Musings About Bart the Bad Guy

Happy Musings Thursday my friends! I’m back with another musings post for you.  I’ve got some thoughts, so let’s get to ’em…

So this week I’m going to step on Safi’s toes a little bit.  Hopefully, I’ll avoid the Gangrene ones… This week I wanna talk about the upcoming episode of The Simpsons.

This week’s episode is called “Bart the Bad Guy”, and here’s the promo image released for it:

Initial thoughts just from the poster…I’m not sure how I feel about it.

The synopsis didn’t ease those feelings…

Bart accidentally sees a brand-new superhero movie a month before it comes out… and the world cowers before his newfound plot-spoiling powers. Thus, a new super-villain is born: Spoiler Boy! Can heroic movie executives stop Bart before he succumbs to the temptations of ultimate evil?

And I get it.

I get that Disney now owns FOX, and that opens up an opportunity for more crossover opportunities…but I feel like now we’re just reaching to see how much Disney can be intertwined into FOX and The Simpsons.

Admittedly, I’m not big into the superhero world. I’m aware of the Marvel characters (and DC for that matter), but I’m not someone who’s going to go to the movies and check out the newest movie released.  I giggled as I rode Disneyland’s (ok DCA) Avengers/Tower of Terror ride, but truthfully I’ve never seen an Avengers movie.

And I’m sure my lack of Superhero expertise shapes my opinion on this but…

I just feel like when it comes to The Simpsons…what’s wrong with Radioactive Man? What’s wrong with the dozens of Superheroes we have roaming the streets of our Springfields right now from not one, not two, but FOUR Superhero “events”?! Why do we need to dip the yellow toes (no gangrene, thankfully) into the Marvel pool?  Just because FOX and Disney are the same company now, doesn’t mean we need endless crossovers!

The Simpsons are at the best when it’s trying to avoid the copyright issues, and creates its own offshoots of popular items.  Like EFCOT.

Anyway, that’s just my opinion on it…what do you think?

For those interested, here are more promo images from the upcoming episode:

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8 responses to “Musings About Bart the Bad Guy

  1. Am sure those characters will be in our pocketfield towns soon… with more 12 and 24 hour ONLY visual tasks…

    • I remember complaining a few years ago that characters would always have 4 and 8 hour visual tasks but the visual task times I disliked the most was 1 and 4 hour ones since they were too short. This is the only event where the visual task times were 12 and 24 hour while the last few updates had 4 and 12 or 8 and 12 hour lengths. Maybe if the visual lengths were more diverse for each character rather than having the longest 2 tasks visual but It’ll probably change with the next update.

  2. I think now that Bob ” Cheapskate ” Chapek is taking over Bob Iger’s job at Team Disney Burbank …… you’re going to see more intellectual property references from Disney (vs canon from The Simpsons) and it will be pushed everywhere! 🤦🏼‍♂️

  3. They now have more fuel for the fire! Bring it on. Already the Simpsons is the longest airing show. Lets see what happens post Disney.. for better or worse

  4. Good point. I felt the same way when the movie had President Arnold Schwarzenegger after all the years of Simpson’s world building around Rainier Wolfcastle. I think the reasoning is the same: accessibility.

  5. Setting us up for ANOTHER super hero event at the same time? Yaaaaaaaay…

    • Ditto on that…. am not a fan of Marvel/Disney… i wasn’t a fan before marvel MCU, and am less of it now post MCU…. but i get it.. .they appeal to kids, and kids drag their parents into it… it all boils down to as the pig from Toy Story will say… “Money money money money”

  6. Kevin Petrocelli

    Looking at the promo, I think they are sticking to the EFCOT type parody lane. The heroes appear to be knock offs of Thanos, Black Panther, Drax, Groot and maybe Hawkeye (I am not sure who the Aztec woman is supposed to be a knock off of). I have read the Russo brothers and Kevin Feige will be in the episode but I don’t think they are playing themselves.

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