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Twitter Users Ponder the Most Heart String-Tugging 'The Simpsons' Moments

By Petr Knava | Social Media | August 12, 2020 |

By Petr Knava | Social Media | August 12, 2020 |


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I think one thing that’s often forgotten about The Simpsons is just how hard-hitting emotionally it could be. With each passing year, as supremely meme-able moments like ‘steamed hams’ ascend to more pervasive levels of pop culture discourse, it feels like the heart the show used to have—especially in its earliest days—gets remembered less. I certainly tend to forget sometimes. For me The Simpsons ‘golden era’ is the run from season three to about eight or so (and that era is for my money, without question, the greatest run of television ever, followed by The Wire, of course.). I tend to revisit the first two seasons less, which is where some of the most truly heart-rending moments can be found, so it makes sense that I would occasionally forget, but nevertheless, those moments aren’t confined to the initial two seasons. The heart, the humanity, is very much a part of the fabric of the show right up until the end of the ‘golden age’—and maybe even a bit further, I dunno, I have seen very little of the period after season ten or so. Twitter users pondered some of this heart the other day when writer Will Harris asked what the most heart-tugging moments of the show were:




Petr is a staff contributor. You can follow him on Twitter.



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