History TearJerker / TheSimpsons

30th Nov '17 8:13:54 AM GunarmDyne
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* "Dog of Death" hits especially hard for people who know exactly what it's like to lose a beloved pet. None of Santa's Little Helper's condition is played for laughs and, at one point, he even looks at Homer and whimpers with an expression of, "Am I going to die?"
31st Oct '17 7:50:04 AM axle-k89
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* In "Mr. Lisa goes to Washington", Lisa is all set to recite an essay about the birth of America when she sees her congressman taking a bribe and agreeing to level an entire forest (the very same that inspired he essay to begin with). She's so horrified and disillusioned by it that she rips up her essay and runs away in tears. Earlier in the episode, she even hoped that she could vote for him once she's old enough, only to discover that he's just a corrupt pig who doesn't care about anything other than stuffing his pockets.

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* In "Mr. Lisa goes to Washington", Lisa is all set to recite an essay about the birth of America when she sees her congressman taking a bribe and agreeing to level an entire forest (the very same that inspired he her essay to begin with). She's so horrified and disillusioned by it that she rips up her essay and runs away in tears. Earlier in the episode, she even hoped that she could vote for him once she's old enough, only to discover that he's just a corrupt pig who doesn't care about anything other than stuffing his pockets.
28th Oct '17 5:48:52 PM AriRockefeller
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* "Radio Bart." Sure, Bart took the town for a ride when he concocted the "Timmy O'Toole" shtick to explain why he fell in an abandoned well, but the town ''immediately'' dropping any and all support for him as soon as they found out about it was crushing. Mayor Quimby's press conference, where he told the media "Let him stay down there!" certainly didn't help matters.
28th Oct '17 5:31:35 PM AriRockefeller
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* "Bart vs. Thanksgiving" has Homer and Marge lamenting Bart running away and blaming themselves for how they acted toward him.

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* "Bart vs. Thanksgiving" has Homer and Marge lamenting Bart running away and blaming themselves for how they acted toward him. This of course, was ''after'' Marge screamed at Bart that he ruined Thanksgiving due to him and Lisa arguing over whether or not the centerpiece or the turkey should be front and center in the table (the former fell into the fire).
20th Oct '17 1:09:46 PM MarioandSmurfs
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* "I Love Lisa" is Ralph Wiggum's CrowningMomentOfAwesome. After Lisa humiliated him at the ''Krusty the Klown'' 29th anniversary special, he prepares to play George Washington for the President's Day show, with Lisa as his Martha. He tosses the valentine she gave him into the fire...and gives the performance of his friggin' life.

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* "I Love Lisa" is Ralph Wiggum's CrowningMomentOfAwesome. After Lisa humiliated him at the ''Krusty the Klown'' 29th anniversary special, he prepares to play George Washington for the President's Day show, with Lisa as his Martha. He tosses the valentine she gave him into the fire...and gives the performance of his friggin' life. It even moves Groundskepper Willie to tears.


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** Earlier in the episode, when Ralph cries over not getting any Valentine cards, [[TheWoobie it's so hard not to feel sorry for him]].
19th Oct '17 7:20:46 PM MarioandSmurfs
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-->'''Homer:''' Oh my God... EVERYONE'S GONE!! ''(crying)'' Little Bart... ''(imagines Bart swinging a baseball bat)'' Little Lisa... ''(imagines Lisa also swinging a baseball bat)'' Little Marge... ''(imagines Marge doing likewise, then imagines Maggie, Santa's Little Helper, Snowball II, and the TV all floating around)'' ...and the rest... ''(sobs)'' Oh, I've lost everything! I can't go on...

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-->'''Homer:''' Oh my God... EVERYONE'S GONE!! ''(crying)'' Little Bart... ''(imagines Bart swinging a baseball bat)'' Little Lisa... ''(imagines Lisa also swinging a baseball bat)'' Little Marge... ''(imagines Marge doing likewise, then imagines Maggie, Santa's Little Helper, Snowball II, and the TV all floating around)'' ...[[AndTheRest and the rest...rest]]... ''(sobs)'' Oh, I've lost everything! I can't go on...
19th Oct '17 6:09:55 PM MarioandSmurfs
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--->(A single tear rolls down Homer's cheek)

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--->(A single tear SingleTear rolls down Homer's cheek)


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* Homer briefly mourning the loss of his family in the first segment of "Treehouse of Horror VIII" (The HΩmega Man), after a neutron bomb wipes out all of Springfield.
-->'''Homer:''' Oh my God... EVERYONE'S GONE!! ''(crying)'' Little Bart... ''(imagines Bart swinging a baseball bat)'' Little Lisa... ''(imagines Lisa also swinging a baseball bat)'' Little Marge... ''(imagines Marge doing likewise, then imagines Maggie, Santa's Little Helper, Snowball II, and the TV all floating around)'' ...and the rest... ''(sobs)'' Oh, I've lost everything! I can't go on...
4th Oct '17 1:56:06 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* in Papa Don't Leech, after Lurleen finally reunites with her father after 30 years, we get to see her celebrate with a new song about it. Then we see Royce creeping out of the house with his boots.
--> '''Royce''' Daddy's a deadbeat, he's leaving his daughter again

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* in In Papa Don't Leech, after Lurleen finally reunites with her father after 30 years, we get to see her celebrate with a new song about it. Then we see Royce creeping out of the house with his boots.
--> '''Royce''' '''Royce:''' Daddy's a deadbeat, he's leaving his daughter again
22nd Sep '17 8:09:15 AM mrthischarmingman2
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* In "Mr. Lisa goes to Washington", Lisa is all set to recite an essay about the birth of America when she sees her congressman taking a bribe and agreeing to level an entire forest. She's so horrified and disillusioned by it that she rips up her essay and runs away in tears. Earlier in the episode, she even hoped that she could vote for him once she's old enough, only to discover that he's just a corrupt pig who doesn't care about anything other than stuffing his pockets.

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* In "Mr. Lisa goes to Washington", Lisa is all set to recite an essay about the birth of America when she sees her congressman taking a bribe and agreeing to level an entire forest.forest (the very same that inspired he essay to begin with). She's so horrified and disillusioned by it that she rips up her essay and runs away in tears. Earlier in the episode, she even hoped that she could vote for him once she's old enough, only to discover that he's just a corrupt pig who doesn't care about anything other than stuffing his pockets.
12th Sep '17 2:28:55 PM ClintEastwood
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** This just makes the ending even ''worse''. Homer just wanted to help Herbert, he did exactly what Herbert asked him to do; design a car that an Average Joe American type would want, that would appeal to blue-collar guys like Homer... and the result is an ugly, ugly car that cost a disproportionate ''fortune'' to make, leaving Herbert bankrupt. His last words on screen are to venomously spit at Homer that he doesn't ''have'' a brother, and you can just see how all of this has crushed Homer. It's especially bad if you realize that it was HERBS fault for giving Homer a job he couldnt handle, and not even inspecting his work.

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** This just makes the ending even ''worse''. Homer just wanted to help Herbert, he did exactly what Herbert asked him to do; design a car that an Average Joe American type would want, that would appeal to blue-collar guys like Homer... and the result is an ugly, ugly car that cost a disproportionate ''fortune'' to make, leaving Herbert bankrupt. His last words on screen are to venomously spit at Homer that he doesn't ''have'' a brother, and you can just see how all of this has crushed Homer. It's especially bad if you realize that it was HERBS HERB'S fault for giving Homer a job he couldnt handle, and not even inspecting his work.



** Marge's flashback, wherein her art teacher from high school mocked and rejected her beautiful painting of Ringo Starr, though it's made better when her new teacher and Ringo Starr himself tell her that they love her art.

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** Marge's flashback, wherein her art teacher from high school mocked and rejected her beautiful painting of Ringo Starr, Music/RingoStarr, though it's made better when her new teacher and Ringo Starr himself tell her that they love her art.



* In "Mr. Lisa goes to Washington", Lisa is all set to recite an essay about the birth of America when she sees her congressman taking a bribe and agreeing to level an entire forest. She's so horrified and disillusioned by it that she rips up her essay and runs away in tears. Earlier in the episode, she even hoped that she could vote for him once she's old enough, only to discover that he's just a corrupt pig who doesnt care about anything other than stuffing his pockets.
* "When Flanders Failed", in general. Homer makes a JerkAss wish against Flanders, leading to him falling on hard times. Eventually, Homer starts to regret it and tries to give back the stuff he bought in Ned's garage sale, only to find that their house has been repossessed and they're spending the night in their car, building up to one of the most depressing conversations in Simpsons history.

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* In "Mr. Lisa goes to Washington", Lisa is all set to recite an essay about the birth of America when she sees her congressman taking a bribe and agreeing to level an entire forest. She's so horrified and disillusioned by it that she rips up her essay and runs away in tears. Earlier in the episode, she even hoped that she could vote for him once she's old enough, only to discover that he's just a corrupt pig who doesnt doesn't care about anything other than stuffing his pockets.
* "When Flanders Failed", in general. Homer makes a JerkAss {{Jerkass}} wish against Flanders, leading to him falling on hard times. Eventually, Homer starts to regret it and tries to give back the stuff he bought in Ned's garage sale, only to find that their house has been repossessed and they're spending the night in their car, building up to one of the most depressing conversations in Simpsons history.



* The ending of "Lisa's First Word", in which [[spoiler: Maggie says her first word, "Daddy"]]. For context on why it's heartbreaking: all throughout the story, Bart and Lisa (as babies/toddlers) never called Homer "Dad" or "Daddy" and the one time a Simpson kid does call Homer "Daddy," he misses it (even though [[WordOfGod the writers on the DVD commentary]] said that they had to go through a lot of takes to make Creator/ElizabethTaylor's "Daddy" line sound like something a one-year-old child would say and not a 20-year-old seductress perched on the lap of a squirming, blushing man as she's caressing his face and nuzzling his neck).

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* The ending of "Lisa's First Word", in which [[spoiler: Maggie says her first word, "Daddy"]]. For context on why it's heartbreaking: all throughout the story, Bart and Lisa (as babies/toddlers) never called Homer "Dad" or "Daddy" and the one time a Simpson kid does call Homer "Daddy," he misses it (even though [[WordOfGod the writers on the DVD commentary]] DVDCommentary]] said that they had to go through a lot of takes to make Creator/ElizabethTaylor's "Daddy" line sound like something a one-year-old child would say and not a 20-year-old seductress perched on the lap of a squirming, blushing man as she's caressing his face and nuzzling his neck).



* In "A Star is Burns", there's ([[UnfortunateNames the unfortunately named]]) ''Pukahontas'', the film Barney did about how his alcoholism has ruined his life (even worse when you realize that the season four episode "Mr. Plow" revealed that Barney was a Harvard-bound honors student studying for his UsefulNotes/SATs until Homer pressured him into trying beer, meaning that [[FridgeHorror Homer ruined his best friend's life]]). Despite the funny part where he mistakes Lisa's Girls' Scout meeting with an AA meeting, the rest of the film is very depressing and shows a dark side to Barney's alcoholism. Made worse by the fact that the prize Barney recieves is [[spoiler: a lifetime supply of Duff Beer.]]

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* In "A Star is Burns", there's ([[UnfortunateNames the unfortunately named]]) ''Pukahontas'', the film Barney did about how his alcoholism has ruined his life (even worse when you realize that the season four episode "Mr. Plow" revealed that Barney was a Harvard-bound honors student studying for his UsefulNotes/SATs until Homer pressured him into trying beer, meaning that [[FridgeHorror Homer ruined his best friend's life]]). Despite the funny part where he mistakes Lisa's Girls' Scout meeting with an AA meeting, the rest of the film is very depressing and shows a dark side to Barney's alcoholism. Made worse by the fact that the prize Barney recieves receives is [[spoiler: a lifetime supply of Duff Beer.]]



* On "Mother Simpson", the ending image of Homer sitting alone on the boot of his car for hours, well into the night, is possibly the saddest image ever seen (beaten only by the end of ''Futurama'''s ''Jurassic Bark'').

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* On "Mother Simpson", the ending image of Homer sitting alone on the boot of his car for hours, well into the night, is possibly the saddest image ever seen (beaten only by the end of ''Futurama'''s ''Jurassic Bark'').''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E7JurassicBark Jurassic Bark]]").



** This culminates in a rampage at Moe's that would give She-Hulk pause, and the only thing that stops her is Homer, who is audibly on the verge of tears. Leave it to The Simpsons to bring one of its most tender moments after an episode of violence, paranoia and steroid abuse.

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** This culminates in a rampage at Moe's that would give She-Hulk ComicBook/SheHulk pause, and the only thing that stops her is Homer, who is audibly on the verge of tears. Leave it to The Simpsons ''The Simpsons'' to bring one of its most tender moments after an episode of violence, paranoia and steroid abuse.
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