Homer Simpson uses tabbed browsing

In: Fun|Mozilla

14 Dec 2004

I just watched the latest episode of The Simpsons and guess what? Homer uses a web browser with tabbed browsing!

A scene in The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 5 where Homer uses a browser with tabbed browsing


It could be the Mozilla Suite, Firefox, Opera, or <insert browser that supports tabbed browsing here>, but it sure ain’t Internet Explorer.

Since someone commented about my media player, I’d like to point out that I use Media Player Classic, which happens to be an Open Source product. It’s Sourceforge project page is at http://sourceforge.net/projects/guliverkli/, but you’d do better to check out Neil Turner’s writeup instead. I hate Windows Media Player for its bloatedness, clunkiness and its tendency to be totally unhelpful or even go bust when required codecs aren’t there.

134 Responses to Homer Simpson uses tabbed browsing

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jeremy

December 22nd, 2004 at 1am

Its firefox u can tell cuz it has the firefox 0.9 buttons and the google search bar and no go button (by defult there is no go button in firefox u got to enable it)

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brandon

December 22nd, 2004 at 3am

Netscape 7 on Mac OS 9.

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DD

December 23rd, 2004 at 1am

This may be a future version of Internet Explorer ;-)

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Joe Ll. G. Blakesley

December 23rd, 2004 at 6am

Initially I thought SeaMonkey but after comparing screenshots I’m pretty sure it is Camino–if you look really carefully all the buttons are right too–the first arrow is more shadowy than the second one but they are arrows and the other buttons look right. Not sure how it being Camino works with it being an MacOS 9 look.

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Andy Pfeiffer

December 24th, 2004 at 5am

This post is meant simply for the person that said “Another one is netscape which is also based on IE.” Are you kidding me. You actually go to sleep at night thinking that IE and Netscape are based on the same rendering engine? Are you truly that stupid or did you just hit your head before you wrote that. Please, go back to pumping gas and leave the thinking to those that are equipped to do it. What a moron…

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Caio César

December 26th, 2004 at 11am

I think its MAC OS. It is very similar, at least.

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LoonySalmoN

December 29th, 2004 at 1am

Homer simpson = tabbed browser
Haha, this is pretty funny…check it out.

Homer Simpson uses tabbed browsing

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Cybergnition

December 29th, 2004 at 2pm

Firefox campaign exp. : Atypical Persuasion messages
Not only is it a great browser, but it will make your teeth whiter and secure you a date with Carmen Electra. I just watched the latest episode of The Simpsons and guess what? Homer uses a web browser…

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Andy Melton

January 7th, 2005 at 12am

To me it looks like he is using Mozilla on the Linux distribution Linspire.

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Ruben

January 7th, 2005 at 9pm

Not Mozilla, because there is one tab.
And if you have one tab in Mozilla, it’s without tabs.

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Will

January 8th, 2005 at 4am

Too bad about all the negative comments – I think it’s a pretty funny discussion, so that’s the entertainment value right there.
I don’t know if anyone else noticed, but maybe more distracting is that he has a computer with 5 1/4″ drives on it. Lisa probably took an old clone and put Linux on it. C’mon, she’s been like 8 years old for 10 years – she has to have had the time.
And having Homer Simpson endorse the activity – isn’t that more of a strike against tabbed browsing? His catch-line is “d’oh!” after all.

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plasticbag.org

January 10th, 2005 at 9am

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Marc

January 11th, 2005 at 12am

Doh !

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anon

January 13th, 2005 at 2am

“If you have a lot to say, you can enlarge the comments textarea (only works in IE and Mozilla, sorry).”

It works in Opera too :]

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age

January 14th, 2005 at 3am

lol!

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Ignacio

January 14th, 2005 at 7am

Nice info!

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January 19th, 2005 at 10am

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IO

January 19th, 2005 at 12pm

Homer Simpson uses tabbed browsing
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Digitalia

January 24th, 2005 at 8am

Homero usa tabs

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Joan | Garnet

February 2nd, 2005 at 4pm

Hommer Simpson utiliza tabs en su navegador
Siguiendo un trackback me he encontrado con este blog Mexicano y en él un post de lo más curioso en el que se desvela que: Hommer Simpson utiliza tabs en su navegador. Resulta que Matt Groening, el creador de la…

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William

March 5th, 2005 at 5pm

Look like it might be Avant since it also uses tabbed browsing . But its stupid Homer so he could be running mozilla!

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Skaught

March 10th, 2005 at 11pm

No, this isn’t the same foul mouthed “Skaught” who posted previous. However I do share his views, but I can present them with less vulgarity.

You are all pathetic morons. Who cares what ‘browser’ homer is using? Get a life, a job, anything to take your pathetic lives anywhere else but arguing over what web browser a fictional cartoon character is using.

This is just sad… sad, sad, sad.

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funny

March 29th, 2005 at 1pm

Could say a lot about their production team, they might be OS fans.

Homer likes being able to switch back between pages of the Duff Beer Website, his company intranet at the Springfield Powerplant, and a webcam networked into Ned Flanders bedroom.

I lub tabbed browsing too!

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Blogwhat! | Very amusing..

February 24th, 2006 at 12pm

[…] I came upon this website from one of the car forum I read daily. It basically talked about the recent episode of The Simpson showing Homer using a tabbed browser. What I find this amusing is the NERDS that replied in the comments. Go have a good laugh of it. […]

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Tom

March 10th, 2006 at 9pm

It might be Internet Explorer because he might’ve downloaded the MSN Toolbar which has tabbed browsing.

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Life Sucks Sometimes | Verappelt

March 25th, 2006 at 1am

[…] Da wäre zum einen mal ein weiterer Auftritt des iPods, als Deckblatt von Hip Punishments. Der andere Auftritt hat nicht wirklich etwas mit Apple selbst zu tun, sondern ist eher als kleine Microsoftverarsche zu deuten. In dieser, letzes Jahr ausgestrahlten, Episode nutzt Homer nämlich einen Browser mit Tab-Funktion. Zu den wirklich existierenden Simpsonsseiten möchte ich noch Mr. X’s Webpage hinzufügen. […]

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Dan

March 27th, 2006 at 2am

I can’t believe you guys are trying to figure out what type of OS/Browser they were trying to _REPRESENT_ in the episode. I don’t think they really tried to represent any, to be quite honest. They probably just wanted to show a generic browser interface, and nowadays Internet Explorer is the only browser without tabs, and it will gain tabs in IE7. There’s no statement here at all really.

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Joshua, Inc. » The Net and The Simpsons

May 24th, 2006 at 10am

[…]  And at the end of my Simpsons internet search I found this post about Homer using tabbed browsing. Heres the pic… Enjoy […]

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Zarema Garush

June 2nd, 2006 at 11pm

Thtre are many interesting for you.

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June 15th, 2006 at 9pm

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bob jeff

September 15th, 2007 at 4pm

your all losers i mean who anilyzez the simpsons?

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tom

September 19th, 2007 at 12pm

The Voice of Homer lives here: http://www.housefront.com/PropertyDetail.aspx?qry=419807&propertyID=821061
Dan Castellaneta. Dan has recently put his Santa Monica home up for sale at $3,295,000. The home’s floor plan is open and flexible for any person moving in, and has great bonuses such as a rooftop deck, wine cellar and room in the back yard for a pool.

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tom

September 19th, 2007 at 12pm

The Voice of Homer lives here: http://www.housefront.com/PropertyDetail.aspx?qry=419807&propertyID=821061

Dan Castellaneta. Dan has recently put his Santa Monica home up for sale at $3,295,000. The home’s floor plan is open and flexible for any person moving in, and has great bonuses such as a rooftop deck, wine cellar and room in the back yard for a pool.

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Vulchak

May 7th, 2008 at 11am

It’s so interesting:,