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    Homer Simpson (seasons 11b-30)

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    Homer Simpson
    "Sweet merciful crap! My characterization!" (Homer if he found out about how bad he was in seasons 11b-30 and that he's on this wiki.)
    Gender: Male
    Type: Jerkass Homer
    Self-Centered Moron
    The Dark Side of Homer
    Age: 39
    Species: Human
    Portrayed by: Dan Castellaneta
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: The Simpsons


    He even has his own Jerk-Ass brand of cigars.

    Homer Jay Simpson is the main protagonist of the long-running American animated sitcom The Simpsons. Unfortunately, he had been flanderized and out of character from seasons 11b to 30 but redeemed himself in season 31. He is voiced by Dan Castellaneta.

    "D'oh!" Qualities

    1. He has been flanderized from a stupid yet lovably eccentric man-child into a oafish, moronic, boorish, selfish jerk who physically abuses his son Bart (mainly by choking him) just for backtalking at him, lies to and steals from his own family, is frequently selfish and greedy with the impulse control of a sack of weasels, and effectively an alcoholic in denial, becoming intoxicated on an almost episodic basis, while all the time oblivious of why this might not be acceptable behavior.
      • In fact, his flanderization only got worse by season 16, as he lost any emotional control, running out of the room or bursting into tears, or throwing an angry fit regularly.
    2. His stupidity has been off his character to the point where it just comes off as annoying and sad rather than charming at times. 
      • In "Missionary: Impossible", after getting in trouble with the PBS pledge drive by not having $10000 and being forced to do missionary work by Reverend Lovejoy when Reverend Lovejoy told him to do it at the South Pacific and when he learns that there's no TV and beer there and resorting to licking frogs for their poison, he has the missionaries build a casino. When that failed he builds a chapel, but he and Lisa Jr. ring the bell too loudly which caused an earthquake to have them almost die in the lava.
      • In "Kill the Alligator and Run", when Bart told him that he was going to run over an alligator he got too distracted by singing, got too carried away and he ran it over which got himself and his family arrested.
      • In "The Fat and the Furriest", he's shown to have arkoudaphobia and then he ignores Marge's warning about fighting the bear that he got attacked by.
      • In "Mobile Homer", he poisoned himself with spider poison, which made him go blind and he tripped on Bart's skateboard and hurts his ankle.
    3. Most of the time, while being nowhere near as bad as modern Peter Griffin from seasons 8-present of Family Guy, he can be very abusive and uncaring to his family and will even go as far as to betray them in horrible ways:
      • One of the worst examples of this is in "Co-Dependent's Day", in which he frames his own wife for drunk driving.
        • To make matters worse, he received little to no comeuppance for what he did, thus making him a karma houdini.
      • In "On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister", after Bart violated the 20 ft. restraining order he decides to make a pole with a screwdriver attached to it so that Lisa can torture Bart by poking Bart with it, spilling Bart's milk, making Bart ride behind the school bus in a shopping cart, having Bart eat his lunch outside in the rain and later forcing Bart into the "Gay Interest" section of the library to humiliate him. Worst of all, after Lisa made Judge Harm extend the restraining order, he along with Marge and Lisa celebrated Bart living outside.
      • In "Papa Don't Leech", there was a scene where Homer imagined himself suffocating his father to death; thankfully, it was only an imagination scene, but the fact that he wants his own father dead is a very horrifying thought.
      • He was at his worst in the movie, where he wrapped his father in a carpet when his father had a meltdown at church and locked him in the car while Grampa was in that carpet, he also dared Bart to go to the Krusty Burger and back naked which got Bart handcuffed to a pole and this got Nelson to laugh at Bart for hours. He also got the entire town of Springfield trapped in a dome by dumping a silo which contaminated the lake which got his family homeless. Worst of all, when the government was about to destroy Springfield he refused until his therapist made him save Springfield.
      • His very infamous quote from "The Bob Next Door" "I'm going to do to you what you SHOULD OF done to my son a long time ago!" which proves he wanted Bob to kill Bart, seriously, the fact he WANTED HIS OWN SON DEAD is not only disturbing, but makes him seem like a heartless father.
      • In "Love Is a Many Strangled Thing", while he was at the psychologist he dreams of strangling his father at a young age which was way before Bart became his target after getting a bad report card and losing his TV privileges for a week.
    4. Ironically, his relationship with Ned Flanders is zigzagged. He started resentful and jealous towards Flanders if in a passive-aggressive sort of way. Starting in season 6, he became more and more obsessively hateful towards Flanders and was obsessed with making a fool of him. This toned down greatly after Maude's death (likely because there was little way of having him torment a mourning Flanders without crossing into out-and-out vile territory), his treatment of Ned is finally more like a playful rivalry or even just a case of innocently insensitive, and it's about time it has toned down because it almost had Homer take a step too far.
      • In "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily", he forces the cheerleaders to give him shirts but he gets out of the way causing Maude to fall off the grandstand leading to her death. He even went so far as to make a dating video of Ned as well as showing Ned's PIN number.
      • In "Skinner's Sense of Snow", he uses Ned's car and sawed off Ned's roof as a snowplow so they can rescue the kids from the school. Also when they hit a fire hydrant, Homer says that he hopes it's Ned.
      • In "Dude, Where's My Ranch", he makes a bad song about Ned called Everybody Hates Ned Flanders.
        • This is how the song goes: Everybody in the USA Hates their stupid neighbor He's Flanders and he's lame Flanders tried to wreck my song His views on birth control are wrong I hate his guts and Flanders is his name! F-L-A-N-R-D-S he's the man that I hate best I'd like to see his house go up in flames! F-L-A, his name is Ned E-R-S, such a stupid name He's worse than Frankenstein or Doctor No You can't upset him even slightly He just smiles and nods politely Then goes home and worships nightly His Leftorium is an emporium of woe! F-L-A, don't yell at Ned D-E-R, his wife is dead Everybody hates that stupid jerk Springfield rocks with Homer's joyous loathing Filling clubs with angry Valentinos You don't have to move your feet Just hate Flanders to the disco beat He's your perky, peppy, nightmare neighborinno If you despise polite left-handers Then I'll doubt you'll like that Flanders Or his creepy little offsprings Rodd and Todd F-L-A, his name is Ned E-R-S, he is so white bred The smiling mustache geek that walks with God!
      • In "Home Away from Homer", he kept Ned from knowing that two college girls were filming a staging area for sexyslumberparty.com in his house. Bart and Milhouse came across an ad for that site and shared it with Homer and he shared it around town.
    5. While Dan Castellaneta still does a good job voicing him, he can sound very annoying at some points since it might be whiny to groaning.
    6. And when he's not being selfish, he's treated like a Butt-Monkey. Examples include "Homer vs. Dignity" and the same episode as shown in DQ#3.
    7. As stated in the BQ#2, his mean-spirited nature can sometimes be unfunny and just sad.
    8. He is openly shown to hate Bart, to the point he attempted to abandon him on a taxi cab with a stranger once in "Moonshine River", and prefers Lisa over him, proudly claiming her as his favorite child. Sure, Bart is a troublemaker and Lisa is better behaved than him but preferring one child over the other is bad parenting. Plus, the reason why Bart is a troublemaker in the first place is because Homer gives all attention to Lisa simply because she shows more talent, while Bart gets little to no appreciation from his father.
      • Plus, in "Bart's Not Dead" when Bart refuses to accept Jimbo's challenge to sabotage Lisa's project, showing he is a good brother, Homer claims he did wrong and that a true man always accepts a challenge, regardless of who gets hurt. Not only is that terrible advice that shows how Homer can be both a horrible father and an awful person, but it reaches the point where it almost gets Bart killed.
    9. Similar to his son Bart, in many episodes that involve him conflicting with something, Homer's mostly portrayed like he's in the wrong of the conflict.
      • In "The Great Money Caper", he along with Bart were starting their magic show but they were grifting from people. When they were doing it to the residents at the Springfield Retirement Castle they eventually do get arrested.
    10. In "The Parent Rap", he defied a court order after Marge set him and Bart free from the tether and worse he and Marge vandalized Judge Harm's house. Sure, Judge Harm can be a harsh judge and shouldn't have sentenced them to be tethered and have him and Marge be locked up in wooden pillories but he would've received a death sentence if he defied a court order.
    11. In "The Ziff Who Came to Dinner", while this can be seen as hilarious, he takes Bart, Lisa, Rod, and Todd to a horror movie, because "scaring kids is good for them".
    12. In "Midnight Rx", he puts his father in a bad retirement home which has the nurse replace Grampa's pills with a fly and when he takes him, Ned, and Apu to Canada they smuggle drugs and spill them when Homer opens his car door.
    13. In "MyPods and Boomsticks", he made racist comments towards a Muslim family and worst of all he tried to kill them with a toxic American flag cake because Moe, Lenny, and Carl made him think they were terrorists. He even blew up the bridge that one of them was trying to blow up.

    "Woo-Hoo!" Qualities

    1. He was still a far more likable and funny character in the first eleven and half seasons and has massively redeemed himself since season 31.
    2. He does apologize whenever he does something wrong to Marge, in episodes like "The Bonfire at the Manatees".
    3. Even though his characterization is gone from grace, he still cares about his family and his friends.
    4. There are still a handful of episodes where he is likable and has his original personality, such as "Brick Like Me", "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind", "Simpsorama", "Halloween of Horror", etc. Also, he, along with Bart, are still likable and memorable in these seasons.
    5. His "D'oh!" catchphrase is still funny.
      • On top many others are too, and he still has a handful of funny moments in these seasons of The Simpsons.
    6. He does reconcile with Bart after he argues with him.
    7. As stated above in BQ#6, Dan Castellaneta still does a good job voicing him.
    8. Like many of the other characters, his design is still very iconic.
    9. The show wouldn't be the same without him.

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