Feb 13 2013

The Signs of the Simpsons

Published by at 8:00 am under Images,Television

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A decade and a half before Arrested Development was on the air, The Simpsons was the king of hiding jokes. The show might be old news at this point in it’s 67th season, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t packed in a lot of funny over the years.

Via PleatedJeans comes this collection of screencaps of a devoted fan who hunted through episodes to find subtle jokes that probably only were on the screen for a second or two. There have been dozens of these over the years, but here’s 25 to get you started.

My favorite of all time was when the Simpsons went to Canada and saw “Canadian Graffiti.” Check out the rest of these below:

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4 Responses to “The Signs of the Simpsons”

  1. Tomon 13 Feb 2013 at 8:20 am

    you forgot the best one!
    http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4096/4909692189_1b2318c717_z.jpg

    greatings from the Netherlands!

  2. DocDoomon 13 Feb 2013 at 12:20 pm

    I absolutely love this. It’s not a “sign”, but I always loved the gag where they’re at the movies and one of the trivia puzzles comes up where they scramble a famous actor’s name and have a silhouette. It reads:

    MOT HANKS

    Lisa is upset that it’s too easy, and then the answer is revealed:

    OTM SHANK

    Who, as Apu remarks, is India’s answer to Brian Dennehy.

  3. Steve2on 13 Feb 2013 at 11:33 pm

    I always loved the establishing shot of the local supermarket. You’d always see the shopping cart go rolling into the street.

  4. Germanguyon 14 Feb 2013 at 5:16 am

    Ah takes me back…

    this is how i learned english … from the signs in the simpsons and the german subtitles… and later on it was english counterstrike and other games + watching simpsons on english nonstop….

    Hey i think i found the reason for my bad english^^

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