A few little blunders have made their way into episodes over the years (Picture: Fox)
A former showrunner of The Simpsons has shed light on a major voice blunder from the animation, and you’re welcome.
Writer and showrunner Josh Weinstein has been on a Twitter spree, clarifying missed jokes and clearing up mistakes fans have noticed from the long-running series.
Fans have been lobbing queries at Weinstein left, right and centre in a New Years thread, after he shed light on one moment in which a character was miscoloured between frames.
He wrote: ‘Fun Simpsons discussion. People think we intentionally miscolored these shots as meta-joke about cruddy animation. We didn’t. They’re real mistakes
‘And a great example of seeing extra jokes/references we didn’t intend
‘Got any more examples/questions if something IS a reference?’
And you better ruddy bet people had examples/questions.
In the season two episode Brush With Greatness, there is one moment where Carl is talking to the man who delivers the Power Plant’s doughnuts, beloved by Homer Simpson. However, when the animated character opens his mouth, it’s not Carl’s voice, but his best mate and co-worker Lenny’s that we hear.
When asked whether it was a mistake or intentional, Weinstein’s shock suggested he’s not aware of this blunder, as he replied: ‘Wow, that’s clearly just a mistake.
‘It’s an early episode (Brush With Greatness) I wonder if they caught it originally? Most likely not, cause it could’ve been fixed right up to final mix simply by redubbing Carl correctly.
‘Maybe Lenny and Carl hadn’t appeared enough to notice?’
Sometimes voices get mixed up, as we saw with Carl and Lenny (Picture: Fox)
We can confirm, checking the episode for this here article that Lenny’s voice is still present when Carl speaks.
He also went on to shed light on the layout of the Simpsons house, explaining there is a little-known rumpus room in which Homer watched Bart and Milhouse fight in the treehouse.
Weinstein explained along with a floorplan after a follower asked if it was perhaps Maggie’s bedroom: ‘It’s the little known/rarely used Rumpus Room. The Rumpus Room appears on the actual earliest blueprints of the Simpsons house but the geography of their house and all locations is totally fungible depending on the needs of scenes. We often forgot this room existed.’
There were also plenty of questions for Weinstein in regards to the long-held belief Simpsons writers ‘predicted’ many future events. From Lady Gaga performing at the Super Bowl to Donald Trump becoming US President, it’s a thing.
There is one such conspiracy that claims the show predicted September 11, after an episode featured a shot of the Twin Towers and a bus fare that, when side by side, spelled out 9/11.
Responding to one fan asking about the conspiracies around the belief the show predicted the future, Weinstein said: ‘I can tell you the unfortunate 9/11 one was strictly because 9 dollars seemed like the funniest low bus fare and we wanted the World Trade Center buildings in the ad because that’s where the story took place. Totally, totally a coincidence.’
Should you have a spare few hours, we highly recommend checking out the thread and Weinstein’s expert insight into the series.
The Simpsons is available to stream on Disney Plus.
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