‘Simpsons’ Quotes That Only Make Sense After You’ve Grown Up
In the entire canon of Western storytelling, there has never been uttered another line as ominous as when Abraham Simpson warned his son, “It’ll happen to you.”
In two months, The Simpsons will turn 34 years old, which is roughly the canonical age Homer Simpson was when the show first premiered in 1989. Any 34-year-old Simpsons fan who grew up alongside the show will likely agree that there are certain lines, gags and grim utterances from the adults of Springfield that will fly right over the heads of an underaged viewer and straight through the heart of an adult audience member. Much like black coffee, fine wine and an early Saturday morning trip to the farmers’ market, some Simpsons jokes don’t hit quite as hard until you have a few decades of life experience behind you.
Over in the Simpsons subreddit, fans recently discussed which Simpsons lines can only be fully appreciated by adult audiences — and we’re not talking about the chorus lines down at the burlesque house. Here are the fans’ favorite Simpsons jokes that are 18+ in the not-as-fun way…