If you've been on Twitter long enough, there's a good chance that you've run across one of Simpsons Films tweets on your timeline. You know the ones -- they take random screencaps of Simpsons episodes and use them to simultaneously parody and somehow also accurately describe popular movies. It's hard to figure out why The Simpsons can seemingly apply to almost any concept or plot imaginable, so I contacted the person behind Simpsons Films for answers.

"I think the sheer longevity of the show helps; the more varied situations there are, the more likely they'll line up with something else," Simpsons Films said over Twitter DM. They wished to remain anonymous. "That, plus the creativity and artistry of the animation in the earlier years led to some very cinematic moments and direction which doesn't really happen with the modern episodes."

Simpsons Films told me that they make ample use of the magical screencap emporium Frinkiac whenever inspiration strikes, though they have accepted occasional submissions from fellow fans. At just over 400 tweets at the time of this writing, the account has struck gold an impressive amount of time in its yearlong lifespan. I collected some of my favorite tweets below:


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