The Simpsons Halloween Episode Features NFTs
- “The Simpsons” Halloween episode humorously satirizes NFTs, showing Bart as an NFT valued at $1.5 million, and Marge’s adventurous journey into the blockchain to save him.
- The episode references popular NFT collections like Beeple’s HUMAN ONE, Bored Apes, Cryptokitties, and more, generating positive reactions within the NFT community.
- Memes and derivative works inspired by “The Simpsons” episode surface, leading to increased floor prices and speculation about a potential “Simpsons pump” for NFTs.
- Kylie Jenner makes a cameo, providing comic relief by playing herself and engaging with Marge on the blockchain journey.
- The episode cleverly pokes fun at NFT hype and Kylie Jenner’s involvement in the NFT world, suggesting potential trends within the NFT market and popular culture.
The latest Halloween episode of The Simpsons, titled “Treehouse of Horrors XXXIV,” has taken a humorous dive into the world of NFTs, sparking a wave of reactions in the Web3 community.
The long-running animated series, which started in 1989, is known for its witty references, and this year’s Halloween episode was no exception.
In the segment “Wild Barts Can’t be Token”, Bart finds himself stepping into the blockchain after being scanned, with his physical form digitized, creating the first NFT of a human valued at $1.5 million.
Marge enters the blockchain to rescue Bart, leading to a comical and action-packed adventure through the “block train”.
Without giving away spoilers, the episode features numerous nods to popular NFT collections, including Beeple’s HUMAN ONE, Dmitri Cherniak’s Goose, Bored Apes, Cryptokitties, Doodles, Punks, and Nyan Cat.
Being on the Simpsons is a big moment for NFTs.— Steve 🤙 (@NFTbark) November 6, 2023
When I worked in PR at Nestle and Progressive, we viewed being poked at by cultural institutions as an honor. Having Jimmy Fallon needle DiGiorno or SNL joke about Flo was great.
This is good.
It means NFT are in the zeitgeist. pic.twitter.com/FyUoPZzjUu
Surprisingly, the NFT community has embraced the episode, even though it pokes fun at them.
A Springfield Punks collection, inspired by the episode, was released by Italian artist Rinaldo Russo and gained attention in the community.
Is It a Simpsons Pump?
NFT collectors are now speculating whether this episode could lead to a “Simpsons pump”.
CryptoPunks, for instance, have experienced a surge in floor prices, surpassing $90,000.
NFTbark, a platform associated with PR for traditional firms, sees The Simpsons appearance as a “big moment” for NFTs and brands alike.
The NFT-themed story in The Simpsons’ annual “Treehouse of Horror” episode has certainly revived interest in the NFT world.
However, it’s not just the crypto community that’s talking about it.
Kylie Jenner’s Guest Appearance
This year’s Halloween-themed anthology episode also featured a guest appearance by Kylie Jenner, who played a version of herself.
Bart is turned into an NFT in the episode, and Marge takes on the digital realm to rescue him, with a little assistance from Jenner and her companions.
The moment Jenner makes her appearance, Homer Simpson assumes she and the others are merely “celebrity shills” for NFTs.
Jenner clears things up by emphasizing her understanding of the blockchain’s distributed ledger.
In the episode, Jenner provides Marge with an encryption key to navigate the blockchain.
She explains the key’s importance and its role in helping Marge find Bart and exit the blockchain.
Marge succeeds in her mission, but Homer, ever the trend-follower, decides to become an NFT himself.
The craze around his NFT quickly fades, showcasing the show’s satirical take on the hype surrounding digital collectibles.
The Simpsons: Predicting the Future?
The Simpsons has a long history of seemingly predicting the future, and with NFTs featured in an episode, some viewers wonder if it’s a sign of a resurgence in the NFT world.
Whether it’s NFTs or other trends, The Simpsons continues to provide a humorous and sometimes prophetic take on the ever-evolving world we live in.
The NFT community, on the other hand, is basking in the glow of The Simpsons’ spotlight and enjoying every meme-worthy moment it brings.