‘Blue’s Clues’ Fans Blast ‘Simpsons’ Stan for Saying That the Thinking Chair Was From Springfield

Thousands of Millennials rush to correct an ‘uninformed’ ‘Simpsons’ fan
‘Blue’s Clues’ Fans Blast ‘Simpsons’ Stan for Saying That the Thinking Chair Was From Springfield

In this episode, Blue’s Clues Twitter is going to try to help this man find his senses. 

There’s something about Millennials on the internet that makes us unreasonably opinionated toward the TV shows we grew up watching — God forbid anyone ever post a tweet claiming that the original Avatar: The Last Airbender was derivative, or their replies will be flooded with Zuko GIFs for weeks. 

For some reason, it’s very easy to rile up anyone who grew up in the 1990s to early 2000s just by slighting a kids’ series that was popular during that period, because, apparently, we don’t have anything better to do with our time than yell at people about Blue’s Clues and the respect that’s owed to Steve’s (not Joe’s, not Josh’s) big red armchair.

So, when a Twitter user by the name of Gavin Thomas posted a picture of a recreation of the Thinking Chair that he “found” for “sale” at a “Goodwill” and suggested that it could have been a prop from The Simpsons, the response by Millennial Blue's Clues fans who rushed to correct him was so overwhelming that it made the partially animated Nick Jr. show trend for the first time since the last time Steve Burns made us cry.

Now, as Thomas later admitted, he knew damn well where the Thinking Chair was from — he just knew that, if he pretended not to be a Blue’s Clues enthusiast and mocked the prop, he could count on thousands and thousands of Millennials to engage with his post and correct his “mistake.” In fact, the picture wasn’t even his own — he just found one on the internet and pretended that it was a thrifting score.

By now, Thomas’ tweet has been seen by over three million Twitter users, many of whom jumped at the chance to add their own engagement-boosting reply to the pack of eager Blue's Clues defenders. And, upon realizing that they had been duped by Thomas, many such adult Blue's Clues fans berated Thomas for his trickery and his ability to expose the eagerness of the Millennial generation to be riled up by nostalgia.

Undeniably, Thomas’ prank worked, and he proved that, when it comes to arguing about kids’ shows on the internet, Millennials can’t figure out clickbait because we aren’t really smart. 


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