The Simpsons (animation)/Memes

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The Simpsons, the longest-running American cartoon in history, with its own fair share of memetic goodness.

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  • Worst. Meme. Ever. Comic Book Guy's most well-known catch phrase, "Worst. (Noun). Ever." (usually punctuated that way on the Internet) has become a meme of epic proportions. The TV show even used it as one of its episode titles (appropriately "Worst Episode EVER", though it actually refers to a cardiac episode).
  • And Kent Brockman, for one, welcomes our new insect overlords. He'd like to remind them as a trusted TV personality, he can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves.
  • Your memes are intriguing to me, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. [1]
  • D'OH!
  • Hi-diddily ho, neighbour-ino!
    • Shut up, Flanders!
      • Okily dokily!
  • Rodd and Todd: Yay!
    • Lies make baby Jesus cry.
  • Hot Diggity!
  • "DENTAL PLAN!" "Lisa needs braces!"[2]
    • On the note of overly long gags... Sideshow Bob's rake scene in "Cape Feare".
      • "Rakes... my other mortal enemy."
  • Talking out of turn? That's a paddlin'. Looking out the window? That's a paddlin'. Posting memes on the internet? That's a paddlin'. Making "That's a paddlin'" an internet meme? Oh, you'd better believe that's a paddlin'. [3]
    • You shot who in the what now? [4]
  • Won't somebody PLEASE think of the CHILDREN!?
    • And remember to think of the bisexuals. They think of you. Naked.
  • You don't win friends with sa-lad! You don't win friends with sa-lad! You don't win friends with sa-lad!
    • Yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal!
  • "Can't sleep...clowns will eat me..." Glam rocker Alice Cooper actually turned this into one of his songs.
  • Feels like I'm wearing nothing at all! Nothing at all! Nothing at all! Nothing at all!
  • That's sweet. I hate sweet! I need photos, photos of Spider-Man!
    • This is a poetry journal.
      • Okay then, poems about Spider-Man, and I want them finished before you start, and before you finish, get me some coffee. And the poems should have the following rhyme scheme, a, b, b, a, a, b, b, a, c, d, e, c, d, e. What are you waiting for, Chinese New Year?
  • Ralph fail english? That unpossible.
    • Fun toys are fun!
      • I bent my wookiee...
    • That's where I met the leprechaun that tells me to burn things.
    • "I like men now!"
    • you like...stuff?
    • Sleep! That's where I'm a Viking!
    • My cat's breath smells like cat food.
    • He's gonna smell like hot dog!
    • Tastes... like... burning.
  • Now my good man, what do you like to play?
  • Go banana!
  • trom-BONER!?
  • Milhouse is not a meme.
    • "Milhouse is not a meme" is a meme.
    • "'Milhouse is not a meme' is a meme" is not a me-AARGH
      • "Milhouse is not a meme' is a meme' is not a meme" is a meme.
        • "Shut up! Nobody memes Milhouse!"
    • Dondolinger is a meme, however.
  • Groin-grabbingly memetic.
  • "Hi, I'm Troy McClure! You may remember me from such videos as Tropey Potter And The Alchemic Troper and Tropey Learns About Bad Touching!"
  • *DING* Thank you, come again!
    • Thank you, steal again...
      • Silly customer, you can't hurt a Twinkey!
  • Mmmmm....64 pointless memes....
  • "Old Man Yells At Cloud"
    • "...I had an onion on my belt, because that was the style at the time..." [5]
  • Inanimate Carbon Rod pwns all!
  • Memes make baby Jesus cry.
  • I don't know if it started it, but Homer's big "FFFFFFUUU-" in "Who Shot Mr. Burns" is the ur-meme to the present day usage of it.
  • HA HA!
  • "He'll find my scorpion farm! Now where will my scorpions live!"
  • Do you come with the meme?
    • "Hi, Dr. Nick!"
    • "Well, if it isn't my old pal, Mr. McGregg. With a leg for an arm and an arm for a leg!"
    • "Inflammable means flammable? What a country!"
  • Bonjour ya cheese-eating surrender monkeys!
  • Two plus two is four. Two plus two is four. Two plus two is four...
  • Ow, my eye! I'm not supposed to get memes in it!
  • Excellent...*evil smirk*
    • Release the hounds.
      • Release the flying monkeys!
      • Do my worst, eh? Smithers, release the robotic Richard Simmons. [8]
    • Smithers, who is that man surfing TV Tropes and posting internet memes?!
      • That's Homer Simpson, sir, one of your tropers from Sector 7-G.
        • Simpson, eh?
    • One dollar for eternal happiness? I'd be happier with the dollar.
    • *Gasp* Superintendent Chalmers!
      • Hi, Super Nintendo Chalmers. :)
    • SEYMOUR!
  • Maggie Simpson: *pacifier suck*
  • Hans Moleman Productions presents: Man Getting Hit By Football
  • From the movie: Spider-Pig.
  • Bed goes up, bed goes down. Bed goes up, bed goes down. Bed goes up, bed goes down...
    • Cloud goes up, cloud goes down. Cloud goes up, cloud goes down. Cloud goes up, cloud goes down...
    • Knife goes in, guts come out. Knife goes in, guts come out. Knife goes in, guts come out...
  • Freaks! Freaks! Let us go, we'll give you gold!
  •, Peg.
    • *toilet flush*
      • *laugh track*
  • Smithers, are they booing me?
    • Uh, no, they're saying "Boo-urns! Boo-urns!"
      • I was saying "Boo-urns"...
  • A Wizard Did It!
    • Aw, for cryin' out glavin.
  • These are all perfectly cromulent memes.
    • I've embiggened this page!
  • Shut up Updike!
  • Ohhhhh! The Zoning Disk is warped!
  • "Hey, Moe, that team sure did suck last night. I mean they just plain sucked! I've seen teams suck before, but they were the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked!"
  • "Did you ever notice how men always leave the toilet seat up?"........ That's the joke!
  • I can't avenge my partner's death with all these tropes lying around.
    • I don't want to hear it, McBain. In this site, we post tropes.
    • *BOOM* Bye tropes!
  • Marge: "Hmmmmmm..."
  • Monorail! Monorail! Monorail!!!! ....Mono-d'oh!
    • It's NOT Batman!
    • I call the big one "Bitey."
  • I heartily endorse this fad and/or meme.
  • You can run, but you can't GLIDE!!
  • It's just a little airborne! It's still good! It's still good!
  • Take this object. But beware, it carries a terrible curse.
    • Ooh, that's bad.
      • But it comes with a free frogurt!
        • That's good!
          • The frogurt is also cursed.
            • That's bad.
              • But you get your choice of topping!
                • That's good!
                  • The toppings contain potassium benzoate.
                    • ...
                      • That's bad.
                        • Can I go now?
  • I see the light! IT BUUUUUUURNS!
  • Elmo knows where you live!
  • You, sir, are an idiot.
  • How could everyone forget "If I don't save the wee turtles, who will? ... AAAAA. Save me from the wee turtles.
    • I can't see through METAL, KENT!
  • Quiet, you. [9]
  • In the den? May God have mercy on us all.
  • Whaddaya mean the bank is outta money?!
    • Skinner said that the memes will crack any minute. Purple Monkey Dishwasher.
  • Who needs the Kwik-E-Mart? I doooooooooo...
  • "Oh, I get it! I get jokes." [10]
  • There's nary an animal alive that can outrun a greased Scotsman.
  • "I wash mah-self with a raaaag on a stick."
  • A Wizard Did It
  • ...but not Milhouse and he never will be.
  • Hello, my name is Mr. Troper, I believe you have a letter for me.
    • Okay Mr Troper, what's your first name.
    • I don't know.
  • Argh... I won't make it, partner. Just do one thing for me... get Troper Mendoza.
    • MENDOZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Bart naked! [11]
  • We have searched every square inch of this base, and all we have found is porno, porno, PORNO! [12]
  • Bombardment!
  • What did ye say about me mother!?
  • And if you need Lisa, she'll be in her room.
    • What kind of stupid catch phrase is that?
  • I have this friend named... Joey Jojo... Junior... Shabadoo?
  • Let's all go out for Frosty Chocolate Milkshakes!
  • Oh, and by the way, I was BEING SARCASTIC!
    • Well duh!
  • Why does everything I whip leave me?
  • I am so smart! S-M-R-T! I mean S-M-A-R-T.
  • There was an X and I wasn't informed? You go now.
  • I can't promise that I'll try, but I'll try to try.
  • "And now a word from our new sponsor...PERCODAN?!? AW CRAP!!!"
  • Dad, what are you doing down there?
    • Washing my fat guy hat, honey!
  • Now let's all get drunk and play ping-pong!
  • OK, memorize these funny place names: Walla Walla. Keokuk. Cucamonga. Seattle.
    • Ahaha "Seattle" that's stupid oh Lord make it stop ahahahaha!!
  • I know you can read my thoughts, Troper. Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow.
  • Le Grill? What the hell is that?!
  • Nobody likes Milhouse!
  • All right brain. It's all up to you. If you don't think of what it is we'll lose Marge forever.
    • Eat the pudding...Eat the pudding...Eat the pudding...Eat the pudding...Eat the pudding...Eat the pudding...Eat the pudding...Eat the pudding...
      • Well, alright. But then we gotta get to work.
  • Will you take us to Mt. Splashmore?
    • No.
      • Will you take us to Mt. Splashmore?
        • No.
          • Will you take us to Mt. Splashmore?
            • No.
              • Will you take us to Mt. Splashmore?
  • *laughs* It's funny cause it's true!
  • The entirety of "Steamed Hams".

"Good lord, what is happening in there!?!"
"Aurora Borealis."
"A-Aurora Borealis!? At this time of year, at this time of day, in this part of the country, localized entirely within your kitchen!?"
"May I see it?"

  1. Episode 4F10, "Mountain of Madness": Homer tells his family that Mr. Burns is taking the plant on a "teamwork-building" retreat, and Bart responds with a speech about how he thinks "teamwork" and "sharing" are overrated. Homer seems to agree.
  2. Episode 9F15, "Last Exit to Springfield"|Homer plays back Lenny's "So long, dental plan!" cheer, along with Marge's warning that Lisa needs braces, over and over in his head until he realizes that if Burns takes away his dental plan, he'll have to front the money for an expensive (and hideously ugly) set of braces to fix Lisa's teeth.
  3. Episode 2F19, "The PTA Disbands": Jasper becomes a substitute teacher at Bart and Lisa's school, and decides to lay down the law in his own way.
  4. Episode 2F20, "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part 2)": Jasper doesn't realize Smithers had recently shot him in his wooden leg.
  5. Grandpa's Rambling Old Man Monologue from "Last Exit"
  6. Episode 9F07, "Mr. Plow": Homer sees a hot woman showing off a brand new car, and asks if she comes with it. Shortly after he leaves, another man asks the very same question.
  7. "Treehouse V": Willie tries to warn Bart not to "correct" him about his powers of shinning".
  8. From a deleted scene from the episode "Burns' Heir", featured on "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular". In the original, Burns simply walks away and locks the door behind him.
  9. A quote used by Mr. Peabody in the second part of the "Treehouse of Horror V" episode, usually to tell Sherman to shut up.
  10. Episode: "The Last Temptation of Krust". Lisa and Homer are watching a Steven Wright Stand Up Comedy routine where Wright says "I finally got around to reading the dictionary. Turns out the zebra did it." Homer doesn't understand what's so funny about it, so Lisa tells him that "zebra" is just a word at the end of the dictionary. Still confused, Lisa then tells Homer that Wright was just telling a joke, prompting Homer to say the quote.
  11. More done for shock value than anything.
  12. Col. Hapablap explaining that the search for Sideshow Bob (who has stolen a bomb) on the air force base has proven fruitless. Made a million times funnier by R. Lee Ermey's line-reading.
  13. He does