A callback joke in a new episode of The Simpsons might actually make you laugh 6 months ago

A callback joke in a new episode of The Simpsons might actually make you laugh

Not the sort of humour we've come to expect from The Simpsons in its current guise.

It's no secret that The Simpsons has gotten drastically worse over the years.

It went from being one of the best TV shows of all time, to one that fans of the early seasons of the show can't bear to watch.

But every now and again, it still produces some moments of comedy.

And on Sunday night's new episode, fans who tuned in to the show were treated to a very meta Simpsons moment, when the show referenced a famous moment from its glory years in a new joke.

Homer is texting Lisa on his phone, and foolishly says: "Lisa, I can't find my phone!", Lisa replies: "You're texting me on it", which is when Homer replies using the now legendary gif that shows Homer drifting back into the bushes in the Flanders' garden.

Have a look for yourself here:

The joke is, of course, a call back to the season five episode of The Simpsons entitled 'Homer Loves Flanders', which is arguably when the legendary show was at its peak.

Sad as it is that the show lost its way as much as it did, it's nice to see little moments like this that remind us of the good old days.