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    27 Moments From "The Simpsons" That Always Make You Ugly Cry

    No YOU'RE crying.

    We recently asked the Buzzfeed Community which moment from The Simpsons always makes you ugly cry. Here are some of the feel-inducing responses:

    1. "Bart Gets An F" - Season 2

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    "When Bart fails, and he tells Mrs. Krabappel, 'No... you don't understand. I tried this time, I really tried. This is as good as I could do but I still failed!' *tears start flowing*"

    - Desai Lachlan (Facebook)

    2. "Mother Simpson" - Season 7

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    "Homer sitting on the hood of his car and looking at the stars after helping Mona go back into hiding and they just play that heartbreaking song over the credits. It's not fair, man!"

    - Erin Murray (Facebook)

    3. "A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again" - Season 23

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    "When Bart's older and laying in bed with all these photos around him of cherished memories as 'Winter's Love' by Animal Collective plays. UGLY CRIED."

    - susang483413d15

    4. "Moaning Lisa" - Season 1

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    "When Marge says to Lisa, 'Lisa, I apologise to you, I was wrong! I take it all back. Always be yourself. If you want to be sad, honey, be sad. We'll ride it out with you. And when you get finished feeling sad, we'll still be there. From now on, let me do the smiling for both of us'."

    - Ryan Matthew Jones (Facebook)

    5. “Lost Our Lisa” - Season 9

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    "The ending to this really gets me where Homer and Lisa finally make it to the museum and the sphere is actually a music box. It’s just such a beautiful moment between a father and his daughter."

    - Nicoel8

    6. "Lisa's Substitute" - Season 2

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    "The moment when Lisa's substitute teacher comforts her by saying, 'I'll tell you what, whenever you feel like you're alone and there's nobody you can rely on, this is all you need to know...'

    *hands Lisa a note*

    [Written on note] 'You are Lisa Simpson'."

    - John Peacock (Facebook)

    7. "Rosebud" - Season 5

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    "Seeing Mr. Burns weep over the loss of his beloved Bobo."

    - mirandaugh

    8. "Make Room For Lisa" - Season 10

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    "Lisa has decided that she and Homer are too different to connect, but they attempt to to have spiritual journeys to better understand each other. When Lisa experiences their relationship from Homer's point of view and sees that even though her father is boorish and crass, he does loads of things that he hates just to make Lisa happy because he loves her."

    - Ashley Nicole Labaki (Facebook)

    9. "HOMR" - Season 10

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    "When Homer is temporarily smart and can communicate with Lisa on an intellectual level... and then he gets the surgery reversed and goes back to lovable, dumb Homer. Before he goes back in for surgery he leaves a letter to Lisa that says, 'I'm taking the coward's way out. But before I do, I just wanted to say being smart made me appreciate just how amazing you really are.'

    Gets me every time!"

    - Courtney Danielle (Facebook)

    10. “Simpson and Delilah” - Season 2

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    "When Homer grows hair then loses it again and questions Marge about loving him even if he's 'bald and fat', she holds him in her arms while she sings 'You are so beautiful' to a weepy Homer. It gets me every single damn time."

    - mayracedillom

    11. "Bart Sells His Soul" - Season 7

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    "The episode where Bart sells his soul. The scene where he's trying to row to the island with all his friends but he's just going in circles by himself... I cannot stop the tears."

    - Selma Krdzalic (Facebook)

    12. "Lisa the Iconoclast" - Season 7

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    "When no one in town believes Lisa, and Homer says he does, then tells Lisa, 'You’re always right about this type of thing, and for once, I want in on the ground floor'."

    - mikew419319685

    13. "Lisa On Ice" - Season 6

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    "When Bart is skating towards Lisa in the hockey goals and they both start to remember childhood memories, e.g. when Lisa was eating an ice cream and it falls and Bart give her one of his scoops. 💗"

    - Maria Lopez Gomez (Facebook)

    14. "Any Given Sundance" - Season 19

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    "The screening of Nelson’s film at Sundance. When he walks in the waves to hide his tears."

    - Kurt Anderson

    15. "Bart the Mother" - Season 10

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    "The part where they are trying to kill his lizards and Marge tries to convince him to turn them over and Bart says, 'Everyone thinks they're monsters, but I raised them, and I love them! I know that's hard to understand' and begins to cry. Inside that is exactly how Marge feels about Bart and lets him escape with the lizards. Very touching!"

    - Jason Saulo Rodriguez (Facebook)

    16. "Stark Raving Dad" - Season 3

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    "When Bart writes a song for Lisa for her birthday to make up for always forgetting about her. It's an adorable brother-sister moment and reminds me of my brother every time.

    Lisa, it's your birthday.

    God bless you this day.

    You gave me the gift of a little sister,

    And I'm proud of you today.

    Lisa, it's your birthday.

    Happy birthday, Lisa.

    Lisa, it's your birthday.

    Happy birthday, Lisa."

    - Hollie Klem (Facebook)

    17. "The Squirt and the Whale" - Season 21

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    "When Bluella was stranded and Lisa dreams she was rescued and put back in the sea. Then she wakes up to realise Bluella is dead and all you hear is the sea, but see Lisa sobbing. Poor thing!"

    - Jonathan Arizmendi (Facebook)

    18. "I Love Lisa" - Season 4

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    "I guess this is a weird one, but when Ralph throws his Valentine into the fire after realising that it was meaningless and Lisa didn't really "Choo Choo Choose" him. It was such a real moment for a character that's normally played for laugh, and so very relatable to many, including myself."

    - Michelle Benson (Facebook)

    19. "Regarding Margie" - Season 17

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    "When Homer and Marge separate because she has amnesia and then she starts dating. One of her dates rejects her because she tells him she's amnesic and has three children. Upon seeing this, Homer comes up and tells him that she is the most beautiful and kind woman he will ever meet and he should really date her. He still leaves and Marge falls in love with Homer again."

    - Valérie Bérubé (Facebook)

    20. "And Maggie Makes Three" - Season 6

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    "Growing up as a third child I have always felt a kinship with Maggie. Couple that with my sneaking suspicion that my conception was a bit of a surprise, to my dad at least, and 'Do it for her' gets me every. Single. Time. Because my dad worked his ass off to provide for me and still made time to coach my softball teams and be at my dance recitals. Sob."

    - kathrynw499763d38

    21. "Homer's Triple Bypass" - Season 4

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    "When Lisa tells Homer what to say to Bart and vice versa: 'I guess this is the time to tell you, you're adopted and I don't like you. BART! But don't worry, because you've got a big brother who loves you and will always look out for you'."

    - Kevan Dunkelberg (Facebook)

    22. “Life On The Fast Lane” - Season 1

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    "The whole episode shows how great Jacques is, how smooth he his, how sexy he is and how interested he is in Marge. After Marge is invited to his apartment, she drives there and is on the road which either goes to the power plant or Jacques’ place. Sure, it can be predictable now but back then the series was just starting. The moment you see Marge walk into the power plant with the glorious music in the background, it made me cry until the beautiful shot of Homer carrying Marge out into the sunset. One of the best moments in one of the best episodes of the series."

    - zugonthezygon

    23. "The Man Who Grew Too Much" - Season 25

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    "The dream dancing sequence Ned Flanders has about Edna Krabappel. And at the end, Nelson does his 'haw-haw' and adds: 'I miss her too'."

    - Patty Smith (Facebook)

    24. "Dog of Death" - Season 3

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    "Everyone is mad at Santa’s Little Helper because his operation cost so much and they can’t afford it. Then Mr. Burns brainwashes him into being an attack dog, but he recognises Bart at the last minute and goes back home. Poor Santa’s Little Helper, he can’t understand why everyone is mad at him, it makes me sad."

    - Dorkus

    25. "The Secret War of Lisa Simpson" - Season 8

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    "When Lisa and Bart go to military school and Marge leaves a message singing ‘You Are My Sunshine’."

    - ailsafoley14

    26. "To Cur With Love" - Season 24

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    "When Grandpa tells the story of Homer's dog Bongo. In order to save him from Mr. Burns, Abe sends him away to a farm but Homer can never visit or keep him again. Homer didn't understand and was furious at Abe, especially well into adulthood. Also Homer thought that Bongo would forget about him until Abe showed him a photo from years later of Bongo sleeping on Homer's old sweater, never forgetting about him. It made me cry, I know what it's like to have a dog be threatened with death after it protects you."

    - Moni Martinez (Facebook)

    27. "Lisa's First Word" - Season 3

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    "At the end when Homer puts Maggie to bed and tells her he hopes she never says a word because once kids start talking they only argue. After he leaves she says 'daddy'. Something about that moment always makes me tear up."

    - emilya38

    Some of these amazing answers were edited for length and clarity.

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