Why ‘The Simpsons’ is Even Funnier in Spanish

Great Big Story travels to Mexico City to learn how voice actor Humberto Vélez hilariously translates and tailors the humor of The Simpsons‘ lovably dumb dad, Homer Simpson, to appeal to the Latin American audience.

The Simpsons has been a staple of American pop culture for nearly three decades. As the longest running animated show, Homer Simpson’s dumb/drunk antics and penchant for donuts has made him arguably the most recognizable character on television. But beyond the United States, the show has become a worldwide sensation, with some of the biggest fans hailing from Latin America. That’s all thanks to Humberto Vélez, the voice behind Homero Simpson.”

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