Top 6 Darkest Modern Simpsons Episodes

Top 6 Darkest Modern Simpsons Episodes

– [Strider] Howdy. Let’s talk about modern “Simpsons”. As mediocre as some of the new episodes can be, modern “Simpsons” has certainly had its share of pretty dark, sometimes unsettling moments. And honestly, some have even given “Family Guy” a run for their money in just how much they’ve shocked me. – Your nightmare begins. (button clicking, Lisa imitating thunder) – [Strider] And as of making this video, the 31st “Simpsons” season will be upon us. So since it’s now looking like “The Simpsons” will be around until the sun explodes, let’s make the most of it and have some dark fun with “The Simpsons”. Let’s dive into The Top 6 Darkest Modern Simpsons Episodes. To qualify as “modern” for this list, an episode has to be season 10 or later, so as much as they qualify, we’ll be skipping over episodes like “Homer’s Enemy”. I’ll also not list any “Treehouse of Horror” episodes since these episodes are specifically designed to spook us. So without further ado, onto the countdown. (electricity buzzing)
Number six… “Whiskey Business”. (curtain sliding)
“Whiskey Business”. – Yeah, not bad, not bad! – [Strider] Moe has never been a stranger to being used for some of the show’s darker sense of humor. With his self-deprecation and suicide tendencies, nothing ever seems to go right for Moe. Though there have been times where things have gone better for him, it usually ends with Moe right back to where he started, thanks to “The Simpsons”‘s negative continuity. Interestingly, even the subplot in this one with Bart, Lisa, and Abe is a little more dark and more mean-spirited than usual. The episode starts with Moe fortunately asking for help from Homer, Lenny, and Carl when he’s about to commit suicide. When he sees a poster for the Suicide Hotline and contemplates calling, only to end up accidentally getting stuck in the noose. – Eh, maybe I should call. Give one of the new kids a chance to talk to the legend. (beep) – [Strider] Unfortunately, the hotline is false, and after a prank phone call, he almost ends up succeeding only to be thankfully saved by Homer. After this, Marge suggests a road trip for the four of them. However, Moe also insists on bringing his noose. Throughout the entire episode, Moe really struggles to just take pleasure in anything. Even once they get to the actual city. – All I see is two million people happier than me. – [Strider] But he does perk up a bit once everyone pitches in to get him a new suit. The suit even gives Moe the confidence to open up the Tavern and try again. This even attracts the attention of some new clientèle. But, of course, they eventually dump him once they see him back to his old outfit after something rather bad happens to the suit. So thanks to the ever-more-dated unnecessary “Simpsons” need to keep the status quo, we leave watching Moe once again contemplating suicide. Eugh. – Not today, old friend. But don’t worry. Holidays are just around the corner. – [Strider] While the episode does try to lighten things up with a subplot about the kids and Abe, even that plotline is pretty dark, with Bart having injured his grandfather and hiding him in the basement. Most of the episode hinges on the… “joke” that Moe is suicidal. A joke that, even as a teen, I personally never found particularly funny or clever. It’s certainly an episode that addresses some dark subject matter with some not necessarily clever, but dark humor. And the fifth-darkest modern “Simpsons” episode is… (electricity buzzing)
– [Marge] You guys need jackets? (electricity buzzing)
– No, we’re fine. – [Strider] “Lisa the Drama Queen”. Man, this is an episode that has stuck in my memory for years now in just how uncomfortable, bleak, yet realistic it feels. I think for people who struggle making friends, being isolated, or sometimes gotten a little too lost in fantasies, they can be hit pretty deeply by this one. The show’s referenced movie plots before, such as “Cape Fear”, and a good majority of the “Treehouse of Horror” episodes are whole movie stories. – Heeeeere’s Johnny! D’oh… – [Strider] However, this episode takes a different route by basing it on the film “Heavenly Creatures”, which in turn was based on a true crime that involved murder. Though the actual episode doesn’t go quite that far, it does really go out of its way to show that continually living in a fantasy world can be unhealthy, as tempting as it can sometimes be. We see Lisa’s slow, progressed descent into a fantasy with the influence of her, uh… vividly imaginative new friend, Juliet. The episode begins with Homer forcing the kids to take classes at the rec center. It’s here that Lisa meets a girl named Juliet, and they bond over their shared interests, such as Josh Groban. Together, they create the magical world of… Equalia. – Equalia. (pen scratching)
– Equalia. – [Strider] For some reason I’ve just always hated that name. “Equalia”. Bleugh. It just doesn’t roll off the tongue right. At first, things go well, and it’s always nice to see Lisa make a friend. However, the descent subtley begins as Lisa soon starts acting… strange. And she becomes increasingly entranced in this magical world at the expense of everything else, and I think there’s some relatability in that. And after a dinner with Juliet’s family, things continue to become more uncomfortable and unsettling. – Don’t you see them? – Juliet, you’re scaring me just a little. (flute music) (orchestral music, ground rumbling) – [ Strider] Juliet eventually convinces Lisa to run away to their “Equalia”, but in reality, their “Equalia” is a ramshackle mud hut of nothing. The lines of perception, fantasy, and reality are bent in very uncomfortable ways here. But soon, Jimbo and his friends capture the girls, leaving them caged up, their only escape being their fantasies. This is probably what I consider the most bleak moment of the episode, where Juliet encourages Lisa to fall into their fantasy within the chains of their appalling environment. – Shut your eyes, and you’ll be in Equalia. – Equalia is not real. – Maybe not, but it’s better than this. (orchestral music) (Lisa sighing) – [Strider] Juliet and Lisa do manage to escape, but the story does leave us with a rather bittersweet ending. – Cuckoo. – [Strider] This episode has always reminded me that for all the appeal and beauty of a fantasy, the connections we make with real people in real life are far more important. Number four… “Alone Again Natura-Diddily”. This one got suggested a lot and understandably so. As far as I can tell, it’s the first permanent killing-off (impact, screaming)
of a major character in animated sitcom history. – Oh my lord, she’s dead! (gasping) – [Strider] “The Simpsons” has never been a stranger to death, but generally, these are confined to “Treehouse of Horror” segments. But apart from Bleeding Gums Murphy, “The Simpsons”, up til this point, had never permanently killed off a main character. And despite how suddenly and seemingly-randomly it happens, there’s a deep seriousness to the death simply in how grim and senseless it is. The episode starts off innocently enough with the Simpsons family out on a hike and ending up at a racetrack. They have a good time at the race until t-shirts start getting shot at Homer. He bends down, though, and Maude gets shot instead and falls to her death. (dramatic music) Yeesh. It’s a scene that could have easily been another throwaway slapstick joke, yet it’s elevated to something so game-changingly serious for Ned and the Simpsons in general. Suddenly, the show was acknowledging yes, the status quo can change. And yes, people can die permanently in “The Simpsons”. And the rest of the episode is Ned dealing with the death of his wife. And while there are funny moments here and there, we are shown a very realistic portrayal of grief and sorrow. Admittedly, as an audience, we really don’t know much about Maude. Reverend Lovejoy even lampshades this in his eulogy. – [Lovejoy] In many ways, Maude Flanders was a… supporting player in our lives. She didn’t grab our attention with memorable catchphrases. – [Strider] But we do know just how much she meant to Ned, so we know Ned is suffering and grieving. He even expresses guilt that his last words he ever said to her weren’t something more meaningful. At one point, Ned does something I never expected from him. He loses faith in his God. And I like this because it actually makes him look like a more multi-layered character who has his limits in devotion when pushed enough. To Homer’s credit, he does try to help Ned in his own awkward way. He even signs him up for a dating service. While it’s not what Ned needed at that moment, at least Homer’s trying. He even takes some measure of responsibility of what happened to Maude. It’s nice that even Homer acknowledges the gravity of the situation here. Sure, he’s often saying the completely wrong thing, – Oh, wake up, Ned! You think Maude isn’t dating in Heaven? – You think she would? – How could she not? – [Strider] But you can tell at least he’s trying. At the end of the episode, Ned does meet a new woman who seems to share some of his interests, and that is nice, but the episode also acknowledges that he’s still suffering, and I like that. It doesn’t pave over the deep loss. But it doesn’t paint a complete picture of despair either. It’s multifaceted, like you and me. And the third-darkest modern “Simpsons” episode is… “Co-Dependent’s Day”. (wild laughing) – Mom’s not gonna like this. – [Strider] Alcoholism is an interestingly-treated subject in “The Simpsons”. On one hand, it’s treated in a pretty joking manner with Homer. But on the other hand, alcoholism is never painted as a good thing. It generally leads Homer or Barney to disappointing people or doing stupid things. Often in hilarous ways. I mean, one of Homer’s defining characteristics is that he’s constantly drinking his Duff beer, so it’s interesting to see the show take on a more realistic approach to alcoholism. In a more similar vein to, say, “Bojack Horseman”. The episode starts innocently enough with a light ribbing at the “Star Wars” prequels via a parody. Bart and Lisa, not happy with their movie, even go to lodge a complaint to the director himself. George Lucas. You, uh… might have heard of him? – My characters are getting better all the time, now that we’ve perfected digital eyelash rendering. – [Strider] Meanwhile, Marge and Homer go to a vineyard across the street, and it’s there that the real plot of the episode begins. Throughout the rest of the episode, Marge and Homer bond through drinking, and in the beginning, things seem fine. In fact, up to this point, I don’t think we’ve ever seen Homer and Marge spend so much time together in shared activities. – Hey. As long as they’re not hurting anybody. – Uh-oh. (Homer and Marge laughing)
– [Randall Curtis] Woah! Ow! I’ll… I’ll give you money! – [Strider] They seem to have a healthier relationship and they’re shown to be happier spending time together. In perhaps their ultimate bonding step of all, Homer even takes her drinking at Moe’s. How weird is that? Marge drinking at Moe’s. It still feels so surreal to me to see this scene, but also really nice at the same time. However, as the episode progresses, we do see that the binge drinking begins to take a toll on Marge. She even gets a pretty hefty hangover at one point. And this leads to probably the most reprehensible thing Homer’s ever done to Marge. Homer crashes his car while drunk driving, and he frames Marge for it. WOWZERS, that’s bad. Marge is sent to rehab and even ends up taking the blame for what Homer did. In fact, no one besides Moe ever actually finds out the truth. And then the episode ends on this weird, unearned high note, because apparently Marge realized that she enjoyed drinking because she was together with Homer? And that’s enough to make up for the fact that he framed you for drunk driving and got you sent to rehab? This is such a muddled ending that it inadvertently ends up feeling very dark and uncomfortable, like we’re watching the continuation of a damaged relationship with no chance of it ever getting better. Homer apparently promises to give up clear liquid alcohol. And that’s apparently a good enough compromise from framing his wife. Maybe this is actually a dark cautionary tale of a damaged relationship of continual broken promises. Or maybe it’s just late-season weak writing. Because Homer and Marge are shown to be a healthier relationship than other episodes. I’ll go with the weak writing on this one. ♪ La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-line… (hanging up) – [Strider] And the second-darkest modern “Simpsons” episode is… “Dial N for Nerder”. Bart and Lisa think they’ve killed Martin and try to cover it up. Yeah… what the hell, man? – I can bike away much faster, and ring the bell to drown out bad thoughts. (bell ringing) – [Strider] JEEBUS, the jokes in this one are bleak. (Strider sighs) I just don’t get these writers. They devote an entire episode showing that Bart’s apparently not a psychopath. Yet then we get him callously disregarding a murder without a second thought for a cheap, crappy two-second joke? – You’re right. We have to do something. Let’s watch TV! – [Strider] Anyway, in earlier seasons, Martin himself started off as a simply-written pseudo-rival for Lisa. But as the show’s progressed, he’s become a much more multi-layered character with his own unique traits. And I think that’s why “Dial N for Nerder” felt pretty jarring to me. Look how callous it is towards Martin being dead. (choking) – [Wiggum] Tragic. Just tragic. You think this would fit little Ralphie? – [Strider] Even the subplot with Marge and Homer feels kinda bleak, with Marge putting Homer on a diet and he immediately begins to cheat on this diet, with it being made to seem like he’s cheating on Marge. (dramatic music, cloth flapping) – Mmm, lamb… – [Strider] While there are a lot of complaints about this scene in particular, I personally have never been outraged by it. Sure, it’s not funny, and it’s kinda gross, but it certainly doesn’t insult me like cruel modern “Family Guy” jokes do. No one’s being hurt, and it’s a freaking piece of meat. I mean, I do this and worse to two stir-fried chickens every night. I personally think people tend to overreact when it comes to scenes like this. Anyway, back to the main story. Bart and Lisa go for a bike ride and come across Martin, and a prank goes wrong and quickly causes Martin to dangle off a cliff. Lisa then prods him off the edge of the cliff, ensuring a more bloody, deadly fall. Bleugh… (repeated loud impacts) The rest of the story is Bart feeling guilty of the crime and Lisa immediately trying to keep him quiet, something that’s actually pretty out-of-character for her. I really was expecting it to be the other way around. I guess they’re still trying to prove to me that Bart’s not a psychopath. – “I’m going to Martin’s house “to end it all”?! (gasping) – [Strider] What’s interesting here, though is we get Nelson of all characters trying to investigate the truth of what happened to Martin. For all the bullying he’s done to Martin, he’s shown to have principles and stand for what he thinks is right. In fact, it’s like he’s the only one that’s really concerned about what actually happened to Martin. When he investigates to try and put the pieces together, he turns out to be a great protagonist. I do love the trope when bad guys become good. In Nelson’s case, it’s happened gradually over 19 seasons. And eventually, our now-hero, Nelson, uncovers the truth of the dastardly… main protagonists of the show. – You almost got away with it, but here’s where you got sloppy: shouting out that you did it! (click) – [Strider] Obviously, it’s not completely black-and-white for Bart and Lisa, either. Is it worth them potentially losing their own prospects in life for the truth? While I’d hope most people would tell the truth, I wonder. Would you? I don’t know. Only you and I can answer that question for ourselves. Unlike “Treehouse of Horror”, there’s no sense of fantasy to the characters here. They really are covering up a murder, and no one in the town except Nelson seems to care much that Martin’s dead. Go get ’em, Nelson! – I never let you cherry-bomb my Malibu Stacy. I’ll let you do it now! – Save it for the warden. – [Strider] And before we get to number one, let’s go through some dark Honourable Mentions. “Frying Game”. This ending moment before the fake-out is really, really black. I specifically remember being horrified, but then faked out by the game show ending. After Homer and Marge are accused of a murder they didn’t commit, Homer almost ends up getting the electric chair. While it has clever writing and an interesting story, “The Frying Game” has a twist that’s certainly out of left field, and I can see why some people would feel a bit disturbed at the ending. (electrical buzzing) (screaming) (applause) “The Scorpion’s Tale”. The concept for this one is very honest about some elderly struggling to find happiness late into their lives to the point that, apparently, every elderly in Springfield is willing to drug themselves with experimental opioids even if it means their eyeballs pop out. And my jaw drops every time I see these eyeball scenes. It’s just… bleugh. – And I never will be again, thanks to your wonderful, wonderful– (popping) – [Strider] “Paths of Glory”. While I hope this doesn’t sound egocentric, this episode almost felt like a nod to my Worst Simpsons video question. The writers addressed my question: “is Bart a psychopath”? And apparently, no. Based on previous seasons, you could definitely have fooled me. But I think as of this episode, the writers cooled their jets a bit on just how callous Bart can get to the suffering of others. Bart’s basically put in a ward for child psychopaths and is encouraged to kill soldiers in a war shaped as a video game. Unlike the other psychopaths, though, turns out he’s not interested in killing people. Well, I’m glad to hear it. “Boys of Bummer”. I talked about this one before on my list of Worst Simpsons Episodes, and it’s indeed one of the darkest “Simpsons” episodes. And in my opinion, also one of the worst. Just seeing how cruel everyone is to Bart throughout the entire thing is pretty unpleasant to watch. Bart takes part in a baseball game, and after missing the ball, he ends up costing everyone the game. For this and this alone, the town begins to ridicule him, mock him, and shame him to the point that Bart becomes suicidal. As I’ve said, “The Simpsons” is no stranger to dark humor. But I personally never found anything funny or clever about this episode. It’s mostly just cruelty for the sake of… bad writing, I guess? – Right? (crowd muttering in agreement) – [Wiggum] Jump! …w-who said that? – [Strider] Anyway, onto number one. And the number one darkest modern “Simpsons” episode is… “Flander’s Ladder”. This episode is all about death. Plain and simple. – That’s right, boys. Think about your possible deaths as you go to sleep. – [Strider] It’s just a completely unique standalone “Simpsons” episode. It’s not quite a normal episode, and it’s not quite a “Treehouse of Horror” episode. And there are moments that make my jaw drop for good and bad reasons. But we’ll get to that. After Bart is struck by lightning and falls off the roof, he falls into a coma. (metal rattling) (Bart struggling) (thunder, electricity buzzing) While he’s in this comatose state in the hospital, Lisa utilizes her understanding of the subconscious mind to purposely give Bart nightmares. What. The hell. There is something just so messed-up about this scene. – Your nightmare begins. (button clicking, Lisa imitating thunder) – [Strider] For a few hours, I literally ragequit the episode here entirely. Just the idea of Lisa invading the subconscious mind of her helpless, comatose brother just feels so wrong to me. And it just feels so out-of-character for Lisa. Well… in most episodes, anyway. This causes Bart to be trapped within his own nightmares and unable to escape from his own comatose state. resulting in many, many dead people invading Bart’s mind in order for him to give them peace. Apparently Maude’s understandably not too pleased about being accidentally killed by Homer, and has some rather vengeful plans for him. – [Homer] Mmm… …mmm?! – [Nelson] Maude Flanders says hello. – Hello! (firing and impacting) – [Strider] The rest of the episode plays out a bit like a “Treehouse of Horror” episode. Except… well, it’s not. We get a montage of Bart helping the dead people move on as well as him killing his own father after the very dead Maude Flanders orders him to. To his credit, however, Bart does actually feel some remorse for killing his own father. Well, I guess we’re making SOME progress from the psychopath stage, then. He even begs Homer to stay with his family. Meanwhile, in real life, Bart is literally dying. To her credit, Lisa does get genuinely remorseful for her downright horrific actions. And apparently, she didn’t actually intend for this to happen. And then… (sighing) we see it. What we’ve all been wondering for over 600 episodes– well, okay, what I’ve personally been wondering. for over 600 episodes. How will all the Simpsons die? Okay, I gotta be honest here. When I first saw this scene, I teared up. When I saw it again a year later for this review, I teared up again. This is a really powerful scene, yet it’s simultaneously humorous yet real at the same time. What I find really interesting about this scene is that it isn’t painted in a bleak way or just for laughs. It’s painted in a surprisingly peaceful, emotional, yet funny and satisfying way for each character. In fact, I think we get to see a lot of them reach honest, probably realistic ages for our future lives in 2060-2080. Homer probably would die young. Lisa probably would live to her nineties. Death is a subject that passes over my mind a lot, if it wasn’t apparent from some of my videos. And this collection of scenes remains one of my favorite death animation scenes of all time. There’s something about the tone here that says “no, this isn’t just some silly skit. This is how the characters we’ve known for our whole lives die.” And you know, it doesn’t appear as disturbing as I thought. That’s all I’m gonna say on this scene. It’s dark and mostly on the subject of death. It’s at times shocking but also fascinating and even has some moments of real beauty. I personally consider it the number one darkest “Simpsons” episode. – Bart, did you see anything else when you were under? Just how we’re all gonna die. Want me to tell you? – Not really. – Well, I’m gonna tell you anyway. – [Strider] Well, thanks for checking out some of these darker modern “Simpsons” episodes with me. And as for any dark episodes I might have missed, if you think I missed a particularly dark modern “Simpsons” episode, or have any of your own comments on these episodes in particular, feel free to leave your own thoughts in the comments below. An as always, thanks for watching, and I’ll see you next time.

Leave a Response

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

100 thoughts on “Top 6 Darkest Modern Simpsons Episodes”

  • I know that this is the newer seasons but if you remember the episode where Lisa “kills” Bart and she tries to cover it up. She’s done it before.

  • I cant stand modern Simpsons, I feel like the characters ave become one dimensional and it relies too much on cheap laughs and shock humour and the dark episodes are just trying too hard and can at times be pretty distasteful, te first ten seasons (or eight as I'm not a fan of many season 9 episodes) just seemed smarter and more satirical and had more witty and sophisticated humour, and when there was a dark episode it was more tasteful and had more emotion, as the chacaters were also more three dimenional.

  • Boys of Bummer was a truly dark episode. Poor Bart. He may be a little evil punk but Bart didn't deserve that.

  • The episode which Maude Flander dies deserves to make the list of Darkest Simpsons episodes. It's Homer's fault Maude died.

  • I hate the frying game because even though both Marge and Homer are accused of a murder, HOMER is the only one getting the chair :/

  • Thanks for the spoilers I haven't actually seen No.1 on this top 6 list of darkest modern Simpsons episodes so… thank you! I'm gonna wait 15 years until that episode randomly appears on TV.

  • Something tells me the people getting bent out of shape over Homer and the lamb probably didn't have any issue with the main plot involving a child having falling to his death…
    It's all about America's preference of violence over sex.

  • Whoa, I just watched the whole video and I am shocked that Lisa's Substitute wasn't on the list! That one struck me as really dark because Lisa gets this really great substitute at school and begins to really realize how bad a father Homer is. It's scary…

  • I personally feel that Maude's death was only character development for Ned rather than a story about her tragic death

  • Paths of Glory is an episode where they think Bart's a Sociopath, not a Psychopath. I'm not trying to be mean but they're not interchangeable terms, they mean different things.

  • Hey phantom can u do a top ten best animated movies based on cartoons? Also did u know an invader zim movie is on Netflix and if so did u c it?

  • on number 5 i have 2 disagree children in normal life like to pretend , some like to be pretend they r a certain superhero or disney princess !

  • your next video should be a top ten best and worst dreamworks movies and shows also i want to see a all hail king julien review

  • Smithers:suicudes after Mr.Burns gets married
    Homer:gets shot after stealing a sandwich
    Chief Wiggum:dies after eating the stolen sandwich
    Marge:dies peacefully with Ned Flanders
    Lisa:dies after discovering meditating was a waste of time
    Skinner:gets a heart attack after seeing fireworks
    Bart:gets run over by skinner wheelchair
    Ralph:gets poisoned by his son
    Maggie:Becomes a constellation and never dies

  • I got a idea for a video that you could do. The top worst and best Australian characters. They can be from any and all type of media. Video games, media or even real life.

  • Simpson’s is literally one of the most unpleasant and sometimes creepy tv shows ever .It’s supposed to be a somewhat kids show as it’s rated a PG .
    But In my opinion I do like the tv show but as a kid some episodes used to scare me .
    And its an incredibly dark tv show .
    However with family guy
    At least they rightly decided to rate it a 15 .

  • If there is one Top 10 Darkest Moments list that’s needs to be fixed, it would have to be your Top 10 Darkest Mario Moments. The list started pretty good up until you included a dark moment from Smash Ultimate. I know that game involved Mario, but that doesn’t really qualified a Mario moment mainly because Super Smash Bros is its own series. Just because Mario is the first character to be shown in the series, doesn’t mean it’s a Mario game. Also a Peach mod, really? I really start to question if this a Mario list or a Nintendo list, pick one or the other. I know people are gonna see me as harsh but being honest here. Joshscorcher did a list of the top 10 Darkest Mario moments and he didn’t include Smash Bros, it was mostly the main series and spin offs of Mario. the list also felt rushed as if you needed to get the dark Mario moments out of the way to make way for dark cartoon moments. Strider if your reading this comment know that I’m not being mean, I’m being constructive of my criticism on one of your list.

  • personally i don't think the top 1 is dark because i too have an urge of revenge against someone who did a prank on me without any reason why… i mean anyone can snap at any point you just never knew where are those breaking points are and sometimes getting too far will get you to a serious consequences, even the nicest person you know have a breaking point.

  • well the thing you have to remember Strider is that Bart is the one telling Lisa about how everyone is gonna die. There is a chance he is embellishing a little bit just to mess with her.

  • The Martin episodes sounds like the movie Perfect Sister, where two sister plan to kill their mother. However, one sibling is like Lisa and just wants to stop talking about it, and the other is full of guilt and wants to tell everyone.

  • While it is true that newer Simpsons episodes can be not as good as classic Simpsons (god it gets annoying when they say “quality drop” during the 10th season, why can’t they say that to Family Guy after its 7th season? It’s what the fucking internet keeps fucking saying. Ever hear of that phrase? It means everyone on the internet keeps saying the same thing, god it gets annoying), same goes for Family Guy. Out of it all, I prefer The Simpsons. As much as I like The Simpsons, I really want it to end. (Not put out of its misery because that means putting an end to something bad or cancel which means end prematurely/stop work. END. End the Simpsons, not cancel.) Oh dear god please Fox, end The Simpsons, Matthew G., please don’t order anymore seasons, just a renewal one last time with a 2nd movie and a well-deserved finale which would be called “The Last Episode EVER!”, “The Simpsons’ Well-Deserved Finale”, “Finally An End” or “The End of the Simpsons”, maybe “Memories of Springfield”, have it a two-part please. What titles have you suggested? Probably the last episode will be 735 or 757 and the last Treehouse of Horror also please. Let us campaign for an end to The Simpsons. But Family Guy and South Park, let them live. As for the series finale, it would start with the very first episode (Simpsons on a roasting fire), then a quick montage of all episodes including TOH right up to this point with a very special intro and a VERY VERY super special couch gag with the entire cast of the show (including Sideshow Bob, Maude Flanders and Frank Grimes also the previous Simpsons) excluding guests (real people on the show) but including the cast and crew members as well. The last episode begins. It would probably be all the family members starting young (each with their backstories, like Marge and Homer’s) all up to what they currently are (as what they were since the beginning) then all the memories they have up to the future, Bart would forgive Seymour and Bart would have ultimate remorse by the end, Lisa is finally a real jazz musician playing the saxophone, Maggie is grown up also, Marge and Homer are on their final minutes of the series and the entire town of Springfield sings one last song which would be also an extended mix of the Simpsons theme song, Homer would strangle Bart one last time, he would also ultimately forgive Ned for all the bad things he has done to him (Maude as a spirit appears and is very happy), Barney would probably give up his drinking habits, Moe would finally retire, Carl and Lenny would be on vacation, Clancy would celebrate the end by firing off his gun, Ralph would say “It’s all over now.” at the Gracie Films logo which would be a very special variant. Snake is put in Jail for good, Reverend Lovejoy celebrates the end, Sideshow Bob finally gives up killing Bart and has a change of heart, Hershel Krustofski (Krusty the Clown) airs the last Itchy and Scratchy cartoon which both characters show ultimate remorse and say “We will not kill each other anymore. Goodbye.” and probably retires, Mel would probably do the same. Patty and Selma celebrate the end by smoking. The ghost of Edna appears. Milhouse and his family are enjoying the last minutes of the series as well as everyone else. And that’s the end of the series. After that, a post-series finale episode happens, but it’s going to be a long documentary of the entire cast of the Simpsons as well as the crew members discuss what they have done over the course of the show. I really wish the Simpsons came to a long-deserved end.

  • This is why it feels so wrong to me that The Simpsons are going to be on "Disney+" The Simpsons maybe funny(More like us-to-be) and famous, but they are so not Disney.
    It's like making a "Fifty Shades of Grey", Christmas sequel.

  • I think you should do some more research on Anti-Social Personality Disorder before you start throwing around analyses of Bart being a psychopath… Because he's not. By the legal classification and the psychiatric classification, he cannot be. No child can. This would called Conduct Disorder and can be mediated fairly effectively, given the right treatment.

    Not to say that I disagree with the notion that he can be callous (as can anyone), but Bart has repeatedly shown great capacity for empathy and remorse – despite his worst moments.

  • I liked 5 of these episodes. A few more than others. But I really hated that one where Bart just gets tormented for missing a catch. Just so mean spirited for no reason. Lacks laughs and I couldn't get into it. I know it is fictional, but the story was just too far from believable.

  • Idea: Top 10 worst Hanna Barbera Movies
    10: The Banana Splits Movie (for turning a kids show into a fnaf horror movie)
    9: Yogi Bear (it looks like a abomination
    8: Daphne and Velma (looks stupid)
    You think the rest

  • Amazing video of the Simpsons I stop watching the Simpsons after season 29 didn’t not keep up with the Simpsons I mostly watch family guy etc fantastic job phantomstrider

  • Holy shit, 'Equalia' is totally a parody of Bridge to Terabithia. As much as I don't like NC / ThatGuyWithTheGlasses anymore, I'll always remember his review; Terabithia crams WHIMSYYYYY down your throat. And at the the very least, it shows the danger of relying too much on fantasy to escape your real world problems, and could get you or someone you care about seriously hurt.

  • Strangely enough, S30 has an episode where he makes up with his Dad. In my opinion, it’s the only canon moment where he’s truly happy at the end.

  • I remember watching Flanders ladder when it came out but I didn’t see the whole episode so I’m just taking your word for it because that’s one of the only opinions online that isn’t like “oh I’m right and if you don’t agree with me your wrong and stupid”

  • I'm sorry I'm gonna be "that guy" here and say you mispronounced "vineyard" it's said "vin-yard" the "e" is silent therefore not allowing the "i" to say its name.

  • I recommend watching the entire video for the in-depth analyist. But for those who don't have the time, here is the list.

    6 – Whiskey Business
    5 – Lisa The Drama Queen
    4 – Alone Again Natura-Diddly
    3 – Co-Dependance's Day
    2 – Dial N For Nerder
    1 – Flander's Ladder

    Honourable Mentions:
    1- The Frying Game
    2 – The Scorpion's Tale
    3 – Paths Of Glory
    4 – Boys Of Bummer

  • 12:42 In a way, it's worse than Maude's funeral, because of how so much more callous it was towards poor Martin. Sure, he didn’t die, but still.

  • Strider I have learned that death comes for us all sense I had a friend die Two months ago&two Grandfathers who died 3 years ago&my mom's favorite little dog might need to be put down pretty soon&my German shepherd baby Shelby who could die some time in the future&the same for my mom&with that it only opened my eyes to just how short our lives&why we should love our lives to the fullest strider. 😇😥💔

  • 20:15 I think this part is intended as a riff on the series finale of Six Feet Under. They use the same font and everything.

  • I’m actually waiting for my the new episode of Simpsons, called” Todd, Todd, why has thou forsaken me?” And it’s about Todd neglecting his faith, because god killed his mother.

  • Rod:Wake up daddy, we’ll be late for church.
    Ned:Go to church with the Simpsons, because I’m not going!
    Rod and Tod gasp
    Ned: And I might not go tomorrow, or the next day!
    a few minutes later, Ned is driving to church
    Ned:[praying] I’m sorry, I’m sorry!