Summer 2017 Funnies - Old School Simpsons Maths Humour!

25th July 2017

In our early newsletters we were delighted to include all the Simpsons mathematical jokes and references that we knew between us and there were quite a few! We hope you enjoy this selection from the past, there are more where they came from! 

‘Dead Putting Society’

Lisa:  And I'm studying for the math fair.  If I win, I'll bring home a brand new protractor.  

Homer: Too bad we don't live on a farm.

L’isa the Greek’

Smooth Jimmy Apollo: [explaining his poor prediction]

Well, folks, when you're right 52% of the time, you're wrong 48% of the time.

Homer: Why didn't you say that before?!!!!


‘Bart Gets an F’

Bart and Martin board the school bus.

Bart:  Only geeks sit in the front seat.  From now on, you sit in the back row.  And that's not just on the bus, it goes for school and church, too.

Martin:  Why?

Bart [softly]:  So no one can see what you're doing!

Martin:  Ooh, I think I understand ... [takes a pencil and starts writing] the potential for mischief varies inversely with one's proximity to the authority figure! [Shows his equation to Bart:  M propto 1/P]

Bart: Well, yeah, but don't say it like that....


‘Stark Raving Dad’

Michael Jackson:  Homer, this is Floyd.  He’s an idiot savant - give him any two numbers and he can multiply them in his head, just like that.                         

Homer:  OK, 5 times 9!

Floyd:  45.

Homer:  Wow.


‘Homer the Vigilante’

Kent Brockman interviews Homer on Smartline.

Kent:  Mr. Simpson, how do you respond to the charges that petty vandalism such as graffiti is down eighty percent, while heavy sack-beatings are up a shocking 900%?

Homer:  Aw, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent.  Forty percent of all people know that.


‘Itchy & Scratchy Land’

Frink:  You've got to listen to me.  Elementary chaos theory tells us that all robots will eventually turn against their masters and run amok in an orgy of blood and kicking and the biting with the metal teeth and the hurting and shoving.

Repairman:  How much time do we have, professor?                                                                                                

Professor Frink:  Well, according to my calculations, the robots won't go berserk for at least 24 hours.

(The Itchy and Scratchy robots promptly go berserk and begin attacking everyone)

Professor Frink: Oh, I forgot to, er, carry the one.


'Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?'

Homer is taking his physical exam at the nuclear power plant.

Scientist: This can't be right.  This man has 104% body fat!

And finally, did you know that one of Springfield's cinemas is named the Googolplex Cinema?

Note: A Googol is  . The further term Googolplex was originally defined by the nine year old nephew of the prominent mathematician Esward Kas,ner as "one, followed by writing zeroes until you get tired" Obviously, despite it's brilliance this definition could not stay as it was, thus the definition of Googolplex became standardized to . In other words, a pretty big number.