Who is the “main” simpsons

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Homer 83
other 13
Bart 11


all cats are beautiful (silby), Friday, 11 September 2020 05:58 (ten months ago) link

Bart for the first couple of seasons, Homer thereafter?

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Friday, 11 September 2020 05:59 (ten months ago) link

Homer

rascal clobber (jim in vancouver), Friday, 11 September 2020 06:01 (ten months ago) link

Groundskeeper Willy

Neanderthal, Friday, 11 September 2020 06:01 (ten months ago) link

The arc of the Simpsons is about Homer

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Friday, 11 September 2020 06:25 (ten months ago) link

the arc of the simpsons universe is long, but it bends towards homer

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Friday, 11 September 2020 06:26 (ten months ago) link

the one with the spiky hair, bert

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 11 September 2020 14:38 (ten months ago) link

Burton's more like a man now

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Friday, 11 September 2020 14:39 (ten months ago) link

The end of every episode could be Marge turning to the camera and saying, "See? See what I have to put up with?"

The show is about the endless, patient endurance of an American woman, wife, and mother.

velcro-magnon (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 11 September 2020 14:40 (ten months ago) link

the one with the spiky hair, bort

― mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, September 11, 2020 3:38 PM (six minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Number None, Friday, 11 September 2020 14:44 (ten months ago) link

The arc of the Simpsons is about Homer


Otm, Bart s1-2 max, Homer afterwards. Should be Marge in the long run, she is an underrated character.

scampo italiano (gyac), Friday, 11 September 2020 14:51 (ten months ago) link

Homer is def the correct answer.

pomenitul, Friday, 11 September 2020 14:52 (ten months ago) link

Also, good to see you op ❤️

scampo italiano (gyac), Friday, 11 September 2020 14:52 (ten months ago) link

Oh and sup silby.

pomenitul, Friday, 11 September 2020 14:53 (ten months ago) link

xp!

pomenitul, Friday, 11 September 2020 14:53 (ten months ago) link

the one with the spiky hair, bort

are you talking to me?

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:10 (ten months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIxUP1KZ0Ok

ciderpress, Friday, 11 September 2020 15:12 (ten months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9i36__oLS4

pomenitul, Friday, 11 September 2020 15:19 (ten months ago) link

hi silby! the main simpson is springfield, he said irritatingly

rob, Friday, 11 September 2020 15:28 (ten months ago) link

the main simpson is o.j.

ptah el dude (voodoo chili), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:30 (ten months ago) link

Bart is kinda the least interesting Simpsons tbh

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:33 (ten months ago) link

cowabunga dude

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:33 (ten months ago) link

The Simpsons is like Breaking Bad. on BB, Hank was never the coolest character, in fact he was arguably the uncoolest, but he was the hero. on the Simpsons, that's Lisa.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:34 (ten months ago) link

Bart doesn't feel real to me, something generic about him. Even the most one-note characters feel more specific.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:36 (ten months ago) link

Bart when it was shit, Homer when it was funny

how do i shot moon? (Noodle Vague), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:14 (ten months ago) link

when we played rock paper scissors on the playground, this one kid would always go "bulldozer!" and of course that would defeat any other choice. but then this one other kid would go "bart simpson!" and somehow that would defeat even the bulldozer. i couldn't watch the simpsons at that time (circa '90) because our family television's reception didn't pick up channel 30/fox very well at all. but i remember thinking, wow, bart simpson is very powerful

Karl Malone, Friday, 11 September 2020 16:25 (ten months ago) link

also, playing rock paper scissors on the playground makes me feel like i'm an 1800s person walking around at 1.2x speed in black and white

Karl Malone, Friday, 11 September 2020 16:26 (ten months ago) link

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Anonymous
asked in Entertainment & MusicComics & Animation · 1 decade ago
i hate lisa simpson, do you?
i know shes a cartoon character and its just a cartoon

but shes such a pretentious, intolerant, hypocritical,self centered little brat

every time she starts off on one of her self righteous rants i want to turn off, but i love the simpsons!

anyone else feel this way?

Update:
im not the only one, there are facebook pages and other things online for people who also hate her, google i hate lisa simpson, i just did!

Anonymous
1 decade ago
she's better than bart simpson, and bart simpson is cool

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longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:29 (ten months ago) link

Holmer Simpson Talking Key Holder. Holmer Simpson talking key holder says "i think your find escape is quite impossible" and "please please please"

Don't be such an idot. (Old Lunch), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:43 (ten months ago) link

the answer is Worker or Parasite, not sure

avellano medio inglés (f. hazel), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:58 (ten months ago) link

Bart's focus early on is why the show was mistakenly labeled a 'kid's' show by many early on.

I mean I watched it in elementary school but I enjoyed that my parents and I enjoyed it for different reasons. as an adult it's fun to rewatch and appreciate it from a different angle than I did originally.

Neanderthal, Friday, 11 September 2020 17:53 (ten months ago) link

like that episode where Bart got punished from seeing Itchy and Scratchy, yeah, Bart was being a 'bad-ass', but the episode was about Homer and his laissez-faire parenting. the LOL joke was even him saying "since you broke Grandpa's teeth, he gets to break yours".

I am glad they moved away from the catch-phrases though. I had a "cowabunga, dude" shirt as a kid

Neanderthal, Friday, 11 September 2020 18:05 (ten months ago) link

ha, my brother had the don't have a cow man shirt.

Neanderthal, Friday, 11 September 2020 18:05 (ten months ago) link

Maybe Homer has an arc. Heck, maybe Bart has an arc. Lisa kind of has an arc, Maggie almost has an arc. Marge probably has an arc.

But, dammit, integral to the design of the show was that the characters DON'T have arcs. The end of each episode is supposed to return to status quo ante. So that the next self-contained episode can wreak its own havoc, which is weathered and after which everything returns to status quo ante. They call it The Simpsons but really it's the Sisyphuses.

Does Homer leave his family? Temporarily, perhaps, but never outside the bounds of a certain episode. Does he quit working for Burns? Temporarily, perhaps (he drives a snowplow and a tow trick, for example), but never outside the bounds of a certain episode. Does Bart become a good student? Temporarily, perhaps, but never outside the bounds of a certain episode. Does Lisa ever go dark and rebellious? Temporarily, perhaps, but never outside the bounds of a certain episode.

It is not supposed to be a show about character arcs. It is supposed to be a show where - no matter how absurd it gets - at the end of each episode you're back to the yellow people in the sam house and the dumb pink car; nuclear plant; Moe's, etc.

The only character whose story transcends the bounds of a given episode is, I think, the dog.

velcro-magnon (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 11 September 2020 22:44 (ten months ago) link

three months pass...

Is this the only active Simpsons thread? Anyway, Simpson writer thread explaining jokes and references that people don't get:

So, for years, there have been Simpsons jokes/lines people misunderstood or misheard, like The Great Hank-Scorpio-"Yes Once"-Goodbye-To-A-Shoe Debate and "Carhole".

What have you misunderstood or never got?

List them in this thread & I or other Simpsons folk'll try to answer. pic.twitter.com/O7T82SsQX4

— Josh Weinstein (@Joshstrangehill) December 21, 2020

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 13:48 (seven months ago) link

The viking thread is where everybody is talking about this tweet.

peace, man, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 13:52 (seven months ago) link

Of course it is.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 14:03 (seven months ago) link

Simpsons, that's where I'm a viking

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:45 (seven months ago) link

unrelated but my son's virtual class is watching "Olive, the Other Reindeer" and I picked out a few voice actors who appeared on The Simpsons (including Dan Castellanta. apparently Groening produced this, its cute but no way are kindergarteners going to understand any of the jokes here. its pretty funny though!!!

frogbs, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 20:19 (seven months ago) link

six months pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 00:01 (two weeks ago) link

Oj

fix up luke shawp (darraghmac), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 00:09 (two weeks ago) link

something about marge being the main one because her unpaid labour quietly keeps the whole thing together so the boys can clown around up front for laughs

(it would be fantastic if she actually left him for good in the series finale- which is why it will never happen)

Left, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 02:30 (two weeks ago) link

could also make an argument for lisa, as the conscience. who must always be thwarted or suppressed somehow, because you can mock the shitty 90s status quo as much as you like but you can never change it, that would undermine everything we hold dear. no wonder the show has had problems adapting to a post-clinton world

Left, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 02:46 (two weeks ago) link

Lisa being the conscience means she can never be the main character

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 03:07 (two weeks ago) link

bort

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 03:30 (two weeks ago) link

matt bruenig's wife is the main character

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 03:34 (two weeks ago) link

Its all about Lenny.

A short comic about Lenny (1/2) #TheSimpsons #comics pic.twitter.com/JsxWbdp7zO

— David Cooper (@davidbcooper) March 29, 2021

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 05:48 (two weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 00:01 (two weeks ago) link

the "main" simpsons is Homer

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 00:02 (two weeks ago) link

There is no main Simpsons, it's right in the name.

underminer of twenty years of excellent contribution to this borad (dan m), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 00:07 (two weeks ago) link

brad storch

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 04:05 (one week ago) link


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