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The Simpsons are set to do a ‘live’ event where Homer will answer YOUR questions…

February 17th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments
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They’ve done Grease: Live and now Fox are ready to conquer The Simpsons. Yes, the show is set to go live for the first time ever in May! Woo-Hoo!

Fox revealed that Homer will be taking to the spotlight to talk about current events and answer fan questions…for all of three minutes at the end of the episode. Undoubtedly, it’s an exciting prospect for the show firmly letting audiences know that they haven’t run out of new material and ideas.

Homer’s live segment may only last for three minutes but judging by Al Jean, it’s going to take a lot of hard work to pull it off. The show intends to use motion capture technology as well as including some interesting twists and turns along the way to keep the audience guessing.

There’s no doubt that this is a bold move for animation as Jean told The Hollywood Reporter (via Squareeyed): “As far as I know, this is the first time that’s been done by any animated show.”

It’s no secret that Dan Castellaneta aka Homer Simpson has the potential to pull this move off. Jean himself called him “a great improviser” and it by the sounds of it, the live segment will definitely put his skills to the test!

Jean also told TheWrap that he’s “confident that people will like it.”

Feeling intrigued and want to get involved? It’s quite simple really. All you’ve got to do is tweet your questions using the hashtag #HomerLive from May 1 to May 4 so that the producers have time to contact tweeters for permission.

There’s still almost three months until the episode airs so we’re expecting big things!

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.