Now Museum, Now You Don't
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"Now Museum, Now You Don't" is the third episode of season 32 of The Simpsons and the six-hundred and eighty-seventh episode overall. It originally aired on October 11, 2020. The episode was written by Dan Greaney and directed by Timothy Bailey.
- "Lisa stays home from school to explore the wonders of Western art. She appears as Lisanardo da Vinci, while Bart takes the shape of a French impressionist, Homer and Marge as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and Maggie as a warrior Cupid."
Lisanardo da Vinci
In Venice, Lisanardo is drawing the picture of a suspect for Wiggum, when he announces she'll make her family rich. In Florence, it was the start of the Renaissance, and Lisanardo become apprentice of Andrea del Verrocchio, with Barticelli, Dolphatello and Ralphael.
When Lisanardo shows her work to Andrea, it discourages him from working as a painter, so he goes to music school, while the other kids accuse her of having help from the Heaven above, when an angel appears giving her more.
Bart listened to the story, and Lisa compares him to another artist that had trouble with the Academy.
Bart is the main character this time, getting bad grades at the Aujourd'Hui: Royal Salon, and get mocked by the other students. Toulouse-Moetrec arrives at the Moulin Rouge and acclaims Bart's job and changes the mind of the other kids, to follow his work.
Back at the school, Chalmers arrives and Skinner shows him the new paintings, scaring him to not show them to the emperor coming later that day. Toulouse-Moetrec encourages them to show their work to the emperor anyway, with him loving cheese, so they bring a big form of cheese in the school.
Emperor Homer starts eating it and it gets destroyed against the wall in the back room of the salon, where Bart and the other kids show him their work and get acclaimed. When empress Marge notes how Skinner expelled him from the salon, him and Chalmers get decapitated.
Maggie arrives in Lisa's room and asks for her story, as she is Cupid, fighting off Gerald Samson's evil attacks, but on one occasion, he switches Cupid's arrows with Death arrows. Maggie shoots the arrow on Homer which dies. His weights so much that the staircase to Heaven breaks and he falls into Hell.
Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo
Homer arrives in the room and Lisa tells the story of him and Marge as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. The story starts with their marriage, and everyone congratulate them, just before El Barto appears, killing Wiggum with his sword. After the ceremony, Diego announces they'd move to America, in New York, to his wife's dismay.
There, they visit John D. Rockefeller Jr., a young capitalist, and Marge mentions how Bernie Sanders is being born, ready to take capitalists down. Bernie is seen at Springfield Elementary School bullying other kids to follow him.
Rockefeller tasks Diego to build a mural at the Rockefeller Center, while Frida is cast aside. After a discussion on bed, while Diego goes at the bar, Frida is left alone in front of the mirror, contemplating what to do, when her sisters, as angels, show up, telling her to paint her feelings and leaving Diego.
She presents her work to Diego, who after admiring her amazing paintings, decides to adapt his mural to her beliefs, painting a communist on it. Rockefeller wasn't happy and treatened to have him lose his commission if he didn't paint over it.
He refused, and they leave the Center, while Rockefeller ejects himself into a canal. Lisa tells of how Freida become more famous than Diego and an icon for female artists everywhere. In the end, Diego painted another mural telling the stories told in the episode. The episode ends with Moe telling the short story of Vincent van Moe.
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