Decades later, The Simpsons solves one of the series’ oldest mysteries

The Simpsons, as an animated series, manages to exploit many visual elements that might not work so well in a live-action show, but sometimes this can be confusing for viewers.

One of the great mysteries that have haunted the series for years concerns its musical acts: do they really take place within the reality of The Simpsons or are they just figments of the characters’ imaginations?

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The answer came in the episode Poorhouse Rock, which marked the end of the 33rd season of The Simpsons.

In the episode, Bart’s house caught fire at the end of a musical number, causing the character to question whether “it was all real”. According to Screen RantBart’s reaction implies that while this time the music scene actually happened, this is the exception on The Simpsons rather than the rule.

“Bart’s terror of being trapped in a burning treehouse meant that the character had, up until that point, assumed that his entire lengthy musical number, which included cameos from Robert Reich and Hugh Jackman, was some sort of sequel. elaborate fantasy,” explains the website.

Thus, the character was so used to these moments being only imagined that he did not even realize that, this time, it was true.

After all, given the comedic nature of The Simpsons and its gift for defying reality, it becomes entirely possible for real musical scenes to happen here and there. And its consequences too.

In Brazil, episodes of The Simpsons are available on Star+🇧🇷

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