Sometimes characters on the Simpsons break the fourth wall.

Times this has happened

Season 1

  • In "Bart the General", before the end credits, Bart sits on a table in a library and talks directly to the viewers about the seriousness of war.

Season 2

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Season 8

  • In "Lisa's Date With Density", Lisa writes "I will not be a snickerpuss" on the chalkboard. She then questions how Bart writes on the chalkboard in the opening.

Season 9

Season 10

Season 11

  • In "Pygmoelian", Carl Carlson looks directly at the camera and tells the viewers, "You see, that's why I don't talk much", after starting a dialogue which ends up in tears.

Season 12

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Season 18

Season 19

In "Treehouse of Horror XVIII", Marge talks to the viewers about the episode during the opening sequence.

Season 20

  • In "Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words", while solving crossword puzzles, Lisa thinks of B.A.R.T. and describes it as a San Francisco people mover. Bart then looks at the camera and says, "Speaking of San Francisco people movers..." before the scene cuts to Homer and Julio dancing at the hardcore gay club.
  • In "Father Knows Worst", Homer tells the viewers that he's a "great dad to both his kids".

Season 21

Season 22

  • In "The Ned-liest Catch", during the cliffhanger ending, Homer and Marge remind the viewer to join and vote on whether or not Ned and Edna Krabappel should stay together (In later airings of the episode, this scene was extended into the end credits).

Season 23

Season 24

  • In "Moonshine River", before the end credits, the Simpsons tell the viewers about making their own couch gag.
  • In "Hardly Kirk-ing", while Homer is strangling Bart at the end of the episode, he says that Bart's comment about not wanting to look like him is "not a heart-warming scene to end [the episode] on".

Season 25

Season 26

Season 27

  • In Treehouse of Horror XXVI, Sideshow Bob breaks the fourth wall by saying that he's spent 24 years (actually 22 years) trying to kill a ten year old child.
  • In Simprovised, Homer answered questions from viewers during the live broadcast, and the questions were different in both the East Coast/Central version and the West Coast/Mountain version.

Season 28

The Simpsons Movie

  • During the end credits, Tom Hanks appears and asks the audience to leave him be if they see him in real life.
  • While the end credits roll, the Simpson family are watching them, revealing that the Simpsons were watching the entire movie, including the pre-movie Itchy & Scratchy cartoon, in the same theater in the same seats.
  • During the end credits, before the family leaves the theater, Maggie says "Sequel", which some viewers think is a sign that there will be a sequel to the movie.

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