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Simpsons - Mr Burns' Age
Okay, this may not necessarily be a slip-up but I would like to know anyway...
In the episode where Homer uses Dimoxinil to regrow his hair, Mr. Burns says that he is 81 (or something like that)
In the episode (I forget which) when the awards are being handed out in the beginning for Springifields oldest man, Mr. Burns is picked at 104, OLDER than Abe Simpson, yet in the "Flying Hellfish" episode, Abe describes Mr. Burns as "a cocky YOUNG private" and in the flashbacks he is clearly younger...
What do you think? Can I get a definate answer on his age???
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Comments:
Grgoyle74 writes:
If you watch The Simpsons on any kind of regular basis, and catch the opening credits, you'll notice that the writers address the issue of the main characters lack of aging. In the opening for the Season Finale of 2001 (I think, and I think it's the episode with the Tall Tales), Bart is writing on the chalk board "I should not be 22 by now". A funny addition to the show, if you ask me.
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Farley Flavors writes:
In "Who Shot Mr Burns?" Mr burns is supposed to be 104. Skinner says - Do you think that I would believe this towns 104 year old resident could pull himself off as one of my students.
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Rockin' Rudy writes:
Mr. Burns is as old as the sun. Also, Ned's age is unclear. In the episode where he goes to the asylum, his childhood psychiatrist asks him to remember what he was like 30 years ago. The flashback scene shows Ned as a little boy. In the Las Vegas episode, Ned says he is 60. Ned would never lie, would he?
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ll cool writes:
Well, it seems to me that a lot of the 'newer' episodes don't seem to correspond with the older ones, in hoping that the general public will not notice the writers will change certain details to get a story to work. Like the episode where Flanders is 60, this episode could not worked if the writers had stuck to the original story line that Flanders is 30-something. Writers call this 'artistic-influence'
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Cinders101 writes:
You know, in the episode where Mr. Burns types in his ATM password, he could have typed in any age with a four digit password. Like if he were 81, he could have typed in 0081 as his password. Just for your information
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nouseforalife writes:
hey ya know if ya think about it, how come the simpsons never age? barts been 10 for 12 years! lisa has been 8 for 12 years, homer has been 37 for 12 years and marge has been whatever age she is for 12 years! the great thing about the simpsons is it bears little consistency from episode to episode! this leaves so much open for the writers to do. could you imagine what it would be like if the show was consistent even through the treehouse of horror episodes?
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The Careful Watcher writes:
Also, in the regina monologues, at the beggining, Mr Burn puts in his age as a password at the atm machine. When he does this, he enters a 4-digit number, meaning he is older than 1000!
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Josh writes:
Actually Mr Burns does say he is 81, when he is talking to Homer about being bald (I think it's that episode).
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Gasgano writes:
Nobody except the major characters have definite ages
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david_mac writes:
mr burns did say he was 81, it was the episode where homer bought a product which gave him hair
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EskimoBob writes:
They do this deliberately. Yes, Mr. Burns is 81 in the Demoxinil, yes, bart and lisa never age, but do you think the writers are so stupid that they don't realise?
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MissHelloKitty writes:
Homer's mother was absent for 27 years, so that would have made Homer around 10, and he could have passed for 10.
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adam west writes:
Bart should be 18, think about it Bart was born when homer was 20 now he's 38
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pokedave2001 writes:
I don't think homer's age is clear either. when his mom returns we are told she's been gone for 25 years. but we're also told he's 37. he was 12 when she left? no, he looked much younger.
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Jack writes:
stop talking about skin colors this is an age problem.
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liquid ice writes:
when burs takes out a lot of money, the 1 when bart fids the money. burs askes smithers " whats my pasword?" or somn like that. smithers says" its you age sir" but burs putts in somn like a 5 diget number. so dose burns age faster than others because if he didn't bart would be 100 years old /\(not true) (__!__)
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Mike Mu writes:
Mr. Burns could have had a problem sitting down at the awards, since he is so old, but he might also be faking it. I agree with Gasgano. P. S. Krusty's skin color is actually yellow like Homer's, but he is a clown, so he put make-up on it. In the part when Bart got a checkbook, he revealed that Krusty was making credit fraud. But towards the end, Krusty swims back to Bart and Lisa, you see his YELLOW make-up coming off his WHITE make-up! Hmmmm? He might be partly yellow and partly white.
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Psycho_Mime writes:
I don't remember which episode this was in, but Krusty said something along the lines of "This ain't face paint!" or "You think this is paint?" while pointing at his face. Besides, I think the world's largest slip-up could be the fact no one has aged in at least 10 years!
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Melody writes:
Dave, if Homer was 12 when his mother left, and she was gone for 25 years, then doesn't that add up to 37? Either that or I've gone crazy.
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LittleJimmyUrine writes:
I don't think they ever said he was 81. I am pretty sure the age they said on the show was always 104
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