When ‘shows’ such as The Simpsons are taken into consideration, then it speaks about an overall era which is full of association, belongingness, trust and the times which make us feel crazy, and awesome. Yes, why not, when the era has extended into more than three decades and it is still going great guns. The Simpsons has been a show which make us laugh, and grin at the same time. It has been one of the shows with the tag of being the longest running sitcoms, which the industry has seen or experienced.
The character of Homer Simpson is obviously considered to be full of amusement which enhances the level of fun with his rib-tickling comedy. There are wide series of emotions which complete the whole series. One of them relates to the characters showcasing about anger which is perfectly played along with the basic questionable traits etc which generates a sense of curiosity. Hence, considering the aspect of fun which the show has been synonymous with, let’s take a look at the funny quotes which give us a moment to feel happy and blessed Let’s now take a look at few of the rib-tickling and memorable quotes which the show produces:-
Respect will be obvious till you are on TV (Episode 15, Bart the Fink season 7)
In other words, Respect will be obvious till you are on TV. Bart gave the above convincing reply to Krusty, as he was charged of evading taxes. As a result, he faked his death, so as to get out from the sudden and untimely charges, as serious as this.
However, Bart tried to comfort and console him with the response. In reality, there has been more serious charges which people on TV has been associated with, where they have been forgiven for adultery or abuses arising out of conflicts in marriages, where tax evasion has been nothing in comparison.
“Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.”
In other words, Family, friendship and religion are the impediments which you need to overlook if you want to gain success in business. It is the dream of everyone to have a booming career along with a quality personal life. However, in the real scenario those people who try to curb the voices of others by stepping on them are duly rewarded. Based on the positive approach, one has to be optimistic as there is no need for everyone to be Mr. Burns.
“I’m not popular enough to be different.”
Occasionally, artists like Prince or Lady Gaga can be respected and loved by others in such an increasing manner, that they naturally become the reason to be flamboyant. Well, trying to relate the same with us, it is true that we don’t have the ‘said’ luxury. However, through the episode, Homer can be seen going in a pink t-shirt to work and is sent to a mental institution where he gets in touch with Michael Jackson.
“Never help anyone”
The quote can be better related with The Simpsons’ version “No good deed goes unpunished”. One needs to consider the humanitarian cause which necessitated Lisa to create a positive influence on Mr. Burns. However, as per the quote he disregarded her environmentalism by creating even further dangers to the environment. Hence, it is important to help right people by exercising cautions.
“You Don’t Win Friends With Salad”
It is derived from The Simpsons which basically originates after one of the characters has a suggestion of not taking salad to a barbeque over meat.
“I love legitimate theater” (A Fish Called Selma, season 7 episode 19)
The significance of the event matters. Rightly so, as Homer has said the above quote during the launch of the Planet of the Apes musical starring Troy McClure. When the statement was said, it was perceived to be exaggerated and out of context. Since, people got the notion that it was far-fetched. However, now, everyone has started relating to the same, since there has been Legally Blonde, The Bodyguard, Spider-Man, Rocky, Bring it On etc. Hence, considering the kind of renowned characters with their dedication, hard work, honesty and creativity, it is no wonder that the legitimacy of theater is well maintained.
“Most of you will never fall in love, and marry out of fear of dying alone.”
Again there is a quote which is funny and has a serious and relevant message holding proximity to the current situation.
When asked by Samantha about the possible situations where the individual will know that he/she is actually in love. To which Mrs. Krabappel responded so as not to worry. Since, many of people won’t be experiencing love due to the approaching threat of dying alone.
As long as everybody is videotaping everybody else, justice will be done.”
It is true that when legal proceedings take place, then the biggest proof is regarded to be in the form of videos which speak volumes about the actual situation. The quote simply speak about it as it relates to the allegations leveled by the babysitter who accused Homer of sexually harassing him. This was quite a serious charge, and had it not been for the video which was revealed, the problem of Homer would have turned manifolds. But thankfully, as a life-saving mechanism happened in the form of a videotape which was filmed by Groundskeeper. Hence, the ground reality came in front of everyone to see and judge the actual scenario.
“Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.”
Well, this may have been the Homer’s motto, right? Well, as funny as it could possibly get, he in reality tries something or the other every week.
However, the actual significance of the quote originates when he consoles Bart and Lisa after they weren’t successful in the auditions which happened. This infact has been an extremely demoralizing factor for them.
There has been a general perception about the extent of people who feel scared and get de-motivated the moment they fail and then it is very easy for them to follow on the advice of Homer.
However, it is important to never listen him when things don’t work for you. Since, if you try again, then 80% of success is awaiting you.
“Every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain.”
It is an unfortunate part, that as you start growing old, the feeling that Homer is right, starts to sink in you. Brain works incredibly, however like with everything else, it also comes up with its own limits with the exception of people like Marlo Thomas.
It is highly important that learning make us better and we should really never put a stop to it. However, on the same lines, when our brain finds a space for new learning, then it automatically starts to remove old learning. Sad part is that we are unable to have a choice about the possible aspect we need to keep in the brain.
The quotes of the Homer are although funny, yet many have a hidden meaning as they belong and define themselves to a realistic situation. In short, besides being hilarious, they give us moments to create a reflection about reality.