The Simpsons play The Game of Life in the couch gag for this week’s episode “Pay Pal.” It’s arguably the most realistic board game and consequently the most depressing, particularly when you lose like Homer Simpson. His poor decisions lead him down a road littered with health problems and financial debt. Homer is exhausted by the time he reaches the end of the game. Just when you think things can’t get any worse, the Grim Reaper shows up! The only silver lining is the game probably belongs to Ned Flanders and he didn’t actually pay for this buzzkill called LIFE.