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17 Awesome Pieces Of Trivia About "The Simpsons Movie"

It was released a whole 10 YEARS AGO.

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1. When the family gets to Alaska, they're given $1,000, which does happen in real life.

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The Alaska Permanent Fund is a payment that Alaska residents receive every year. The amount varies, but it always comes. O__o


5. Throughout July 2007, a dozen 7-Eleven stores changed their name to Kwik-E-Mart.

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It was part of the movie's publicity push. The stores sold products like Buzz Cola, KrustyO's cereal, Radioactive Man comics, and Squishees.

6. The domain was registered 10 years before the movie was released.

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This was when the studio approved the movie, but they took several years to reach agreements with the voice artists. That website doesn't exist anymore. :(

8. There was a contest to decide where the movie would have its premiere.

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Out of the 16 cities called Springfield, the one in Vermont was the winner. It narrowly beat out Springfield, Illinois.


9. The Oatmeal Enthusiast magazine that Grampa Simpson reads actually exists in real life.

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It's an Internet magazine called The Oatmeal Artist, and it has a very cool section for oatmeal enthusiasts (yes, they exist).

11. This scene is an homage to M.C. Escher's "House of Stairs."

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The work of the Dutch artist is characterized by its play on perspective. The reference appears when Homer tries to have an epiphany.

12. As part of the movie's publicity push, Homer was painted next to the Cerne Abbas chalk giant on the hill above Cerne Abbas in the UK.


13. An emblematic love song for Marge and Homer makes an appearance.

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In the super-sad video that Marge leaves Homer to tell him she doesn't know why she loves him, "Close to You" by the Carpenters is playing in the background, the very same song that was playing in a flashback scene in which Homer met Marge for the first time in an episode that aired in 1991.

14. Edward Norton was going to be the voice of the guy who gets crushed by the dome.

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Norton was doing a Woody Allen impression (sounds crazy), but the result was too distracting, so they decided to step back from that.

16. The ambulance that crashed by the Springfield Gorge also appears.

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Do you remember that legendary episode from 1990? In the episode, the ambulance was destroyed, and Homer and Bart find it in the movie when they return to the gorge.


17. Maggie says her "first" word in the credits.

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The word is "sequel." But she actually said her first word in an episode from 1992 and it was "daddy" (it's just that no one heard it).

With information from IMDb.

This post was translated from Spanish.