100 Funny Headlines From “The Simpsons”

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Local Gays Show Their Pride

Throughout its quarter-century-plus history, “The Simpsons” have featured tons of background jokes that have been the pillars of the show. Practically anyone can rattle off the numerous catchphrases that have become ingrained our culture, but it’s the subtler gags that have kept fans flocking to the show. Since its inception, “The Simpsons” have regularly made use of headline gags as a device to inject social commentary, historical references, and general silliness into the series, namely through the local newspaper, The Springfield Shopper. Of course, other publications such as The Daily Fourth GradianThe Flanders Press, and the niche magazine Glass Eater have made their way onto the show.

Countless headlines have appeared on “The Simpsons” over the years — here are 100 of our favorites.

Squirrel Resembling Abe Lincoln


(From “Radio Bart,” season 3)

America’s Favorite Pencil

AMERICA'S FAVORITE PENCIL, from "Homer Defined," season 3

(From “Homer Defined,” season 3)

Art Treasure

ART TREASURE TO VISIT SPRINGFIELD, from "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge," season 2

(From “Itchy & Scratchy & Marge,” season 2)

School Is Awful Rich

AWFUL SCHOOL IS AWFUL RICH, from "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)," season 6

(From “Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part One,” season 6)

Baby Saved

BABY SAVED BY LOCAL HERO, NOT FATHER, from "Moe Baby Blues," season 14

(From “Moe Baby Blues,” season 14)

Banner Bars Booze

BANNER BARS BOOZE, from "Homer Vs. The Eighteenth Amendment," season 8

(From “Homer Vs. The Eighteenth Amendment,” season 8)

Through the Roof!

THROUGH THE ROOF!, from "Flaming Moe's," season 3

(From “Flaming Moe’s,” season 3)

School Elections Today

SCHOOL ELECTIONS TODAY, from "The President Wore Pearls," season 15

(From “The President Wore Pearls,” season 15)

World’s Greatest Sex Machine

BART NAMED WORLD'S GREATEST SEX MACHINE, from "Homer Vs. Patty and Selma," season 6

(From “Homer vs. Patty and Selma,” season 6)

Bart to Martin

BART TO MARTIN: "EAT MY SHORTS" from "Lisa's Substitute," season 2

(From “Lisa’s Substitute,” season 2)

Big Fat Man

BIG FAT MAN HAS BIG FAT HEART, from "Homer Loves Flanders," season 5

(From “Homer Loves Flanders,” season 5)

Pork Chops Aplenty

THE BIGFOOT DIET: "PORK CHOPS APLENTY" from "Call of The Simpsons," season 1

(From “Call of The Simpsons,” season 1)

Bob Pardon

BOB PARDON: #1 LOCAL ISSUE, from "Sideshow Bob Roberts," season 6

(From “Sideshow Bob Roberts,” season 6)

Boy Discovers Comet

BOY DISCOVERS COMET, from "Bart's Comet," season 6

(From “Bart’s Comet,” season 6)

Broadcast Fools Nation, Springfield

BROADCAST FOOLS NATION, SPRINGFIELD, from "Treehouse of Horror XVII," season 18

(From “Treehouse of Horror XVII,” season 18)

Bumblebee Man

BUMBLEBEE MAN CAUGHT IN STING, from "Three Gays of the Condo," season 14

(From “Three Gays of the Condo,” season 14)

Bum Sues Cartoon King

BUM SUES CARTOON KING, from "The Day the Violence Died," season 7

(From “The Day the Violence Died,” season 7)

Burns’ Birthday

BURNS' BIRTHDAY TODAY, from "Rosebud," season 5

(From “Rosebud,” season 5)

Burns Enters Gubernatorial Race

BURNS ENTERS GUBERNATORIAL RACE, from "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish, season 2

(From “Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish, season 2)

Burns Recycling

BURNS TO OPEN RECYCLING PLANT, from "The Old Man and the Lisa," season 8

(From “The Old Man and the Lisa,” season 8)

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