For 34 years (and 34 seasons), the adventures of Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, and Maggie Simpson have graced TV screens and made people laugh all over the world.
The Simpsons is the longest running animated series and sitcom in America, with over 745 episodes and counting. When you make that much content, you’re going to hit the nail right on the head more than a couple of times, and likely even predict the future, which The Simpsons is famously known for.
A teaser for a new episode of the beloved animated sitcom shows Homer and Marge discussing what they should do when they get invited to a destination weddings. The matriarch of the family only gets a couple of words in about the invitation before Homer takes over the conversation with a all-time rant against destination weddings:
“Oh God, no. Let me educate you about destination weddings, or as I like to call them, forced vacations. You fly halfway across the country to sit in a boring church, not on Sunday. Then, you’re stuck in a lousy hotel for a whole weekend with a bunch of people you don’t know. Or, you do know, and you hate.
And that’s just the beginning. First, there’s the welcome drinks, where the ‘signature cocktail’ has a cucumber in it. And this one’s in the Poconos, which sounds like islands, but it’s just Pennsylvania. And you’re forced to do all these pre-planned activities…
And they open their presents in front of everybody, so when they all look at the online registry, yours is the cheapest. And it’s all super expensive, so you have to waste all the airline miles you got when your credit card was stolen by scammers who bought $50,000 of printer toner.”
Tell us how you really feel Homer…
I’ve got a feeling that a lot of people feel the same way about getting invited to a destination wedding. And just like how everyone else gets a wedding invitation, complains about it, and tries to figure out how they can get out of it, Homer and Marge eventually figure out that they have to go, and figure out how to make it to the destination wedding.