The Potato Whisperer.
- Dec 11, 2013
Homer Simpson. In the first ten years, the character was a work of genius, this stupid guy who'd occasionally say things that were so stupid they verged on genius. He was a boorish idiot, but you couldn't help liking him, because you could identify with him, and when it came down to it he was a good guy trying to do the best for his family. Then he just became this wacky asshole who'd get a new job every week and went from "boorish idiot" to "psychotic manchild." To be honest, all the characters in The Simpsons suffered similar decay.
That's because Homer changed from boorish and stupid to being a jerkass. It's gotten to the point where Dan Castellaneta has refused to do certain lines or scenes because he doesn't feel it fit with who Homer is. He might be an unthinking oaf but he's not supposed to be mean on purpose.