Directed by David Silverman, The Force Awakens from Its Nap is the third Simpsons animated short that delivers a procession of visual gags all crammed into just a few minutes, this time parodying the Star Wars franchise. It's a pantomime short that sees Marge looking for a place to drop Maggie off for the day, finally settling on a crèche named after Jabba the Hutt.
It's mostly a pedestrian series of references and insider quips with a couple of decidedly faint visual gags, perhaps the best being a carbon-freezing time-out area. While The Simpsons possesses the distinction for being the longest-running animated series, it's been past its prime for a couple of decades now, much like Star Wars, which had its brightest moment 44 years ago. It's easy to be cynical about this short, self-referential teasing from The Simpsons' new owners.