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‘The Simpsons’ Is About to Do Something It Has Never Done Before — in More Than 600 Episodes

Jan 3, 2017  •  Post A Comment

The Fox animation staple “The Simpsons” will do something on Jan. 15 that it hasn’t done before in its 28 seasons and more than 600 episodes: It will air a one-hour episode.

The episode will feature an all-star lineup of guest appearances, including Taraji P. Henson, Keegan-Michael Key, Snoop Dogg, Common and RZA.

In an announcement describing the episode, Fox says: “Mr. Burns (Harry Shearer) tries to relive his glory days, and crosses paths with a mysterious music mogul. After being conned by him and reduced to bankruptcy, Burns seeks revenge on the music producer with the help of Homer, Bart, rapper Jazzy James (guest voice Keegan-Michael Key) and the mogul’s ex-wife, Praline (guest voice Taraji P. Henson), along with Snoop Dogg, Common and RZA (guest-voicing as themselves).”

The announcement adds: “Also in the episode, Lisa (Yeardley Smith) is courted by the richest kid in town, Smithers (Shearer) begins a perilous journey and Marge (Julie Kavner) opens an obscure boutique store in the all-new ‘The Great Phatsby,’ special one-hour episode of ‘The Simpsons’ airing Sunday, Jan. 15 (8-9 p.m. ET/PT) on Fox.”

Here’s a teaser featuring some behind-the-scenes work by Keegan-Michael Key …

3 Comments

  1. Headline is false. They did a two part episode (what this is) way back in season 6 with Who shot mr burns. Well done with your dumb clickbait.

  2. There’s also The Simpsons Movie from 2007 that was 87 minutes, that eventually aired on FOX.

  3. Fox is still calling it the first-ever one-hour episode of the show. Here’s a direct cut-and-paste from a press release issued by Fox on Jan. 6, 2017:
    “In the first-ever one-hour episode of THE SIMPSONS, featuring Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (EMPIRE), Snoop Dogg, Common and RZA as guest voices, Mr. Burns (Harry Shearer) tries to relive his glory days, and crosses paths with a mysterious music mogul. The all-new special one-hour episode of THE SIMPSONS, ‘The Great Phatsby,’ airs Sunday, Jan. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.”

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