The Good, The Bart, And The Loki: 14 Marvel Easter Eggs In The Simpsons Short
The MCU has finally come to... The Simpsons? The latest Simpsons animated short is a , with none other than Loki (Tom Hiddleston) leading the charge. The Good, the Bart, and the Loki is available to watch on Disney+ right now and, of course, it's stuffed with Marvel Easter eggs.
Warning: The following contains spoilers for the new Simpsons short. If you haven't watched it yet, it's only a few minutes long so it should take almost no time at all to dig through.
In the show, Loki is banished to, of all places, Springfield. There he befriends Bart Simpson, sends Lisa packing to Asgard, and shenanigans ensue. From familiar characters taking on Marvel personas to deep dive Disneyland jokes, The Good, The Bart, and the Loki has it all.
1. The title card
The title card for this short is clearly a play on the opening credits of Loki--though it's way more colorful.
2. It's Asgard!
Asgard may have been destroyed in Thor: Ragnarok, but in the world of The Simpsons, it's seemingly alive and well--as is Thor and Loki's dad, Odin.
Upon landing in Asgard, Lisa finds herself face-to-face with a sleeping Fenris--the massive wolf creature from Thor: Ragnarok. Thank goodness he's sleeping, otherwise, that situation could have been dire.
5. Springfield Avengers
Upon returning to Springfield to banish Loki, Thor Lisa calls on none other than the Springfield Avengers to help, assembling a team of Earth's most available heroes. There are plenty of familiar faces to note, but we want to send a special shoutout to Comic Book Guy as Quicksilver, Dr. Hibert as Falcon, Maude Flanders (RIP) as Captain Marvel, and Milhouse as a much better Hawkeye than Jeremy Renner could ever dream of being. Also worth pointing out is how this short is even possible. Rainier Wolfcastle (star of the fictional McBain franchise) steps in as Giant-Man with a sign that says "This is what happens when Disney buys Marvel and Fox." He's not wrong.
6. That music
Who are Springfield's Avengers without the iconic Avengers theme song? That tune gets used quite a bit in this short.
7. Comic Book Guy's Snap
Over the end credits of the short, we are treated to a number of Simpson-ized Marvel images--including one that replaces Thanos with Comic Book Guy, mid-snap.
8. That mid-credits scene
In the first of several credits scenes, Loki has assumed a new identity in Springfield--he's taken the form of Moe the bartender. Why? To poison his enemies with beer. That's good news for Barney, who loves it so much.
9. The Guardians of the Backyard
Another fun piece of art reimagines the Guardians of the Galaxy. Homer is Drax, Marge is Gamora, Santa's Little Helper is Rocket, and Bart and Lisa's treehouse is Groot, as they band together to protect the backyard.
10. WandaVision looks boring
The final piece of art we see is easily the worst possible version of WandaVision, in which Milhouse's parents sub in as Wanda and Vision. It's so bad that even Maggie looks unamused as she changes the channel.
11. The post-credits scene
The next credits scene is an homage to the original Marvel's Avengers film. In that movie, Hulk smashed Loki into the floor repeatedly, giving us one of the funniest moments of the movie. Here, Ralph Wiggum (as Hulk) does the same.
12. The post-post credits scene
Ah, the final post-credits scene. This one is a nod to the Disney+ series Loki and features the trickster on trial at the Time Variance Authority.
13. A timeless Disneyland gag
There are a number of jokes in the charges being thrown at Loki, but our favorite is definitely that he took up two spaces in the Goofy lot. Once upon a time, before Disney California Adventure was a thing, there was a massive parking lot right across from the Disneyland entrance. Said lot was broken up into several sections including, yes, the Goofy lot.
14. Loki's weird accent
Finally, someone has the courage to note how strange it is for Loki (and several other Asgardians) to have British accents. After all, the characters are based on Norse mythology and thus, you'd think, would sound like they're from Norway.
13. A hidden Mickey
One of the final images we see in the short is the standard Gracie Films vanity card from the end of every episode of The Simpsons. This one's changed, though, as Mickey Mouse has been added to the theater audience.