The Simpsons producer defends changing the show’s timeline

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The Simpsons has been renewed for two more seasons, bringing the total number of seasons to a record-breaking 34. 

There are a few continuity inconsistencies in the timeline, including flashback episodes showing Homer and Marge meeting for the first time as adolescents in the 1970s, then again in the 1990s with Homer forming a grunge band.

Last weekend, the show’s timeline was rewritten once more, with the most recent episode depicting Homer as a youth in the 1990s.

Fans also speculated about what this means for the characters’ ages, with one tweeting, “What does this mean for the characters’ ages?” “In the late 1990s, Homer was a child, which means his imaginary birthday is later than Bart’s at the start of the show. 

“Homer is now the same age as Bart.” 

“…which means Maggie didn’t shoot Mr. Burns because she wasn’t born. Perhaps it was Homer, a young ’90s kid “another has been added. 

Someone else tweeted, “They literally can’t be doing this because Abraham Simpson served in World War II.” 

Matt Selman, the executive producer of The Simpsons, reacted to the fans, saying: “Continuity Alert: On Sunday’s @TheSimpsons, the show’s timeline is re-interpreted to enable Homer to be a teenager in the early 1990s.

Since The Simpsons is a 32-year-old show with no elderly characters, the ‘canon’ must be versatile, inconsistent, and silly. This isn’t to say that other classic @TheSimpsons flashback shows didn’t take place.

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“None of this came to pass. It’s just a ruse. Every episode is a Groundhog Day that only 

makes sense in the context of that storey (if at all) “added the director. 

“There is no such thing as ‘canon’ or ‘non-canon’ in @TheSimpsons. There are just tales to tell. If all of these bizarre occurrences occurred in one household, the characters will be admitted to a psychiatric institution.

Since the beginning of the show in 1989, the characters have all been the same age, with Homer and Marge in their 30s, Bart and Lisa at 10 and 8, and Maggie at 1 forever.


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