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

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

4 Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo

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

5 The City of New York vs Homer Simpson

Do I even need to explain?

6 Homer Badman

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

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 guy 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've been controversial if this was made nowadays.

10 Itchy & Scratchy & Marge

Nowadays, this episode is hypocritical, since Simpsons did exactly what they were going against back in Season 2 with the "Apu" character, plus, banning Stark Raving Dad for featuring Michael Jackson and pressure from the Parents Television Council, founded 4 or 5 years after the episode aired.

The Contenders
11 There's No Disgrace Like Home

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

12 King-Size Homer
13 A Streetcar Named Marge

This would be cancelled within a matter of seconds today.

14 Lisa the Vegetarian

It's kind of two-sided, for one, you have Lisa getting little commepence for her actions, on the other hand, Apu's a major character, Troy McClure's film makes fun of vegans, etc.

15 Marge In Chains

Obviously, due to the subject matter and predictions.

16 The Fool Monty
17 Half-Decent Proposal
18 Much Apu About Something

It's an Apu episode, need I say more?

19 Krusty Gets Busted

This would kind of be compared to cancel culture.

20 Two Dozen and One Greyhounds

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

21 Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious

Since the show is owned by Disney, such a heavy handed parody would've been DOA.

22 Marge Gets a Job

Women in the workplace is a lot less surprising today then it was in the 1990s.

23 Bart After Dark

I mean, with the internet, no one needs burlesque anymore.

24 Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy
25 Itchy & Scratchy Land

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 which was named Ku Klux Klam, which given BLM...

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