Maggie Simpson's naughty message


70 Responses to “Maggie Simpson's naughty message”

  1. Anonymous says:

    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

  2. Lobster says:

    The real headline: someone is still watching The Simpsons.

  3. Anonymous says:

    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.


  4. Stay_Sane_Inside_Insanity says:

    @David Pescovitz

    “Maggie Simpson’s naughty message(?)”

    There. I fixed it for you. ^_^

  5. V says:

    Eff Ewe See,
    Kay Ee Wye,
    Em Oh Ewe Ess Eeeee….

  6. Anonymous says:

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


  7. snakedart says:

    Cowardly to slip this in when the viewership long ago fell below measurable levels.

  8. kridje says:

    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.

  9. Anonymous says:

    The Anagram Server found over 100 anagrams. THAT CANNOT BE A COINCIDENCE, PEOPLE!

  10. GIFtheory says:

    You’re all wrong. The naughty word is ZEF, but with the Z rotated 90 degrees. ZEF side!!

  11. Donald Petersen says:

    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.

  12. poolaka says:

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

  13. Moondoggie says:

    You’re one funny fuker, you, Matt.

  14. querent says:

    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.

  15. mellowknees says:

    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.

  16. Hagrid says:

    Pareidolia. Possibly intentionally triggered by the animators.

  17. JoshuaZ says:

    First thing I saw was “fuer” and thought it was a mispelling of fuhrer. Does that Godwin the thread?

  18. Anonymous says:

    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!

  19. ImprovidentLackWit says:

    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…

  20. Anonymous says:

    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.

  21. quintellect says:

    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?

  22. ahaley says:


  23. bezoared says:


    fuk fur

  24. Anonymous says:

    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.

  25. fnc says:

    Neffukuer refers to a subspecies of the kwyjibo, and is thus a perfectly cromulent word.

  26. Anonymous says:

    You fools!! It is an anagram for “Nuke Euro If Fume”

    Anti EU sentiment hidden in simpsons

  27. Anonymous says:

    ‘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. Anonymous says:

    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. Anonymous says:

    The European Union would crush you .. easy.

  30. MrJM says:

    Have I been spelling fucker wrong?

  31. ocorrigan says:

    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”

  32. Anonymous says:

    I got F BOB UECKER.

  33. Anonymous says:

    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.

    • grimc says:

      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.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Fuck Youer? I’m confused.

    • Foothealth says:

      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.

  35. Chris Furniss says:

    Either I’m missing something or that’s reaaaaaaally stretching it.

  36. Anonymous says:

    Wish they wouldn’t misspell words like that, how are kids going to learn english.. or french

  37. Anonymous says:

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

  38. Anonymous says:

    I’m with Locke and Hurley– we should keep pressing the button

  39. fhamilton says:

    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.

  40. Anonymous says:

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

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

  41. Deidzoeb says:

    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.

    • Brainspore says:

      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.”

  42. osmo says:

    its a long stretch I think. Its an F and a U? I can get “No Fur MF” from the blocks if that helps?

  43. Craig Duffy says:

    What, you dont know what “onfuieueeumfkr” spells?

  44. jerkzilla says:

    Those aren’t words.

  45. MikeP says:

    Fuck you ER, perhaps?

    Seems a bit of a stretch, honestly.

  46. Jack-Booted EULA says:

    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.

  47. oasisob1 says:

    No, Maggie. It’s ‘Lemur’. ‘Lee-mur’.

  48. tomwj says:

    I wondered if it was FU I E(hear) U(you) E(hear) U(you) E E M(Me) F K R. But I think its a stretch.

  49. mdf says:

    I can get eu mfkr (you motherfucker) but I think it comes down to plausible deniability.

  50. Anonymous says:

    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?

  51. Anonymous says:

    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”

  52. Anonymous says:

    After reading the comments, I’m glad I am not the only one that was confused by this post.

  53. David Pescovitz says:

    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.

    • Anonymous says:

      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?

    • Brainspore says:

      If that wasn’t on purpose, I’d eat my hat.

      Shorts, David. It’s “eat my shorts.”

    • Jonathan Badger says:

      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.

  54. Anonymous says:


    “NO, F.U. EU, I.E EU MFKR”

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

  55. TimmoWarner says:

    I just thought he was referring to the “FUK.”

  56. Anonymous says:

    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?

  57. Drew says:

    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.

  58. kib says:

    “EUMFKR” is a perfectly cromulent word.

  59. Art Carnage says:

    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.

  60. Anonymous says:

    It’s obviously IE. Internet Explorer is very naughty.

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