The 23 Most Memorable Blackboard Gags From "The Simpsons"

“Goldfish don’t bounce.”

1. On respect.

From: “The Springfield Connection” (Season 6, Episode 23)

2. On nature.

From: “Duffless” (Season 4, Episode 16)

3. On excuses.

From: “Marge in Chains” (Season 4, Episode 21)

4. On health care.

From: “Stark Raving Dad” (Season 3, Episode 1)

5. On efficiency.

From: “One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish” (Season 2, Episode 11)

6. On modesty.

From: “Three Men and a Comic Book” (Season 2, Episode 21)

7. On the internet.

From: “Simpson Tide” (Season 9, Episode 19)

8. On food hygiene.

From: “Bart vs. Australia” (Season 6, Episode 16)

9. On song lyrics.

From: “The D’oh-cial Network” (Season 23, Episode 11)

10. On friendship.

From: “At Long Last Leave” (Season 23, Episode 14)

11. On napping.

From: “Elementary School Musical” (Season 22, Episode 1)

12. On maturity.

From: “The Blue and the Gray” (Season 22, Episode 13)

13. On world history.

From: “Stealing First Base” (Season 21, Episode 15)

14. On religion.

From: “The Burns and the Bees” (Season 20, Episode 8)

15. On diseases.

From: “Helter Shelter” (Season 14, Episode 5)

16. On self-deprecation.

From: “The Parent Rap” (Season 13, Episode 2)

17. On subliminal messages.

From: “A Tale of Two Springfields” (Season 12, Episode 2)

18. On education.

From: “Skinner’s Sense of Snow” (Season 12, Episode 8)

19. On grammar.

From: “Brother’s Little Helper” (Season 11, Episode 2)

20. On email.

From: “When You Dish Upon a Star” (Season 10, Episode 5)

21. On politics.

From: “Mayored to the Mob” (Season 10, Episode 9)

22. On telling the truth.

From: “Bart Star” (Season 9, Episode 6)

23. And finally, of course, on loss…


From: “Four Regrettings and a Funeral” (Season 25, Episode 3)

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Robin Edds is a senior writer for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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