The Simpsons has been on the air for nearly thirty years, and what most people immediately think of its ever-expanding cast of wacky characters or its numerous guest appearances. What they sometimes forget, however, is some of the absolutely brilliant writing that goes into creating the many signs and storefronts of Springfield.
We love the sign gags because they're bite-sized, blink-and-you'll-miss-it jokes that not only give the town its distinct personality, but also sometimes provide the show with some of its most risqué, adult humor. Here are some of our favorites.
20. In 'N' Out Ear Piercing
Think about it...
19. Pay & Park & Pay
You know someone would do this if they could get away with it.
18. Boxing Tonight
17. Franchise Expo
16. Mom & Pop Hardware
Just a little too real...
15. Eye Caramba
Nice parody of their own catchphrase.
14. Stoner's Pot Palace
"Man, that is flagrant false advertising!" - Otto
13. American Shipping Service
You'd think they'd just change the name.
12. Springfield Psychiatric Center
11. Springfield Christian School
Truth in advertising?
10. Parent/Teacher Night
There's even more hilarious signs to be found on the next page!
9. Sneed's Feed & Seed
Really think about it...
We've all been there.
7. Animal Assistants
Just really clever.
For the Canadians in the house.
5. First Church of Springfield
4. Springfield Dog Track
3. Springfield Youth Center
2. It Blows
1. Ice Cream Social
How they got away with this one is a mystery