Social media users quickly discovered the contestants on The Chase this afternoon all shared their names with the main characters on The Simpsons TV show, prompting a flurry of hilarious tweets.
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Tonight’s episode of The Chase pays tribute to another beloved family TV show, if a bit longer.
Tonight’s trivia contest’s four contestants are Marge, Bart, Maggie and Lisa, all the names of members of the The Simpsons family who have been on our screens since 1989, in American animated show named after them.
Noticing the connection, fans of the ITV quiz show took to social media to share their excitement and shed light on the situation.
One fan said: “The contestants on The Chase tonight… Marge, Bart, Maggie and Lisa… must this be on purpose?!”
Another said: “It’s not like these people were chosen at random. Some of the staff are fans.”
One fan of comedy, referencing characters from Family Guy, a cartoon often compared to The Simpsons, said: “What’s next, Peter, Lois, Meg & Chris?”
Another said: “Tomorrow on The Chase we’ll have Ringo, Paul, John and George,” referring to the band members from The Beatles.
One admitted that they didn’t realize the theme of The Simpsons until the end of the episode, and another only achieved the result when their ten-year-old pointed it out.
Some viewers pointed out that Homer, supposedly the main character in The Simpsons and the father of Lisa, Maggie and Bart, was eliminated.
One questioner replied: “How can they not have Homer in line. That’s an outrage,” while another said: “Perhaps if Homer hadn’t been knocked out in the first round, they wouldn’t have been caught. .”
However, it is pointed out that Homer is not a common name in the United Kingdom.
One said: “Well, to be fair there aren’t many Homers in England”
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While host Bradley Walsh joked about the names as he introduced the team, he admitted in 2019 that he had never watched an episode of The Simpsons, despite more than 700 having aired. .
In the episode that premiered in May, the host asked a contestant: “The first full episode of the TV anime aired in the US on December 17, 1989?”
She correctly picked The Simpsons, which led to Bradley’s confession.
He said, “Really, 89, wow. Never seen an episode of it. Have you?”
Recalling this, one Twitter user said: “I bet Bradley ‘never saw it.’ Walsh doesn’t know what’s going on.”
Compared to The Simpsons, The Chase has been on the air for a relatively short time, since 2009.
The Chase airs at 5 p.m. weekdays.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/chase-viewers-awe-contestant-names-26313296 The Chase viewers are amazed that the contestants all have names from The Simpsons