Monday, November 24, 2014

Logical Fallacies in the Simpsons

The Simpsons is a classic animated TV show that has been going on since 1987.  The Simpsons is a hilarious show about a middle class american family.  The show has many logical fallacies in its 26 plus seasons.  One specific example is where Homer, the dad, is trying to buy illegal fireworks.  He goes to the clerk of a store and ask for a ton of embarrassing things and then squeezes in illegal fireworks.  He asks for a porno magazine, box of condoms, a bottle of alcohol, some pantie shields, and some illegal fireworks.  The clerk then mumbles that he doesn't sell any but then as the last shopper leaves, the clerk says that he does in the back.  The logical fallacy in this example is that it doesn't matter what Homer asked for before the fireworks.  Also why does Homer ask for embarrassing things before he asks for the fireworks, it doesn't affect if the clerk sells fireworks. That is why it is a logical fallacy.  The Simpsons has many logical fallacies in many episodes.  


  1. I really like how detailed your description of the scene was because it made it seem like I was actually watching the show.

  2. This sounds hilarious, but I don't see the logical fallacy. What is it?