Lisa Simpson gets to jam with Billie Eilish and Finneas in the Disney+ Original “The Simpsons” Short, “When Billie Met Lisa.” Lisa is looking for a quiet place to practice her saxophone and ends up alone under a tree. While practicing, Billie and Finneas hear her, and Billie wants to jam with her. They end up working on “The Simpsons” theme song together while Billie’s voice is able to get everyone in Springfield to stop fighting and be friendly.
This is a rather odd four-minute short that serves as a way to incorporate two of the biggest current names in music into one of the longest running television shows of all time. It’s definitely got some funny parts like when Bart has Finneas write on the board, “I will learn to prank my sister.” Plus, the sign outside the recording studio that says the color of Billie Eilish’s hair was definitely chuckle worthy.
I’m just not sure what the point of this was other than to put Billie Eilish in a “The Simpsons” short. It’s all technically well done. The animation is beautiful. The voice acting is wonderful. Objectively, there’s nothing wrong with it, but, subjectively, I still don’t get why it needed to be done. It didn’t spawn a new song or music video and it isn’t leading to anything more for “The Simpsons.” It’s just kinda there.
In the end, this short was a perfectly fine way to spend four minutes, but it did little to nothing for me. I know Billie Eilish is very popular, but I just don’t care about her music. I’ve liked some songs and disliked other songs. “The Simpsons” have been around since I was a little kid and while I’ve enjoyed them over the years, it’s been a long time since I felt like I needed to watch them regularly. It was fine. That’s really all I can say about it.
Ranking: 2 stars
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