there will Never Ever be another Simpsons episode like Homer's Enemy

26 feb 2021
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Change the channel, Marge...
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Special Thanks to TheRealJims:
0:00 Why are The Simpsons Green?
1:51 Welcome to Springfield USA
2:57 A Young Cartoonist
4:09 This is FOX
5:00 Generation X
6:26 The Yellow Family
9:23 The Golden Age
14:24 My name is Frank Grimes
15:08 You're what's wrong with America
18:00 Laissez-faire
21:59 Life is Unfair
26:02 The Engine of America
27:01 An American Martyr
28:38 I'm Homer Simpson
30:54 Realities.
32:51 Mediocrity
34:23 Don't Cry for Me
38:34 Why are the Simpsons Yellow?

Downward Merch:

Music List:


    EmpLemonEmpLemonMánuði síðan
    • to answer you we are America. not a perfect nation but a nation that is to stride to be a more perfect union. Never trust those who think they are perfect everyone has war lords.

    • Hey emp another great video!!! I have a question. Did you watch bojack horsemen and if so what do think of it ?

      Yuval BigerYuval Biger6 dögum síðan
    • The new simpsons has more entertaining stories but the old had overall better writing and deeper message

      UniversproUniverspro7 dögum síðan
    • I also like other episodes like the one in which you view a day from each character's perspective or when they teach a life lesson

      UniversproUniverspro7 dögum síðan
    • Yes

      UniversproUniverspro7 dögum síðan
  • Ya know, Canadians are also Americans

    Marcelo L.Marcelo L.4 mínútum síðan
  • The amount of times I have heard tf2's soundtrack in your vids is great lmao

    Jams The ShapeshifterJams The ShapeshifterKlukkustund síðan
  • What about... Homer’s Odyssey?

    SlimGrim602SlimGrim6026 klukkustundum síðan
  • I disagree with the claim that Homer places a high value on those around him. He is an alcoholic that often neglects his family, physically abuses his son and doesn't even remember his youngest daughter's name. The sprinkled instances of him being kind or caring to them just serve to show that he is not a psychopath, but they are clearly not his top priority. That honor goes to self indulgence in alcohol, food and entertainment. Like how he was willing to risk his job and livelihood in order to go to a tour of a brewery, or how he forgot to pickup his son from soccer practice because he was busy watching tv.

    M BM B8 klukkustundum síðan
  • Gran Turismo music in this video makes me exceedingly moist.

    Reece ParryReece Parry10 klukkustundum síðan
  • Matt Groening created great two shows: The Simpsons and Futurama While both have their differences, the biggest one is that one show knew when their time was up, and the other show ran into Disney

    Spoopy BoiSpoopy Boi13 klukkustundum síðan
    • And Disenchantment which is okay.

      minty_ Thesaurus04minty_ Thesaurus0411 klukkustundum síðan
  • i am subbed since u made ytps

    Nickolas BeamNickolas Beam17 klukkustundum síðan
  • The older I get, the more I love this show. Even now, when it may not be at its peak, I still love the show. This, was awesome!

    Carstuff111Carstuff11121 klukkustund síðan
  • "why do we like homer simpson" Me: fat man funny

    walter clemenswalter clemensDegi Síðan síðan
  • What the hell are you in about

    Local DealerLocal DealerDegi Síðan síðan
  • When you described everything Gen x went through, it really puts into perspective how messed up the world always is, it's no like all this crazy stuff going on today is unique to us

    LoveSickCowLoveSickCowDegi Síðan síðan
  • Genuinely one of the best descriptions of the American Dream I’ve ever heard. And in a simpsons video? I knew you were good after watching the dale video when it first came out 😂

    tizilertizilerDegi Síðan síðan
  • 22:25-24:25 mind blown

    SchimnesthaiSchimnesthaiDegi Síðan síðan
  • Great analysis of a once great show!

    PositiveEdgePositiveEdgeDegi Síðan síðan
  • why are you so w i d e

    The Guitar BoyThe Guitar BoyDegi Síðan síðan
  • you should do a never ever on tf2

    Vincent WangVincent WangDegi Síðan síðan
  • good movie

    VegaVegaDegi Síðan síðan
  • 13:34 When this beat drops you know shit's about to go down.

    sonicprop97sonicprop97Degi Síðan síðan
  • Emp tall

    Mr. Moon The GoonMr. Moon The GoonDegi Síðan síðan
  • the real jims so goated

    DogDogDegi Síðan síðan
  • You should do a "There will never be another motorsport like Group B"

    CursedCursedDegi Síðan síðan
  • The simpsons may not be what it was. But it went from counter culture to becoming culture. And you can't have one without the other.

    John FuckerbuttJohn FuckerbuttDegi Síðan síðan
  • 'Life in Hell' was syndicated in free weekly newspapers across the country. Those papers are where the first Simpsons strips appeared.

    Bill KerrBill KerrDegi Síðan síðan
  • 'Spitting Image' was constantly 'referencing and parodying other media' from around 1982 onward. It was a national sensation in the UK. 'The Simpsons' was not the first to do this. I'm tempted to add 'Monty Pythons Flying Circus from 20 years earlier, but it's before my time.

    JJ RJJ R2 dögum síðan
    • @Connor Ha. Yes. You often get the impression you are reading an undergraduate essay when the student is somewhat overstating their case. Good effort though. Lots of valid points made after the over long introduction.

      JJ RJJ RDegi Síðan síðan
    • @肛門ぶっかけ I have no idea why you type that. 'Spitting Image' had huge impact. It has been identified as one of the reason Apartheid fell in South Africa. Reason? For young white South Africans, it exposed their cultural isolation and ridiculed the regime. See 'I've never met a nice South African'. You will be aware, that once a very 'hip' and current form of satire has passed it's 'moment', it dies completely and utterly? Yes? Another example would be 'That Was The Week That Was' or even 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh In'. Both before I was born. Also, when you say 'i[t] would've gotten worldwide popularity' I'd suggest you misunderstand international telecommunications media and the impact of deregulation and 'cable'. The Simpsons was a Fox product. Fox had the capacity to deliver things internationally. Spitting Image was sold independently. I'm unclear you take this into account. Next time, take a very quick peek at Wiki before you type, it could save some time. I've not counted, but it looks like it has something like 40-50 international adaptions and as for 'impact' we see...'According to Avalon Television executive producer Jon Thoday, Ronald Reagan directly contacted NBC, asking for the show to be cancelled.[18]' Cheers.

      JJ RJJ RDegi Síðan síðan
    • "Referencing and parodying other media" isn't the same as "parodying and satirizing culture and status quo". Had Spitting Image be as successful as The Simpsons i would've gotten worldwide popularity, but evidently it did not. There's always a reason something becomes a hit, merely existing or even being "the first" isn't enough.

      肛門ぶっかけ肛門ぶっかけDegi Síðan síðan
    • Think there was a lot of hyperbole in this video but that’s pretty typical of ISpast content now

      ConnorConnorDegi Síðan síðan
  • I've never seen a full episode of the simpsons in my life. Why did I watch this?

    Brother BootleggerBrother Bootlegger2 dögum síðan
  • homers enemy represents everything society laughs AT: hard workers, ppl who make an honest living, ppl who think rational thoughts and have logic, etc...

    PyramidHead138PyramidHead1382 dögum síðan
  • What started as a satire of America, outlived what it was designed for. The Simpsons should simply end its run around season 8 and be remembered for all the things it had done well (I still quite like some episodes though).

    RainyMood90RainyMood902 dögum síðan
    • BUT MONEY GOOD! Changing anything with that mone = bad! GATTA MILK DAT COW UNTIL IT IS JUST ATOMS!

      Mama Aki.Mama Aki.8 klukkustundum síðan
  • lol I was playing Smash and recognized the song from Mario Odyssey. I thought it was coming from smash on Smashville so I paused the video haha Song slaps hard though for real

    CovidPacman aka StrapOnFetusCovidPacman aka StrapOnFetus2 dögum síðan
  • 7:44 Ok so this is dumb and nit-picky, but maybe animation is associated with children because people think that it's a GENRE in which only SPECIFIC stories are told, rather than a MEDIUM through which ANY story could be told.

    HarlequinnHarlequinn2 dögum síðan
  • We get it, you hate America...

    Charlie Steward JrCharlie Steward Jr2 dögum síðan
    • America sucks!

      minty_ Thesaurus04minty_ Thesaurus0411 klukkustundum síðan
  • 16:51 and slaves.

    Pedro Hafermann liestPedro Hafermann liest2 dögum síðan
  • Wtf ISpast unsubbed me and i missed this one

    Elijah JacobsElijah Jacobs2 dögum síðan
  • Never ever will there be another first anything

    The real dealThe real deal2 dögum síðan
  • You cannot have both equality and freedom. Best we can hope for is equal opportunity.

    Jason GreenJason Green3 dögum síðan
  • Ned's freak-out was in the same season

    Matthew HMatthew H3 dögum síðan
  • Technically, there is one single person on earth who has no one more fortunate than them, and one single person who has no one less fortunate.

    Bo J.Bo J.3 dögum síðan
    • I wonder if there’s an objective scale of fortune we could use to determine that

      ConnorConnorDegi Síðan síðan
  • Why is Patrick Bateman yellow?

    You like Huey Lewis & The News?You like Huey Lewis & The News?3 dögum síðan
  • "Responsible and virtuous role models" *zooms in on Bill Cosby*

    PioskaPioska3 dögum síðan
  • My uncle and and mom would say that they had the best time in the x generation cuz they got cars from there dad a nice home I born from a gen x got none of that (always stalked by 5 0 no love poor mom wasn't surprised hearing about the doomer generation worst of all white guys being racist to me cuz I'm bi racial 1/2 black mom I realized by the time I was five realized people wanted me to play a certain stereotype role I wouldn't do and wasn't like for that in trouble by teachers cuz I disagree about that I have too be a Democrat cuz my grandpa was a black republican I only know how to survive

    Meis WolfSheepMeis WolfSheep3 dögum síðan
  • Ive lived in LA for a couple years. LA is hell. So is SF where I currently live.

    GetmeoutofSanFranciscoGetmeoutofSanFrancisco3 dögum síðan
    • You think that's bad? Look at southern conservative states.

      minty_ Thesaurus04minty_ Thesaurus0411 klukkustundum síðan
  • Maybe it's just me; I wasn't so impressed with this episode. I think The Simpsons had reached its peak a couple of seasons before this. I used to looooove the Simpsons but I haven't watched many episodes in the last 15+ years or so.

    VV3 dögum síðan
  • lane county baby

    jack Nuferjack Nufer3 dögum síðan
  • I watched all of this and I've never watched the simpsons

    Jerry FishlumpsJerry Fishlumps3 dögum síðan
  • Democrats take note

    Lawrence AsireLawrence Asire3 dögum síðan
    • @minty_ Thesaurus04 the only thing that ever made anywhere in this country a great place to be was capitalism and republican policy once the poor people move in they vote democrat and then you have California and every other hell hole state run by democrats, crime rate and homelessness is directly correlated with how much of that state is run by democrats. This country sucks now... hard... mostly because of ignorance and people like you.

      Lawrence AsireLawrence Asire4 klukkustundum síðan
    • @Lawrence Asire LMAO You're wrong! Republicans are for the rich, didn't you watch the video I linked how to the south and midwest failed at life?

      minty_ Thesaurus04minty_ Thesaurus045 klukkustundum síðan
    • @minty_ Thesaurus04 because democrats are the party of the rich.... thank you for walking through this, I’m glad you agree with me now

      Lawrence AsireLawrence Asire5 klukkustundum síðan
    • @Lawrence Asire Explain to me why midwestern and southern conservative states are the most poorest and unhealthiest?

      minty_ Thesaurus04minty_ Thesaurus046 klukkustundum síðan
    • @minty_ Thesaurus04 all of the biggest companies in the country are democrat... I think your mistaken for the Republican Party of 2000 hop back in your time machine a go be a democrat somewhere else

      Lawrence AsireLawrence Asire6 klukkustundum síðan
  • Ah yes, Hell On Earth, Los Angeles

    The Downward SpiralThe Downward Spiral4 dögum síðan
  • There will never ever be another ISpastr like Emplemon.

    Ramiro Losada MedinaRamiro Losada Medina4 dögum síðan
  • What a tremendous explanation of the Simpsons as a show! Now I have an idea on why Simpsons became so influential, even though it was targeted towards a generation that has so little in common with mine. Academic Agent has covered Gen X in detail, but now I understand its culture a bit better. Also, I like how you included average SAT scores. They are a nice, subtle redpill.

    Zorro9129Zorro91294 dögum síðan
  • David MURKIN 🤣

    Drake DocsonDrake Docson4 dögum síðan
  • 40:00 I know for a fact that you used, I recognize those broken tf2 voices anywhere

    StoreMilkStoreMilk4 dögum síðan
  • But Marge the framerate!

    MothostMothost4 dögum síðan
  • Nixon was far less corrupt than Biden's admin and Clinton/Obama's "fortification" of the election. Show me where the Simpsons made fun of a Democrat. Go on.

    zonzilla magnuszonzilla magnus4 dögum síðan
    • @minty_ Thesaurus04 As a Centrist Atheist, please tell me how the republicans are racist fascists. I can tell you that you and your party are. For instance, critical race theory, diversity hiring, Affirmative Action etc are racist. Antifa and BLM are racist and violent terror hate groups that push political pressure through fear. Your side burns books, segregates people, demonizes any opposition and cancels them from society (like Gina Carano), you use corporations and media to lie and threaten politics, censor, and push fear (this is literal fascism). For instance, your media lied again about Georgia voting rights, like they lie about everything (see the Veritas CNN videos released this week lol), and the Times article about fortifying the election. Then corporations came in to destroy black communities and threaten voting laws that are the exact same as Colorado's.... manipulation, lies, censorship, cancellation, suppression, book burning, racism, terrorism - you even threaten re-education camps and covet China which is killing million in camps at the moment. Oh and now you fascists are trying to end the filibuster and pack the court.... fucking authoritarian racist shits. So again... how are the Republicans fascists?

      zonzilla magnuszonzilla magnus9 klukkustundum síðan
    • @zonzilla magnus Keep drinking the Kool-Aid Alex Jones, the Republican party of the real racists and fascists!

      minty_ Thesaurus04minty_ Thesaurus0411 klukkustundum síðan
    • @Connor Oh ya, what part? Read the Time article where they admit corporations and the ADL helped "fortify" the election. How about the Veritas video showing CNN admitting to making up propaganda to sway the election? The last minute rule changes and using corporations to fight against voter ID verification? The thousands of witnesses to people being pushed out of watching the polls etc. And go on and show me where the Simpsons made fun of the Democrats (the party of racism and fascism).

      zonzilla magnuszonzilla magnusDegi Síðan síðan
    • Pure delusion

      ConnorConnorDegi Síðan síðan
  • What I got from this is we should be more like homer simpson in life.

    Jonathan ReyesJonathan Reyes4 dögum síðan
  • The Simpsons has gone entirely downhill after S11, E05 at precisely 10:49. Never has a single Simpsons scene surpassed that, nor will there ever be one to even come close to it again.

    Schnitzel KidSchnitzel Kid5 dögum síðan
  • I never identified with Homer. When I was younger, this role was fulfilled for me by Bart and sometimes Lisa. I don't like guys like Homer in real life, btw, but I didn't care about him at all to this point. When I got older, the series just got lame.. I still watched it here and there, but from some point on Homer has gotten SO dumb, that I really hate Homer now and don't want to see the series ever again. PS: Yeah, I don't like dogs, too!

    ElMariachiElMariachi5 dögum síðan
  • as usual great exposition and extremely questionable philosophizing. thanks, was great

    Daniel NadeauDaniel Nadeau5 dögum síðan
  • clicked off at 14 seconds

    Garrett LennoxGarrett Lennox5 dögum síðan
  • is rusty smol or emp tall

    - Radi0w4ve -- Radi0w4ve -5 dögum síðan
  • This video is longer than the episode....

    BJLStormBJLStorm5 dögum síðan
  • I love how Emp still doesn’t explain why the Simpsons are green.

    ServoraccServoracc5 dögum síðan
  • Is there a good analysis on Seasons 9-12 (the slow decline where you still had great quality at moments)?

    Rayven HittRayven Hitt5 dögum síðan
  • Ahh takes me back to the days of VSauce.

    Jerome BuddeJerome Budde5 dögum síðan
  • brilliant. i know why yellow. its called corn.

    william thompsonwilliam thompson5 dögum síðan
  • ⬆️ 🌀

    1992 Daihatsu Charade1992 Daihatsu Charade5 dögum síðan
  • At 6:27 seconds... are those little dudes inspiration for Vip and Vap from Disenchanted?

    Jessica CaballeroJessica Caballero5 dögum síðan
  • Nice one, loved the soft machine in the background too!

    Walter PaisleyWalter Paisley5 dögum síðan
  • 5:17 almost everything in this description is true for today’s Gen Z except for the resignation of the president and the threat of nuclear destruction

    Joe MJoe M5 dögum síðan
  • Animation isn’t a genre. It’s an art form, just like film. Animation can cover genres all the way from kid friendly Saturday morning schlock to high stake old westerns, to dark and disturbing psychedelic horror trips. “Action adventure” is a genre. Animation is so much more than that.

    low_rez_low_rez_5 dögum síðan
    • @low_rez_ Yes. I also take checks.

      肛門ぶっかけ肛門ぶっかけ14 klukkustundum síðan
    • ​@肛門ぶっかけ No I meant Art form that's why I wrote "Art Form". Medium is just a synonym for Art form and vice versa. Honestly, did you think I was going to thank you for telling ME what I meant?

      low_rez_low_rez_Degi Síðan síðan
    • The word you're thinking of is "medium". Film is a medium, animation is another medium.

      肛門ぶっかけ肛門ぶっかけDegi Síðan síðan
    • suuure

      atur chomiczatur chomicz5 dögum síðan
  • >31:44 >actually happened :^)

    Colby BohannanColby Bohannan6 dögum síðan
  • It's just a cartoon mate.

    JohnyG29JohnyG296 dögum síðan
  • Bart: "But we're just like the Waltons, we pray for the depression to end too!" SICK. BURN. Has Bush ever been dunked on harder than this?

    ShoSho6 dögum síðan
  • The sense of history from the 80s is skewed so bad you clearly have little actual knowledge of the time period.

    Kevin BoninKevin Bonin6 dögum síðan
  • Truth is that we will never have Simpsons series as good as the old ones. And this is episode is far, FAR from being the "darkest" in the simpsons histoty. in the first 2/3 series there werre dakers epsiodes than that

    Zontar82Zontar826 dögum síðan
  • Awesome video👍👍Thank you!!

    L DRL DR6 dögum síðan
  • WOOO! TheRealJims! It would have been a crime to make a big Simpsons video without bringing involving him in some way.

    The Loneliest RocketThe Loneliest Rocket7 dögum síðan
  • ehh... no energy to this.... boring

    Aaron EssenAaron Essen7 dögum síðan
  • Insightful and well-written as always

    Lordkey51Lordkey517 dögum síðan
  • This was the first episode of the Simpsons I ever saw.

    theMuttonQueentheMuttonQueen7 dögum síðan
  • They said that modern American society couldn't be thoroughly analyzed through the lens of the analysis of a Simpsons episode. They were wrong.

    philmessphilmess7 dögum síðan
  • It just about messed me up. The good folks at Springfield were LAUGHING at the guy being buried!! I couldn't believe it!

    Olu HamiltonOlu Hamilton7 dögum síðan
  • What's weird My father's name is Frank Grimes

    beargreen1beargreen17 dögum síðan
  • R.i.P. Frank "Grimey" Grimes

    Atomic Werewolf76Atomic Werewolf767 dögum síðan
  • Gran Tourismo soundtrack niceeeee

    NJ53NJ537 dögum síðan
  • What an incredible deep dive, excellent, excellent video.

    Kurt HarrisonKurt Harrison7 dögum síðan
  • B!DEN is finishing the WALL......LOL!

    S WS W7 dögum síðan
  • It's hilarious to think about how offended so many middle Americans were over Bart Simpson when the show first came out. I was in 5th Grade and all the middle school teachers were pissed about the "disrespect" of a kid telling someone to "eat my shorts." LOL

    Jonathan WigginsJonathan Wiggins7 dögum síðan
  • that was the most confusion intro I've seen

    4istoryBR4istoryBR7 dögum síðan
  • A comment for those who heard Gran Turismo under tones

    cpuntorinocpuntorino8 dögum síðan
  • I like how he classifies every philosophy he says in America implying that just moving to Britain will be like finding heaven

    ExoticExotic8 dögum síðan
  • We could do without liberal bullcrap commentary

    Guy SmileyGuy Smiley8 dögum síðan
  • TL:DR there will never be another good Simpsons episode ever

    Winking WalrusWinking Walrus8 dögum síðan
  • There's also a reason why the 80s and early 90s sitcoms were the best. Nuclear family! Even Fresh Prince, Family Matters showed that the black family functions best with the nuclear family and of course the most important thing, a strong black father (employed, married, owns a home, defends the family, teaches life lessons, and works hard at family and career).

    Evan MEvan M8 dögum síðan
  • If anyone is wondering what Licorice Pizza is, it was a record store in Socal back in the 80's when I as teen, it was sold to musicland I believe and not sure what happened next.

    icemuleicemule8 dögum síðan
  • Season 9 had some good episodes too. There were definitely a few dumb ones but season 10 is 100% where they lost me. When they killed Maude Flanders in season 11, I tapped out.

    Dan CDan C8 dögum síðan
    • @Peepee Poopoo I heard that one was pretty funny. I have all of the seasons up to 12 on DVD I think. I'll check it out. Thanks!

      Dan CDan C2 dögum síðan
    • Season 11 episode 5 though

      Peepee PoopooPeepee Poopoo2 dögum síðan
  • is this a fake VSauce?

    mystery8guymystery8guy8 dögum síðan
  • To have someone try to explain a cartoon is ridiculous!🤪🤪🤪😂😂😂

    Mike MhoonMike Mhoon8 dögum síðan
  • I do like the connection you've made between Ned and Homer and Frank. It's an exploration of God through creativity. Ned is blessed by God, Homer comes to be blessed by God (in the show being successful). This leaves Frank, who is also blessed by God in that he is given death and escape from the miserable trap of his existence. Like a mercy killing. I always loved the ending personally - it's a sharp dose of unpleasant reality, like all truly hilarious comedy.

  • How can laissez-faire be an American ideal, when no American can even pronounce laissez-faire properly. It's not 'lah-zay fair'.

  • 16:38 bwahaha yeah you really 'overthrew' the monarchy. You totally threw them over! You're a winner, Murca! LMAO.

  • unfortunately, the Simpsons died in 2006 and has been an undead walking zombie of a show every since, much like capitalism itself.

    Christopher DavisChristopher Davis8 dögum síðan