Going strong since 1989, The Simpsons has racked up plenty of jokes. The memorable characters and humour that often strikes pretty close to home have made the animated show a worldwide success. While there are plenty of things to enjoy about the show, one subtle detail that sometimes gets overlooked but would be sorely missed if not present is the witty signs that pop up. One gallery has collected all the funny Simpsons signs into one location so that you can enjoy them without scanning through the shows to find them.
The signs are often a clever play on words, providing a humorous description of a location, such as the “Where Imaginary Friends Come to Die” sign on the Child Psychiatrist office or the question posed when entering Winnipeg: “We were born here, what’s your excuse?” Other signs offer sometimes not so subtle social commentary, such as “Bloodbath and Beyond Gun Store” and the Wild Animal Kingdom where the animals are “Born Free, then Caged.” Some signs make you appreciate those hours spent in humanities, like the Oedipus Rx “Mom and Pop Son Pharmacy.” There’s plenty to appreciate with the signs, from the Parent/Teacher night where you’re invited to “share the blame,” or to the Springfield Hospital where you get “quality care or your autopsy is free.” There are even the touching signs like Homer’s reminder to “do it for her.”
There are 35 signs in the gallery, each offering The Simpson’s brand of humour. Best of all, you don’t even need the context to appreciate the cleverness of the signs. If you’re a fan of The Simpsons, or if you appreciate clever wordplay, or if you just need a quick laugh, check out the gallery of Funny Simpsons Signs put together by Ausrys Uptas.