Maggie Simpson's naughty message

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See the blocks on the right. From last week's episode, "Money Bart." "Maggie Simpson learns a new word" (Thanks, bbmancini via Submitterator)


    1. FUK UER is referring to a community of Urban Explorers at UER.CA where someone had posted Matt Groening’s house as an exploration site. After his house was posted, some vandals then went and did some damage to his property. Since then, Matt has been angry with UER and due to a cease and desist order, his property was removed from the website database.

  1. I actually paused this on my TiVo when I was watching because it looked like such an obvious place to drop a gag in… I didn’t see anything then, and I think the “FKR” is kind of a stretch now. If I’m missing something, please clue me in.

  2. Can’t you see the blocks are lined up just like the twin towers? The block that just shows E/U is in position of WTC 7, and it’s some kind of statement against the European Union which I haven’t figured out yet.

    1. Oh, definitely part of the 9/11 conspiracy! Note how the “left” tower next to the EU is supported by two international organizations bent on controlling the world economy: the O.I.M (International Organization for Migration) and N.E.F (New Economics Foundation). The “right” tower is a thinly disguised threat: They will “Fuk U” up all the way to the “E.R.”

  3. Seriously, people.

    Top to bottom in the right column: F-U-K.

    Phonetically, that’s how a kid WOULD spell it, don’t you think?

  4. It spells “ttewftwnbr”

    obviously an acronym for “three through eight were flukes that will never be repeated”

    or is it:

    “whbasiofg” :
    “we have become a sad imitation of family guy”

  5. If you read down, it says “Fuk” and then the top letter in the next column is “U.” If that wasn’t on purpose, I’d eat my hat.

    1. Definitely too much to be a coincidence. The question is, why would there by a hidden message about Japan, let alone a place like Fukue?

    2. No, no — *obviously*, it is “Fuer”, a misspelled version of “Fuhrer” — as the Salon review of the seemingly innocuous “Secretariat” showed, the entertainment industry is trying to send subliminal neo-Nazi propaganda at us.

  6. says

    “NO, F.U. EU, I.E EU MFKR”

    No, F*** You, European Union,
    i.e. European Union Mother F***er

  7. I seriously doubt this is something the writers put in on purpose. There’s no joke, and it’s just not their style.

    Perhaps some animator could have slipped it in, but I think it’s more likely just random.

    1. You miss the fact that most of what the writers put in on purpose aren’t really jokes anymore, either.

  8. Reading each block left to right, and alternating the direction on each block, we get: EU NO IE which obviously refers to the European Union’s rejection of the Internet Explorer browser.

    Hey, it’s just a likely as whatever the heck the original author thought s/he saw.

  9. Well, maybe a stretch… But who knows… FUK (u) catches the eye, no need to spell it correctly to necessarily think of the word! And actually, a good way to avoid censorship

  10. I can’t believe this isn’t obvious to you people. This is another broadshot in the ongoing war between Matt Groenig and Bob Uecker. FU UEKR.


  11. These are all the possible words in English. Man, those Simpson writers are hi-larious.


  12. Ok BoingBoing, I get it. I just read the moderation policy and I see why my comments were deleted… I said that I did not think this was a Boingworthy post. I did not mean to offend. Please accept my apology. My intentions were good.

  13. I imagine this was as close as BS&P would let them get to something naughty.

    Text in the frame of a prime-time animated show is never random, sez I.

  14. Yeah, this is about as legitimate as me seeing the patron saint, Christopher Hitchens, in my cheeseburger today.

  15. I caught this when it aired. Sending a link to all who called me dumb while we sat around the smoke-filled living room.

    vindicated by boing. a descent band name, that.

  16. Somehow, I see the effword about as much as I see “SEX” spelled out in the dust clouds in the Lion King, or boners in the background on the Little Mermaid box. It might have been on purpose, and it might not have been, but I guess it does prove one thing: humans will always look for something dirty if they think it’s even .05% there.

  17. In a SPEAK-N-SPELL gag, Krusty’s voice spells a Yiddish sounding word… “S…H…I…I know there is a T in there somewhere….”

    Maybe the blocks were innocently placed, but…

  18. Dudes, how can anyone think the letters on the blocks are just random? There are at least 2 people who put it there and then there’re 10s more who actually check the cartoon before it goes on the air.

    Having said that, I wouldn’t say it’s a coincidence that there’s “FUK” and “FU”, and even “UMFKR”. Anyone with some experience on the drawing or animation business will tell you that you should watch out with letter combinations such as “MF”, “FU”, “FK”, “DK”, and others.

    Someone out there wanted to say at least FUCK YOU, and at the most HEY YOU MOTHER FUCKER. FUK U ER is also very VERY plausible.

  19. Not a stretch. You don’t know how bored (and rebellious) animators get. I had a friend that tried to hide marijuana leaves in a game animation once. He got caught, but he said it was not infrequent for something like this to be missed by the leads and appear in the final draft.

  20. It’s obviously a commentary on late capitalism and supra-national governance structures in the age of global recession:

    “E.U., I.M.F., ONE FUKER”

  21. I believe the animation for The Simpsons is done in Korea, so I think it’s very likely the appearance of FUK was coincidental, rather than a lame and puerile joke.

    1. The animation is, but the keyframing isn’t. And it’s the Simpsons. Everything else being equal, odds are it is a lame and puerile joke. That’s why I love the Simpsons.

  22. How many U’s are in a set of blocks? And sorry, I first noticed the two EU blocks were different.

  23. Read both stacks, from left to right, top to bottom. Sound it out, fast:

    OIM (=I’m)
    NEF (=gonna)
    UER (=you)

  24. Using only four blocks I see two prominent FU’s, a FUK, a FKR, and if corners are allowed, FUKR too. Speculate now as to the meaning of the not-like-the-others EU block.

  25. At a glance, I let my subconscious come up with ‘Ein Fuhrer’. Then upon closer examination I got ‘Monie Fuker’. With monie being a archaic word for money?

  26. @David Pescovitz

    “Maggie Simpson’s naughty message(?)”

    There. I fixed it for you. ^_^

  27. ‘U M FKR’ That’s all it’s saying – bottom left to right and ‘U FUKR’ – right top down.

    The E’s are decoy blocks.

    1, ON, 1


    You Fuck, One on one you mother fucker.

    …Does this make me crazy???

  28. Again: I think the E blocks are decoys being the only blocks that appear three times in the three parts of the message. That bright letter U is the start of the message and it reads down, til you get to the purple K, at which point you shift your eyes to the other purple letter, O next to an N (ON) the letter I can also be seen as the Roman numeral for number ‘one’ and is the only block in ‘dominant’ red; the contrast colour to blue. Then the message reads as normal from bottom right to left beginning at the non decoy letter U, and ending on the letter R.

    – Fionnlagh

  29. Here’s where the stretched idea is not so stretchy:
    The animation for the simpson is done in South Korea (See Al Jean’s interview in NYT dated 11 Oct)
    IF it is the EU, IMF, NEF FUK U stretched idea, it could be a animator who is really up to date on how econ policy might be screwing his job\country up?

  30. This is so fuk ing stupid! People really like to see a red things when they are yellow!

    You made me laught so much, conspirator subliminal naughty alien!

    The EU for European Union! OMG! Looooooooooool!

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