The Cartoon Color Wheel

The Cartoon Color Wheel by Slate

When asked why the Simpsons are yellow, Yeardley Smith (voice of Lisa) explained only that Matt Groening “thought that it would be really funny if, when people watched The Simpsons, they thought that maybe the color on their TV was off.”

The writers and designers over at Slate have created the Cartoon Color Wheel or “Pigmentology” to usher in Friday’s largely panned opening of The Smurfs movie. Click here to interact with their graphic.