I love The Simpsons, I can still to this day quote almost every episode due to how much I watched it as a kid. However, this dedication to all things yellow hasn’t led me down the path of ordering a Thai bride, it’s led me down the path of realising that the Simpsons is freaking depressing. Why? Well, did you know that as nuclear technician, Homer Simpson should technically be on a wage of around $70,000 a year? Which would mean he earns $35 dollars an hour.
And despite this, his family is always shown as being cripplingly in debt in every episode, this is despite the fact they supposedly own their house outright. Man, what kind of horrifying addictions does that man have that stop his family from living comfortably on $70,000 a year? Oh, right, yeah, the beer.