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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… ;)

  • Rhett

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

  • Joe Funney

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

    • msda

      owned lmao

  • Enton

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous


    hahahaha i got first comment i’m the king

    • Rob L

      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.

  • John

    Cool :)

  • Anonymous

    first post

  • Anonymous

    woooooow that’s cool
    i like it
    nice job

  • Anonymous

    nice one. keep sending in those tv illusions

  • Anonymous

    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.

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  • PWT27

    Woo-Hoo. Lisa rocks!

  • PWT227

    Woo-Hoo, Lisa rocks

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • william

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

  • FusionDragon13

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


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

  • Anonymous

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

  • NiQue

    Horray! 1st comment! Cool photo!

  • zugzwang641

    The infamous Three-Pronged Blivot.

  • NiQue

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  • James

    seen it before mate

  • Anonymous

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

  • Plantersclock

    OMG Cool stuff :)
    1st poster

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

    this was yesterdays

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

    This is not that good.

  • qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm

    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! ;)

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • jasmine

    i love sea turtles! thats you squrit

  • Anonymous

    is this on simpsons season 9 or 8.

  • Stephanie

    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).

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • tsuyoshiro

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

  • supahman300

    isisnt the brown table doing anything to the impossible object?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alyssa-L-Ankney/100001458459319 Alyssa L Ankney

    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)

  • Emily

    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!

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  • thad

    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.

  • sunny

    homer would banish it from his life.