With nearly three decades worth of episodes under its belt, The Simpsons has come a long way from its humble beginnings as an interstitial animated short for The Tracey Ullman Show. All of that time naturally engendered large shifts in the show's direction, but when The Simpsons was at its peak, it was unrivaled in terms of handling emotional issues on prime time.
Sad Simpsons episodes are a crucial part of the show. They really managed to make you laugh just as hard as they made you cry. Let's remember these impactful Simpsons moments, and recall why we first fell in love with Springfield's most dysfunctional family.