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The Brutal Mickey Mouse Joke In The Simpsons Movie Fans Are Surprised Disney Hasn't Cut

Since 1989, "The Simpsons" has been pumping out episodes aimed at the everyday suburban family, taking sometimes very relatable situations and making them just over-the-top enough to get full-bellied laughter out of viewers. Thanks to that, among other factors, the show has become a staple in pop culture. It has made history in multiple ways, including with its dozens of guest stars and its uncanny ability to predict the future – or at least appear to, anyway.

More recently, "The Simpsons" and its lengthy list of episodes found a home on the Disney+ streaming platform. This may sound all good and well if you remember "The Simpsons" as a wholesome show about an average American family, but when it comes right down to it, the series is less on the side of wholesome and more on the side of satirical comedy poking fun at every part of American life. Really, every part. Nothing is safe, which is why some fans are a bit confused about a particular Mickey Mouse joke in 2007's "The Simpsons Movie" that didn't get cut after the franchise made its way onto the House of Mouse's very own streaming service.

Bart made a joke about an evil corporation

Over its three-plus decades (and counting) on TV screens, "The Simpsons" has poked fun at just about everything, including Disney. A joke in the "The Simpsons Movie" recently became a topic on Reddit when u/tacoskins posted a still from the movie that showed Bart (voiced by Nancy Cartwright) imitating Mickey Mouse, saying, "I'm the mascot of an evil corporation." u/leomonster suggested that Disney might not be a fan of the joke when they wrote, "Well, that's a relief. I was sure they were cutting that joke out." However, other users don't see the point in cutting the line, such as u/jamesthejerk who asked, "It was such a great line though. Which genius wrote that kneeslapper?"

Joining forces with Disney has been common for franchises and long-running shows over the last few years, but "The Simpsons" showrunner Al Jean said in an interview with Collider that things are pretty similar to how they've always been. "Well, nothing has changed in the way we do the show, and they told us right from the beginning, 'We bought you to be you, just be yourselves,' and we haven't changed the editorial process at all," he said. "I'm just grateful because you know that streaming is the future, and it's going to come down to four or five streamers that we landed on Disney+, which just has all these incredible things that people want."

It's clear that Disney wouldn't overlook a few jokes made here and there at their expense, and by now, it's probably more of an honor to have a joke about you on "The Simpsons," even if it is one calling you an evil corporation.