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11th Apr '17 5:11:22 PM Onlythrice
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* The Season 9 premiere "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson", which aired on September 21, 1997, had the family visit New York. In one scene two office workers working in separate towers of the World Trade Center start arguing with each other from open windows and the one in Two World Trade Center says to Homer "They stick all the jerks in Tower One." After the 9/11 attacks, the episode was temporarily pulled from syndication and many of the writers and producers felt guilty over the scene.
11th Apr '17 5:08:18 PM Onlythrice
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* The Season 9 premiere "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson", which aired on September 21, 1997, had the family visit New York. In one scene two office workers working in separate towers of the World Trade Center start arguing with each other from open windows and the one in Two World Trade Center says to Homer "They stick all the jerks in Tower One." After the 9/11 attacks, the episode was temporarily pulled from syndication and many of the writers and producers felt guilty over the scene.
11th Feb '17 10:10:03 AM maxwellsilver
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* In "How to Get Ahead in Dead-vertising" from 2008's "Treehouse of Horror XIX", Homer kills celebrities so ad agencies can use their images for free. Among those killed are {{Music/Prince}} (died April 21, 2016) and Neil Armstrong (died August 30, 2012). It's not so funny anymore after they both died in real life, especially in Prince's case, given how sudden and shocking his premature death at the age of 57 was.
11th Feb '17 10:08:38 AM maxwellsilver
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* In "Homer Defined", Magic Johnson "pulls a Homer" when he slips on a wet spot during a breakaway, loses control of the ball which goes off the referee's head and into the basket. He ends up in the adoring arms of four cheerleaders. Less than a month after the episode aired, Johnson announced he was HIV positive, which he got from sleeping with more than a thousand women.
11th Feb '17 10:08:12 AM maxwellsilver
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* In the Season 10 episode "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday" (which aired after [[UsefulNotes/SuperBowl Super Bowl XXXIII]] on January 31, 1999), Nelson asks if the postman has ever gone on a rampage and killed people. The postman remarks that the disgruntled mailman stereotype is a thing of the past. Principal Skinner then replies, "I'm glad I work in an elementary school!". This episode premiered when the trend of kids going ballistic and opening fire at their schools was a hot topic, and with one of the most infamous school shootings of all -- UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} -- taking place just a few months after it aired, the joke's darkness gets blacker and a lot more tasteless. The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14, 2012 would make this line even more tasteless.

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* In the Season 10 episode "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday" (which aired after [[UsefulNotes/SuperBowl Super Bowl XXXIII]] UsefulNotes/SuperBowl XXXIII on January 31, 1999), Nelson asks if the postman has ever gone on a rampage and killed people. The postman remarks that the disgruntled mailman stereotype is a thing of the past. Principal Skinner then replies, "I'm glad I work in an elementary school!". This episode premiered when the trend of kids going ballistic and opening fire at their schools was a hot topic, and with one of the most infamous school shootings of all -- UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} -- taking place just a few months after it aired, the joke's darkness gets blacker and a lot more tasteless. The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14, 2012 would make this line even more tasteless.



** In the same episode, as the family bashes Lisa for her activism, Homer mentions that she won't let them watch FOX because "they own those nuclear warheads in Syria". In 2013, Syria used chemical weapons on its own citizens in Ghouta during their deadly civil war, killing over 1,300 people and almost causing the United States to declare war on the country.
11th Feb '17 10:07:32 AM maxwellsilver
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* "The Italian Bob", which aired in 2005, depicts a scene where Homer makes rude facial expressions and hand gestures to some Italian people, prompting Lisa to say "Dad, don't act like Mussolini", to which Homer says "Oh, I thought I was doing Donald Trump." In 2016, Trump got in trouble when his presidential campaign's Twitter page retweeted a Mussolini quotation. This episode aired in 2005, eleven years prior.
11th Feb '17 10:01:35 AM maxwellsilver
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* In the 1999 episode "Homer to the Max", Homer mentions that networks like animation because they don't have to pay the voice actors squat. Flanders then shows up with [[TheOtherDarrin a new voice actor]] (Karl Wiedergott) in order to illustrate the joke. In Spring 2015, Creator/HarryShearer, Flanders' regular voice actor, temporarily left the series following a contract dispute before the issue was resolved a couple of months later.
11th Feb '17 10:00:17 AM maxwellsilver
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%% While it is cringeworthy today, the World Trade Center appearing in a work made prior to 9/11 is not an example of this

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%% While As uncomfortable as it is cringeworthy today, might be, the World Trade Center appearing in a work made prior to 9/11 is not an example of this



Being a LongRunner, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' have many hilarious moments through its time. Nowadays, however, some of the past episodes [[FunnyAneurysmMoment aren't so funny anymore when viewed today.]]

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Being a LongRunner, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' have many hilarious moments through its time. Nowadays, however, some of the past episodes [[FunnyAneurysmMoment aren't so funny anymore when viewed today.]]
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* In "Simpsons Tide" at a UN meeting there is a joke that Russia wanted people to think the Soviet Union broke up. With Russia's invasion of Crimea (a former Soviet territory) this joke is becoming less funny and more real.
30th Jan '17 4:34:44 AM Shadic9000
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* In "Simpsons Tide" at a UN meeting there is a joke that Russia wanted people to think the Soviet Union broke up. With Russia's invasion of Crimea (a former Soviet territory) this joke is becoming less funny and more real.
29th Dec '16 8:40:46 AM Penguin883
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* In "How to Get Ahead in Dead-vertising" from 2008's "Treehouse of Horror XIX", Homer kills celebrities so ad agencies can use their images for free. Among those killed are {{Music/Prince}} (died April 21, 2016) and Neil Armstrong (died August 30, 2012). It's not so funny anymore after they both died in real life, especially in Prince's case, given how sudden and shocking his premature death at the age of 57 was.
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