On the long-running animated television sitcom "The Simpsons," Homer Simpson's quotes have become synonymous with good-natured stupidity. His mental light bulb may be dimmer than Las Vegas without electricity, but he means well. Let these Homer Simpson quotes tickle you silly and remind you that you are actually smarter than you thought.

  1. "Now that just leaves little Maggie. Ah, a squeak toy. It says it's for dogs, but she can't read." Season 1, Episode 1 This Homer Simpson quote is directly from the first episode of the entire series, which had a Christmas-themed story called "Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire." Homer has to earn some extra money at the mall playing Santa Clause because his wife Marge had to spend their Christmas money removing their son Bart's tattoo. This quote is "typical Homer," the ridiculousness of his comment going right over his head.

  2. Homer's Brain: "Use reverse psychology." Homer: "Oh, that sounds too complicated." Homer's Brain: "Okay, don't use reverse psychology." Homer: "Okay, I will." Season 3, Episode 9 This pretty much sums up the amount of mental capacity that television's most famous father is working with. The episode that this quote from Homer came from originally aired in November 1991 and was called "Saturdays of Thunder." It involves Homer failing a fathering test and seeking to bond with his son Bart by helping him build a Soap Box Derby racer.

  3. Homer: (apologizing to Krusty the Clown) "Krusty, I'm man enough to admit I was wrong and I'm sorry I fingered you in court. I sincerely hope that the horrible stories I heard about what goes on in prison are exaggerated." Season 1, Episode 12 Homer gets Krusty the Clown arrested because he reports him as a convenience store robber, but the culprit was dressed up like Krusty. Homer's quote turns a painfully uncomfortable situation into a humorous moment. Homer clearly is just being Homer—he is being sincere, but sincerely coming off offensive withou knowing it.

  4. Homer: "Your mother has this crazy idea that gambling is wrong. Even though they say it's okay in the Bible." Lisa: "Really? Where?" Homer: "Eh, somewhere in the back." Season 3, Episode 14 On an episode called "Lisa the Geek," Homer uses her ability to make accurate predictions to assist him with gambling on football games. This quote proves that Homer is not going to outsmart his daughter Lisa any time soon. As a parent, being well-read is not one of Homer's strong suits.

  5. Homer: [bloody car wind shield] "Stupid horse, it's a deer crossing!" Season 17, Episode 11 This time around Homer unsuccessfully makes the assumption that he is smarter than the horse he hit with his car. This accident takes place during a road trip to Las Vegas. What makes it so funny is how preposterous it is to think a horse can read a road sign and how logical it appears to Homer.