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1st Dec '16 11:10:18 AM PF
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* The series' monkeys/apes references are this for the following reasons:

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* The series' monkeys/apes monkey/ape references are can be considered this for the following reasons:
1st Dec '16 11:09:33 AM PF
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%% that's not a "Funny Aneurysm" Moment unless there's some connection to the circumstances of the death which was originally played for laughs.

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%% that's not a "Funny Aneurysm" Moment "funny aneurysm" moment unless there's some connection to the circumstances of the death which was originally played for laughs.



* A lot of the earlier episodes had verbal jokes and sight gags depicting Homer as a monkey (and often being called a "big ape" due to his crass behavior and informed ugliness). These stop being funny with the episode "The Color Yellow," which reveals that one of Homer's ancestors was a black slave.[[note]]For the uninitiated, "monkey" is a racial slur towards black people.[[/note]]
** There's the line in "Weekend at Burnsie's" when Homer (who's been smoking medicinal marijuana after getting pecked in the eyes by crows) states that he can go up to The President and "... blow smoke in his stupid monkey face, and he'd be sitting there ''groovin'' on it!" There was a chance of that line being considered horrifically racist during the presidency of Barack Obama (and it did not help that Barack Obama himself had large ears as well, not to mention that he actually did smoke marijuana in his college days).
** Homer sees a movie called ''Hail to the Chimp'' at the drive-in theater in the Season 9 episode "Dumbbell Indemnity." Very racist in the Obama era.

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* The series' monkeys/apes references are this for the following reasons:
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A lot of the earlier episodes had verbal jokes and sight gags depicting Homer as a monkey (and monkey. In addition, he was often being called a "big ape" due to his crass behavior and informed ugliness).ugliness. These stop being funny with the episode "The Color Yellow," which reveals that one of Homer's ancestors was a black slave.[[note]]For the uninitiated, "monkey" is a racial slur towards black people.[[/note]]
** There's the line in "Weekend at Burnsie's" when Homer (who's Homer, who's been smoking medicinal marijuana after getting pecked in the eyes by crows) crows, states that he can go up to The President and "... blow smoke in his stupid monkey face, and he'd be sitting there ''groovin'' on it!" There was a chance of that This line being would be considered horrifically racist during the presidency of Barack Obama (and it did not Obama.[[note]]It doesn't help that Barack Obama himself had large ears as well, not to mention that he actually did smoke marijuana in his college days).
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** Homer sees a movie called ''Hail to the Chimp'' at the drive-in theater in the Season 9 episode "Dumbbell Indemnity." Very This scene would become very racist in the Obama era.
1st Dec '16 10:38:38 AM PF
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* A scene in the 1999 episode "Monty Can't Buy Me Love" depicting billionaire Arthur Fortune proudly knocking out (a retired) Muhammad Ali. This was already in rather bad taste, given that Ali was by then quite significantly crippled by Parkinson's disease (this was just a few years after his emotional, shaky lighting of the 1996 Olympic torch). The gag became even more uncomfortable in the years that followed as Ali became ever-more frail before eventually dying from septic shock on June 3, 2016.

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* A scene in the 1999 episode "Monty Can't Buy Me Love" depicting billionaire Arthur Fortune proudly knocking out (a retired) a retired Muhammad Ali. This was already in rather bad taste, given that Ali was by then quite significantly crippled by Parkinson's disease (this disease.[[note]]This was just a few years after his emotional, shaky lighting of the 1996 Olympic torch). torch.[[/note]] The gag became even more uncomfortable in the years that followed as Ali became ever-more frail before eventually dying from septic shock on June 3, 2016.
1st Dec '16 10:36:52 AM PF
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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.
19th Nov '16 1:07:18 PM maxwellsilver
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* In "Lisa's Sax", Marge asks Bart if she can read him ''Curious George and the Ebola Virus'', which was a joke about its outbreaks in the early 1990s. This joke is less funny now considering the ''Literature/CuriousGeorge'' books take place in the U.S., and there had been many outbreaks of the virus in the U.S. in 2014.
16th Nov '16 5:41:07 PM maxwellsilver
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* In "Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus", Homer talks about him and Carl each planning to squirt Lenny with lemonade and iced tea to cover him with an Arnold Palmer, which ends up happening to himself near the end. By sheer happenstance, drink's namesake died the same day.
* In the Treehouse of Horror episode, "How to Get Ahead in Dead-Vertising", one of the celebrities Homer targets is eccentric musician Music/{{Prince}}. Now that Prince actually is dead (albeit not from being stabbed with his symbol guitar), that scene is painful to look at, much less get laughs from (and will most likely be edited in American reruns for a while[[note]]the UK version also cuts this scene, but only because it was too violent[[/note]]).
16th Nov '16 5:39:49 PM maxwellsilver
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* A lot of the earlier episodes had verbal jokes and sight gags depicting Homer as a monkey (and often being called a "big ape" due to his crass behavior and informed ugliness). These stop being funny with the episode "The Color Yellow," which reveals that one of Homer's ancestors was a black slave.[[note]]For the uninitiated, "monkey" was, and still is, used as a racial slur towards black people.[[/note]]

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* A lot of the earlier episodes had verbal jokes and sight gags depicting Homer as a monkey (and often being called a "big ape" due to his crass behavior and informed ugliness). These stop being funny with the episode "The Color Yellow," which reveals that one of Homer's ancestors was a black slave.[[note]]For the uninitiated, "monkey" was, and still is, used as is a racial slur towards black people.[[/note]]



** Homer sees a movie called ''Hail to the Chimp'' at the drive-in theater in the Season 9 episode "Dumbbell Indemnity." Very HilariousInHindsight during the "Dubya" Bush era; totally racist in the Obama era.

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** Homer sees a movie called ''Hail to the Chimp'' at the drive-in theater in the Season 9 episode "Dumbbell Indemnity." Very HilariousInHindsight during the "Dubya" Bush era; totally racist in the Obama era.



** Given the racial undertones of the Ebola Epidemic in Africa, was it really ever funny?
16th Nov '16 5:38:18 PM maxwellsilver
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* A scene in the 1999 episode "Monty Can't Buy Me Love" depicting billionaire Arthur Fortune proudly knocking out (a retired) Muhammad Ali was already in rather bad taste, given that Ali was by then quite significantly crippled by Parkinson's disease (this was just a few years after his emotional, shaky lighting of the 1996 Olympic torch). The gag became even more uncomfortable in the years that followed, as Ali became ever-more frail before eventually dying from septic shock on June 3, 2016.
* 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.
* In "Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus", Homer talks about him and Carl each planning to squirt Lenny with lemonade and ice tea to cover him with an Arnold Palmer, which ends up happening to himself near the end. By sheer happenstance, drink's namesake died the same day.

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* A scene in the 1999 episode "Monty Can't Buy Me Love" depicting billionaire Arthur Fortune proudly knocking out (a retired) Muhammad Ali Ali. This was already in rather bad taste, given that Ali was by then quite significantly crippled by Parkinson's disease (this was just a few years after his emotional, shaky lighting of the 1996 Olympic torch). The gag became even more uncomfortable in the years that followed, followed as Ali became ever-more frail before eventually dying from septic shock on June 3, 2016.
* 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.
* In "Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus", Homer talks about him and Carl each planning to squirt Lenny with lemonade and ice iced tea to cover him with an Arnold Palmer, which ends up happening to himself near the end. By sheer happenstance, drink's namesake died the same day.
16th Nov '16 5:34:20 PM maxwellsilver
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* In the 1991 episode "Brush With Greatness", as Music/RingoStarr is responding to fan mail from the 1960s, he says "I don't care if it takes me another 20 years. I'm going to answer every one of them.". But, in October 2008, just 17 years later, Ringo announced he'd no longer accept any more fan mail.
16th Nov '16 5:33:47 PM maxwellsilver
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*** Despite the fact that this was a joke aimed at then-president George W. Bush. I guess it will be funny again after the next president is sworn in?
*** It's become funny again now that next president is "Son of a Orangutan" Donald Trump.



* In "The Italian Bob", which aired on December 11, 2005, 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 replies, "Oh, I thought I was doing Donald Trump." In 2016, Trump got in trouble when he retweeted a Mussolini quote.
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