For the show's 550th episode "Brick Like Me" -- which airs May 4 on Fox -- Homer discovers he's now a CGI Lego version of his former self. Before you make any snap judgments about the premise of the episode, consider Lego and "The Simpsons" might just be a perfect fit. After all, it was just this year a talented fan recreated "The Simpsons" opening title sequence in Lego.
"We thought it was cool to start off in the world of Lego and have all the characters think that this was their normal life," "Simpsons" executive producer Matt Selman told Entertainment Weekly. "Then through a series of bizarre flashbacks, Homer starts to suspect that the Lego world isn't where he belongs. So he starts tearing away at the fabric of what he thinks is reality, which is never a great idea."
This isn't the first time "The Simpsons" has shown its love for Lego. In the episode "Hungry, Hungry Homer," the Simpsons family visits Blockoland, a theme park that clearly pays homage to Legoland. But now thanks to Lego (who helped finance the episode) and "The Simpsons" writers' room (who even wrote a Lego sex scene for Homer and Marge) fans will witness what happens when they get their wish to see Springfield through the eyes of minifigures.
"If you doubt our commitment to the complete Lego-ification of Springfield, we even wrote Lego versions of the ratings on the Love Tester in Moe's bar," Selman told EW.