History YMMV / TheSimpsons

10th Apr '18 10:10:09 AM x_countryguy
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-->"Well, it's possible that we've declined. But honestly, I've been here the whole time and I do remember in season two people saying, 'It's gone downhill.' If we'd listened to that then we would have stopped after episode 13 [of Season 1]. I'm glad we didn't."

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-->"Well, -->'''Al Jean:''' Well, it's possible that we've declined. But honestly, I've been here the whole time and I do remember in season two people saying, 'It's "It's gone downhill.' " If we'd listened to that then we would have stopped after episode 13 [of Season 1]. I'm glad we didn't."



** Seeing what a cool, heroic guy that Jebediah Springfield, the town's founder, is portrayed as in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E8TheTelltaleHead The Telltale Head]]" is this after his true identity is discovered in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E16LisaTheIconoclast Lisa the Iconoclast]]": [[spoiler: as a conman and a scoundrel who tried to kill UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington.]]

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** Seeing what a cool, heroic guy that Jebediah Springfield, the town's founder, is portrayed as in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E8TheTelltaleHead The Telltale Head]]" is this after his true identity is discovered in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E16LisaTheIconoclast Lisa the Iconoclast]]": [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as a conman and a scoundrel who tried to kill UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington.]]



-->'''Nurse:''' OUR RESIDENTS *BANG* ARE TRYING *BANG* TO NAP! *BANG*

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-->'''Nurse:''' --->'''Nurse:''' OUR RESIDENTS *BANG* ARE TRYING *BANG* TO NAP! *BANG*



* UncannyValley: The grotesque animation style of the early era episodes (including the ''[[Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow Tracey Ullman]]'' shorts) and in some episodes in which the Simpsons are depicted in another medium (claymation, live-action, as drawn by Creator/JohnKricfalusi, as drawn by Creator/BillPlympton, CGI, Lego, ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''-style stop-motion, etc)

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* UncannyValley: UncannyValley:
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The grotesque animation style of the early era episodes (including the ''[[Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow Tracey Ullman]]'' shorts) and in some episodes in which the Simpsons are depicted in another medium (claymation, live-action, as drawn by Creator/JohnKricfalusi, as drawn by Creator/BillPlympton, CGI, Lego, ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''-style stop-motion, etc)



-->'''Homer''': The Simpsons are going to Africa!\\
'''Family''': Yay!\\
''(In Africa, two tribesmen dance around a fire. Suddenly, one of them stops)''\\
'''Tribesman''': What is it, N'gungo?\\
'''N'gungo''': [[VaguenessIsComing Evil is coming.]]\\
'''Tribesman''': What shall we do, N'gungo?\\
'''N'gungo''' ''(puts his mask on the other tribesman's head)'': [[YouAreInCommandNow You are N'gungo now!]] ''(runs away screaming)''

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-->'''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' The Simpsons are going to Africa!\\
'''Family''': '''Family:''' Yay!\\
''(In ''[In Africa, two tribesmen dance around a fire. Suddenly, one of them stops)''\\
'''Tribesman''':
stops]''\\
'''Tribesman:'''
What is it, N'gungo?\\
'''N'gungo''': '''N'gungo:''' [[VaguenessIsComing Evil is coming.]]\\
'''Tribesman''': '''Tribesman:''' What shall we do, N'gungo?\\
'''N'gungo''' ''(puts '''N'gungo:''' ''[puts his mask on the other tribesman's head)'': head]'' [[YouAreInCommandNow You are N'gungo now!]] ''(runs ''[runs away screaming)''screaming]''



** The voice actors all agreed that "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E12MargeVsTheMonorail Marge vs. the Monorail]]" was one of the worst episode they had ever done. Nowadays, it's often remembered as one of the best by fans.

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** The voice actors all agreed that "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E12MargeVsTheMonorail Marge vs. the Monorail]]" was one of the worst episode episodes they had ever done. Nowadays, it's often remembered as one of the best by fans.



* WeirdAlEffect: Some of their various political parodies may fall into this for newer viewers who weren't around (or were too young to remember) to witness them.

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* WeirdAlEffect: WeirdAlEffect:
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Some of their various political parodies may fall into this for newer viewers who weren't around (or were too young to remember) to witness them.
10th Apr '18 9:02:29 AM PF
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* IKnewIt: There were quite a few people who called out that [[spoiler: Krusty's father]] would be the one to die in the Season 26 opener, particularly due to Al Jean specifically saying that he was "an Emmy-winning" character, and [[spoiler: Jackie Mason had been one of the few guest stars to win an Emmy for the show]].
* JerkassWoobie: Bart, Homer, Lisa and Grandpa Simpson. DependingOnTheWriter, Nelson Muntz, Moe, and Milhouse sometimes qualify.

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* IKnewIt: There were quite a few people who called out that [[spoiler: Krusty's father]] would be the one to die in the Season 26 opener, particularly due to Al Jean specifically saying that he was "an Emmy-winning" character, and [[spoiler: Jackie Mason had been one of the few guest stars to win an Emmy for the show]].
* JerkassWoobie:
JerkassWoobie:
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Bart, Homer, Lisa and Grandpa Simpson. DependingOnTheWriter, Nelson Muntz, Moe, and Milhouse sometimes qualify.
10th Apr '18 9:01:35 AM PF
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** Apu has become extremely divisive character in recent years, especially among Indian-Americans. Some say he's an enjoyable character whose stereotypical traits are no worse than any of the other stereotyped characters on the show, while others think he's a full-blown EthnicScrappy who doesn't even remotely resemble a real Indian person.

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** Apu has become extremely divisive character in recent over the years, especially among Indian-Americans. Some say he's an enjoyable character whose stereotypical traits are no worse than any of the other stereotyped characters on the show, while others think he's a full-blown EthnicScrappy who doesn't even remotely resemble a real Indian person.
6th Apr '18 2:02:54 PM xcountryguy
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** Poochie is this InUniverse in "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show", Poochie is a new ''[[ShowWithinAShow Itchy & Scratchy]]'' character voiced by Homer, who is TotallyRadical (and in Itchy's face) even in his [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle post-episode aesops]]. No-one likes him, and is hastily canned, leading to the ShooOutTheNewGuy trope.
4th Apr '18 12:16:08 PM xcountryguy
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* MoneyDearBoy:
** Harry Shearer is the only voice actor on the show who has admitted that it's gone downhill. But he'll still gladly take those paychecks.
** Also invoked in-universe with Krusty, who frequently puts his name and image on all kinds of low-quality merchandise for money.
29th Mar '18 5:56:01 PM CountDorku
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** Parodied in Creator/DonHertzfeldt's CouchGag, which depicts the characters in the year 10,535 as hideous, incoherent mutants capable only of voicing {{Catch Phrase}}s, demands that you buy merchandise, and the occasional bit of SurrealHorror.
25th Mar '18 7:42:48 AM Hawaii_Knut
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** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E9HomerBadman Homer Badman]]" centre around Homer being wrongfully accused of sexual assault and ends up as a MemeticMolester. There have since been many cases with people being wrongfully, and even falsely accused of sexual assault, rape ect. The Duke Lacrosse scandal and UVA scandal, just to name a few.
23rd Mar '18 11:30:06 AM PrincessGwen
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** Apu has become extremely divisive character in recent years, especially among Indian-Americans. Some say he's an enjoyable character whose stereotypical traits are no worse than any of the other stereotyped characters on the show, while others think he's a full-blow EthnicScrappy who doesn't even remotely resemble a real Indian person.

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** Apu has become extremely divisive character in recent years, especially among Indian-Americans. Some say he's an enjoyable character whose stereotypical traits are no worse than any of the other stereotyped characters on the show, while others think he's a full-blow full-blown EthnicScrappy who doesn't even remotely resemble a real Indian person.
23rd Mar '18 11:27:34 AM PrincessGwen
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** Apu has become extremely divisive character in recent years, especially among Indian-Americans. Some say he's an enjoyable character who's stereotypical traits are no worse than any of the other stereotyped characters on the show, while others think he's a full-blow EthnicScrappy who doesn't even remotely resemble a real Indian person.

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** Apu has become extremely divisive character in recent years, especially among Indian-Americans. Some say he's an enjoyable character who's whose stereotypical traits are no worse than any of the other stereotyped characters on the show, while others think he's a full-blow EthnicScrappy who doesn't even remotely resemble a real Indian person.
20th Mar '18 2:54:16 PM toregg
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** In "Bart Gets Hit By A Car", Bart is told by the devil he's not due to end up in hell until the next time the Yankees win the pennant. The episode aired in 1991, and the Yankees won the pennant the next time in 1996, which could mean Bart's had a short life.
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