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Now Museum, Now You Don't (The Simpsons)

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"Now Museum, Now You Don't"
The Simpsons episode
Episode no.Season 32
Episode 3
Directed byTimothy Bailey
Written byDan Greaney
Featured music
  • "Winter" from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi
  • "Mona Lisa" by Nat King Cole
  • "La Marseillaise"
  • "Ride of the Valkyries" by Richard Wagner
Production codeZABF21
Original air dateOctober 11, 2020 (2020-10-11)
Episode features
Couch gagThe family is drawn in on a series of animation cels that flip down onto the screen in a living room background. Homer eats a donut as the muscle and skin cels flip down.
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"Now Museum, Now You Don't" is the third episode of the thirty-second season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 687th episode overall. It aired in the United States on Fox on October 11, 2020.[1] The episode was directed by Timothy Bailey,[2] and written by Dan Greaney.[3]

It is the first episode in which Eric Lopez, provided the voice of Bumblebee Man, taking over the role from Hank Azaria.[4] The episode featured Lisa fantasizing about Western Art. It also received generally positive reviews, and was watched live in the United States by 1.36 million viewers.

Plot[edit]

While being homesick, Lisa Simpson reads a book about western art and fantasizes the stories as follows.

Lisanardo da Vinci[edit]

Back in Vinci, Italy in 1462, Lisanardo da Vinci (Lisa) draws a suspect for Chief Wiggum, Wiggum thinks that this would make a lot of money for Homer. Florence at that time was at the start of the Renaissance. Soon, Lisanardo becomes the most famous artist in Florence, leading to jealousy from her fellow students.

Later on, Lisanardo becomes worried about being too talented and starts writing secret diaries that no one will decipher for 400 years.

One of the diaries is stolen by Bart Simpson and is given to Mr. Burns. Mr. Burns uses the ideas for evil, ultimately destroying the city. When Lisanardo learns her ideas are being used for war, she escapes to France and goes to the Court of King Francis I (Nelson Muntz), where she works on her newest masterpiece, a novel titled The Da Vinci Code.

1863 France[edit]

After initially being picked on by the other students in 1863, a French Impressionist (Bart), receives praise from Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Moe) for his work and he earns the respect of the other students. The school administration worries that the Emperor will not like the art, so they tell the students not to show it to him. However, the students do anyway, and the Emperor praises their work.

Cupid[edit]

Cupid (Maggie) accidentally shoots Homer with an arrow and he dies, plunging into a Hieronymus Bosch hell.

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo[edit]

Shortly after Diego (Homer) and Frida (Marge) are married, Diego has them move to America, where John D. Rockefeller has Diego paint a mural at the Rockefeller Center, while Frida is left out. Frida's sisters (Patty and Selma) encourage her to leave Diego, but she is hesitant. In an attempt to be noticed for her work, Frida shows her works to Diego who praises them. Diego them decides to adapt his mural to reflect Frida's ideas, which Rockefeller doesn't like, so he tells Diego to paint over it or lose the job. Diego refuses and so they leave.

Vincent[edit]

Moe sings a song to the tune of "Vincent", as the credits roll over famous paintings.

Production[edit]

A still from the episode was released on Twitter by showrunner Al Jean on July 16, 2020.[5] This is the first episode with Eric Lopez voicing Bumblebee Man, taking over from Hank Azaria who voiced the character since the fourth season.[4] This came after the producers of the series announced that "Moving forward, The Simpsons will no longer have white actors voice non-white characters,"[6] and follows Alex Désert taking over the role of Carl Carlson from Azaria, in the first episode of the season.[7]

Reception[edit]

Viewing figures[edit]

In the United States, the episode was watched live by 1.36 million viewers.[8]

Critical response[edit]

Tony Sokol with Den of Geek said, "While it may not be a masterpiece, The Simpsons season 32, episode 3, 'Now Museum, Now You Don’t' can hang in most galleries. Beyond the humor, the visuals are quite impressive, and varied." He went on to say that, "'Now Museum, Now You Don't' works as a variety show, even though it follows through on one concept. It’s not a side-splitting episode, but the segments allow it to be a varied one. All three segments were well produced, funny and had enough historical trivia to keep it clever." He also gave the episode four out of five stars.[9]

References[edit]

  1. "(SI-3121) "Now Museum, Now You Don't"". The Futon Critic. September 16, 2020. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  2. @AlJean (February 18, 2020). "the great Tim Bailey" (Tweet). Retrieved August 22, 2020 – via Twitter.
  3. @AlJean (November 16, 2019). "@dangreaney" (Tweet). Retrieved August 22, 2020 – via Twitter.
  4. 4.0 4.1 @AlJean (October 11, 2020). ".@TheSimpsons And a warm Simpsons welcome to Eric Lopez!" (Tweet). Retrieved October 12, 2020 – via Twitter.
  5. @AlJean (July 16, 2020). ".@TheSimpsons for lefthanders AND righthanders from "Now Museum Now you Don't" coming this fall..." (Tweet). Retrieved September 9, 2020 – via Twitter.
  6. Petski, Denise (June 26, 2020). "'The Simpsons' Will No Longer Have White Actors Voice Non-White Characters". Deadline. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  7. Schneider, Michael (September 24, 2020). "'The Simpsons' Season Premiere: Here's Who Took Over Carl's Voice From Hank Azaria (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  8. Metcalf, Mitch (October 13, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.11.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  9. Sokol, Tony (October 12, 2020). "The Simpsons Season 32 Episode 3 Review: Now Museum, Now You Don't". Den of Geek. Retrieved October 12, 2020.


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