Marvel References You Never Even Noticed In The Simpsons
For more than 30 years, The Simpsons has skewered every major player in the pop culture landscape, including Marvel. While some of these superhero jokes are obvious, others aren't quite as easy to spot. Here are some Marvel references in The Simpsons that you might have missed.
One of the earliest and best "crusading Lisa" episodes of The Simpsons is "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy." In this classic episode, the sensitive, political, and staunchly feminist middle Simpson child strikes back against the manufacturers of a Barbie-like doll called Malibu Stacy. In the past, Lisa was a huge Malibu Stacy fan and collector, but she becomes deeply offended by a new talking version of the doll. It has a voice chip that delivers an assortment of stereotypical phrases, such as "Let's make cookies for the boys" and "Don't ask me, I'm just a girl."
Malibu Stacy also utters this line, which further pushes Lisa to the edge.
"Let's buy makeup, so the boys will like us."
At this point, Lisa rants to other girls about her issues with the doll. A confused classmate admits that there's something wrong with her Malibu Stacy.
"My Spidey sense is tingling! Anybody call for a webslinger?"
This, of course, is one of the phrases used by the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. It's also a much more obscure reference to an early '90s activist group called the Barbie Liberation Organization. This group secretly replaced the voice chips of Mattel's Teen Talk Barbie, which said things like "Math class is tough!" in favor of sayings from talking G.I. Joe action figures, like "Eat lead, Cobra" and plenty of other battle-ready expressions.
Watch the video to see more Marvel references you never even noticed in The Simpsons!
Spider-Girl in Springfield | 0:00
The name game | 1:49
Wait for it... | 3:02
The origins of Pie Man | 4:03
J. Jonah Jameson gets poetic | 5:48
Best. References. Ever. | 6:54
Spoiler-filled endgame | 8:27
Swinging in the 1970s | 10:09
He is Groot | 11:16
Stan the Man | 12:28
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