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The Simpsons had Alan Rickman and David Bowie together in one scene… we think that’s kinda cool

January 17th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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Two of the world’s greatest entertainers, David Bowie and Alan Rickman, both sadly passed away this week – and a clip from The Simpsons referencing both of the icons has surfaced online.

Two of Rickman’s most memorable films, Love Actually and Harry Potter, were parodied, in a clip circulating again in light of the actor’s death.

The clip begins with Homer and his Springfield pals trying to understand their wives by watching Love Indubitably, featuring a Prime Minister voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Parliament erupts into cheers as they kiss as “All The Young Dudes” by David Bowie begins to blast over the clip.

Rickman then appears dressed as Professor Severus Snape to give a speech about love: “Love is more powerful than all my magic,” he says.

The scene originally aired in February 2013 during the episode ‘Love is a Many-Splintered Thing’.

Source: Squareeyed

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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.