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I have a feeling that this will get rather large. I think main charactes should be divided up to their own page. Non main can remain here. Mr Burns already has his own page.

Maybe just 2-3 quotes which are very representative for the character. Like "Ex-cellent." (Burns) "Hi-diddly-ho, neighbors!" (Flanders) "As Intelligence goes up, Happiness goes down. See, I made a graph. I make a lot of graphs." (Lisa) "Ay, caramba!" (Bart)

As above would suggest we just put the catchphrase(s) of each character on this page and a link to separate pages for them. D'oh for Homer

I agree that each character should have their own seperate page. The sitcoms are nice, but some history would be even better. Thanks for the site though. Very nice

I think each charachter should have its own seperate page with the minor charachers remaining here.

I completely agree. Since no one seems to disagree, I'll do my best to give Homer his own page.--Mihoshi 18:06, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

Sorry, I disagree. It would be better to edit this page to comply with the correct format rather than spreading the mess around. Thanks ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 18:16, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
I disagree with this. Sorting by episode is far less user/browser friendly. Taking a stab in the dark here, but I'd say about 99% of people who watch the Simpsons don't know which episode they're watching when they watch it, and if they want a quote, they'll search for it by character.
I agree, but I also think it would be best for the main Simpsons page to be a link to all other Simpsons characters, so as to avoid confusion. I just came to this page and was disappointed to see the lack of quotes and was rather confused as to why there was nothing but Homer on a page called 'The Simpsons' which suggests it should be for all characters, not just one. I actually thought it had been wiped accidentally!
I agree with the guys above, should have been left the way it was. Quotes according to character. I'm a massive simpsons fan and while I know what episode I'm watching I wouldn't be able to name it by the correct title. And as above, when I visited I though something had gone wrong.
Strongly Disagree: I think the character pages should be merged with the main article. It may be true that some people come to WikiQuote looking for certain character's quotes, but the format should remain the same for every TV show. If we let the characters from the Simpsons have their own page, we could easily say that South Park characters or Family Guy could have their own character pages as well. Pages would snowball and get out of hand. I will agree with having a 'Catch Phrase' or 'Repeated Quotes' section, something like Taglines on Film pages (but limit them to only a few quotes). Reconsider making character pages. Curlyro 05:11, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

Agree. As the series continues, this page will keep getting bigger and bigger, and it gets pretty bad when I'm searching for a quote by Grandpa, but it shows up on this page as Abe, Abraham, Grandpa, and Grampa. Seperate character pages works well.


In the introduction it is to my understanding that the last line is said by Lisa, not Homer. If anyone could verify this and then fix it up. Thanks Mark alec 07:22, 13 Aug 2004 (UTC)

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  I've been thinking about what Fonzy said, and I agree that main characters should be given their own pages.  IMHO Homer/Bart/Lisa/Marge/Ralph/Burns should be splintered off.   As soon as we agree on this, I can volunteer my services cleaning up the quotes and moving them to their new pages.  Can somebody handle all the Redirection?
  Mark alec, according to SNPP, that last line was said by Lisa AND Homer.  However, SNPP's transcript of the scene is slightly different from that on this page.  Does Wikiquote bother with exact transcriptions?  FYI, that's from "Blood Feud" (Ep.2-22), if you want to look at the SNPP Episode Summary.     --LuciferBlack 15:53, 13 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Most people who left comments at Talk:Mr Burns felt there should not be pages devoted to the statements of fictional characters. The page for Mr. Burns remains only as a redirect. I think it is more convenient for most people to be able to search through sections of a single page for quotes from a show than to have to sift through many pages. There is no absolute rule against it as yet, and perhaps should not be, but I do not think that it is generally a good idea to create a seperate page devoted to just the statements of a single fictional character. ~ Achilles 20:08, 13 Aug 2004 (UTC)
To answer the question about exact transcriptions, Wikiquote does not, as far as I can tell, have any policy as yet on TV show dialog transcriptions. It's geared more toward the printed word, in which one can hope to have Sourced or Verified quotes that should be exact, and others (e.g., Attributed) that are pending verification. Those of us who have focused mainly on TV shows and films haven't discussed this much. (Personally, I prefer exactness, so Wikiquote can be an authoritative quote reference. This is a major challenge, as I've never found any quote source that reliably matches quotes to what my show and movie tapes and DVDs say.) In the absence of policy, it's up to interested parties for any given page to set the standards for its accuracy. — Jeff Q (talk) 02:53, 29 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Transwiki merge of "By Lucifer's Beard"[edit]

I just merged the above quote and some related information from a Wikipedia article that was Transwiki'd (i.e., bounced from Wikipedia to Wikiquote as being more appropriate for the latter). Here is the original page's history, which must be listed here after such a merge:

This page was transwikied from List of contributors: 02:05, 24 Jan 2005 (UTC)

I wasn't sure where to put the quote, so I added it to the end of "Other characters". I leave it for you all to decide if you'd prefer to change it. Thanks. — Jeff Q (talk) 03:07, 29 Mar 2005 (UTC)


Grandpa Simpson's 6th quote should read: "I used to be with it, but then they changed what it was. Now what I'm with isn't it, and what's it seems weird and scary to me, and it'll happen to you, too." Nice page.

Fox Quotes[edit]

One of the included quotes included in the "trashing fox" section was about the episode Mr Plow. When Homer's add is finally aired, he says "It may be on a lousy channel, but the Simpsons are on TV!" I have the episode on DVD, and there was never a reference to the advertisement being aired on Fox. Could I get some confirmation on this?

Definitely wasn't. Lisa recommends buying cheap commercial time on channel 92. She changes to the channel where Captain McCalister is promiting his "90 Sea Shanties on 3 Compact Discs" Harryboyles 02:15, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

I don't care enough to argue, and I didn't post the original, but regardless of what channel the commercial was on the joke is still that The Simpsons are on a crappy channel. Think of it as a joke that works on both levels if you want, but it's there either way 16:28, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Yes guy?[edit]

Quote: YES!!!! Does anyone know who I'am talking about? 19:28, 16 November 2005 (UTC)

Yes, but I don't think he has quite enough quotes (Yesss, Siiim and I had a stroooke) to warrant a mention in the article. Smurrayinchester 15:18, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, all he ever says is "Yeeeeeees", so it's not really much use putting on quotes by him, is it?

Cleanup explained[edit]

Quotations should be divided according to season/episode, not according to characters, and should be formatted as per the standards in the GtL. Thanks ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 18:22, 20 December 2005 (UTC)


Just cut/pasting a shitload of quotes from the WP page, where they don't what you will with them.

Stupidity Quotes[edit]

Homer: Marge, where's that... metal deely... you use to... dig... food...
Marge: You mean, a spoon?
Homer: Yeah, yeah!
(From above the Earth)
Homer: It's beautiful. It's the most awe-inspiring sight I have ever seen. Giver of life, mother of us all...hey guys, look what I smuggled aboard!
[shows a bag of chips]
Buzz Aldrin: Homer, no!
[Homer breaks open bag; chips fly everywhere]
Race Banyon: They'll clog the instruments!
Buzz: Careful! They're ruffled!
Homer: I'll handle this!
[Homer floats around the cabin, eating chips to The Blue Danube - an obvious reference to 2001: A Space Odyssey]
Marge: "Homer I don't want you stalking Lenny and Carl. It's so... illegal."
Homer: "Okay I'm just going to go out and... stalk... Lenny and Carl... D'oh!"
Homer:"As long as you're in my house you'll do what I do and believe what I believe. So Bart butter your bacon."
Bart:"Yes, Father."
  • [ [(Homer standing outside a bar after being kicked out of Moe's)] ]
HOMER: This is the last bar in town. If they don't let me in, I'll have to stop drinking!
HOMER: Shut up, liver! (He punches himself) Ow... My liver hurts...
Homer: Apu friend me good.
  • [ [Homer on having just learned that the house is to be repossessed] ]
HOMER: Homeless? We'll be forced to live under a bridge like common trolls!

Drunk Quotes[edit]

  • [ FABF10 ] "Wow, I'm in NO condition to drive.... hey wait, I'm drunk, I shouldn't listen to myself!"
  • [ CABF14 ] "You ever see that Blue Man Group? Total rip-off of the Smurfs! And the Smurfs – they suck!"
  • [ 3G01 ] "So I says blue M&M, red M&M, they all wind up the same colour in the end!"
  • [ FABF07 ] "I don't need your charity. I'll dance for my money!"

Homer Vs. Brain[edit]

  • [ 1F20 ] "Okay Brain, it's all up to you now, if you don't think of something, we'll lose Marge forever" Brain:"Eatthepudding eatthepudding eatthepudding..." Homer:"Okay, but then we gotta get to work"
  • [ 1F06 ] (Homer finds $20 under the couch) "Twenty dollars? I wanted a peanut!" Brain: "Twenty dollars can buy many peanuts." Homer: "Explain how!" Brain: "Money can be exchanged for goods and services" Homer: "... Woohoo!"
  • [ 9F12 ] Clerk: "What is your reason for joining "Big Brothers"?" Brain: "Don't say revenge, don't say revenge!" Homer: "...erm ...Revenge" Brain: "That's it! I'm outa here!" Sound effect:Brain runs down stairs and slams door
  • [ 7F22 ] Mr. Burns: "Who are you?" Brain: "Don't tell him your name, give him a fake name!" Homer: "Homer Simpson" Brain: "D'oh!" Homer: "D'oh!"
  • [ 9F16 ] (Homer given test) Homer: "Okay Brain, you don't like me, I don't like you. But let just get through this, and I can get back to killing you with beer" Brain: "It's a deal!"

Too long to cope[edit]

Hi. This article has grown beyond any measure of control. I propose it be broken into several smaller articles. Not everything, only the main characters, with the longer list of quotes. Possibly, we could leave here a few quotes, maybe some of the more famous ones, and link at the top of the section to the specific article. At the specific articles, we can try to create sections and organize the quotes in a fashion that makes it humanly possible to browse the article and find the stuff one wants to read. Not to mention that this article is so long that most browsers are bound to have trouble editing it; those with slower internet connections would have an impossible time.
I antecipate that the entire Simpson family (except for Maggie) would each need their own individual article, plus some of the other characters, depending on how many quotes there are to their names. Regards, Redux 22:00, 6 January 2006 (UTC)


What ever happened to the section of Homer quotes beginning with "Hmmm..unexplained bacon"? etc..

Pages (continued)[edit]

I think it would be cool to have not only quotes organised by character but also by episode. I often look at the Wikipedia articles because the quotes help me to remember and enjoy the episodes more. The character lists are great for getting a sense of personality and the episode lists are good when you need to know how a specific quote goes.Harryboyles 02:40, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Listing By Episode Please![edit]

C'mon can we at least have the same expectations that each simpson qoute would be listed by episode(like every other qoute in tv show) instead of character!

Yea, Wikiquote Policy clearly states that organizing TV quotes by character is an obsolete practice. I'd start this myself but I have in sufficient means to verify the quotes and find out which episode they belong in. --MJMyers2 19:01, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

A lot of work, it has to be gradual[edit]

I agree...this page is just too long to dump any more quotes into. This page is going to take a while to deconstruct and fix...but as the wikiproject for the Simpsons is working on individual character pages and everything idea I tested on Ralph Wiggum's page is to have only a few of the main quotes on his profile page...and all other quotes be dumped to his own distinct quote page...referring people to the quote page for more. Its worked tremendously well, and has allowed his page to become much more organized as the sheer list of his quotes took up half the entire page. Now Ralph's being considered for merging to this page...I have confronted this because as anyone can see looking at this page...this page does not need to be merged needs to be separated.

I am soon going to move all of Clancy Wiggum's quotes to his own wikiquote page if this blows over, because he has a similar do some other characters. I think in the end...this will allow this page time to slowly go down in size. If one wishes to construct individual quotes per episode that'd be great too...but I'm going to personally concentrate on characters. I think after 18 years...this show should get some special exceptions when it comes to things like quotes and information. Deletion and merging is just going to make the problem go in circles...we have to redirect all this information and context it so its organized and still available...without congesting pages.-- 06:13, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject: The Simpsons[edit]

WikiProject The Simspons has a discussion up right now regarding The Simpsons... We're proposing to clean up and organize all of the Simpsons quotes, and also merge any quotes from the Wikipedia articles, and link them to a matching page for each episode here... anyone interested in helping with this project, or wanting to discuss it, feel free to visit the WikiProject page... - Adolphus79 02:56, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

Pages for episodes[edit]

I've begun to create pages for each episode so that some of these quotes can be sorted out. I can see that work has already begun but the episodes need to have their own page. Harryboyles 00:19, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

I also created a page to list the episodes, based off the Wikipedia version: List of The Simpsons episodes. Pick an episode and we could move some of the quotes to their respective articles. Harryboyles 00:42, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

I've made a big change to the display for individual season pages. Rather than simply being linked to from the main page, they now appear as part of the main page, though they remain separate pages. —LrdChaos (talk) 16:08, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Clean up[edit]

Thanks for cleaning up this article. I really enjoy it. Cheers from the norwegian wikiproject. 15:19, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Quote Actions[edit]

I've been looking around the quotes and cleaned up a few sections, but was just wondering about something in particular. I've decided to go through and format and clean up pretty much all of the quotes.

When a character is performing an action, ie "Homer: [thinking to himself]" there are many different ways this has been done on various pages.

  1. Homer: [thinking to himself]
  2. Homer [thinking to himself]:
  3. Homer [thinking to himself]:
  4. Homer [thinking to himself]:
  5. Homer [thinking to himself]:
  6. Homer: (thinking to himself):
  7. Homer (thinking to himself):
  8. Homer (thinking to himself):
  9. Homer: (thinking to himself)

to give you examples of different ways of writing this.

Is there a consensus as to which is the preferred way to do this?

I just thought it would be good to go and put all the bits like this in the same format.—This unsigned comment is by KillerCommz (talkcontribs) 10:09, 13 January 2007.

In my experience, italicised square brackets are used for most descriptions/explanations, and they go outside the colon (the colon is usually not in bold text). That would suggest you want option 1.
On the other hand, if attempting to differentiate between Homer speaking out loud and thinking to himself, for example in situations when he seems to be holding a whole conversation on his own, its probably worth considering them as two separate "characters". In that case, you'd want option 7, although you could consider:
Homer: How can I ever thank you?
Homer's brain: Just don't hit me on your way out of the car.
-- Supermorff 13:09, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

Ah yes I just found the page Formatting of quotes, which I suppose is what we would be wanting to follow. I'll use this standard when cleaning up quote pages. Gotta remember to sign my comments too, whoops. -- KillerCommz 03:11, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Just a suggestion[edit]

Thank you for cleaning those up. Means a lot! D'oh stupid formats

Why don't the different seasons get divided into different articles because the article itself is quite long and about half of the episodes aren't filled in. Scoomb 11:46, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

I know this was written a long time ago, but I agree with Scoomb. The article is indeed extremely long (especially now), and it takes a very long time to load, especially on dial-up. Any other opinions on this? I like how the Family Guy quote page is done... Beebee89 06:27, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Character Quotes[edit]

The quotes should be by character since the characters of this show has been identified by themselves not just by relation to the show. More people know the characters better than the show itself.

Create a separate article for Season 19[edit]

Season 19 is the only season that does not have its own separate article. Instead edits must be made on this page only. Could a registered user please create a separate article for Season 19? Thanks. 02:31, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

(sigh) I'll try. TobytheTramEngine 05:36, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
I just did. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if it was a good idea. Let's wait until further results. No offense. TobytheTramEngine 05:39, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Season 1[edit]

Somebody is removing season 1 over and over again and replacing it with some suptid bullshit noonsense. Whoever it is should please stop.

Episode Listing[edit]

WHAT JUST HAPPENED?! Why is every episode like html code?

Episode 1721=[edit]

Instead of Marge: Go on Maggie, it's safe to pick up the deadly weapons

shouldn't it be Go ahead Maggie, you're allowed to touch the deadly weapons?

For the first nine episodes of each season…[edit]

Should it be 1.1 or 1.01? I've seen both, so I'd like to make them all the same. 03:24, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

I have been using this method [1]. So I list it as 1.01. - ellusion - 06:13, 16 November 2009 (UTC)
Some older browsers would face a little bug when ordering the episodes in the first way mentioned. Because it doesn't know how to actually read numbers as such, it orders alphabetically, so the order of, say, the numbers from 1 to 21 would be:
1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2, 20, 21, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
...which is obviously not what one wants. That's where the custom of putting zeroes to the left comes.

cleanup required[edit]

there is a bit of cleanup that needs to be done on this page.

1. there is a lot of random "copyright <year>" in some of the episode links for some unknown reason

2. some have dates in the season links.. again for some unknown and untidy reason 16:21, 27 February 2019 (UTC)