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Free-Palpitation

Doesn’t Kent Brockman say it’s an overcast day in his scene?


respondin2u

Could have been an overdub to save the footage instead of having to scrap it.


Oiggamed

Are you suggesting that the animators made this mistake 24 times for every second in the 3 minutes and 55 seconds of this episode and it went all the way to be broadcast without anyone noticing???


respondin2u

No, I’m saying the animators might have made the mistake and colored it incorrectly thinking that was what was requested of them. When it came back from the animation studio, the director realized it, thought “wait this isn’t right, let’s have Harry Shearer overdub a line explaining the overcast to justify the color differences”. The overdub would have happened before it aired. I also wonder if it’s possible the light blue coloring and the over abundance of green clothing clashed too much in the animation process and they realized that it will look better if the sky is gray instead. So instead of being a mistake, it was an intentional choice to justify limitations of what would look good on a tv screen in 1997.


Glaris

But Bart's pants are definitely not supposed to be grey, regardless of overcast or not


Stevenerf

Many blue jeans in the panel too...


elgraysoReddit

The animators don’t animate static background colors like the sky. Only the moving elements are animated, using transparent “cells” which are placed over the static background.


gwhh

They were out of sky blue that day.


MIKE_THE_KILLER

Maybe it's just cloudy?


STEALTH_Moles

Bart's pants too?


StretchFrenchTerry

hmmmmmmmm. hmmmmmmmmmmmm.


Stevenerf

There are many blue jeans in the panele


Oiggamed

I highly doubt that’s a mistake.


risto1116

No one got fired for this blunder.


Umbra_Ink

Except for op


adamcott2

Probably intentional if it's everything


GOLDEN_GRODD

I think it may be to make the bright green colors stand out more. If it was against sky blue and their yellow skin it may blend in


Meior

Season 8 aired in 1996.


wafflepantsblue

yeah but the show is from 1989


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colonelnebulous

As was the style at the time


chaiteataichi_

Maybe in the first shot because Barts pants are blue in the third


planchetflaw

It IS weird that Bart's shorts and shoes are grey. Not just the sky. Hmm..


carefullexpert

1989? Season 8?


STEALTH_Moles

89 is the pilot air date


Fourhand_451

St Patrick’s Day is in March. That’s what the weather in most areas of the USA looks like in March.


BoyToyDrew

What are YOU looking at


MisterBumpingston

Probably ram out of blue paint 🤣 But in seriousness, it may have been a colour correction issue where a colour channel/hue was not output correctly.


Elvega89

Couldn’t be just cloudy that day ?


terriblysorrychaps

Ooof. I hope someone got fired for that blunder