Everything they know, they learned on the Simpsons.


We have a rule in our house: only one Simpsons reference per day per kid. Seriously, without it? I don’t even want to think about it.

Meantime, I have to admit that the boys have learned a lot of real things from the show and some funny (yet not so great) things. Read on for a sampling:

  • Bananas are an excellent source of potassium.
  • Mormons don’t drink caffeinated drinks.
  • The plot of the movie Planet of the Apes.
  • “The 5 Stages of Grief”
  • The square of the hypotenuse equals the sum of the squares of the other two sides of a right triangle.
  • Silicon Hollow is the birthplace of the atomic bomb.
  • What president died after 30 days in office? William Henry Harrison.
  • The name of the Olmec god of war was X’Tapalataketle.
  • It takes two to lie. One to lie and one to listen.
  • The three little sentences that will get you through life. Number 1: Cover for me. Number 2: Oh, good idea, Boss! Number 3: It was like that when I got here.
  • According to Homer: The problem in the world today is communication. Too much communication.
  • Even communism works. In theory.
  • The Correct Spelling of Wiener is W-I-E-N-E-R.
  • Obsequious… can’t spell it without I O U.
  • Ray Jay Johnson – you can call him Ray or you can call him Jay.
  • Water flushes in the opposite direction in the other hemisphere.
  • Schadenfreude is delight in another person’s misfortune.
  • Specious means: having a false look of truth or genuineness.
  • Perspicacity is the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions.
  • According to Lisa: romance is dead. It was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece.
  • You should listen to your heart, and not the voices in your head.

There’s more. Much, much more.

My boys are really getting a great education.


2 thoughts on “Everything they know, they learned on the Simpsons.

  1. very funny…when my kids were little (many years ago), I didn’t let them watch the Simpsons (can you believe that? and they’ve never let me forget it). Then Southpark came along…oh brother…Simpson’s was Mary Poppins by comparison.
    Love your new format Wendy!

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