The Simpsons has been releasing crossover shorts with some of the House of Mouse’s biggest properties ever since it joined Disney+.
Following on from May’s Star Wars parody, the residents of Springfield have met the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a crossover with the Loki series, featuring Tom Hiddleston actually providing the voice of the God of Mischief once again.
You might think that with them all being under the Disney umbrella, the Simpsons writers would get the lowdown on the plot ahead of time to get their parody just right. It turns out that wasn’t the case.
Speaking to ComicBook.com, executive producer Al Jean said: “Obviously we didn’t see anything [about Loki in] advance. We saw the trailer when it came out, we saw the episodes as you’ve seen them on Disney+.
“But when the first episode came out, Jim Brooks said, ‘We’ve got to do a reference in that short.’ So we parodied the first episode at the end of this and then we had to stop. We couldn’t go further.
“And I don’t know, people would ask me, ‘Do you know how it ends?’ I don’t know. I’ve only seen three or four episodes like everybody else. I think the second one talked about Loki falling a long distance and we have him falling a long distance… it was one of those prediction things where it’s closer than I had hoped.”
Of course, it’s not the first time that The Simpsons has correctly predicted something. Not by a long shot.
The Good, the Bart and the Loki is streaming on Disney+ now.