluable parody of Pulp Fiction, replete with detailed discussion of the difference between Krusty Burger and McDonald’s.” .”