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The Simpsons Turns 25: Episodes That Your Kid Can’t Even
4 years ago

The Simpsons Turns 25: Episodes That Your Kid Can’t Even

I Can't Even!

The 25th anniversary of The Simpsons was this week! The half-hour sitcom began airing way back on December 17, 1989!

If you were raised on the humor of The Simpsons, as I was, you might have a bevvy of insults and comebacks culled straight from the show. For a hot-90s-minute, I was requesting that people “don’t have a cow, man” or for people to “eat my shorts”. Everything was totally coming up Milhouse whenever I dropped a Simpsons joke.

But that didn’t mean that younger-me understood every episode. The Simpsons really wasn’t a kid’s show, but we all somehow watched it. As a child, I had a limited frame of reference for all of the humor – and while this made the show appeal to both younger and older generations, it also made the show great to re-watch now that I’m an adult. Some of those jokes I missed as a kid really hit the mark now.

That being said, there are definitely episodes that your kids can’t even. Can’t even what? Understand? Handle? Come up Milhouse? Check out our list and suggest your own at the end!

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I Don’t Mind the Death of Saturday Morning Cartoons
4 years ago

I Don’t Mind the Death of Saturday Morning Cartoons

By  •  Blog

You’ve read by now that this last weekend was the first weekend in America in over 50 years without the traditional Saturday Morning Cartoons. Tears were had all over Facebook, and everyone declared that the terrorists won.

And while everyone went bananas, my son and I watched cartoons. On Saturday morning, even.

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Goodbye to One of Television’s Great Dads, Andy Griffith
6 years ago

Goodbye to One of Television’s Great Dads, Andy Griffith

By  •  News

Andy Griffith Bye Paw

We often don’t take the time on 8BitDad to talk about celebrity deaths, but we wanted to take a minute to think about Andy Griffith’s passing, and how it is especially relevant to us because of his most famous role: Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show.

Griffith’s character of Andy Taylor was a widower, raising a son (Opie, played by Ron Howard) on his own. In a time when television was obsessed with westerns and variety shows, The Andy Griffith Show stood as a family program that offered down-home country values…and genuine, honest fatherhood.

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Episode 021: We’ll Getcha Pregnant
7 years ago

Episode 021: We’ll Getcha Pregnant

By  •  Podcast

Episode 021: We’ll Getcha Pregnant

This week’s episode covers the following stories on 8bitdad.com for the week leading up to March 13th, 2012: PQotW: What’s One of the TV …
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