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By on February 22, 2007, with 46 Comments

I see that TV animated series, The Simpsons quite often present us quite cool optical illusions. This time Lisa Simpson discovered pretty strange object. Emily, reader who submitted this one, said: “Hi, not sure if you’ve gotten this one yet…In the Simpsons episode Treehouse of Horror VIII, the Simpson family is looking around a nerd’s garage sale, and Lisa picks up an “impossible object” for sale, while saying “If I were a nerd, I’d be in heaven!” I snapped a picture, and I think it turned out ok.” Am not sure if you noticed, but this object is EXACTLY the same as we asked you to construct with Instructions From Hell. Maybe Homer used a computer and saw our site. I wouldn’t be surprised if he somehow managed to put this Escher inspired object together. Who knows… ;)

Lisa Simpsons Impossible Object


46 Responses
  1. Rhett says:

    hmm. i’ve got nothing to say except i like this website and the simpsons!

  2. Joe Funney says:

    woo hoo, another impossible image… I think you need to get some more origional images…

  3. Enton says:

    Simpsons RULE!!!
    This Episodes is so awesome :D

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ahhh! Yes, I remember this episode, it’s so funny, yet scary. lol. =)

  5. Anonymous says:


    hahahaha i got first comment i’m the king

    • Rob L says:

      uhhh no you didn’t.

      Also this object was not originally from the Simpsons. I’m not sure where, but I saw it long before the show existed.

  6. Anonymous says:

    first post

  7. Anonymous says:

    woooooow that’s cool
    i like it
    nice job

  8. Anonymous says:

    nice one. keep sending in those tv illusions

  9. Anonymous says:

    wow this site is starting to become a joke, can you put REAL illusions on here? instead of all this cartoon crap? I mean serious, how about I draw a bunch of squigglies and submit it as an illusion.

  10. PWT27 says:

    Woo-Hoo. Lisa rocks!

  11. PWT227 says:

    Woo-Hoo, Lisa rocks

  12. Anonymous says:

    ive seen this before on the tv
    i watch all the treehouse of horrors
    the simpsons r great!

  13. Anonymous says:

    and only $12?!?! what a bargain!

  14. william says:

    Oh em gee. That’s pretty cool. How does she hold it?

  15. FusionDragon13 says:

    Dang,I think thats even more impossible than the original!

  16. BEAST says:

    Oh my god that is quite amazing. i mean wow omg. SIKE YOUR SITE SUCKS.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Hi Emmie!!!!!!! thats totally awesomnie :):):):):):):):):):):):):) especially the $12 thing :P blah :):):) this is ur best friend, if you couldnt tell :):):)k, byee!!!

  18. NiQue says:

    Horray! 1st comment! Cool photo!

  19. zugzwang641 says:

    The infamous Three-Pronged Blivot.

  20. NiQue says:

    I found out there is another frequent reader called ~~*NIQUE*~~
    who reads this forum, my middle name is Nique. I just wanted to know if ~~*NIQUE*~~ is this persons first name or what. ~~*NIQUE*~~ blog this page to answer.

  21. James says:

    seen it before mate

  22. Anonymous says:

    Ive seen that so many times that it’s getting kinda dumb

  23. Plantersclock says:

    OMG Cool stuff :)
    1st poster

  24. Anonymous says:

    This would be good if I hadn’t seen it before.

  25. Anonymous says:

    this was yesterdays

  26. Anonymous says:

    Hey hey hey everybody. I just thought that I’d say….that this image would make a lot more sense if it wasn’t the same color as the table. If you try to copy the image and then change the color of the table, you’ll see that the illusion will make a lot more sense.

  27. Anonymous says:

    This site is really going downhill, just look at the comments that get through.

  28. Anonymous says:

    This is not that good.

  29. qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm says:

    ya know, I think this might be possible to constuct this… if you figure out the boundries- where it starts and where it ends… i’ll try to build this and send a picture! ;)

  30. Anonymous says:

    um this isn’t an illusion, i made that for a science class

  31. Anonymous says:

    Not like anybody is gonna read this after soo long, but that impossible object is NOT lisa simpson’s. they borrowed it from the very well known M.C. Escher optical illusion artist. If ye take the time an look up some of his artistry, he has created a massive amount of illusions, including this as one of his original designs.

  32. jasmine says:

    i love sea turtles! thats you squrit

  33. Anonymous says:

    is this on simpsons season 9 or 8.

  34. Stephanie says:

    I totally love that episode! I am a huge Simpsons fan. My sister got nightmares from this episode. We have it on DVD. It’s on the 9th season. Professor Frink is having a garage sale and Lisa finds the object there. Eventually they buy a Matter Teleporter which costs two bucks. Pure hilarity (and horror).

  35. Anonymous says:

    This object is just really one piece.
    Notice on both,this one and the original[Intrsuctions from hell], the background are the same color from the object. Making this thing impossible to make.
    If someone actually makes it they’ll be a freakin’ genius.

  36. tsuyoshiro says:

    It’s a Poiuyt, most often featured in mad magazine.

  37. supahman300 says:

    isisnt the brown table doing anything to the impossible object?

  38. haha not impossible…. the middle bean is like a circular wedge. starts at the bottom lol good though kutos to the creators (didnt spell that right)

  39. Emily says:

    That is impossible. I mean, the shape’s 3D isn’t it? If you followed the shape, it turns into the table. It’s awesome!

  40. illusions1 says:


  41. thad says:

    I first saw this illusion in Mad Magazine m-a-a-any years ago. It was called a ‘piyute’.
    Don’t ask how I remember…must be mad.

  42. sunny says:

    homer would banish it from his life.

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