25 Simpsons Moments That Can't Be Explained

  • 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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  • Mitchell Horn
    Mitchell Horn  11 hours back

    They DID say why Micheal Jackson only did the speaking roles, and why he was never credited. Contracts. Micheal's music contract invented him from being credited in the show, and from singing any of the songs himself. They said Micheal was there during the song recordings to "coach" the stand in singer. The stand in even admitted to it being the most nerve wracking moment in his life, recording Micheal Jackson songs, in front of Micheal Jackson

    • Fuller Green
      Fuller Green  1 days back

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      • DECCAS8
        DECCAS8  1 days back

        I find it so sweet how much Nelson loves his dad.

        • CLASS1F1ED 122
          CLASS1F1ED 122  2 days back

          The reason to why the simpsons house address changed was because in the episode trash of the titans springfield was filled with trash and they were forced to move the whole town miles away.

          • biff322
            biff322  3 days back

            4:36 "maybe the whole town of Springfield got remapped at some point." At one point the whole town was picked up and relocated several miles down the road.

            • Vanessa Pavlovic
              Vanessa Pavlovic  3 days back

              The likely reason they didn't use michael jacksons singing voice was probably that the show was relatively new at the time and they couldn't afford his singing voice, actually makes a lot of sense when you think about it

              • scdriver007
                scdriver007  3 days back

                What if Trump was krusty

                • Mikael Sojka
                  Mikael Sojka  3 days back

                  Or the Maggie picture is Lisa? She was a kid at some point too, you see Bart as a baby too.
                  Oh btw being left or right handed doesn't mean you can't use the other hand.

                  • The OP Shogun
                    The OP Shogun  3 days back

                    Yea a good few of these are actually pretty easy to explain, main one being the picture of Maggie on the wall before she was born, it's Lisa. It was Lisa and Maggie is wearing her hand me down onesie

                    • Dylan Rock
                      Dylan Rock  6 days back

                      5:10 maybe it’s a picture of baby Lisa instead

                      • dowingba
                        dowingba  2 weeks back

                        Left handed people can still use both hands...

                        • Brad Wilson
                          Brad Wilson  2 weeks back

                          On another video I seen
                          they said Herman was there season 1 - 9

                          Had a huge disappearance them suddenly shows up in 2 season 24 episodes later on

                          • Frosty
                            Frosty  2 weeks back

                            Yet it is still more real than WWE

                            • Jsuk News
                              Jsuk News  2 weeks back

                              Ned being at the fire is explained by ' fire at the simpsons place' then all the church people turn up

                              • Moonwalker Tay
                                Moonwalker Tay  2 weeks back

                                Edna died?!?

                                • TheBanchou
                                  TheBanchou  2 weeks back

                                  You uh... you know they've shown marge younger with her hair down right?

                                  • QuasiELVIS
                                    QuasiELVIS  2 weeks back

                                    It's not that they didn't want to "use" MJ's singing voice, it's just that he wouldn't do it.

                                    • Leelz247
                                      Leelz247  2 weeks back

                                      Lisa is still just a sweet, naive 8 little year old. Of course she doesn't want the rabbits to be dead.

                                      • BigfootGaming
                                        BigfootGaming  2 weeks back

                                        “Real blonde hair” *shows three characters that have never had blonde hair*

                                        • Thomas Hyle
                                          Thomas Hyle  2 weeks back

                                          "the simpsons is an episodic cartoon"

                                          • Ondrej Černay
                                            Ondrej Černay  2 weeks back

                                            Comming next 1 000 000 moments that can't be explained in South Park....

                                            • Falling Oranges
                                              Falling Oranges  2 weeks back

                                              Ned appearing at the Simpson's house when it's burning could be explained simply as Ned not seeing Homer at church and tried to find him. I'm only suggesting this as I have had a similar thing happen to me when I decided not to go to church one time.

                                              • the hunterator
                                                the hunterator  2 weeks back

                                                Michael Jackson didn't want to sing in the episode

                                                • Learn Japanese From Some Guy

                                                  One thing I have been impressed with them keeping consistent is Bart's left-handedness. I think Lisa is right-handed, but at 4:27 she can be seen writing with her left hand.

                                                  • RChamberlain96
                                                    RChamberlain96  2 weeks back

                                                    that is not correct about MJ, nobody knows if they used MJ singing or not beacuse MJ didnt not want to be creited of it thats why they did other recording, MJ when sharing his voice in other things asked not to be creited in alot of things, it was common for MJ

                                                    • Thermo blu
                                                      Thermo blu  2 weeks back

                                                      And the electrocuted Marge isn't bunny ears it's like a black streak in her hair like Bride of Frankenstein

                                                      • xxxRadarxxx
                                                        xxxRadarxxx  2 weeks back

                                                        The Simpsons are Time Lords.

                                                        • James Tea
                                                          James Tea  2 weeks back

                                                          The Lord of the Flies episode ending is meant to be a nod to the fact that the Lord of the Flies has an abrupt and seemingly ill-fitting ending as well. It's part of the charm of the book that the beginning and end are treated as after thoughts, almost to an extreme. The book is about what happens on the island and is forcefully NOT about how they got there or left.

                                                          • king james488
                                                            king james488  2 weeks back

                                                            maybe ned was there because the fire happened after church and the rest of the simpsons went shopping?

                                                            • Jacob Ostin
                                                              Jacob Ostin  2 weeks back

                                                              Picture shown at 11:13 isnt the Simpson Family farm, its the farm owned by the hippys where Homer goes in search of his middle name.

                                                              • Curt Christensen
                                                                Curt Christensen  2 weeks back

                                                                My mom failed to get every joke on the show. I had to explain everything to her. What a dullard

                                                                • Crazy Horse Cav Doc 4/9

                                                                  The town HAS been remapped. They moved it five miles after Homer took control of garbage pickup. As for Fat Tony, he isn’t the only person to use that name as you even used a clip from the episode where he dies and his brother becomes the new Fat Tony.

                                                                  • elugaro1
                                                                    elugaro1  3 weeks back

                                                                    Al that is easy to explain. Is a cartoon about fictional characters created to entertain us and put a smile on our faces!

                                                                    • osp80
                                                                      osp80  3 weeks back

                                                                      the constantly changing size of springfield.

                                                                      • Melllvar
                                                                        Melllvar  3 weeks back

                                                                        Anytime you see an inconsistency on the show, a wizard did it🙄

                                                                        • Brent Alan Beck
                                                                          Brent Alan Beck  3 weeks back

                                                                          Cartoon Families dont have budgets Dufus.

                                                                          • Falcon00 JR
                                                                            Falcon00 JR  3 weeks back

                                                                            You remember the Poochie episode where the voice actors are getting interviewed by a bunch of nerds? Homer slams them for nit-picking and the nerd withdraws his question. I feel this video deserves the same Homer Simpson reply, "What the hell are you talking about?"

                                                                            • Joshn569
                                                                              Joshn569  3 weeks back

                                                                              Homer vs NYC is my all time favorite episode!

                                                                              • PeterCamberwick
                                                                                PeterCamberwick  3 weeks back

                                                                                Why did I watch this?




                                                                                • Russell Conn
                                                                                  Russell Conn  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Yes we know the Simpsons is a cartoon, please stop commenting on the fact like your making an important point instead of just fishing for likes.

                                                                                  • E-Dubyah!
                                                                                    E-Dubyah!  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Hasn't the town been remapped a couple times?

                                                                                    • Hans Krebs
                                                                                      Hans Krebs  3 weeks back

                                                                                      it was not maggie it was lisa on the picture

                                                                                      • J G P
                                                                                        J G P  3 weeks back

                                                                                        never mind. i gave up and just reported your channel for being a pedo instead

                                                                                        • J G P
                                                                                          J G P  3 weeks back

                                                                                          1. have you ever been a kid? friends come and go.

                                                                                          • PizzaDave
                                                                                            PizzaDave  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Over 18 minutes of someone talking non-stop.

                                                                                            • Gavin Murphy
                                                                                              Gavin Murphy  3 weeks back

                                                                                              It's cause Micheal Jackson wasn't allowed sing due to his contract with Sony records. He was forbidden to sing on any recording without sonys approval

                                                                                              • demonyes chaos theory
                                                                                                demonyes chaos theory  3 weeks back

                                                                                                well hmmm interesting stuff to thing about it

                                                                                                • Gil LatNim
                                                                                                  Gil LatNim  3 weeks back

                                                                                                  Easy answer... each episode is a snapshot in time within a Simpsons multiverse