The Simpsons has been on television since 1989, but somehow, the writers manage to keep the humor sharp and the social commentary biting. Part of the charm of The Simpsons is that it never pulls any punches when it comes to jokes – the brutal honesty of some moments imprint themselves onto your memory for life. Whether it’s the dysfunctional marriage of Homer and Marge, the kids who act out, bumbling town police chief Wiggum, or Krusty the hilariously corrupt children’s clown, every character and relationship serves to demonstrate some aspect of humanity that is truly screwed up. Relive some of your favorite The Simpsons dark jokes and moments with this list of times the writing staff for The Simpsons refused to lighten up.
Really? The ONLY Way??
Yeah, Kids! Lighten Up!
Well, It’s True…
That’s the Opposite of a Lighter Note!
He Does Have a Point Though
You’d Better Pray Harder!
Donald Trump Is Taking Notes
For the Literary Nerds
A Perfect TV Moment
It’s That Time of Year Again!
Poor Kirk Van Houten
Chief Wiggum: Competent Policeman
Homer’s Great Parenting Skills
It’s Funny Because It’s True
That’s Not What You’re Supposed to Say…
Wise Advice Indeed
As Relevant Today as Ever
Because Men Don’t Have Emotions!
Crybaby Religious Types
Send Five Dollars to Antidote, PO Box Springfield
Relationship Issues Need Counseling
“Don’t Say Revenge… Don’t Say Revenge…”
Another Precious Moment Lost
Totally Appropriate for a 10 Year Old
Fix Him with MURDER
At Least He Didn’t Put It on YouTube