Homer Getting Raped By A Panda Has Been Ranked The Worst 'Simpsons' Scene

With 639 episodes under it's belt, The Simpsons has had some incredible moments. You've got Homer crossing the gorge on a skateboard, Bart studying for a test and succeeding, Maggie accidentally shooting Mr Burns and Sideshow Bob stepping on seemingly countless rakes.

But on the flip side, there have also been some seriously questionable scenes and the worst offender has been revealed.

In 'Homer vs Dignity', Mr Burns uses the Simpsons patriarch as his prank monkey, forcing him to do demeaning tasks in public for a bit of extra cash on the side.

The offending scene in question sees Homer forced to dress up as a panda and perform in front of people at the Springfield Zoo. Everything's fine and dandy until the male panda arrives and thinks Homer is the resident female.

Unfortunately for him, the male panda takes a liking to Homer and drags him off into their private enclosure for some alone time.

Obviously no one in the crowd knows it's a human, but as Homer is pulled in for some non-consensual bestiality, everyone finds the whole scene cute, with Moe adding: "You ain't going nowhere cutie."

Understandably, people on social media thought it was low to depict rape like that.

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

DVD Movie Guide's Colin Jacobson wrote in 2009: "Bad sign number one: when a series plagiarizes itself. That occurs here when Mr. Burns states 'There's a new Mexico?', a line that was a lot funnier...back in season five.

"Bad sign number two: a scene in which Homer gets raped by a panda. A couple of the pranks provide minor amusement, but overall, this is a weak episode."

People were asked on Ranker which is the most offensive scene and this takes the cake, with second place going to 'Blame It on Lisa' where, essentially, the entire episode is one big pisstake on Brazil being a third world country.

They travel to South America to find Lisa's pen pal Ronaldo but Homer ends up kidnapped.

Safe to say it did not go down well and Brazilians were angry at the show for relying on cheap stereotypes. Rio de Janeiro's tourist board was planning on suing Fox, a move supported by then president Fernando Henrique Cardoso, who said the episode 'brought a distorted vision of Brazilian reality'.

The backlash was so severe that Simpsons executive producer James L. Brooks issued an apology saying: "We apologize to the lovely city and people of Rio de Janeiro. And if that doesn't settle the issue, Homer Simpson offers to take on the president of Brazil on Fox's Celebrity Boxing."

The Simpsons have travelled to many places around the world but none have pushed back as much as Brazil.

Featured Image Credit: The Simpsons/Fox

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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