Fancy seeing a viral tweet that will simultaneously massage your TV nostalgia and haunt your dreams for years to come?
Well lucky you, because that’s exactly what the internet is offering us this week after a “3D re-imagining” of beloved Simpsons patriarch Homer was uploaded to Twitter by Miguel Vasquez.
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If you thought an almost-hairless, jaundice-yellow cartoon character couldn’t look any weirder, then check out the image below and prepare to revise your opinion.
My 3D re-imagining of what Homer Simpson would look like in real life. pic.twitter.com/NVkyO65ItC
— Miguel Vasquez (@Itsmiketheboxer) August 17, 2018
And it’s fair to say that people on Twitter were equally creeped out by Vasquez’s design.
— Seattle Fan #9 (@Seattle_9) August 17, 2018
— stargirl. (@NalediMabotja) August 18, 2018
— Jenny (@JennyButler95) August 18, 2018
I will have nightmares ????????????
— ItsSky ☁️ (@itssky) August 19, 2018
— Courtney Huntington (@CocoHunny86) August 18, 2018
— Maggie Smith (@angrymum63) August 18, 2018
— ? (@666Godx) August 18, 2018
— ???? (@m0onist) August 19, 2018
Though some others thought that earlier attempts at humanising Homer had been even creepier…
I still think this is worse pic.twitter.com/FQeYVfYwEu
— Anthony ????????⚔️ (@anthonyonguitar) August 18, 2018
Anyway, whichever creepy, flesh-coloured monster you favour we can all be sure of one thing – we’re much happier with our vaguely inhuman Simpsons characters when they stick firmly within the realm of hand-drawn animation. Don’t do it again, internet.