Yee-haw, I’ve rounded up another batch of minor Simpsons news and other small findings from across the web.
- Harry Shearer: not a fan of the Super Mario Bros. movie, apparently. [Twitter]
- Speaking of Mario, here’s a 1991 ad where he previews Bart vs. the Space Mutants.
- Showrunner Al Jean recently noted that the cigarette machine is now gone from Moe’s Tavern. In 2022, cigarettes were removed from a Krusty action figure prior to production. Coincidence…?
- Listen, if Avatar gets to be in Disney’s big celebratory anniversary commercial, then The Simpsons should get to be in the Disney racing game. [RacingGames]
- Some Fortnite players were asked in a survey if they’ve heard about Bart Simpson and Peter Griffin, potentially leading to their inclusion in the game. Peter has been rumored for years, but I think Bart is unlikely mainly because he doesn’t fit the height requirement, unless they give him some sort of mecha suit like Morty. Homer on the other hand… [@SentinelCentral via GoNintendo]
- Critic: The Disney+ Simpsons shorts are just commercials
Defender: No they’re not, you’re just a hater!
Al Jean: Hey, I just won another Clio, the advertising industry’s most coveted award! [Twitter]