Homer Simpson is more than just a cartoon character voiced by Dan Castellaneta, he’s a cultural phenomenon who most consider an actual person. But is Homer a kind-hearted (if flawed) every-man or something altogether more sinister? Over the past quarter century +, Homer has committed acts of child neglect and abuse, caused environmental disasters, and driven drunk more times than anyone can count.
Okay, so Homer isn’t perfect, but is he a sadistic psychopath, hiding under the guise of a hapless bumbler? The folks at Looper have collected a number of examples of Homer’s behavior that cross from unintentionally hurtful to downright devious. Give The Dark Truth of Homer Simpson a spin below and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
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If you can’t stream, the examples of Homer’s most sociopathic behaviors are listed and briefly summarized below the video. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: Homer Simpson isn’t just a cartoon character. He is, officially, one of the most influential people of the modern era. And he’s also a pretty horrible human being. For over 30 years, Homer’s been abusing his kids, lying to his wife, and causing all kinds of mayhem as a result. Hey, we love the guy, but the citizens of Springfield probably lost their affection for Homer Simpson long ago. Especially after he did all these things…
The Maude Mishap: Homer Simpson killed Maude Flanders. Though it was an accident, it was caused by reckless actions that should have at least earned him a manslaughter charge.
Celebrity Send-Offs: The Treehouse of Horror Episode How to Get Ahead in Dead-Vertising was especially bleak. Homer goes on a killing spree, offing a number of famous celebrities.
Framing Marge: In Co-Dependence Day, Homer stokes Marge’s alcohol addiction and frames her for a drunk driving accident he caused. Marge goes to jail and rehab while Homer suffers no negative repercussions for his actions.
Vegas Vows: Homer is a polygamist, having married a washed-up cocktail waitress in Las Vegas.
Kidney Failure: After causing his father’s kidneys to explode, Homer refuses to donate one of his—until he’s knocked unconscious.
Homer the Henchman: Homer worked as a henchman to the terrorist Hank Scorpio.
Neighborly Wish: Homer uses the power of a wishbone to cause Ned Flanders’ business to fail. It works and Ned and his family become (temporarily) homeless.
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