Simpsons protagonist Homer Simpson is a wholesome simpleton we’ve all come to know and love. With the show now running for over 30 years, here’s a look at ten times Homer Simpson was a genuine mood.
1. “Why doesn’t mine look like that?”
In Homer’s attempt to build ‘one fine looking barbeque’, we see him struggle to assemble the pit before ultimately failing with his barbeque looking nothing like instructions manual cover.
There are few hassles in the world which are more aggravating than trying to put something together. No matter the project, there’s no worse feeling than putting in effort just for the end product to not meet expectations.
When Homer cries out, “Why doesn’t mind look like that?” it’s something that is all too relatable.
2. “I can’t take his money. I can’t print my own money. I have to work for money. Why don’t I just lay over and die?”
In Simpsons episode ‘Half-Decent Proposal’, Artie Ziff offers Homer Simpson to spend the weekend with his high school crush and Homer’s wife Marge in exchange for a million dollars.
At the end of an eventful weekend, Homer asks for his million dollars which Marge tells him not to accept, resulting in one Homer’s best rants complaining about how hard money is to obtain morally.
It’s not hard to understand Homer’s frustration, because we all wish that money could come easier than it actually does.
3. “If you need me, I’ll be in the refrigerator”
If there’s one thing you learn quickly while watching The Simpsons, it’s that Homer is a sucker for food, and who can blame him.
No matter how down you feel, food is always there to help lift our spirits and Homer proves just that.
4. “Ahhh. I’m just a big toasty cinnamon bun. I never want to leave this bed.”
This may be one of the most relatable Simpsons scene in the show’s entirety. When you’re in bed and you’re cozy, there’s no place you’d rather be. Just you, the bed, and good vibes.
5. “I love these lazy Saturdays.”
Saturdays are the perfect chance to just kick back and relax after a hard-working week. Here, Homer is lying down on his couch sinking a can in his pyjamas, enjoying a ‘lazy Saturday’.
6. “Jealousy is when you worry someone will take what you have. Envy is wanting what someone else has. What I feel in envy.”
In one of Homer’s wisest moments in the show, Homer explains the difference between jealously and envy in a rare poetic way for him.
Sometimes when we see good things happen to others, we wish that we could be in the same position as them, but at the same time we don’t resent them.
7. “Look at me I’m making people happy. I’m the magical man from happy land in a gumdrop house on lollipop lane.”
As envious we can be, we can also be just as petty. In this scene, Homer is annoyed he’s getting no credit or reward after telling Moe how to make a drink that has made his bar a popular spot.
When suggested he should take consolation in the fact the drink he created is making people happy, he goes on a great rant, where he sarcastically remarks how pleased he is to be making ‘people happy.’
There’s been times where we’ve all been annoyed at people getting credit for your work. We’ve all been this petty at least once.
8. “Can you repeat the part of the stuff where you said all about the things?”
After Homer temporarily replaces Smithers as Mr. Burns assistant, Homer is taking down notes while Mr. Bruns explains what duties he’ll be doing, all of which Homer fails to comprehend.
We’ve all been Homer in that situation, having someone speak to us that leaves us wondering ‘what is this person going on about?’ or ‘I haven’t got the slightest clue what I’m being asked to do.’
9. “Oh no my pudding is trapped forever.”
The invention of having cans that you can pull open rather than needing a whole can opener is great in theory, but there are times we end up like old Homer here.
Just wanting to tuck into his canned pudding, Homer attempts to open the can before the lid breaks on him.
Understandably, Homer sulks at being unable to eat. We all feel this on a personal level, because there’s few things worse than something getting in between you and food.
10. “Just gotta put my shoes on.”
Hosting a dinner in his home, Homer is tasked with one thing – to be ready before the guests arrive.
When Marge asks if he’s ready before people the guests arrive, Homer claims that he just needs to ‘put my shoes on,’ when in reality he’s playing with a toy car set and just in his underpants, with the doorbell ringing just seconds later.
Homer leaving things to the last minute and prioritising more enjoyable things is completely relatable, as we’ve all put things off that we need to do purely because we can’t be stuffed, just like Homer.