Who Said It: Homer Simpson or Homer the Author?
Do you suffer from Homer Simpson Syndrome? If you are rubbing your head rather than scratching it after reading that sentence about Homer Jay Simpson (or if you knew ‘J’ was Homer’s middle initial), you’ll do well on this quiz. If you think Homer Epics refer to something beyond Marge Simpson chastising Homer over Homer’s personality, only to be interrupted by a dig Bart blurts that leads to Homer strangling Bart, there’ll be trouble in Springfield paradise.
Homer’s mind possesses a surprisingly larger volume of useful information beyond a refined taste for beer mugs and bacon. The Matt Groening creation who will blatantly refuse healthy food peppered us with a surprisingly healthy amount of wayward wisdom over the five different decades he’s graced pop culture.
Revered author Homer never wrote a chapter analyzing Homer’s character. Regardless, this quiz seeks to prove that it’s harder to distinguish between the man you fell asleep discussing in literature class and the cartoon character you got in trouble for quoting in the hallway.
Homer Simpson ascended to becoming one of the most popular cartoon characters ever. TV Guide honored him by calling him the second-greatest cartoon character behind Bugs Bunny. The relatability of the Simpson Family and its witty humor revolutionized American animation in the 1990s. The Simpsons is now the longest-running animated television series and surpassed Gunsmoke as the longest-running scripted primetime TV show in U.S. history. Homer Simpson starred in many Simpsons publications and a movie. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame too.
The real-life Homer displayed far higher intelligence. Historians crown him as one of the most skilled and influential fictional writers who has ever lived. The Illiad and hThe Odyssey are still widely taught in schools today as an introduction to the Greek world of mythology. Although many dispute his exact bibliography, most concede that his writings transcended entertainment by helping to shape early philosophy, education, and art.