Simpsons fans are saying "Aye Caramba!" to this mistake that executive producer Matt Selman recently noticed. In a season 6 episode, the family discusses how the Simpsons became a family of five and the sacrifices that Homer, specifically, made in order to support them. During one scene in the episode, there's a pretty glaring error within the background.
As Homer and Marge are seated on the couch, Marge explains that she is pregnant again. The episode is pretty clear that this is the pregnancy that will result in Maggie... only ...
Maggie is in photo on wall behind Marge telling Homer she’s pregnant with Maggie https://t.co/uckWDl8qWp— Matt Selman (@Matt Selman) 1536110176.0
Apparently, that episode was full of similar errors!
@Strain42 @mattselman Well I'll be damned https://t.co/TgW1BOzHM6— 💧ZB Simpson (@💧ZB Simpson) 1536207170.0
@BenWheatley @mattselman LOL. More grown Lisa with Maggie. These weren't mistakes. They were Easter Eggs.— Bradley Farless (@Bradley Farless) 1536211538.0
@mattselman Aaannnnddd Ruth was there during the baby shower. She didn’t move into the neighbourhood until years l… https://t.co/MhQzyUj68r— Kevin Sousa (@Kevin Sousa) 1536204278.0
Fans were quick to respond with some great explanations.
@mattselman @JerseyQueen201 They’ve always predicted the future so this is genius actually https://t.co/ZVjsNbLz7f— A.D. Roberts 🏁 (@A.D. Roberts 🏁) 1536229937.0
@mattselman Maybe someone in a crossover episode used his time machine to place that picture from the future on the… https://t.co/dl6OGWwzMf— Mark Riter (@Mark Riter) 1536204307.0
@mattselman A wizard did it.— EscapeRouteBritish (@EscapeRouteBritish) 1536249887.0
@mattselman This isn’t exactly a mistake, but a hint towards the Simpson’s time travel. It is a paradox that she is… https://t.co/8lGgWzr2FK— Kenndrick allen (@Kenndrick allen) 1536220744.0
@mattselman I cant believe The Simpsons predict the future in real life and the future in their own show. https://t.co/RYXTYqMzqp— Derikimi (@Derikimi) 1536187571.0
@mattselman Maggie is an omniscient time traveler, dude.— David Deckard (@David Deckard) 1536203467.0
@mattselman Anything is possible in a world where Maggie has been a baby since 1987.— Patrick Girouard (@Patrick Girouard) 1536111148.0
@wes_rules @mattselman https://t.co/1PW93GpddJ— Dexter J. (@Dexter J.) 1536120451.0
@mattselman https://t.co/fexXX8XISn— Andy Pan (@Andy Pan) 1536122331.0
@Pun_N_James @tylerobrown @AlJean @CliffFrancisII @mattselman @TheSimpsons That's a secret baby they hid like they… https://t.co/c3tPCvkVK6— Rawburt the Disney diva 🌹 (@Rawburt the Disney diva 🌹) 1536206268.0
So what's your theory? Error, Easter Egg, or time travel? Maybe something entirely different? Let us know!