Television's favorite "D'oh"-saying dad has spent decades driving the wife and kids around in an anonymous family sedan. We've always been curious about the make and model of Homer Simpson's crapmobile, but the show has made us play The Waiting Game.
Now, we have an answer. According to , the next episode of "The Simpsons" will reveal Homer's car to be a 1986 Plymouth Junkerolla.
No, the Junkerolla wasn't a real car that the now-defunct brand produced during the eighties. And Homer's pink sedan is clearly drawn to be an amalgam of the boring family cars that occupied American driveways throughout the 80s and 90s—a design that hints at the familiar without identifying itself as any one specific vehicle.
, however, the Simpsons' car clearly has a close relative in the real-life Plymouth Reliant. You can read plenty more about the backstory of 80s Plymouths there. Here's an ad for the '84 Reliant in the pages of Popular Mechanics:
Personally, I'm moving on to the big unsolved mystery: What model was Mr. Plow?