28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark

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  and moments with this list of times the writing staff for The Simpsons refused to lighten up.

Really? The ONLY Way??
28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark

Yeah, Kids! Lighten Up!


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



Well, It’s True…


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



That’s the Opposite of a Lighter Note!


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



He Does Have a Point Though


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



You’d Better Pray Harder!


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



Donald Trump Is Taking Notes


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



For the Literary Nerds


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



A Perfect TV Moment


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



It’s That Time of Year Again!


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



Poor Kirk Van Houten


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



Poor Moleman


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



Chief Wiggum: Competent Policeman


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



Homer’s Great Parenting Skills


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



It’s Because It’s True


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



That’s Not What You’re Supposed to Say…


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



Wise Advice Indeed


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



As Relevant Today as Ever


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



Because Men Don’t Have Emotions!


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



Crybaby Religious Types


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



True Friendship


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



Send Five Dollars to Antidote, PO Box Springfield


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



Relationship Issues Need Counseling


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



“Don’t Say Revenge… Don’t Say Revenge…”


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



Another Precious Moment Lost


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



Totally Appropriate for a 10 Year Old


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



Fix Him with MURDER


28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark



At Least He Didn’t Put It on YouTube

28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark