Belle And Sebastian crashed The Simpsons party, gifting us the animated crossover we didn’t know we needed
Picture this: the charming lads and lasses of Belle And Sebastian just casually strolling into the vibrant, animated chaos of The Simpsons. Yep, that happened, and it was everything you’d hoped it would be.
In the latest Simpsons episode titled “Ae Bonny Romance,” Groundskeeper Willie takes a walk down the aisle with his betrothed, Maisie (voiced by Karen Gillan).
Scotland’s indie darlings, Belle And Sebastian, got a front-row seat, or should we say, a front-stage seat at the rehearsal dinner. Because, really, what better way to toast to true love and the quirky town of Springfield than with a dash of indie magic?
Stuart Murdoch, the frontman of Belle And Sebastian, took to Twitter to share the band’s animated alter egos. According to him, Beans and Stevie got the cartoon treatment just right. Well, who could argue with that? Beans and Stevie looked like they jumped straight out of a Belle And Sebastian-themed coloring book, and it was all kinds of fantastic.
Did anyone catch this at the weekend? Season 35 Ep 8 “Ae Bonny Romance”. Streaming from today via HULU and on US TV last night. pic.twitter.com/4TdfeaN3mP
— belle & sebastian (@bellesglasgow) December 4, 2023
But the Belle And Sebastian takeover didn’t stop there. Oh no! The good folks at The Simpsons threw in a musical throwback with “If You Find Yourself Caught In Love” during a wedding montage.
The highlight was an original Belle And Sebastian creation, “Willie And The Dream Of Peat Bogs,” playing during the end credits.
So, yeah, Belle And Sebastian crashed The Simpsons party, and it was the animated crossover we didn’t know we needed.
A sprinkle of indie, a dash of Scottish charm, and a whole lot of animated fun.
Cheers to Belle And Sebastian for making cartoon cameos look effortlessly cool.