Abraham "Grampa" Simpson is one of those characters who is the perfect cartoon depiction of the elderly. He yells, complains endlessly, and often has important life lessons to say just when you think he's no longer useful.
From classic lines describing how he feels about his son Homer, like "They say the greatest tragedy is when a father outlives his son. I have never fully understood why. Frankly, I can see an upside to it" to less meaningful quips like "'I'm Santa!? Oh, now I'll never die," let's take a look at the greatest Abe Simpson quotes in Simpsons history, ranked by your votes.
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Grampa Simpson: Now, my story begins in 19-dickety-two. We had to say "dickety" cause that Kaiser had stolen our word "twenty." I chased that rascal to get it back, but gave up after dickety-six miles…
Martin: Dickety? Highly dubious!
Grampa Simpson: What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem!
Grampa Simpson: They say the greatest tragedy is when a father outlives his son. I have never fully understood why. Frankly, I can see an upside to it!
Grampa Simpson: Ah, there's an interesting story behind this nickel. In 1957, I remember it was, I got up in the morning and made myself a piece of toast. I set the toaster to three: medium brown.
Grampa Simpson: In 1957 I saw him turn the Secretary of Agriculture into the Secretary of the Interior. It was hell on their wives, but it sure brought down corn prices. Built a house out of corn. It was the worst home I ever owned. When it got really hot it smelled like Frito's.