Throughout the Simpsons several decade long run, one factor has always remained constant, they’re supposed to be the a-typical American family, they fight, they watch TV and the father figure is a violent alcoholic who tries to strangle his own son on a bi-weekly basis. However, if you actually read into the show and how the family live, you’ll notice that they’re anything but average, they’re down right above average. For a start, look at their house.
Sure within the context of the show it’s a dilapidated hell-hole, however, that’s almost purely down to Homer’s ineptitude when it comes to household repairs, on paper this place is a palace. It has at least 4 bedrooms, we say “at least” because throughout the show’s run it’s had multiple guest bedrooms shown, a rumpus room, a living room, a dining room, a sitting room, a fully stocked kitchen, a basement, a sauna and a double garage with two cars and a workbench full of power tools crammed right the hell into it. On top of that, Homer Simpsons works as a nuclear technician, a job that pays, on average, almost 70,000 dollars a year. When you work that out as hourly pay, Homer Simpson earns 35 dollars per hour. How many people do you know who earn that much?
In short, The Simpsons are a family that could comfortably live on a wage that is 30,ooo dollars more than the average American family will ever see in a year but don’t due to one member of the family being a drunken, fat idiot. Oh wait, we guess they are an average American family. Our bad.