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15th Aug '17 12:44:45 PM RAraya
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* In "Homer vs. Patty and Selma", Homer dreams his financial worries will be over with an invention of his that fits in the palm of one's hand and everybody has at least one. This description fits that of the "fidget spinner", invented by a destitute woman. She didn't get to enjoy from the profits as she was too poor to have the patent renewed, and she's ''still'' penniless.
12th Aug '17 8:23:19 PM vexer
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* One of the last scenes of "New Kids on the Blecch" depicts the ''MAD'' building being blown up after (almost) publishing an unflattering satire of Bart, Milhouse, Nelson, and Ralph. In January 2015, the headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were attacked by terrorists for publishing a satirical image relating to Islam.

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* One of the last scenes of "New Kids on the Blecch" depicts the ''MAD'' building being blown up after (almost) publishing an unflattering satire of Bart, Milhouse, Nelson, and Ralph. In This episode aired seven months before 9/11, and that scene ended up getting cut in some syndicated broadcasts for a while as a result. Also in January 2015, the headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were attacked by terrorists for publishing a satirical image relating to Islam.
8th Aug '17 2:17:41 PM RAraya
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* In the Season 7 clip show episode "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular," the original three ''Simpsons'' showrunners-cum-creators are Matt Groening (depicted as a gun-crazy redneck), James L. Brooks (depicted as being very fat, very rich, and the winner of several awards), and Sam Simon (depicted as a frail expy of Howard Hughes in his later years). Simon was diagnosed with terminal cancer in early 2013 and died two years later.

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* In the Season 7 clip show episode "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular," the original three ''Simpsons'' showrunners-cum-creators are [[SelfDeprecation Matt Groening Groening]] (depicted as a gun-crazy redneck), [[BitingTheHandHumor James L. Brooks Brooks]] (depicted as being very fat, very rich, and the winner of several awards), and [[TakeThat Sam Simon Simon]] (depicted as a frail expy of Howard Hughes in his later years). Simon was diagnosed with terminal cancer in early 2013 and died two years later.


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* In "Lisa the Iconoclast", the historian at the Springfield Historical Society holds Jebediah Springfield not as a "minor patriot" but along the ranks of Thomas Jefferson and even Woody Allen. Apart from Allen's aforementioned fall from grace, Thomas Jefferson's public reputation has taken a hit in recent years for his support of states' rights and his ownership of slaves (something at odds with his liberalism).[[note]]Jefferson is nonetheless still highly regarded between scholars, not least for being one of the "Founding Fathers".[[/note]]
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.
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