The Good, The Bart And The Loki – Disney+ Talk
While ‘The Simpsons’ may have decreased in quality, I can’t help but continue to watch the specials that are still brought out. ‘Treehouse of Horror’, the shorts and the Star Wars specials are all episodes that I love, even if I’ve grown tired of the main show. And I have previously covered a Star Wars special, ‘The Force Awakens From Its Nap’, which I once again enjoyed. It was filled with references and great visual gags that the show is so well-known for. But, since Disney also own Marvel, it was only a matter of time until the superheroes that we’ve followed for the last decade cross over into Springfield.
‘The Good, The Bart And The Loki’ was uploaded to Disney+ on the 7th July 2021. The 5-minute short sees Loki (voiced by Tom Hiddleston) banished from Asgard once again and finding himself in Springfield where he teams up with the Boy of Mischief, Bart Simpson.
This short exists to celebrate the ‘Loki’ series and the Marvel Cinematic Universe by showing visual gags revolving around Marvel and even Disney themselves. A particular background gag pokes fun at the fact that Disney bought Marvel and Fox, so they were allowed to do this crossover which I particularly liked. Just because the Mickey Mouse company bought ‘The Simpsons’ doesn’t mean they’ll stop from joking about anything that they can get their hands on, including themselves, and I appreciate that.
Other jokes include Lisa being worthy of holding Thor’s hammer (because of course she is) and getting The Springfield Avengers together. These consist of Barney as Iron Man, Dr Nick as Dr Strange, Marge’s sisters as Wanda and Agatha, Moe as Vision, Ned Flanders as Antman, Ralph as Hulk and Dr Hibbert as Falcon. Loki also gets accepted into the Simpsons family, which he calls ‘functional’ while Bart is banished by Lisa. The fact that he calls the Simpsons functional says a lot about his own family!
And, when the credits roll, the jokes don’t stop. Jokes seen during the credits sequence are Comic Book Guy as Thor and doing The Snap, Homer trying and failing to pick up Thor’s hammer, Maggie watching Wandavision, Barney washing his Iron Man suit, and Ralph the Hulk smashing Loki in a re-enactment of ‘The Avengers’. There’s even an end credits scene where Loki is put on trial for violating Disney+’s rules about interdimensional travel into other shows (and stealing Goofy’s parking space!).
While there’s not much of a plot, ‘The Good, The Bart And The Loki’ is still enjoyable, especially for Marvel fans, and it’s great to finally see a Marvel/Simpsons crossover. Maybe the next crossover can be with Mickey Mouse and Goofy?
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