The Daily Edge uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 8 °C Saturday 24 March, 2018

12 classic Simpsons lines that would never have existed without Harry Shearer

They have infiltrated our daily lives.

NOBODY WANTS TO be that person that loudly quotes TV shows.

But with The Simpsons, the phrases have become an everyday part of many of our lives. And now Harry Shearer is gone, we must remember his characters’ epic contributions:

1. “I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.”

hailants Source: Kym-cdn

You can just replace “insect” with anything to relate it to your everyday life.

2. “It was the best of times, it was the BLURST of times?”

tYoIqtG Source: Imgur

You stupid monkeys.

3. “It’s all over people! We don’t have a prayer!”

IvYfr Source: Imgur

Reverend Lovejoy’s version of crisis management.

4. “I’ve done everything the Bible says – even the stuff that contradicts the other stuff.”

neddy Source: Youtube

5. “This has nothing to do with you, Simpson. I have many, many issues with my beloved smother – mother.”

tumblr_ljlcrqSeP11qeohkwo1_500 Source: Tumblr

6. “Perhaps this pamphlet will prove useful.”

hibbert Source: Wiki

Dr Hibbert’s immortal line.

7. “Woah, windows. I don’t think I can afford this place.”

youonlymovetwice10_thumb Source: Wordpress

Home ownership might not be for Otto.

8. “I’m not principal of the line, mother.”

maxresdefault Source: Youtube

And you never will be.

9. “My eyes! The goggles do nothing.”

7nq1NR7 Source: Imgur

10. “Talking out of turn? That’s a paddlin’. Lookin’ out the window? That’s a paddlin’.”

jasper Source: kym-cdn

11. “What’s wrong with this country? Can’t a man walk down the street without being offered a job?”

BzyKvVhIUAAxJYF Source: Twimg

12. “A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man!”


“Embiggens? I never heard that word before moving to Springfield.”

“I don’t know why, it’s a perfectly cromulent word.”

Check out the full list of Harry Shearer-voiced characters in The Simpsons here.

More Harry Shearer just tweeted that he’s leaving The Simpsons>

More 11 of the most surprising celebrity cameos on The Simpsons>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

David Elkin

Read next: