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what kind of joke was that?

I've started watching the movie 'Simpsons' and around the beginning, there was a scene where a dad and his son were playing a 'dare you' game or something like that, and the father dared his son to skateboard to a burger club totally naked. While he was riding a skateboard down the street another kid watched him passing by and said precisely this ->> "I like boys now". 


Could you give me a little background about this joke? This scene is so wrong to my eyes, I can't even explain it. How can a little boy see another persons' doodle (that's how they called it) and turn into a gay? I'm certainly missing the point here.

Mar 12, 2017 2:07 PM
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There's another layer to it I think, about fragile masculinity. Some people think that if they do something deemed effeminate, or not manly enough, or even are exposed to male nudity, they can 'become gay' (and fear they will be thought to be gay if they do them, with a shade of homophobia). They will also routinely tease other people about it. And try to protect children from 'being turned into gays' by ostracizing gay people from public life.

I think that sketch was satirizing that oppressive and wrongful mindset.

March 13, 2017
I would hardly call Simpson's a kid's cartoon.  It came on prime time TV, evening slot, not morning.  It is much more of an adult cartoon, in my opinion.  Does anyone agree with me here? 
March 12, 2017
I agree with @Stephanie.
March 12, 2017
nope, I just jumped right to the movie and haven't seen the Simpsons series. do you recommend starting with those?
March 12, 2017

I think the beauty of the joke that that we still don't know if Ralph is gay or not. If you're familiar with Ralph Wiggum's character, you'll just laugh and accept it as-is. :)

You hadn't seen the episode called "Homer's Phobia" before watching the Simpsons movie?



March 12, 2017
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