25 Simpsons Moments That Can't Be Explained

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  • Published: 18 June 2019
  • Here are 25 inexplicable moments in The Simpsons! Subscribe to our channel: bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Screenrant

    Welcome back to Screen Rant! Cartoons don’t typically follow the traditional rules for character arcs, aging, and logistics, but things get even more complicated when you’ve been on the air for thirty-plus years. That’s right - we’re talking about The Simpsons, everyone’s beloved yellow-skinned family. Over the years, we’ve followed the family as some wacky adventures, but there are moments, plots, and character changes that just cannot be explained!

    So let’s dive in to discuss characters who disappears, some MAJOR plot holes, and stories that just kind of fell by the wayside. Bart Simpsons hasn’t evolved much in the 30 years he’s been on the air, making his love life more complicated than ever. And then there’s the smartest of the bunch, Lisa Simpson. One punchline made little sense considering the knowledge her character has. The Simpsons house is full of portraits, but during flashbacks we have to wonder how is it possible that some of these portraits still exist?!

    Employment can be tough, but apparently not in Springfield where Homer seems to have a new job every single week! And the same goes for Krusty the Clown who has somehow managed to stay on the air all these years. Ned Flanders is faithful to his church, except in one episode where he shows up out of nowhere when he should be in church still! The Simpsons have had the same home for many many years -- but somehow, their address has changed multiple times including different street names! Watch to see all of these moments and some ways they will never be explained on the show!

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  • Laila McGhee
    Laila McGhee  4 days back

    5:24 it was probably Lisa when she was a baby

    • Phoebe Buskirk
      Phoebe Buskirk  5 days back

      When you see Marge's hair down when she is younger can simply be because her ears are down like in the picture that looks like a duck and a bunny and the same time.

      • Wild Side
        Wild Side  6 days back

        Tracey Ullman show had the Simpsons 1st before they got their own series. So longer than 30 years.

        • 黑龍 - Hắc Long
          黑龍 - Hắc Long  7 days back

          12:15 That is actually explained and could easily be found on the Wikipedia page. Micheal Jackson wanted to fool his siblings with a sound-alike

          • Alex Puffinburger
            Alex Puffinburger  1 weeks back

            Michael Jackson didn't sing because he was contractually obligated not to sing do some research man

            • MicMacColvin
              MicMacColvin  1 weeks back

              TWO THINGS WRONG FIRST MICHAL JACKSON NEVER SUNG BECAUSE HE WANTED TO HIDE HIS IDENTITY FROM HIS FAMILY AND MARGE WITH BUNNY EARS WAS A UNUSED DESIGN.

              • Chris Rodriguez
                Chris Rodriguez  1 weeks back

                That was a old picture of baby lisa lol

                • KINSTER PRODUCTIONS
                  KINSTER PRODUCTIONS  2 weeks back

                  Good Grief, it's a cartoon FFS!

                  • Thabo Phafane
                    Thabo Phafane  2 weeks back

                    Alians

                    • DARU SANGAT ASYEM
                      DARU SANGAT ASYEM  2 weeks back

                      My theory of why almost everyone in The Simpsons' skin is yellow is because they have bad liver-the cause for yellow skin in real life (I think).

                      • rafael cisneros
                        rafael cisneros  2 weeks back

                        The address change is due to them moving the city 2 miles over to the left, lol and Lisa asking about the dead Rabbits is simply due to the Fact that she is super smart however she is still a Innocent little Girl.

                        • Aloriena
                          Aloriena  2 weeks back

                          It could be that no one in the Super Friends actually liked Martin Prince.

                          • Finian Taylor
                            Finian Taylor  2 weeks back

                            Michael Jackson was because he didn't want his management team to know he featured

                            • mickyjunior88
                              mickyjunior88  2 weeks back

                              Lisa asked about the rabbits being dead because she’s in shock, she knew on the inside.

                              • Daniella Zeps
                                Daniella Zeps  2 weeks back

                                If they can’t be explained then........

                                HOW ARE U EXPLAINING IT!!!

                                • Franco Ceriani
                                  Franco Ceriani  2 weeks back

                                  You forgot Fat Tony is dead, and was replaced by Fit Tony
                                  So he did take his name to his grave

                                  • Matthew Harrington
                                    Matthew Harrington  2 weeks back

                                    If you want logical events and realistic continuity then stop watching cartoons and go outside.

                                    • ChattyCookie897
                                      ChattyCookie897  2 weeks back

                                      7:16
                                      Because it’s the Simpsons! Do you honestly expect everything to be logical in some way? If you think you could make a better tv show, I’d like to see you try!

                                      • ChattyCookie897
                                        ChattyCookie897  2 weeks back

                                        2:00
                                        Simpsons directors watching this vid:
                                        D’oh!

                                        • ChattyCookie897
                                          ChattyCookie897  2 weeks back

                                          Yesterday I watched the Simpsons episode in season 20: Mona Leaves A
                                          It was so sad, I almost cried 😥

                                          • Vampire X Dragon
                                            Vampire X Dragon  2 weeks back

                                            8:54 wat da fuk

                                            • TheRicanSlayer
                                              TheRicanSlayer  2 weeks back

                                              What about fit fat Tony, maybe that fit fat tony is Miriam tony and as the show continues fat Tony's get killed and new fat Tony's take over. After all it is a family business

                                              • Bill Cipher
                                                Bill Cipher  2 weeks back

                                                LEGO skin family

                                                • Teresa Eric
                                                  Teresa Eric  2 weeks back

                                                  it is still funny

                                                  • Teresa Eric
                                                    Teresa Eric  2 weeks back

                                                    well you over exaggerate

                                                    • Teresa Eric
                                                      Teresa Eric  2 weeks back

                                                      all the episodes are different because why would you run the storyline for like 30 years would you🤯

                                                      • Sparrow Elle
                                                        Sparrow Elle  2 weeks back

                                                        Number 15: Kwik-E-Mart Foot Lettuce...

                                                        • Fanny Caron
                                                          Fanny Caron  2 weeks back

                                                          I DON'T CARE. It's my favorite cartoon show for ever

                                                          • The Butler Did It
                                                            The Butler Did It  2 weeks back

                                                            I don't know why nobody ever seems to pick upon this but "The Principle and the Pauper" episode is one of The Simpsons parody episodes. It is obviously based on the true 16'th century story of Martin Guerre, Even the principle's original name of Armand Tamsarian is based on the protagonist's real name of Arnaud du Tilh

                                                            • more Hassan tube
                                                              more Hassan tube  2 weeks back

                                                              How is marge with huge tits unexplained?

                                                              • Travis Atherton
                                                                Travis Atherton  2 weeks back

                                                                Nothing about the rumpus room? Sometimes it's there, sometimes it isn't.

                                                                • Pug Mommy
                                                                  Pug Mommy  2 weeks back

                                                                  I don't even watch the Simpsons what am I doing

                                                                  • Symon Lynch
                                                                    Symon Lynch  2 weeks back

                                                                    Maybe they are all vampires who can walk in daylight. Or maybe the have all been cursed so that no one can age. I know it's b.s. but hey.....................

                                                                    • Royal Queen
                                                                      Royal Queen  2 weeks back

                                                                      Why does krusty the clown and homr look exactly the same is it his twin? Does he has a separate job? Who knows

                                                                      • Noemi Keresztesy
                                                                        Noemi Keresztesy  2 weeks back

                                                                        The lefthanded righthanded characters thing is a bit of a stretch... I'm lefthanded and yet I use my right hand to do stuff all the time... Not all actions need the use of the dominant hand in my oppinion...

                                                                        • Alisa rhyno jacquard
                                                                          Alisa rhyno jacquard  2 weeks back

                                                                          Marge has many episodes where her hair is down and straight

                                                                          • Stpk Ryan
                                                                            Stpk Ryan  2 weeks back

                                                                            Before Maggie was born the pitcher on the way might be Lisa pitcher

                                                                            • antichristian74
                                                                              antichristian74  2 weeks back

                                                                              A pitcher is someone who throws a ball in baseball, a water jug, a salesman, or type of plant. You are looking for the word "picture".

                                                                          • cris182
                                                                            cris182  2 weeks back

                                                                            Bart having a look in 6 corners of the treehouse is entirely the joke of that scene

                                                                            • Patric Gmuer
                                                                              Patric Gmuer  2 weeks back

                                                                              All of these can be explained, your just not smart enough to understand the reason.

                                                                              • Sam yeknom
                                                                                Sam yeknom  2 weeks back

                                                                                I think for the head one you should of examined Lisa's hair as well. 10:20

                                                                                • dino man618
                                                                                  dino man618  2 weeks back

                                                                                  What happens if the episode the principal in the piper takes place in alternate universe.

                                                                                  • Someone Somewhere
                                                                                    Someone Somewhere  2 weeks back

                                                                                    In a cut scene Krusty also promoted his sexually-explicit book to children during his show.

                                                                                    • Justin Scarborough
                                                                                      Justin Scarborough  2 weeks back

                                                                                      It’s not the simpsons, it’s the pimpsons

                                                                                      • Ouchmydragonballz
                                                                                        Ouchmydragonballz  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Yeah its a cartoon.

                                                                                        • Chris Weston
                                                                                          Chris Weston  2 weeks back

                                                                                          very little research done. the michael jackson thing was due to contractual obligations which did not allow him to sing for tv shows and the like.

                                                                                          • Richard Canipe
                                                                                            Richard Canipe  2 weeks back

                                                                                            I never realized Marge Simpson had Bunny Ears!

                                                                                            • Tuni Scott
                                                                                              Tuni Scott  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Its.....a...CARTOON!!

                                                                                              • Jason Morris
                                                                                                Jason Morris  2 weeks back

                                                                                                I agree, just sit back and enjoy the show. It's just meant to be entertaining.