9 hidden references that stand out in the Simpsons x Star Wars mash-up on Disney+
Of course the 'Simpsons' artists tucked a bunch of Easter eggs into their three-and-a-half minute short for Star Wars Day, May the 4th.
Image: SCREENSHOT: DISNEY+Most people who went through grade school are familiar with the simple science project where you stick a bunch of toothpicks into a potato, half-submerge it into water, and wait for it to sprout. Here we see one such project starting to bloom inside an overturned Darth Vader helmet.
7. Disney just flexingIs that a Disney'sSnow White and the Seven Dwarvesreference in this Star Wars x Simpsons mash-up short? You bet your wholesome ass it is. What purpose does it serve? None whatsoever. It's simply a reminder. Disney owns everything you love, and if Disney wants to remind you that the Seven Dwarves exist in a three-and-a-half minute
Simpsonsshort that's bursting with Star Wars references... then that's what Disney is going to do. The kids call this aflex8. Life in Hell in Star Wars inSimpsonsImage: SCREENSHOT: DISNEY+Buried in the shattered remains of the shelving our aforementioned Seven Dwarves statues once called home is a stuffed white rabbit toy. That's not just any stuffed rabbit, though. Long before his show became a global sensation, headtopics.com
The Simpsonscreator Matt Groening got his start as a comic book guy. His breakout, the self-publishedLife in Hell, featured rabbit characters just like the one you see in the above freeze-frame.Life in Hellrabbits have made numerous appearances in Groening projects over the years, so it's not surprising to see one surface here. It's an important piece of
The Simpsonshistory, as the comics are what led Groening directly to his job doing short, animated skits forThe Tracey Ullman Show. That's how the Simpsons family was born.9. A Wookiee move for SelmaImage: SCREENSHOT: DISNEY+The credits roll forThe Force Awakens from its Nap
features a series of what appear to be concept art pieces, some of which made it into the short. Among the moments that didn't is this little nod toSimpsonslore. Anyone who's watched the show for long enough knows that Marge's sister Selma has had a string of wildly unsuccessful courtships and marriages. Will this wedding to a Wookiee stick for her? Probably not. But that's what is happening here. Now you know.
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