The Simpsons are marionettes, who fail to reach the couch when they get caught up in each other’s strings.
Also, Sara is more uninhibited than Ned, causing some tension.
When her movie wraps, Sara asks Ned to return to Hollywood with her.
The camera pans up to reveal Matt Groening as the puppet master, who throws down his marionettes in frustration.
"A Star Is Born Again" is the 13th episode from The Simpsons' fourteenth season.