The Simpsons

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Question: Are the characters aware they don't age?

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Chosen answer: In general, no. However, in the episode "Behind the Laughter," Lisa comments about how Homer fed her anti-growth hormones to prolong the run of the show. Chronological events do occur, such as birthdays (which all of the characters have had in various episodes), and several episodes include flashbacks and peeks into the future. However, for the most part, the characters remain in a chronological stasis.

kuffpah
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Ling Bouvier is one character who has aged.

Dan23
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Yes, I've noticed that, too. Also, Apu's nephew has aged quite a bit.

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Question: I know the real life reason for it, but is there ever any in show explanation why Bart and Lisa's hair seems to just be flesh extensions of their heads?

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Chosen answer: Since Lisa is called blonde and Bart "tow-headed, " I think we are meant to assume that their hair is simply bright yellow, the same color as their skins. And it is an accepted fact in Springfield that yellow is a normal skin color.

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Actually, in the episode, "No Loan Again, Naturally", Bart says that while staying inside the house for days, his hair was reverting to its natural red. He was worried that the kids would call him 'Rusty'.

Answer: In one episode, Bart and Lisa get their hair cut at a salon, so we can assume it is normal hair, just identical to their skin color.

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Question: So far as I can tell, there is progression of time in the series and there being a continuity and history, now stretching 23 years. So why do none of the characters ever age? Maggie has been a baby for 23 years now.

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Chosen answer: No character has really aged. The show is on a sliding time line. Bart will forever be 10, and Lisa 8 for as long as the show is on the air.

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Ling Bouvier is one that has aged.

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Question: Is blue supposed to be Marge's natural hair color?

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Answer: Yes, however, her hair went grey years ago and she now dyes it.

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Chosen answer: No. On at least one occasion she admits her hair is not really blue.

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Question: Why does Homer's mouth look so weird? Almost ape like, it's like it's a separate piece of his face.

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Chosen answer: That is Homer's beard, or beard stubble. A similar effect was used for Fred Flintstone.

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Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie - S4-E6

Question: Homer bans Bart from ever watching "The Itchy And Scratchy Movie". But what exactly is the audience meant to think about this? Is the audience meant to think Homer did the right thing or Homer did a severe thing and the audience wants Bart to watch The Itchy And Scratchy Movie?

Chosen answer: Like many great episodes of the Simpsons, this one does not give us a good or bad guy. Rather, it's examining a family dynamic; parents want to protect their children, children want to prove their maturity. Just like in real life, no one is being especially unreasonable, they're just butting heads by each trying to do what they think is best.

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Simpsons Bible Stories - S10-E18

Question: Bart's Dream: If Goliath II was a good king who built roads and hospitals, then why did he kill Methuselah?

Chosen answer: Because he wanted to be king. He could have had good intentions all along or had a change of heart sometime after he took over.

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Maximum Homerdrive - S10-E17

Question: When they are eating dinner at the beginning, why does Homer's jaw stop moving?

Chosen answer: He got lockjaw from the bite inflicted on him by Lenny.

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Simpsons Bible Stories - S10-E18

Question: How come the Simpsons weren't ascending into heaven?

Chosen answer: Simple - they are sinners, and sinners don't get into heaven.

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Black Widower - S3-E21

Question: Why did Sideshow Bob want to kill Selma? I don't ever recall her doing anything to upset him.

Chosen answer: Insurance and to get revenge on Bart.

Captain Defenestrator
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But how does killing an aunt that Bart doesn't really like get revenge on him?

Chosen answer: He wanted Krusty out of the way so he could host a show where he isn't the constant fool.

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Bart the Mother - S10-E3

Question: How is it genetically possible for a bird to lay lizard eggs?

Chosen answer: It's not. The lizard in question places its own eggs in existing bird's nests.

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Co-Dependent's Day - S15-E15

Question: When watching Cosmic Wars, Lisa refers to the character who looks like Jar-Jar off Star Wars as a "tired stereotype", what does she mean by this?

Chosen answer: Amongst the many complaints people have about Jar-Jar is that he seems to be portraying an old stereotype of an ignorant black person. Lisa is probably commenting on this.

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Little Big Girl - S18-E12

Question: Why was the episode "Little Big Girl" called "Little Big Girl"?

Chosen answer: It is a play on the movie "Little Big Man" starring Dustin Hoffman. In that movie he portrays a white man who lives as an Indian for part of his life.

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Question: In the later seasons, why is Moe trying to kill himself (mainly the Christmas episodes)?

Answer: Simple, he's always depressed this time of year. He's ugly, he's alone and getting older. Christmas is the worst time of year to be all of all the above. That's why he tries to off himself every Christmas, and lucky for us he fails.

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Question: Why does Sideshow Bob not want to pursue Lisa since, if it hadn't been for her pointing out to Bart all the major flaws in the CCTV footage that would show that it couldn't have been Krusty (in Krusty Gets Busted), he wouldn't have been found out by Bart and Lisa? He knows Lisa is smarter than Bart, so surely he would have realised that Lisa was the brains behind the detective work that got him caught.

Answer: Lisa often gets taken in with the others that Bob has reformed each time. Bart, on the other hand, always suspects him of evil right away. (And is generally right, making him good arch-foe material.)

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Question: What is the episode where Ralph Wiggum is being interviewed for the news and starts saying numerous curse words?

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Chosen answer: "The Great Wife Hope" from Season 21, Episode 3.

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Treehouse of Horror XVII - S18-E4

Question: In the radio studio, when Orson Welles is going on about the invasion, he says something like "and now some music by." and it cuts to the first 1-2 seconds of a song being sung by someone in the studio. What is that song?

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Chosen answer: That song is the 1933 song "Young and Healthy" by Harry Warren. It was sung originally by Bing Crosby. Goto: www.harrywarren.org/songs/0632.htm

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Simpsons Spin-off Showcase - S8-E24

Question: Is there a behind-the-scenes reason for Lisa being replaced by the blonde woman in the variety hour part of this episode?

Answer: It is a reference to the Brady bunch.

Answer: Lisa (the character, not the voice-actress) refused to take part in the show, since it is terrible. So the family re-cast her part.

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Question: Does anyone know why only the 20th season is available on I-tunes?

Answer: Most likely it is due to licencing rights. Some artists have only got half of their back catalog on itunes.

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Continuity mistake: This is a mistake for the introduction from seasons 2-20 (1991-2009). When Homer screams, he turns round. You see this in a wide shot. There are no boxes to the right of the door in the garage. However, two just appear out of thin air when he runs through the garage. (00:01:50)

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Trivia: The only voice artists who regularly perform as only one character are Yeardley Smith as Lisa and Marcia Wallace as Edna Krabappel. Yeardley has also voiced different versions of Lisa (Lisa Jr. and Lisabella) in at least two other episodes.

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