The Simpsons have offered an explanation for why Maggie is still a baby, 29 years on – but it’s not the best…
The revelation came after Twitter user Brian Fink tweeted at the show’s official account over the weekend. “Umm I’m confused,” he wrote. “This is the first time I’m watching @TheSimpsons in forever…. how is Maggie still a baby with a pacifier? Shouldn’t she be in college by now?!”
The account was quick to reply – but its explanation was about as vague as could be. “That’s the magic of #TheSimpsons,” was all they offered.
That's the magic of #TheSimpsons.
— The Simpsons (@TheSimpsons) December 11, 2017
Meanwhile, a new documentary sets out to investigate the impact of The Simpsons character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon – and how widely he’s considered to be an offensive stereotype to people of Indian and Asian descent.
The Problem With Apu follows comedian and Simpsons‘ fan Hari Kondabolu as he interviews figures from the world of entertainment including Aziz Ansari, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Maulik Pancholy, Sakina Jaffrey, Whoopi Goldberg and Kal Penn to look into the problematic nature of iconic shop-owner.
Earlier this year, fans on Twitter voted for the best episode of The Simpsons of all-time. The accolade came down to two episodes – ‘Marge v The Monorail’ and ‘Last Exit To Springfield’ – with the former eventually coming out on top.