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This is what happens if you spend two days taking LSD and watching The Simpsons

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We all love The Simpsons. And it’s been an integral part of our routine at some point in all of our lives. But we’ve never had an epiphany from an episode.

Then again, we’ve never taken LSD for two days straight and watched as many episodes of the yellow family as humanly possible.

Reddit user doobieschnauzer did though, and here are the conclusions he came to:

  • The Simpsons is the greatest comedy show ever made. The Simpsons is the story of all of us. When the martians come down and ask for Our History, I'm handing them all the seasons of The Simpsons on DVD, or whatever they watch stuff on.
     
  • We are all Bart - We all feel unappreciated, because people decide to focus on our flaws instead of our talents. We've been influenced by bad people, and been a bad influence. We all seek thrills that hurt us and those around us.
     
  • We are all Lisa-- We all feel unappreciated when we try to be the voice of reason and intelligence, and the people we love ignore us. We all feel like we're getting nowhere, despite our gifts. We all feel like we're trapped with people that'll never get us.
     
  • We are all Marge- We all feel unappreciated when we try to voice concern, and the people we love write us off as a nag. We all feel like we're being smothered by our loved ones, to the point that we'll never develop our own personality.
     
  • We are all Homer - We all feel unappreciated when we don't deserve to. We're all mercurial and willfully ignorant. We all try to numb the pain of a life that'll never satisfy us, to the point of hurting our brains.
     
  • We are all Maggie (thank you for reminding me allthereis_isnothing) - We all feel unappreciated because we feel unheard and easily forgotten. We all have talents that we feel no one can see. And, if you do as many drugs as I do, you probably fall down a lot.
     
  • They all never quite fit in, no matter how hard they try. They'll all never change.
     
  • We all have bad parents, we'll all be bad parents (the ones of us that have kids), and we all find romance in codependency.
     
  • Springfield is a human brain. Each inhabitant is a perfect representation of another piece of us.
     
  • Shelbyville is another human brain. We hate each other for no reason, even though we're exactly the same.
     
  • The Simpsons evolved American society. They got us talking about corruption on both sides of American politics, gay rights, good and bad parenting, good pet ownership, the ethics of vegetarianism, the tropes in our entertainment, and just about everything else.
     
  • The best animators (like Brad Bird) and the best comedy writers worked on The Simpsons, so their template acts as a perfect example for how to write comedy and animate -- to the point that EVERYONE's "ripped them off".
     
  • But the beauty of The Simpsons is that they "ripped off" everything they did. The beauty of The Simpsons is that we are all the same, and everything's been done before, so you might as well create and express yourself freely.
     
  • We are Springfield. We are Simpsons. Matt Groening is a God. Dan Castallaneta, Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Hank Azarea, and Harry Shearer are some of the best satirists, improvisers, and voice actors who ever lived.
     
  • Drop acid and watch The Simpsons everybody. Now is the time of The Simpsons. God bless The Simpsons.
     
  • NOTE: As a superfan I can't claim a definite "favourite episode" but the episode Bart Gets An F is definitely one of the best. The first episode of season 2. It perfectly illustrates all the frustrations felt by all creative, stupid, and flawed people.

For what it's worth, we don't recommend the use of LSD to analyse your favourite childhood shows. Leave that to guys like doobieschnauzer and learn from their insights.


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