Simpsons fans share jokes from the show they didn't understand when they were kids

Simpsons fans share jokes from the show they didn't understand when they were kids

For many people of a certain generation, The Simpsons was a formative show that shaped our lives and what we appreciated about comedy and television.

Yet as kids, it was easy to forget the show was mostly aimed at adults and would regularly feature references to sex and drugs, which would have gone over the vast majority of young people's heads.

In an effort to learn some of the jokes that completely flew over the heads of our younger selves, the Twitter account Simpsons Daily asked their followers which jokes they didn't understand as kids.

They kicked off proceedings by sharing a clip from the Season 7 episode 'Homerpalooza' where a guy from Homer's past referred to his van as the 'second base mobile', which the user admits to thinking was actually the 'second bass mobile'.

Simpsons fans responded in their droves and let's just say that the vast majority of us were very naive and innocent children.

  • Sneeds Feed and Seed

  • Mayor Quimby growing weed

  • The First Battle of Bull Run

  • The actor, Rory Calhoun

  • The Springfield Sperm Bank

  • Most of the things Mr Burns would say

  • Smithers' affections for Mr Burns

  • 'My Ding-A-Ling'

  • We’re here! We’re queer! We don’t want anymore bears!

  • Lionel Hutz's business card

  • Nibbles

  • Simpsons writer, Conan O'Brien

  • Waiting to Exhale

  • Pirate earring?

  • Stoner's Pot Palace

  • Whacking Day

  • American politician and convicted fraudster Lyndon LaRouche

  • Smashing Pumpkins

  • 'I got some dog food'

  • 'Do not touch - Willie'

  • 'Toss the virtual salad'

  • This impression from Homer

  • Springfield Heights Institute of Technology

  • 'She's faking it'

  • 'La-Tex Con-Dom'

  • 'Take that Dick Tracy'

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