Homer Simpson (seasons 11-30)

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Homer Simpson (seasons 11-30)
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"D'oh!" (Homer if he found out about how bad he was in Seasons 11-30 and that he's on this wiki)
Gender: Male
Type: Jerkass Homer
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 Simpson is the main protagonist of the long-running American animated sitcom, The Simpsons. Unfortunately, he has been flanderized/out of character from seasons 11 to 30.

"D'oh!" Qualities

  1. He has been flanderized from a stupid yet lovably eccentric man-child into a moronic 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. Though it varies whether he's in character or not in seasons 9 and 10.
    • 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 on a regular basis.
  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. 
  3. Most of the time, he can be very abusive and uncaring to his family and will even go as far as to betray them in horrible ways:
    1. One of the worst examples of this is in "Co-Dependents' 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. That makes him a Karma Houdini.
    2. 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.
  4. Ironically, his relationship with Flanders is zigzagged. He started off 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.
  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 "Love Is a Many Strangled Thing".
  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 tried to abandon him on a car with a stranger once, and prefer 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, when Bart refused to accept Jimbo's challenge to sabotage Lisa's project, showing he is a good brother, Homer claimed he did wrong and that a true man always accepts a challenge, regardless of who gets hurt. Not only is that a 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. In "The Ziff Who Came to Dinner", he takes Bart, Lisa, Rod and Todd to a horror movie, because "scaring kids is good for them".

"Woo, Hoo!" Qualities

  1. He was still a far more likable and funny character in the first ten seasons and has massively redeemed himself since season 31.
  2. He does apologize whenever he does something wrong to Marge, in episodes like "Bonfire at the Manatees".
  3. Even though his characterization was gone from grace, he still cares about his family and his friends.
  4. There are still a handful episodes where he is likeable, such as "Brick Like Me", "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind", "Simpsorama", "Halloween of Horror", etc. Depending on your view, he, along with Bart, is still likable and memorable in these seasons.
  5. His "D'oh!" catchphrase is still funny.
    • On top many others are too.
  6. He does reconcile with Bart after his arguments with him.
  7. As stated above in BQ#6, Dan Castellaneta still does a good job voicing him.


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