Why year of births are important
Character birth years help us indicate a character's true age. Yes, it is true that character dates and ages are CONSTANTLY retconned (as if the Simpsons live real lives like real people), but this is usually a result of poor writing (because the writers rather write rushed gimmicky crap than actually do their homework or take notes from their old work). However, the first installment/most consistent installment always wins. Ex: An important fact that is connected to a revealed back-story of an entire episode, which would be lampshaded again and possibly again in future episodes. 1989 is an important year, because that's when the series began (when the Simpsons official became "cartoons" (This word feels so derogatory towards the Simpson characters). Up until then, everyone has been living their everyday lives, instead of showcasing crazy shenanigans each week (meanwhile, the Ullman shorts were pure beta). Every character on the show has already been alive at for at least a year before 1989, except for The Nahasapeemapetilon Octuplets, who are the only seen births in the present day, because who don't know how long Gerald Samson and Ling Bouvier have been alive. Even so, the octuplets aged at least one year between Eight Misbehavin' and Children of a Lesser Clod. Their design change says it all. Oh, and newborn babies don't stay newborn for long in any animated sitcom. Meanwhile Bart, Lisa, and their respective classmates have yet to actually begin a new school year in the next grade. As for Homer, his age (with Marge by default for being two years younger than him) has been retconned so many times, we don't even know anymore. Krust however, happens to be the hardest to figure out, because all his flashback dates are linked to his showbiz milestones that lampoon that of other real-life entertainers. Long story cut shot, we need these year dates. They're the only other plausible things that add sense to The Simpsons. Because of the many continuity errors in recent seasons, this wiki and Wikisimpsons at this point should be treated as a writers's bible. SatAM has one and so does every other long-running series with a developed universe. --Kid Sonic (talk) 02:06, July 29, 2013 (UTC)
A list of the actual suspect of the original two-part episode, in the order as presented in the special.
- Groundskeeper Willie: Because Springfield Elementary School lost its financial security, Skinner was forced to get rid of music and maintenance, causing Willie to lose his job.
- Abraham Simpson: Burns' oil drilling destroyed Abe's room at the Springfield Retirement Castle, causing him to lose his possessions and stay at the Simpson house.
- Moe Szyslak: Burns' oil drilling caused deadly fumes to leak into Moe's Tavern, making the bar uninhabitable and costing Moe his business.
- Barney Gumble: After Moe's bar was shut down, Barney was left without a place to drink.
- Lisa Simpson: After the school was robbed of its financial security, Skinner was forced to get rid of music, costing Lisa her favorite class.
- Seymour Skinner: Unable to sue Burns' for pumping the school's oil, along with the costs needed to pay for the construction, operation, and demolition of their derrick, Skinner had to eliminate all nonessential programs such as music and maintenance.
- Homer Simpson: After years of working for Burns, he could never once member Homer's name, despite remembering the names of the rest of the Simpson family and any past involvement he had with them.
- Bart Simpson: Burns' oil drilling destroyed Bart's treehouse, causing the wreckage to fall on and disable Santa's Little Helper.
- Maggie Simpson: "Suck suck suck suck".
- Tito Puente: Because Springfield Elementary School lost its financial security, Skinner was forced to get rid of music and maintenance, which prevented Tito Puente from teaching at the school.
- Waylon Smithers: Due to a recent strain in their relationship, Smithers apparently snapped; After Burns' fired Smithers for insubordination.
- Krusty the Clown: "Will do anything for a quick buck, maybe even murder".
- Otto Mann: "Over-indulgence can drive a person to violent behavior. I'd investigate the suspects with a habit".
- Sideshow Mel: Same as above.
Flashback episodes in chronological order
- Mother Simpson (Partial Flashback)
- The Way We Was
- Three Gays of the Condo (Partial Flashback)
- I Married Marge
- Lisa's First Word
- Homer's Barbershop Quartet
- Lisa's Sax
- And Maggie Makes Three
- Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (Series Beginning)
- First off, I know that you have shot down other people in the past with this topic, but I have to know, what exactly do you have against Simpsons Wiki (in general) and why did you feel that it was necessary to break away from that site and start this childish "it's my info, gimme gimme" feud. I know that people do not like having their work stolen, but at the end of the day, it's ALL the same information, because a person can never OWN a fact (even that can get full credit for figuring it out). In fact if anything, some would say that we're stealing from those who created a number of the Simpsons media (episodes, games, comics, books, etc.), anything that was written. But because the sole purpose of this wiki is to provide people with concrete Simpsons information, we're not exactly infringing on much, since all we really have to do is watch and read the series. To go into even more detail, view this section. And not for nothing, but this site's copyright policy tends to deprive certain articles of important information (or the little information we can derive from certain ambiguous or underrated characters/places/etc.). After all, these are all things created by the writers, not grad school essays that are submitted into one's yearly portfolio.
- For example, let's compare two different articles of the same topic: 1, 2
- Now which article has more information and content. Basically as far as this site is concerned, the octuplets are so minor that they don't need much contribution. Or some may go as far as to say that the only characters that matter are the one's in The Simpsons.com's Hall of Records and certain cult-favorite characters of the day.
- For another example, compare these two articles 1, 2
- Now which one is more organized and has a better layout?
- Basically, both Simpsons wiki sites have their share of strong points and drawbacks. Fox example, this site is more credible, since it has excellent template usage as well as neat organization, high-quality images, excellent citation, mentioning of each character appearances, and a good amount of media content. However, you do not follow up on already existing characters or do not give enough depth of information on tertiary characters of the day or the minor (nearly background) ones in the series. And because of this site's policies, creative control is restricted and any image that could be good content is discarded if it can't be used in-between article text or if it came from somewhere. Images are meant to be shared. The same goes for information. Meanwhile, Simpsons Wiki is more flexible, as we make good use of official images (even unofficial grabpics (similar to the ones on this site) to an extent), add concrete and relevant theories, and truths that no one bothers to touch on. However, the staff on our site is limited, and we have little technical know-how when it comes to templates, while most of our contributors upload low-quality images (whatever is available to us) (including pics of every cockamamie store from The D'oh-cial Network), and we get almost no comic book/guide book information. But then we get all the edit-monkeys who go around adding the most unnecessary of crap, such as fan drawings, fan characters, coming up with fake age assumptions, coming up with fake biological names for certain stock characters with nicknames or no last names (I'm still trying to figure out how Squeaky-Voiced Teen is Lunch Lady Doris's Son), and that's not getting into the whole Simpson/Bouvier family tree fiasco or the lewd images that we have deleted in the past. And I find often myself cleaning up everyone else's messes or doing most of the writing/citation. But as long as we resolve our respective drawbacks by working together, we cam create two (or one) of the the ultimate Simpsons information base. And no, our site cannot just turn over everything we ever worked on to this site. It's a two-way trust partnership deal. Now I don't know how is fallout happened between the sites, but if we continue this stupid war, the wiki higher-ups may get involved and both our sites may cease to exist, sending back to the stone age (from scratch).
- BTW, there's no way to come up with original information writing, since certain paragraphs and sentences are written in such simple and understandable English, that the only other way to be "original" is to be unprofessional (use of slang, jargon, run-ons, and pretty much switching words around and using many synonyms), at that is not good writing at all. --Kid Sonic (talk) 19:28, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
Homer and Marge's Romances (In Lieu of Others)
- A Milhouse Divided
- My Big Fat Geek Wedding
- Rome-Old and Julie-Eh
- Eeny Teeny Maya, Moe
- The Real Housewives of Fat Tony
- Beware My Cheating Bart
- Love is a Many Splintered Thing
Bart's Halloween Costumes
- II - Executioner
- III - The malchik Alec from `A Clockwork Orange'
- VIII - Pirate
- X - Superhero
- XXII - Hobo
- XIV - Charlie Brown
- XVI - Vampire
- XVIII - Frankenstein
- XXII - Astronaut
Lisa's Halloween Costumes
- II - Totem Pole
- III - Statue of Liberty
- VIII - Native American
- X - Amelia Earhart
- XXII - Two-Headed Person (with Maggie)
- XIV - Lucy Van Pelt
- XVI - Albert Einstein
- XVIII - Witch
- XXII - Saxophone
Recurring Characters Not Featured in Episodes of the Simpsons Guides
- Luann Van Houten
- Elizabeth Hoover
- Helen Lovejoy
- Melvin Van Horne
- Martin Prince Sr.
- Martha Prince
- Sanjay Nahasapeemapetilon
- Bernice Hibbert
- Sarah Wiggum
- Female Judge
- Martha Quimby
- Mr. Muntz
Bart to Lisa
- Dr. Stacey Swanson - Mr. Bergstrom
- Laura Powers - Jesse Grass
- Greta Wolfcastle - Luke Stetson
- Bart Gets Famous - All About Lisa
- Bart's groupies from Do the Bartman - Erin, Dean, Rick, Ben
- Jessica Lovejoy - Nelson Muntz
- Melody Juniper - Ralph Wiggum
- Kindergarten Teacher (Lisa's Sax) - Li'l Ludwig's Music School Teacher
Products of Fox's Sucky Future Writing
Lisa's Contest Rivals (Final Three)
Reading Digest "Patriots of Tomorrow" Essay Contest
Springfield Elementary Diorama Contest
This is inspired from the episode, Lisa's Rival.
- Bart Simpson - Misborn Past - A former time where one was said to live a life of misfortune upon their birth. - Bart Simpson is no longer bound to an unfortunate future.
- Lisa Simpson - Slim Passion - A meager amount of strong and barely controllable emotion.
- Homer Simpson - Shimmer Snoop - To shimmer a soft light in the intrusion of one's affairs. Homer will use likely use a slightly dim flashlight while investigating criminal activities.
- Marge Simpson - Miss Pergamon - A female whose maiden name is linked to a city in Ancient Greece.
- Milhouse Van Houten - Voluminous Heathen - A shameful person who does not belong to any major religion, but manages to take up a large amount of space.
- Martin Prince - Manic Printer - A wild and deranged person who prints commercial images.
- Allison Taylor - Royal Stallion - An uncastrated adult male horse that is associated with a family that is governed by a king or queen.
- Ned Flanders - Flanders' End - The ending border of a region that is divided between Belgium, France, and the Netherlands; the defeat, demise or death of Ned Flanders/the Flanders family.
- Maude Flanders - Dreamland Fuse - A temperance/restraint between reality and an ideal imaginary world. - Maude will demonstrate a level of restraint in balancing one's attachment to both reality and fantasy.
- Seymour Skinner - Sunrise Monkery - A practice of Monasticism around the time of dawn.
- Sideshow Bob - Swedish Boob - A foolish or stupid person whose biological roots are associated with the country of Sweden.
- Nikki McKenna - Nickname Kink - A sexual twist in familiar name.
- Melanie Upfoot - Afoul Piemonte - To engage in conflict or difficulty with a foothill.
- Tabitha Vixx - Habitat XXIV (24) - 24 natural environments
- Ling Bouvier - Nubile Vigor - To put effort in being sexually mature/attractive.
- Alex Whitney - A Whiny Telex - A series of telegraph transmissions, through an international system of telegraphy, consisting of habitual complaining.
- Moe Syzslak - Lazy Smokes - A thin cylinder of finely cut tobacco that is unwilling to work or use energy.
- Apu Nahasapeemapetilon - Inhumane appeal as a poet - A rhythmical and metaphorical writer's role in a brutal request to the public. - Apu will tap into his inner soul and write controversal messages that he will address to the public.
- Calliope Juniper - Jocular Pipeline
- Melody Juniper - Dimple Journey
McGruder vs Groening
Overall, I believe Aaron McGruder is the true satirist. His work, The Boondocks, actually touches on real current events in America, such as the government and the greed and ratings lust of the media, while focusing on characters with personalities that are realistic to actual minorities and Whites we know today.
Groening's work, The Simpsons, on the other hand, is far more related to sitcoms. As of currently and during the run of the Boondocks series, Groening (and the Fox Writers) have been abusing the morale of the Simpsons series. What was once a funny cartoon series of the early 90's, has been reduced to Fox's own personal showcase of pop-culture references for current shows like The Office and American Idol, celebrities like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Justin Bieber, or internet trends like Facebook and Twitter.
In conclusion, The Boondocks is far more true and realistic as a satire, while also including a sense of hope for society, through the efforts of Huey Freeman and his ambitions to make the world a better place for African-Americans. While The Simpsons focus on the episodic lives of the middle-American Simpson family, as they are either flatly turned down by any media personality parody, whenever they gain chance at fame or recognition, or when either of them are made the potential scapegoat by their fellow townspeople (who are often less-than-loyal).
In the end, the Simpsons just forget everything and are back on the couch, while Huey gives a last reflection on the subject of the episode plot at hand, foreshadowing some hope or change.
Why Manjula sucks
In her first episode it looks like they have a Perfectly Arranged Marriage, where Apu spends the entirety of one episode trying to get out of his arranged marriage, but when he meets the woman (Manjula) at the wedding he's instantly charmed (And, she points out, if it doesn't work they can always divorce) Sadly, later episodes turn this into a subversion. They then have eight babies, which is understandably stressful. But then, after the birth of their octuplets, Manjula becomes cold and distant, which results in Apu cheating on her with a woman who actually gives him the time of day. As per the Double Standard, Apu is treated as the bad guy and Manjula forces him to jump through some pretty insane hoops to win her back (ranging from getting a cartoon published in the New Yorker to eating a lightbulb). And what does Apu get for going through all this torture? The same sexless marriage that made him cheat in the first place, only now his wife is shrill and bitter on top of being cold and distant, making some fans wonder why he bothered. Even worse, post-affair Manjula's entire character has centered on her being a bitter harpy towards everybody, not just Apu. All of which is Something In Hindsight when you again recall that first episode, where Manjula herself says "If it doesn't work out, we can always get a divorce."
Why Miracle on Evergreen Terrace was bad
Brainatra mentioned 5F07 "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace", and I must back up the sentiment. This episode is frustratingly, agonizingly, and insultingly bad - not just by Christmas show standards, but by the standards of "The Simpsons" as a series. The first half is actually a pretty decent character study - Bart accidentally burns down the tree and destroys the family's presents, so he covers up by fabricating a story about a burglar stealing everything. Then when all of Springfield pitches in to help the family recover from the "theft", Bart is stricken with guilt, knowing that he's basically swindled the entire town out of their money. Now, if the remainder of the episode had focused exclusively on Bart's stuggle with his conscience, then it would have been a great episode, perhaps on par with the show's first two Christmas episodes.==
But that's not what happens. Instead, when Bart finally confesses, it's the entire Simpson family who receives the consequences. Homer, Marge, Lisa, and Maggie were just as much in the dark as the rest of Springfield was, yet for no apparent reason, they receive the hatred and vitriol of the townspeople for a scam in which they had no active part. Bart's self-struggle is completely abandoned in favor of a third act featuring the Simpsons becoming social outcasts, despised by everyone they know for reasons beyond their control. Finally, to "get even", the citizens of Springfield loot the Simpsons' house, stealing all of their worldly possessions. When the episode closes on that scene of the family sitting alone in the bare living room with nothing left but a single washcloth, I as a viewer do not feel entertained - I feel furious. Furious at the characters for being such heartless monsters, but even more furious at the writers for screwing up what should have been a great episode.
Give me 7G08 "Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire" and 3F07 "Marge Be Not Proud", but this episode can rot for all I care. It's the darkest blemish on the already somewhat tarnished Season 9 - the first significant indication that "The Simpsons" would never again be as good as it was during its first eight years.
Blacklisted Simpsons Episodes
Bad Romance/Marge's Bossiness
Marge On Homer
- Homer's Night Out
- Colonel Homer
- Secrets of a Successful Marriage
- El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)
- Brake My Wife, Please
- Bonfire of the Manatees
- Ice Cream of Margie (with the Light Blue Hair)
- The Blue and the Gray
- Mommie Beerest
- Milhouse of Sand and Fog
- Home Away from Homer
- A Milhouse Divided (Kirk is divorced)
- Dumbbell Indemnity (Renee dumps Moe)
- The Bart Wants What It Wants (Greta rejects Bart)
- Dude, Where's My Ranch? (Luke dumps Lisa)
- My Big Fat Geek Wedding (Edna dumps Skinner)
- The Good, the Sad and the Drugly (Jenny dumps Bart)
- Eeny Teeny Maya, Moe (Maya dumps Moe)
- Stealing First Base (Nikki gives Bart a hard time)
- The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons (Apu is forced to be married)
- I'm with Cupid (Majula starts becoming a pain, Apu's over-romance makes the other husbands look bad)
- The Sweetest Apu (Majula kicks Apu out and threatens to divorce him)
- Marge in Chains (Marge)
- Bart's Girlfriend (Bart)
- Homer Badman (Homer)
- Lisa the Vegetarian (Lisa)
- Lisa the Iconoclast (Lisa, and Homer)
- Miracle on Evergreen Terrace (The Entire Simpson Family)
- HOMЯ (Homer)
- Bart-Mangled Banner (The Entire Simpson Family)
- Rosebud (The Entire Simpson Family)
- 'Tis the Fifteenth Season
- Million Dollar Abie (Abe)
- The Last of the Red Hat Mamas (Marge)
- The Boys of Bummer (Bart)
- The Simpsons Movie (The Entire Simpson Family)
- Duffless (Homer's driving license is suspended, and he is kicked out of AA)
- The Boy Who Knew Too Much (Bart is given four months detention)
- Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily (The Simpsons children are taken away)
- Marge Be Not Proud (Marge stops loving Bart)
- When You Dish Upon a Star (Kim and Alex fire Homer, and he is ordered not to come in 200ft of any celebrity)
- Wild Barts Can't Be Broken (The children are put on strict curfew)
- Kill the Alligator and Run (The Simpsons are arrested in Florida)
- The Parent Rap (Bart and Homer are tethered)
- The Frying Game (A number of dark events)
- The Bart of War (Bart and Milhouse are separated)
- The Wandering Juvie (Bart is sent to juvie)
- On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister (Bart has to live in the forest, due to a stupid restraining order from Lisa)
- Goo Goo Gai Pan (Selma's Chinese baby is taken away)
- The Monkey Suit (Lisa is jailed)
- Girls Just Want to Have Sums (Skinner is accused of being sexist; The girls and boys are separated)
- The Old Man and the "C" Student (Bart's class is punished with community service)
Other Blacklisted Episodes
- Lisa the Greek
- Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade
- The Seven-Beer Snitch
- The Fight Before Christmas
- 'Tis the Fifteenth Season
- Tennis the Menace
- Three Gays of the Condo
- Girls Just Want to Have Sums
- Bart Sells His Soul
- Homer's Phobia
- The Great Simpsina
- Chief of Hearts
- Donnie Fatso
Springfieldians have a generally bad reputation, as most of the individuals shown to be clearly lackluster, corrupt, prideful, fair-weathered, fickle and also quick to anger. In support of this, the town actually has a billboard saying it is the "Meanest town in America." There is a riot almost every month.
A majority of the time, the Springfieldians are shown to be especially fair-weather and fickle towards the Simpson family, even by close friends and other family members. The Simpson family are always made as the initial scapegoats, whenever one or more members cause an indirect blunder or if a misunderstanding arises.
To this today, no resolve between the Simpson family and the people of Springfield has ever been made, as the conflict is constantly brushed aside, only to be repeated again in future episodes.
Conflict Against The Simpson Family (as a whole)
Conflict Against Homer Simpson
Homer is generally treated as the town's village idiot, and is often belittled by members of Ned Flanders' bible study group, such as Timothy Lovejoy, Helen Lovejoy, and Julius Hibbert, while some of of Homer's clostest acquaintances at work or at Moe's Tavern, such as Lenny Leonard, Carl Carlson, Barney Gumble, and Moe Szyslak mainly befriend him for entertainment purposes.
However, this does not keep him in the limelight. While some of Homer's intentions are good, his negligence and stroke of bad luck are contributing factors that have made him known to cause more blunders than any of the other Simpson family members.
Conflict Against Marge Simpson
Conflict Against Bart Simpson
Conflict Against Lisa Simpson
Conflict Against Other Simpson Family Members
Due to Maggie being a baby, the Springfieldians generally have no animosity towards her. However, there are occasions were the Springfieldians are shown to be so relentless, that they show little regard for Maggie's innocence as a baby. The first incident was when Burns longed for his childhood stuffed bear, Bobo, which was in possession of Maggie at the time. In order to get it back, Burns deprived the entire town of television and beer, which provoked the Springfieldians to go as far as to barge into the Simpson house and rip the bear out of her hands by force. The second incident was when the Springfieldians tried to kill the Simpsons, due to Homer pulling the lake. Among the angry mob, Krusty ordered Mr. Teeney to attack Maggie.