In the recent Treehouse of Horror 34 episode of The Simpsons, the renowned animated series took a satirical jab at NFTs and blockchain technology. The storyline, titled “Wild Barts Can’t Be Token,” cleverly highlighted the perceived overvaluation of on-chain NFTs.
Homer’s humorous comment, “Remember how we were always saying we wish Bart was less fungible,” amusingly encapsulated the theme.
The episode featured Marge navigating the complexities of the blockchain to rescue Bart, who had transformed into a living NFT.
Additionally, the town’s mayor announced plans to digitize Springfield’s art gallery. Notably, the show incorporated various well-known NFTs like Beeple and the Bored Ape Yacht Club, depicting some as undervalued while emphasizing the prestige of traditional art forms.
NFT Enthusiast Noah Bolanowski Applauds The Simpsons’ NFT Portrayal Amidst Ongoing Satire
Noah Bolanowski, an NFT collector and advisor to Crypt Gallery, shared his positive take on the show’s portrayal of NFTs, emphasizing the distinction between esteemed artwork and lesser-valued profile picture NFTs (PFPs).
This is not the first instance of cryptocurrencies or NFTs being referenced in The Simpsons. In the 2020 episode “Frinkcoin,” Jim Parsons explains the concept of cryptocurrency, coincidentally preceding the crypto crash of March 2020.
Similarly, the episode “The King of Nice” from the previous year humorously highlighted the consequences of spending excessively on NFTs.
Matt Groening’s Continued Satirical Approach to Crypto: Insights from Futurama and The Simpsons
Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, has previously displayed a satirical stance toward crypto and blockchain in his other series, Futurama. In an episode titled “How the West Was 101001,” crypto miners were playfully mocked.
Additionally, it’s worth noting that the recent episode had a modest influence on the floor prices of specific NFTs. Notably, NFT collections like the Bored Ape Yacht Club and the Mutant Ape Yacht Club experienced this impact. CoinGecko data reveals that during this period, the value of ether also saw a slight decline.