TV tropes pointing out one big problem I had with The Simpsons movie.

Killing Homer was one thing. He, eh, had it coming, sorta. 

But that shit with Marge and the kids and the five nooses was just plain creepy. Only Flanders (a moral person) seemed to realize how messed up it was and wanted to help them.  

You 100% understand why Homer doesn’t want his family to go back and help them all later on. But he’s presented as being “in the wrong.” Um, they tried to murder his kids. 

I’ve listened to the DVD commentary. They seem to subtly acknowledge how twisted it is, oddly enough. 


Last Exit To Springfield 1#

Why this is considered one of the best Simpsons episodes ever. 

It’s the whole point of this thing: Despite their grandiose plans, a dog wanders in and outsmarts Burns and Smithers without the dog even realizing it.

Just like how an idiot like Homer wanders in and outsmarts them without Homer even realizing it. 

Spoilers of The Simpsons episode “Mother Simpson.”

You know what one of the saddest moments in TV history is? The ending to this particular Simpsons episode.

After finally being reunited with his mother after years of believing she was dead, a series of uncontrollable circumstances, that I won’t go into detail here, causes Homer’s mother to have to leave him again, presumably forever.

This scene is so well put together, and just really hits you with emotion. The music, combined with the visual of Homer just sitting on the hood of his car, thinking of his mother, is just so powerful to me. It really is an impressive thing that the writer’s have done here, especially in a typically humorous, and mildly crude comedy.

This is hands down, one of my top 10 Simpsons episodes of all time.