THE Simpsons fans were left confused by a new episode of the show that suggested Marge attended high school in 2000.
Viewers believed Homer and Marge went to school in the 70s when feminist Marge fell in love with an unpopular Homer.
However, season four’s episode “The Front” was set at the pair’s Class of 1974 reunion.
In “Regarding Margie” (season 17, 2006), Homer mentioned that Marge was his age, meaning she could have been anywhere between 36 and 40.
But, Selman unveiled Marge was the stage manager of a production about the Millennium Bug, which the world feared as we entered 2000.
Talking about the new episode, he told Entertainment Weekly: “Marge has amazing memories of being the stage manager of her high school musical, Y2K: The Millennium Bug, and decides to restage it with everyone 20 years later for one last show.
“But, when her old high school nemesis comes to town, she realises that her high school memories aren’t what she thought they were.”
They were set 26 years after she actually graduated.
Selman also teased it as the “most musical episode we have ever done.”
Entitled The Star of the Backstage, The Good Place star Kristen Bell will be featured as Marge’s singing voice.
Recently, an idea ignited that Homer attended high school in the 90s after an episode’s flashback.
Critics pointed out that this makes Homer younger than his son Bart.
Selman hit back at critics saying he was re-interpreting the timeline rather than changing it.
He wrote on Twitter in March: “Continuity Alert: Sunday’s @TheSimpsons playfully re-interprets the show’s timeline to allow Homer to be a teenager in the early ‘90s,’
“The Simpsons is a 32-year-old series where the characters do not age, so the “canon” must be elastic / contradictory / silly.
“This does not mean other beloved classic @TheSimpsons flashback shows didn’t happen.
“None of this happened. It’s all made up. Every episode is its own Groundhog Day that only has [to] make sense for that story (if that).
“There is no @TheSimpsons “canon” or “non-canon.” There are only stories.
“If all these crazy things really happened to one family the characters would be in a mental hospital.”
The Simpsons is available to stream on Disney Plus.