Recreating the famous poses of da Vinci's The Last Supper is an age-old tradition for shows and movies to feign depth and symbolism and make themselves look all smart - just by arranging characters around a table! It barely has to make sense - like in this promo pic for the final season of Lost, that places Smoke Monster Locke in the Jesus position for no reason, and just puts everyone else kinda whereever because the writers had pretty much given up at this point.
Speaking of disappointing final seasons to mysterious sci-fi shows with large casts - Battlestar Galactica did the same for a promo pic for THEIR last season! And, like Lost, it makes no goddamn sense. Sure, you could make arguments for why certain people are where they are (there's like 9 Judases this season), but what's the point? Also, it's pretty weird they would ever assume anyone would sit like this, all on one side of the table. Conversations are gonna be REALLY hard this way.
Speaking of disappointing final seasons...ha, just kidding. The Sopranos was pretty great the whole way through, even if they too did a weird, meaningless Last Supper picture. Tony as Jesus? Well, they both...liked wine? That's about as far as the comparisons go, since it's tough to compare the Christian savior with a sociopath mobster. And yet, here we are.
At least when shows like The Simpsons reference The Last Supper, it's usually as a joke, mocking the pretension and phony symbolism of the more high-minded shows that attempt this. Then again, this is from post-season 10 Simpsons, so take that as you will.
Well, I'll give House this: at least they tried SOMETHING different with the framework of The Last Supper, replacing the table with a surgery patient and not trying to jam in 12 apostle fill-ins. Well, unless you count those surgeons in the background OH GODDAMMIT IT. Nevermind, House, you're just as bad as the rest.
I'm okay with this. This is so stupid and in-your-face dumb, it's impossible to not love this poster.
As if Alan Moore didn't cram enough symbolism into Watchmen, you just HAD to go and add more, didn't you, Zack Snyder? And why? What is this trying to say? Silk Spectre is Jesus? Does that make any sense at all? Maybe if the alien squid thing from the end was in the Judas position here.
C'mon, M*A*S*H, I thought you were better than this. First you lend your name to that song about monsters partying, and now this. To be fair, I did hear that party was a "graveyard smash."
I'm pretty sure Jesus didn't say the f-word as much as Gordon Ramsay, but I never bought the Unrated Director's Cut of the Bible so who knows.
South Park, you made it into a gag, instead of some faux-meaningful promo shot. Also, you're not late-era The Simpsons, so (*Dumbledore voice*) 10 points to House South Park.