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10 Times Homer Simpson Was The Stereotypical Irish Father

10 Times Homer Simpson Was The Stereotypical Irish Father

Look, we know he's not Irish, but you can't tell us that Homer Simpson doesn't act like the stereotypical Irish father at least 50% of the time.

Whether he is giving out about money, standing out a mile whilst on holiday, or just acting generally awkward, he's as Irish as the rest of us.

Here's ten occasions where that was especially true.

'What the hell is le grill?' - Having trouble with instructions

If there's one thing we know about Irish fathers, they don't take instruction too well. Be it on a sheet of paper or from someone else, they tend to prefer to follow their own methods.

In fairness, this rarely ends all too well.

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'The lesson is, never try.' - Giving the kids a dose of realism

You don't want to be coming home with too many highfalutin ideas. If you do, it won't be too long before you're put back into your place.

This line from Homer sums up a lot of attitudes out there.

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'Excuse me Americans!' - Sticking out like a sore thumb on holidays

We're all a bit too familiar with this one.

An Irish father can never leave his colours at home. No matter what part of the world you travel to on holiday, it won't be long before a GAA or Irish football jersey will be broken out.

This will likely come soon after he hunts down the closest Irish bar where he will spend the majority of the following seven days. He will also make a sport of spotting other Irish people.

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'Where's the any key?' - Problems with technology

It seems that people of a certain generation have a bit of an issue adjusting to technology. You can show them how to work Skype or Netflix a hundred times, but you can be certain that they will ask you the exact same questions within a week.

This is especially true at the minute, with people being forced to work from home.

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'You have my undivided attention' - Pretending to listen

We will just leave this one here.

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'A woman is a lot like a refrigerator' - That awkward birds and the bees chat

You probably doesn't want to be there, and he definitely doesn't.

The majority of Irish fathers just aren't built for this kind of chat. They find it far too awkward. When they do eventually get around to it, they will probably have some convoluted way of explaining everything like Homer does below.

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'Why can't I have no kids and three money?' - Reminding you that you're robbing him blind

They don't really mean it, but Irish fathers are never too shy to remind you that you're bleeding them dry.

We all remember going to ask for a tenner at one time or another when we were younger and getting the 'money doesn't grow on trees' grilling. They would always give it to you in the end though.

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'The blood will hold it on your face' - Teaching you to shave

Why do they insist on burning the face off themselves with aftershave? Thank god for electric shavers.

'You can teach them to hate the things you hate' - Moulding an ally

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How many of us support a football team because of our father? In GAA terms, they have you hating the rival parish before you can even walk.

We reckon it's the only reason a lot of them even have kids.

 

'D0 it for her' - At the end of the day, they'd still do anything for you

Deep down, despite all the giving out, they do everything they can for you.

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Gary Connaughton

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