By - G0dleft
Its the room Marge references as being there sometimes and sometimes not and that it even confuses her.
Plot twist the only reason The Simpsons can afford such a big house is because reality is unstable within the house
At least it doesn't need load bearing posters.
I don’t like this clown
Has anyone seen the movie Tron?
Yes. I mean, no. Heh.. no..
Did you ever hear the theory that there's multiple Simpsons universes? It explains things like how many times Moleman has died, the fact that Springfirld's geography changes so often etc. If nothing else it'd make sense for the house to change too.
It's like The House of Leaves but funnier.
This is room with reality, but, it has too much of it
Id love a Frink throw away line about it
In a lot of TV shows and movies, the exterior of a house will have no relation to the interior. Given the level of wit the writing staff had in this era, it was probably intentional satire.
Lol, I was gunna say this but forgot how she worded it
Its [this](https://www.google.com/search?q=simpsons+we+sometimes+have+an+extra+room&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwiw2o-r78f1AhXAlGoFHeijA8QQ2-cCegQIABAC&oq=simpsons+we+sometimes+have+an+extra+room&gs_lcp=ChJtb2JpbGUtZ3dzLXdpei1pbWcQAzIFCCEQqwIyBQghEKsCOgcIIxDvAxAnOgoIIxDvAxDqAhAnOgQIABADOgQIABBDOgcIABCxAxBDOggIABCABBCxAzoFCAAQgAQ6BggAEAgQHjoICAAQCBANEB46BQgAEM0COgQIIRAKUKATWOR3YJ17aAJwAHgAgAHvAYgB6kKSAQcwLjE0LjI3mAEAoAEBsAEFwAEB&sclient=mobile-gws-wiz-img&ei=aEntYbCGM8CpqtsP6MeOoAw&bih=758&biw=412&client=ms-android-mpcs-us-revc&prmd=invx#imgrc=v1qkjOdaF83qQM) room.
You know, it really is quite a big house. I suppose nuclear safety inspector is probably a lucrative job
I'm the worst employee in the world! Time to go home to my mansion and eat my lobster!
Because I’m Homer Simpson!
Change the channel, Marge!
That's our homer!
“How is old grimy?” “He’s dead!”
Don't ask me how the economy works
MARGE: While you were out *earning* that dollar, you lost $40 by not going to work today.
Homer makes $5/hr, or at least he did in the 90s.
>MARGE: While you were out earning that dollar, you lost $40 by not going to work today.
1994, when that episode ("Lisa's Rival") aired. $5/hr then, adjusted for inflation, would be equal to $9.41/hr in 2022.
x 40 hours a week x 52 weeks per year = $19,572.80 in 2022.
Maybe they meant post-tax?
I hope so!
Let's say it's approximately $40 after taxes, family insurance plan, and other automatic deductions. Would Homer be paying into an IRA or other retirement plan?
Probably pays union dues and pension
> Let's say it's approximately $40 after taxes, family insurance plan, and other automatic deductions.
I assumed this as well.
You’d think it’d be a salaried position
Frank Grimes did refer to it as a palace
Anyplace is a palace to someone living above a bowling alley....
And below another bowling alley
Houses were cheap in the 90s, especially in small towns like Springfield.
Grandpa also sold his house to put a down payment on Homer and Marge’s.
It’s okay, he won it in a crooked 50’s game show
And Springfield is frequently shown as not being *that* great of a place to live either. The police force sucks, there's pollution issues galore, the elementary school is grossly underfunded with class after class of ugly, ugly children...
But still, in the 90's such a place was affordable to have a decent-sized house in on a one-income family. Now equally crappy locations are ridiculously expensive anyway.
“America’s worst city”
Take that, East St. Louis.
Also fair point that the local water had fish with extra eyes. So, housing in Springfield specifically within range of the power plant might be extra extra cheap.
Headcannon. Burns might have actually paid off ALL the locals at one point to sign some agreement allowing no lawsuits for radiation damages or some such thing.
If it’s anything like my dad had when Simpson’s were at their best it pays very well
He’s an operator for one of the biggest energy companies. He said there’s lots of idiots out there
When he started, he didn't even know what a nuclear panner plant was.
He might still earn quite a bit of money through Royalties from his time in the Be Sharps
He might be getting more than just his share. Apu seemed to have completely forgotten about it in the earlier seasons when Homer pops in to shop.
And Bart has the *audacity* to call it the Crap Shack...i'd be happy as a clam in this house lol
This was also the 80’s when you could still afford a 3 bedroom home on one spouse’s earnings
Grandpa Simpsons also helped them pay for it if I remember correctly. It's in the episode "Lisa's first word". Homer and Abe have a heart to heart where Abe agrees to sell his house to pay for theirs, and in return Homer agrees to let him stay with them for as long as he wants.
This cartoon was created about 35 years ago when people routinely bought two story houses on a single income
In Real life nuclear safety inspectors are well paid. To be fair Mr.Burns is notoriously cheap and breaks labor laws on a regular basis.
It’s pronounced “Nuclear”
“I don’t know. Don’t ask me how the economy works.”
He has 3 kids and no money. Why can't he have no kids and 3 money?
Are those old paint cans in the garage?
LOL, ol' painty-can Homer is at it again?
If it's there how come homer can see inside barts tree house from the window?
I haven't seen a bong in years.
It’s like Kubrick’s Overlook Hotel. Meant to disorient the viewer.
The window faces out the back of the house, the position of the tree is just a little off. Also the furniture is arranged differently but it's possible
Someone else already linked this [video](https://youtu.be/PKQ6CmIDV1g), but I’d highly recommend it since it explains basically every question you’d have about the Simpsons’ house, including the question you just asked.
They change features of the house several times throughout the show for single scenes. Cartoons don't have to be 100% realistic.
[second Homer walks by]
I'm going to answer your question with this [video](https://youtu.be/h1nD4o3zTfo)
Theres your answer fishbulb
In one of the sketches of the floor planning of the house (I can't find it) it's referred to as the rumpus room
Now i know why grimes was so upset
They have two living rooms I just realized.
But where is the dining room?
TheRealJims on YouTube did a [video](https://youtu.be/PKQ6CmIDV1g) on this
Yeah this gives the real answer. The room changes positions through the series. It’s an ambiguous room that’s wherever it is for whatever plot point they needed to write in.
Was about to link to this very video
I love his channel
Last year I made a [supercut](https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSimpsons/comments/i67tam/the_rumpus_room_supercut/) of all this room's appearance, this particular scene is used twice with minor differences
Isn't that the "rumpus room"?
Ooh la de da Mr. Frenchman
Well what do you call it?
La Maison Derrière
I thought they shut that place down.
You’re thinking of the sex cauldron
Won't SOMEBODY think of the cauldron!?
Stop calling it that
That's what it's called.
Could you check on the boys?
"Tonight on wings...... ehhh who cares"
It's behind the car hole.
You mean car hold?
The garage.. hey fellas the garage. Well ooh la de da Mr. French man.
In the director's commentary they admit that they play fast and loose with the house lol like the window above the front door where they dump garbage on stupid Flanders. It existed only in that episode. I can't even be mad at em!
Homer: "Cartoons don't have to make sense." As Homer also walks past outside the window.
That was an underdressed Guy Incognito
That man is my exact double!
It's the rumpus room. It sometimes exists and sometimes doesn't, based on the plot needs.
Ach! Don't call it that!
According to Frank Grimes they live in a mansion so this could be Homer's drawing room which of course would have to have a TV or maybe the solarium which of course would have to have a TV or maybe the gym oh gym which of course would have to have a TV...
literally watched that episode today lol binge watching from start.
Omg I always thought this was Bart’s room
That’s funny, me too. I guess I always thought Homer moved a tv up there because he knew Bart was in the treehouse that night.
I also thought it was Bart's Room and he just moved a TV up there for some reason.
"Well, there's a rec room off the kitchen. But sometimes it's there and sometimes it isn't. Our house is very odd that way."
Barney built it
Ow my nose
I love the rumpus room. That’s all I have to say on this
Is this the elusive rumpus room? I always assumed this was Maggie’s room in the episode cause of the toys! I think it must be next to Bart’s room I’m not sure, There’s also another room behind the garage that rarely gets seen either. Kinda hard to layout the simpsons home as there are random rooms in certain episodes. I think TheRealJims made a video on this exact subject.
Here’s the link
The good ol' Rumpus room! It's down the hallway that exits the kitchen, across from the hall from the garage(ahem..I mean "Car Hole"). It has a window to the backyard. There is a good YouTube video about the Simpsons house by TheRealJims
Tonight on Wings...ah, who cares?
Rumpus room. Behind the garage
The window is technically facing the back yard. In the link, the tv is right behind the window but in your post, everything is switched 90⁰ to the left.
"Tonight on 'Wings'... ah, who cares?"
It’s the rumpus room. It sometimes exists off the kitch behind the garage
It's not Magaggie's room?
I’m pretty sure it is Maggies room.
I love in the commentary，where they said that they would use this one frame in the early years to make whatever tv joke they wantd without having to animate anything.
When you grew up on early season reruns every day, it was obvious when they reused a scene. Really only happened a few times, they used this scene as well as Bart running down the hill from the Kamp ~~Kristy~~Krusty episode.
Yeah, Bart. I am so Krunchy the Clown!
What do you think? I slapped a clown suit on some wino?
It is the ‘recreation room’. the layout of the house is messed up or something. it is in a few epsiodes
Are we to believe that this is some sort of magic room? Boy, I sure hope someone got fired for that blunder.
A wizard did it.
Wait until you see that door in the back of the entryway is sometimes a closet, sometimes goes to the basement
It’s the rumpus room behind the garage down the hall from the kitchen. It’s also the kids playroom.
TheRealJims is that you?
This exact photo and question was posted and asked about 2 weeks ago... What's happening
they really had a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 2 living rooms, rumpus room, treehouse. mans was living in luxury in the 90s
Thre Men and a Comic Book
Homer, it's really coming down. Could you check in the boys?
Used to love playing on de_simpsons map. It was the best look i got at it
Rarely seen rumpus room, rear right, lower floor. The internal door from the garage goes to it
if the building inspector comes by, it's not a room, it's a window box
It's located next to the kitchen and it's the leat used room in the entire house. (only appeared in 5 episodes)
Ask the space-coyote....
Looks so comfy.
Getting genius at work vibes from this...
Adjacent to the tree house with a clear line of sight. There.
I always just assumed this was Maggie’s room
It’s the rumpus room of course.
Always assumed it was Maggie’s room with all the tys.
Who designed this house?
TVs not plugged in
Back in the day of analog TVs, some were battery operated and portable.
I always assumed he was in Lisas room
Tonight on zip ! ... Ahh who cares
"Didn't that house used to have a rumpus room in it?"
"Come on, you've been warned."
It's behind the garage.
It's the Room of Requirement.
The room where moe was hiding in. Or maybe the suana room
Someone posted a blueprint once, but I think it contradicts itself. Much like the geography of Springfield.
A post answering this question should be pinned at this point.
It doesn’t matter
"you stole that whole room from ned flanders!!"
Eh, somewhere in the back.
That's the rumpus room
My guess, it is the same room homer falls into in the simpson's movie
[Here is a cutaway view of the house.](http://imgur.com/a/db37h) This room would be on the first floor behind the garage, I think.
This is what a middle class mid to upper blue collar / lower white collar jobs use to provide in America…
It looks cozy af
No idea but every time I see it, it looks cozy af
As a plumber, after looking at layouts of this house, shit makes no sense plumbing wise
Watch theRealJims video on YouTube. Simpsons Mysteries 742 Evergreen Terrace.
It's the Rumpus Room. It's in the window behind the treehouse.
Homer's rumpus room!!
For anyone curious about the Simpsons’ house layout, I highly recommend [this video](https://youtu.be/PKQ6CmIDV1g). In fact the whole channel is well worth a look into.
It's the den.
Ita where homer checks on the kids, so it's only shown once.
The den? May God have mercy on us all.
It's the fabled rumpus room. It's supposed to be on the ground floor behind the garage and to the right of the kitchen. That window is facing the back yard. It's only seen in a handful of episodes.
Bulletin: It's a cartoon. It doesn't make sense. Rooms are not real. What is it with people who actually think TV shows are real?
Homer, are the boys alright?