Lee Carvallo’s Putting Challenge from The Simpsons is now playable!

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

The Simpsons

Now that The Simpsons has been streaming in its correct-aspect ratio on the Disney+ streaming service, I typically have the show playing in the background while I work, and as luck would have it, the seventh-season episode "Marge Be Not Proud" played just days ago. The classic episode found Bart so desperate to play the new video-game Bonestorm that he is caught stealing it from a local store. Once Marge discovers what Bart as done, he must work to regain his mother's love and trust. Of course, Bart and Marge reconcile by the end of the episode and Marge presents her son with an early Christmas present: Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge.

The gag is hilarious, as was the entire show back in those days, and one enterprising fan has developed a playable version of Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge for our enjoyment, which Simpsons writer Bill Oakley brought to our attention.

In regards to why it took Disney+ so long to begin streaming The Simpsons in its correct aspect-ratio, the team apparently had to "reconfigure its content-delivery engine and build a brand-new feature to accommodate a concept it hadn’t previously anticipated: Giving viewers access to the same content but with different underlying video attributes." According to Joe Rice, VP of media product at Disney Streaming Services, they had to make sure they could deliver without breaking any of the existing Disney+ features. "We needed to challenge prior assumptions and rethink how content for streaming is packaged and delivered," Rice said, but added that the new model "opens up a number of exciting opportunities for novel ways of presenting content in the future." From what Rice says, it seems that this would enable Disney+ to include alternate versions of movies and TV shows in the future, which is rather exciting.

Source: Aaron Demeter

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