The Simpsons Episodes They Couldn't Get Away Making with Today

The Top Ten
1 Homer and Apu

Basically, any Apu episode can fit in the list, but I chose that one because James Woods (who is more well known for his far-right Twitter nowadays) is a guest star.

2 Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
3 Stark Raving Dad

You mean the episode they pretend they never made at all? Unless you're fortunate enough to own the season 3 DVD set from an earlier print run, if you want to see this episode without resorting to piracy, you're out of luck.

I like this episode, but I highly doubt the Simpsons would make this episode today.

4 The City of New York vs Homer Simpson
5 Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo

So many jokes in the episode would be brushed off as politically incorrect in the final episode of the Simpsons' golden age.

6 Homer Badman

Nowadays, the Simpsons wouldn't try a light-hearted approach to sexual harassment.

7 Goo Goo Gai Pan

With Disney (owner of FOX) openly supporting China, this would be better off either being stuck in 2006 or being a South Park episode.

8 Homer's Phobia

While the message is timeless as ever and the gay character is played by a person who is gay, people might call it stereotypical in 2020.

9 The Boys of Bummer

This episode has a light-hearted approach to suicide that feels like if One Coarse Meal entered Springfield. Not in 2020, no sir, let alone 2007.

This episode could have been controversial if it were made nowadays.

10 Itchy & Scratchy & Marge

Nowadays, this episode seems hypocritical since the Simpsons did exactly what they were criticizing back in Season 2 with the "Apu" character. Additionally, they banned "Stark Raving Dad" for featuring Michael Jackson following pressure from the Parents Television Council, which was founded four or five years after the episode aired.

The Contenders
11 Much Apu About Something

Jay's voice actor is now too busy playing a different millennial stereotype named Jay (the husband of the woman who can communicate with the title characters in "Ghosts").

It's an Apu episode. Need I say more?

12 Itchy & Scratchy Land

Regarding that comment about Ku Klutz Klam and how that joke would rile up a mob today: also there was Uncle Ant, which given today's attitude towards "transphobia"...

1. The titular theme park is a not-so-affectionate parody of Disneyland/World, and Disney now owns the show. 2. There was a scene mentioning now-retired co-stars of Itchy and Scratchy, one of whom was named Ku Klux Klam, which given the BLM movement...

13 Two Dozen and One Greyhounds

Not only for being a take on a Disney movie but also for the dogs not being "fixed."

14 Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious

Since the show is owned by Disney, such a heavy-handed parody would have been dead on arrival.

15 A Streetcar Named Marge

The show itself apologized for this a mere week later, via the very next episode's chalkboard punishment.

This would be canceled within a matter of seconds today.

16 There's No Disgrace Like Home

Nowadays, the entire dynamic is so off compared to today's Simpsons.

17 Bart's Dog Gets an F
18 King-Size Homer
19 Homer the Heretic
20 Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy
21 Lisa the Vegetarian

It's kind of two-sided. On one hand, you have Lisa receiving little comeuppance for her actions. On the other hand, Apu is a major character, and Troy McClure's film makes fun of vegans, among other things.

22 Marge In Chains

Obviously, due to the subject matter and predictions.

23 The Fool Monty
24 Half-Decent Proposal
25 Krusty Gets Busted

This would kind of be compared to cancel culture.

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