Popular animated series humorously critiques overvaluation of NFTs and references prominent digital art collections
The popular animated series, The Simpsons, has once again brought the world of cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to the small screen. In its recent Halloween special episode, titled "Wild Barts Can't Be Token", the show humorously critiqued the overvaluation of NFTs and the hype surrounding them.
The episode featured characters like Bart Simpson as living NFTs, drawing attention to the current trend of digitizing art and other assets into NFTs. The storyline revolved around Marge's quest to rescue Bart, who had been transformed into a living NFT. The show also took a jab at the city's art gallery being digitized, a nod to the real-world trend of virtual art galleries and museums.
The Simpsons didn't stop at just portraying characters as NFTs. The episode also included references to well-known NFTs from Beeple and the Bored Ape Yacht Club. However, these famous NFTs were portrayed as nearly worthless in the episode, a satirical take on their real-world astronomical valuations.
This is not the first time The Simpsons has referenced cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Previous episodes have also touched on these topics, showing the creators' keen interest in the subject and their willingness to incorporate current trends into their storylines.
Interestingly, the episode's portrayal of NFTs had a minor impact on the floor prices of certain NFT collections. This shows the influence popular culture can have on the cryptocurrency market and the perceptions of digital assets.
In conclusion, The Simpsons' recent episode serves as a humorous critique of the NFT craze, while also highlighting the growing influence and recognition of cryptocurrencies and NFTs in mainstream media.