Game Theory and Business Strategy

Simpsons and Incentives


For fans of the Simpsons, here are some fun quotes relating to incentives.

Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson demonstrating the need for adequate incentives when effort is unobservable:

If you don't like your job, you don't strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way.

Episode 2F19, 16-Apr-95
The PTA Disbands

Edna Krabappel

Edna Krabappel on student incentives:

Now I don't want you to worry, class. These tests will have no effect on your grade. They merely determine your future social status and financial success.

Episode 7G02 14-Jan-90
Bart the Genius

Montgomery Burns

Montgomery Burns on negative salaries:

Behold, the greatest breakthrough in labor relations since the cat o' nine tails!

Episode 8F02 31-Oct-91
Treehouse Of Horror II