The Simpsons represents how humor throughout the day makes everything colorful, bright, and light. Yet, buried within all this humor and fun, we have some profound statements:
Homer: “It takes two to lie. One to lie, and one to listen.”
—Homer was addressing Marge and letting her know he was not participating in her lie. If you let someone lie to you, you are part of the lie.
Mrs. Krabappel: “Most of you will never fall in love, and will marry out of fear of dying alone.”
—We hope that isn’t true but we have seen too many examples to write off this bit of wisdom.
Security systems salesman: “But surely you can’t put a price on family.”
Homer: “I wouldn’t have thought so either, but here we are.”
—Homer, who can’t afford a security system, buys a gun. He would like to be able to afford better. He is talking about the many fathers would like to protect their families in the best possible way but can’t afford to.
Homer: “Facts are meaningless. You can use facts to prove anything that’s even remotely true. Facts schmacts.”
—We all know of cases where people twist facts to suit their purposes, so Homer is right on target there too. You can say, “All dogs have hair. My cat has hair. Therefore, my cat is a dog.” It sounds factual, but, clearly, it is not.
These are just a few of the gems of wisdom from the Simpsons about the reality of family and social life in our times.