Avengers: Endgame gets The Simpsons treatment in poster for upcoming episode. Now in its 31st season, the longest-running sitcom in television history shows no signs of letting up any time soon, and fans couldn’t be happier as a result.
Much has changed in the world since the first official episode of The Simpsons launched back in 1989. Yet somehow, without missing a beat, the series has effortlessly managed to remain relevant and incorporate so many of the changes that pop culture brings to our day to day lives. This ability to remain up to date and relevant is likely one of the major reasons why The Simpsons has continued to find success over the years. This paired with an uncanny ability to produce laughs from its audiences ensures that time and time again, people will continue to watch whenever The Simpsons is on. Even a recent move to Disney’s notoriously family-friendly subscription streaming service hasn’t dulled The Simpsons’ edge, though there were indeed numerous complaints early on from fans regarding the Mouse House’s handling of the series. Nonetheless, it does seem that there isn’t much that The Simpsons haven’t satirized and this key quality is unlikely to change any time soon.
As the 31st season of The Simpsons continues its current run, anticipation for each new episode is such that teasers and/or promotional material still gets fans excited. The latest bit of promo material comes to us courtesy of The Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman and his Twitter account. Having recreated the Avengers: Endgame poster with The Simpsons in place of Marvel’s world-renowned characters, the poster makes for a hilarious tease of the upcoming episode, “Bart the Bad Guy.” You can click on the poster below to check it out in all its Avengers/Simpsons glory:
The new episode is set to air on Fox, Sunday, March 1. After accidentally seeing a much-anticipated superhero movie a full month before it hits theaters, Bart yields the power to spoil it for millions of people. As super-villain Spoiler Boy, Bart basks in his newfound upper hand, while movie executives dissolve into full-blown panic trying to ensure that the young Springfield resident keeps his mouth shut. It’s a scenario that isn’t all that far-fetched in today’s spoiler obsessive world, reflecting the ongoing battle that studios often have when faced with the power of the internet and the potential for leaks of films in advance of their actual official release dates. The Simpsons will be sure to add their own brand of hilarity to the concept – likely while making plenty of references to real-life comic book blockbusters like The Avengers.
With such a lengthy history, it is of course inevitable that The Simpsons will also have their share of detractors who argue that the series is past its prime. That remains solely a matter of personal opinion, but for die-hard fans, the new season of the series has been filled with great moments. What’s more, recent talk of another Simpsons Movie continues to entice fans, ensuring that while nothing lasts forever, The Simpsons appears to still have plenty of life left in it for the time being.
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Source: Matt Selman