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9 Times 'The Simpsons' Was Strangely Beautiful

08/22/2014 01:26 pm ET | Updated Aug 22, 2014

When you think "The Simpsons" you inevitably think funny gags, hilarious characters and unforgettable lines. It's easy to see why the show has 25 years under its belt.

What you probably don't think about, however, are those oddly beautiful moments. In a comedy, they sort of sneak up on you.

But that doesn't mean they're any less effective. In fact, they're often strikingly poignant. With "The Simpsons" marathon underway on FXX, here are just a few visually and emotionally beautiful moments from the show.

"The Simpsons" showed us...

What it means to love an inanimate object.


Ep. "Mr. Lisa Goes To Washington"

What it means to be alone.


Ep. "Bart's Friend Falls In Love"

What it means to love your pet.


Ep. "Dog Of Death"

What it means to lose someone.


Ep. "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish"

What it means to be a parent.


Ep. "And Maggie Makes Three"

What it means to say goodbye.


Ep. "Mother Simpson"

What it means to be a brother or sister.


Ep. "Lisa On Ice"

And, as odd and imperfect as they might be...


Ep. "Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily"

What it means to be a family.


Ep. "Marge Be Not Proud"

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