YMMV / The Simpsons S 8 E 8 Hurricane Neddy

  • Acceptable Targets:
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: It might have made for a shitty place to live in, but "The House that Love built" was like an abstract work of art.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Ned blows up at the piss-poor job the townspeople do of rebuilding his home after it's destroyed. Except, he's the one who didn't buy homeowners insurance—a thoroughly and grossly stupid and irresponsible decision—and therefore didn't have the funds necessary to purchase/build a proper house.
    • Plus, the tongue-lashing he gives the Simpsons is for once, completely unfair and undeserved. He blasts Marge, saying, "My family can't live on your good intentions!" You mean the family that you have failed to provide for? It is NOT Marge or the townspeople's fault that your family doesn't have a roof over their heads, Ned, it's YOURS. He then blasts Bart for defending his mother, Lisa for defending Bart by truthfully pointing out that Bart has done nothing wrong, declares Homer to be "the worst person I've ever met".—someone who just tried to build him a house!
  • What an Idiot: Ned didn't get house insurance, because he considers insurance a form of gambling. Without it, he can't get his house back. He most likely doesn't have any other form of insurance either, making him break the law to avoid what he sees as a vice. Then again, given how incompetent the police are, it's unlikely he would be arrested for it. r
    • A bit of Fridge Horror there—suppose Ned had died and left his wife and children with no financial support because he didn't have life insurance? Even now, he or one of his sons could become ill and have no means of paying medical bills because he doesn't believe in getting health insurance either.
  • The Woobie: Ned, briefly becoming a Jerkass Woobie when he is giving his "The Reason You Suck" Speech to the Springfielders.

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