This episode was too mean spirited.

This episode was too mean spirited. It literally ends with a hard working man being killed by homers bad behavior and everyone laughing at him.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's pretty fricked up, if it didn't exist people would think it's some spooky Simpsons creepypasta bullshit or something.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I mean in his situation, was he in the wrong though?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      He was in the wrong in the OP pic. Homer was just trying to be nice, he should've politely declined because he has to go work his second job
      He is in the right to hate Homer though in general after he saved his life only for Homer to throw him under the bus

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >only for Homer to throw him under the bus
        wasn't homer genuinely kind to him the whole way through? he was a moron but not once does he maliciously oppose frank, if anything he tries to be the best he can.
        frank dies because he's an overly jealous prick who couldn't keep his schizophrenia in check and his ape out involved high voltage cables

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >he was a moron but not once does he maliciously oppose frank
          Does that matter? Frank saved his life by slapping the acid out of his hand and, malicious or not, Homer threw him under the bus by just pointing at Frank and saying "he did it" instead of actually explaining the situation or even being thankful that his life was just saved.
          That coupled with Homer just being a generally annoying and inconsiderate nuisance beforehand are pretty fair reasons to hate him

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            homer is dumb as frick and that event does give grimes a good reason to dislike him, but that doesn't make grimes' attempts to ruin homer any less unfair

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            the writers have stated they made homer dumber than usual for the sake of creating a sharper contrast

            >only for Homer to throw him under the bus
            wasn't homer genuinely kind to him the whole way through? he was a moron but not once does he maliciously oppose frank, if anything he tries to be the best he can.
            frank dies because he's an overly jealous prick who couldn't keep his schizophrenia in check and his ape out involved high voltage cables

            the biggest problem with frank grimes that makes him way less sympathetic than he should be is that he has a massive case of green-eyes
            almost all of his problems, like losing out the job he signed up for, are a direct result of mr burns being evil/senile
            but he directs his anger at homer instead because his life sucks less than his own

            while we are meant to see frank grimes as a regular person who is passed up in favor of idiot homer
            what we actually see is someone who is getting shafted by the boss and taking out his frustrations on the idiot instead, an easy target

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              what we actually see is a frustrated moron that can't handle the reality he got himself into

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Wait, was Grimes actually an allegory for the people who blame their fellow class over the elites? Did Simpsons predict 2010-2020s society?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I mean they play it more like Denis the Menace type of innocent obliviousness and inconsideration, like he never means to dick over Frank but he's still ruining his shit, stealing his food, and getting him in trouble. Like if someone comes and chucks a turd at me thinking it's all in good fun....I'm still not wrong in telling him to frick off. Frank really isn't in the wrong in hating Homer until he tries to humiliate Homer and has a meltdown when his prank backfires. Even if Homer meant the best, which he really doesn't even mean until Frank tells him to frick off and he wants to impress him, Frank has all the right to hate him.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      He's not wrong in calling out the cosmic injustice of a fat moron getting more ahead than he ever would have.

      He IS wrong is making it a huge deal and having a mental break over it.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >being killed by homers bad behavior
    he kills himself for being moronic

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    frick off, Homer won the contest fair and square

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Homed getting a decent job without a degree isn't THAT insane by 90s standards

    White Collar Trade Schools used to be a thing in america

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was just Grimes being pissy that an idiot like Homer managed to build a happy home life for himself and his family while Grimes had a shit upbringing and despite his efforts still has a shit home life while not realizing homer had it rough coming up too

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/1aISdOy.jpg

      This episode was too mean spirited. It literally ends with a hard working man being killed by homers bad behavior and everyone laughing at him.

      The problem, was that in order to make Grims look like the bad guy and the jerkoff, their great idea they tought would work, was to make Homer stupidity even more ridiculous then usual and have the entire world of springfiled just as stupid and non scholant around him and such idiocity, when how many time Burns chastated Homer or even fired him for it, or Marge threattened him with "Marriage on the Rocks" tired trite? Or people dislking Homer because of it? They are literally act like Homer is like the town's, not clown, but the beloved icon and wonderlight on everyone's life in spite of him even more stupid, and frustratingly oblivious about it.

      You see the disconnection here?, Grimms straight up saves his life at one point and the morons shit on him which only makes him more pissed.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Shut up Grimes

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's why I never liked the episode as it only works due to the plot going hard on Homer being a fricking idiot more than he usually is and he faces no repercussions for it (aside from almost killing himself once) when in any other non-Grimes episode he would have caused a domino chain of disasters at least once.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Exactly, thats the reason the episode feels so farcical and forced.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Everyome was horribly out of character in this episode.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would say it's just the end that's too mean spirited. The bit where everyone is just laughing during his funeral just leaves a bad taste over the rest of the episode, which otherwise is pretty clever.

    I actually have similar feelings about the Principal and the Pauper- I didn't think it was as bad as many people say, until it reaches the resolution, which is both wretched and an overt demonstration by the writers of how little they gave a shit about what they were doing. I would say it doesn't even ruin Skinner's character as much as it does Skinner's mom. She's already sort of an awful person so you wouldn't think she could fall much further, but the end of the episode just makes her into a complete monster.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I always kinda compared it to Principal and the Pauper that divided the fanbase but Homer's Enemy is more fondly remembered and understood the premise of the situation.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Even as a kid I realized laughing at his funeral is what made the episode so brilliant. If suddenly the entire town sobered up when Grimey died was resourceful, that’d be hypocritical of the show and not funny.
      Everyone laughing carries the absurdity home
      I still regularly quote
      >CHANGE THE CHANNEL MARGE

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I always felt the same. And I didn't have a problem with Honer being turbo moronic because the whole city was made like that too in a way and Grimes was the only one who didn't fit in for extra bizarreness.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    That was the point, to make you question why you like the show in the first place. I love how easily it filters Simpsons fans who struggle to read satire, when it’s the show finally satirizing itself.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This, pretty sure the writers even said Grimes was how a normal person would react to being in Simpsons world

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The normal man in Springfield is Super Intendant Chalmers. Frank Grimes is what happens when you ask too many questions.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you're a goddamn pussy

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Grimey did it to himself.
    He was jealous of Homer.
    He knew better than to touch exposed wires without gloves, but did t anyway.

    Life may be tough when you live above a bowling alley, (And below one, as well) but he did this to himself.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I think this is one of the Simpsons episodes that give you a lesson.

    Other people having and easier life or more luck than you it's a guarantee in this world, If you get caught up in jealousy and bad energy you will be miserable.

    A modern example would be how a lot of people feel miserable after spending whole day in Instagram watching the life of celebrities

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Lol nah, it's just about how Simpsons' absurd world would drive someone like Frank insane. You probably haven't actually seen it in a while.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    He should have even left the job as soon as he saw Burns hired a dog for his position, but that would have made the ep shorter.

    Besides no one remember Homer since people cared more about the Inanimate carbon rod. Probably that's why Grimey didn't connect 1+1. And being jealous of Bart owning a "fabric" when it was a destroyed building was quite low from Grimey.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >a fabric

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm surprised Family Guy hasn't done an episode equivalent to this with some super normal guy questioning everything stupid.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    He looks like poljak

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That is essentially his role on the show, too.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You can extrapolate many morals or themes from media, a fact which keeps many high school English teachers employed. You could also interpret this episode as
    >life could end at any moment, so wasting time being a stickler and worrying is in vain
    Or whatever. End of the day though, his life was tragic because he made sure it would be.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm saying you're what's wrong with America, Anon. You coast through life, you do as little as possible, and you leech off of decent, hardworking people like me. Heh, if you lived in any other country in the world, you'd have starved to death long ago.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why don’t you move to one of those countries then homosexual. You won’t do shit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm saying you're what's wrong with the Thread, OP. You coast through Cinemaphile, you post as little as possible, and you leech (You)s off of decent, hardworking people like me. Heh, if you posted on any other website on the internet, you'd have become an hero long ago.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      its funny because its even easier is Australia and i live like how homer does

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No it ended with a neurotic man killing himself because the idea of people disagreeing with his notions of right and wrong was so hard for him to grasp that it sent him into a hysteric frenzy.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >This episode was too mean spirited. It literally ends with a hard working man being killed by homers bad behavior and everyone laughing at him.
    Yes.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >It literally ends with a hard working man being killed by homers bad behavior
    The nerd guy threw the tantrum and killed himself by his own choices. Homer didn't MAKE him do that.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    grimes it the perfect example of a man that works harder instead of smarter.
    he worked his ass off but nothing went into improving his life because he actually wasn't clever enough to make it work

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Frank Grimes was a spiteful and vindictive character. He projected his frustration out in others when its his fault he isn't well liked by others.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nah you're misremembering the episode

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Welcome to the real world.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >mean spirited

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No it ends with some butthurt moron going ape shit because he can’t accept the nature of the world and killing himself by accident.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    He killed himself out of blind rage. He is a school shooter archetype. Someone of higher than average intelligence who thinks he deserves more than what life is giving him.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Grimes could've just been friends with Homer and eat lobster every week
    Skill issue

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >le joke is.... le serious...!!
    Alright reddit... alright...

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Change the channel Marge.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For me it was the end of simpsons. Not because it was a bad episode, but because it showed just how little the simpson writers cared about their audience that they would gleefuly torture and kill a character that was supposed to represent what a realistic person might feel after they arrived in springfield.

    No show can survive writers that despise their audience.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Grimes got what he deserved, even Swartzwelder agrees and he wrote the episode.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why did they do that?

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The joke is that the show is silly. Homer is an ugly moron with a big house, important job, lovely wife, three kids, and the guy is a serious real world person, frustrated by the lack of good luck that kills him in the end.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Afair it was not intentional but almost every single thing the guy was butthurt about didn't even happen,Homer house belongs to his father, he was full of debts ever since he had his third kid, he hated his job, his son was problematic and full of mental health problems

    He also b***hed about not having a family even though it was later shown that he had a son at least a decade before Homer even had a kid and didn't like relationships and would rather spend a lot of money on prostitues. So literally nothing he said through the entire episode was true.

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The only thing Homer is guilty of is being lazy and incompetent. And when you think of it that way, he's about as bad as a good number of people at their jobs. But he never exploited anything purposely. He applied for the job when the plant first opened and Burns never remembers who he is. Grimes is a loser that lived like shit his entire life. He couldn't cope and lashed out and got himself killed because he was not Homer Simpson.

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >a hard working man being killed by homers bad behavior
    Was Homer the name of the electrical wires? Don’t be stupid.

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Homer = OF thot
    >Grimes = anyone else
    >Mr. Burns = simp

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