If you had a chance to switch places with Homer Simpson, why would you do it? He is a fictional character after all. Let us dream and allow for our imagination to roam for a while. If I were Homer Simpson I’d be…
As such here are the top 10 reasons Top 10 Reasons to be Envious of Homer Simpson. These reasons lead to the second question: Why would anyone want to switch places with the character, if ever given the chance.
1. Homer Simpson never gets fired.
If he does, he somehow manages to get his job back, no matter what he does and no matter what he says to his boss.
2. Homer Simpson does nothing and gets the credit for other people’s work.
He falls asleep on the job. He also is lazy, sometimes does not know what he is doing. It is thus appropriate to switch places with someone like Homer Simpson because you can get away with just about anything. Anyone can do the job better than Homer can.
3. He balances and juggles work and pleasure quite well.
He works his shift at the nuclear plant lazily and drinks at Moe’s at night and chills with his drinking buddies. Life seems so simple for Homer.
4. People pay $1000s of dollars on education and cannot find a good paying job afterwards.
Homer Simpson is not educated; he failed college and has no science background. Yet he has been able to obtain and retain his position as Nuclear Power Plant Inspector. Who would not love to live his life and switch with him? They are handed a job, no matter what skills and experience they have.
5. How many of us wanted to really tell the American president what we think?
We probably would get arrested if we tried punching an American politician. Homer Simpson managed to do just about everything and got away with it when George H.W. Bush moved into Springfield.
6. He never ages.
He has been the same age since the show started in 1989. In fact Homer has been bald, fat and young with 3 children for now 22 years. I am sure everyone would love to switch places with him if he was real. They would probably eliminate the baldness and the obesity from the picture.
7. Great neighbor like Ned Flanders is always wanted.
Flanders is kind, religious and thoughtful. Anytime there is a problem, Ned Flanders bails Homer Simpson out.
8. Many would wish to have a wife like Homer Simpson.
They probably would treat Marge better than Homer has for the past 3 decades. No matter what Homer does, Marge is always there for him supporting him. No gun issue or disrespect can tear them apart. If this was the case in real life, the couple would be divorced a long time ago.
9. Homer Simpson knows more celebrities than the ordinary person.
He met “Michael Jackson” in the mental institution, Alec Baldwin and Kim Bassinger, George H.W. Bush and has links to the Mayor and other Springfield celebrities. He is always seen budding with the police chief. He can get away with murder and not be arrested.
10. You are a celebrity on TV.
You are loved and different. You also are yellow and have four fingers. Different is good this time.