The famous American television show “The Simpsons” has once again surprised its audience in its latest Halloween episode, mentioning NFT and the crypto technologies.
This time, the episode titled “Wild Barts Can’t Be Token” focused on making fun of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens), a unique form of digital assets that have gained popularity in recent times.
The episode focuses on parodying the supposed overvaluation of NFTs and offers a humorous perspective on this digital world and blockchain, as they have accustomed us to for decades in their television series.
Simpsons just made a crypto & NFT episode pic.twitter.com/pgsKgu3KB7
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In the plot of the episode, Marge must venture into the world of blockchain to rescue her son Bart, who has been transformed into an NFT, by mistake of our beloved Homer.
During the episode, the mayor of Springfield makes the decision to convert the city’s art into digital form or NFTs, reflecting the growing real-world interest in asset tokenization.
The episode doesn’t stop there, as it mentions famous NFT collections, such as the exceptional artist Beeple and the legendary Bored Ape Yacht Club collection, suggesting that not all digital art is equally valuable.
This humorous approach highlights the growing public awareness around NFTs and how their value can be perceived subjectively.
THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THAT “THE SIMPSONS” ADDRESS TOPICS RELATED TO CRYPTO AND NFT
In previous episodes, such as “Frinkcoin,” the character Jim Parsons explains cryptocurrency and blockchain concepts, while in another episode called “The King of Nice,” Krusty the Clown loses money on NFTs, which he humorously calls “TV Shows.” not funny.”
Additionally, “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening has incorporated cryptocurrency themes into other shows, such as Futurama, in the episode titled “How the West Was 101001.”
Curiously, after the broadcast of the episode, a slight increase in the prices of some NFTs was observed, such as that of the Bored Ape Yacht Club, or STEPN, which skyrocketed its values in both volume and price, which could indicate the impact that the Pop culture and media exposure can have on the markets.
For their part, the value of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) also experienced slight increases, giving some extra impetus to the matter.
It is important to note that, although the episode mocks certain aspects of NFTs, there is actually great potential behind Non-Fungible Tokens, examples of this range from art collections such as CryptoPunks, FvckRender and Beeple or video games such as Gods Unchained and Tethan Arena to specialized services such as STEPN for health and sports, or ENS, a company that allows obtaining decentralized web domains for Web3.
These unique digital assets allow for the representation and transfer of ownership of digital or real-world items, which can have significant implications in areas such as art, video games, and intellectual property.
The interaction that NFTs can have in the real world is a topic that continues to be explored and could change the way digital assets are handled in the future.