28 Times The Simpsons Got REALLY Dark

The SimpsonsĀ 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 ofĀ The SimpsonsĀ 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 favoriteĀ The SimpsonsĀ  and moments with this list of times the writing staff forĀ The SimpsonsĀ 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 Moment





It’s That Time of Year Again!





Poor Kirk Van Houten





Poor Moleman





Chief Wiggum: Competent Policeman





Homer’s Great Parenting Skills





It’s 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





True Friendship





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