TV catchphrases can typically be restricted to a single phrase or, in very particular instances, a single grunt noise. Such is the case with Homer SImpson’s iconic frustration-induced exclamation “D’oh,” which has been a signature character trait for so long as he is been on our televisions. (A byproduct of dwelling with a perennially ten-year-old Bart Simpson, little doubt.) If you happen to’ve ever puzzled simply what number of instances Homer has uttered and hollered “D’oh!” over time, get able to be enlightened. Over the course of The Simpsons first 28 seasons, viewers have heard Homer say “D’oh” a whopping 1,130 instances.
That quantity someway sounds each excessive and low. On the one hand, it is type of astounding to consider any TV catchphrase getting used over 1,100 instances. Alternatively, The Simpsons has been on the air for almost 30 years, so it appears doable that he might have mentioned it many 1000’s of instances in that span. Break up throughout the 618 episodes that make up Seasons 1-28, “D’oh” has been mentioned a mean of round 1.83 instances an episode, which additionally type of feels low. (And it comes out to at least one “D’oh” each twelve minutes, for these questioning.) However then, there are episodes the place Homer does not say it in any respect, despite the fact that there’s all the time an impetus for it.
This and plenty of extra fascinating factoids come courtesy of TonerGiant, which put collectively one of many extra superb infographics I’ve ever seen. (It helps that The Simpsons stays one among my favourite exhibits of all time.) We truly get to see a full breakdown of what number of instances Homer says “D’oh” throughout every of the seasons, with Season four incomes the #1 spot with 100 makes use of, whereas Season 6 takes the final spot with solely TWO situations of “D’oh” being utilized in that batch of episodes. Season four was positively helped alongside by the episode “Brother from the Similar Planet,” which featured a stunning 34 situations, essentially the most of any Simpsons episode. (As compared, Season 1 and Season 2 mixed for 35 makes use of.)
One other considerably unbelievable stat is that there have been 142 episodes of The Simpsons the place Homer did not say “D’oh” in any respect. And the most important span of time between makes use of befell principally in 1995, with no “D’oh” utilization occurring between Season 6’s eleventh episode (December 20, 1994) and the Season 7 premiere (September 17, 1995). The stats culled collectively for this fabulous popular culture survey didn’t embrace any of the Season 29 episodes, which implies the full will not be outdated by subsequent Sunday.
What number of extra instances will we hear Homer say “D’oh” earlier than The Simpsons comes to an end? There isn’t any option to know, however you could find out first-hand by watching the animated mainstay each Sunday night time on Fox at eight:00 p.m. ET. Try what Matt Groening’s new Netflix present will probably be about, and head to our fall TV premiere schedule to see all the opposite new and returning exhibits that will probably be D’oh-ing up on the small display screen quickly.