FXX: Next 'Simpsons' Marathon Gets Musical

Thursday Stunt Showcases Songs Featured At Hollywood Bowl Event
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FXX, which rode a 12-day August marathon of every episode of The Simpsons to a big ratings win, said its upcoming Thursday-night primetime string of Simpsons episodes will feature songs that will be part of the “The Simpsons Take the Bowl!” event at The Hollywood Bowl from Sept. 12-14.

The air order on Thursday, Sept. 11, will be: 8 p.m., “Marge vs. The Monorail” (Season 4): An unscrupulous profiteer sells the people of Springfield on a defective monorail system, with Homer as the conductor. Song highlighted at Bowl event: “Monorail Song.” 

8:30 p.m., “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet” (Season 5): Homer recounts his phenomenal rise to superstardom as a member of the barbershop quartet, The Be Sharps (pictured). Song: “Baby on Board.”

9 p.m., “Homer the Great” (Season 6): Homer’s popularity skyrockets when he is chosen as the leader of a secret organization. Song: “We Do – The Stonecutters Song.”

9:30 p.m., “Two Dozen and One Greyhounds” (Season 6): Bart and Lisa attempt to rescue 25 greyhound puppies from Mr. Burns, who wants to use their hides for a new tuxedo. Song: “See My Vest.”

10 p.m., “Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part 2” (Season 7): Lisa aids police with the investigation of the Burns shooting. Song: “Señor Burns.”

10:30 p.m., “A Fish Called Selma” (Season 7): Troy McClure stages a Hollywood comeback when he begins dating Selma. Songs:  “Dr. Zaius” and “Chimpan A to Chimpan Z.”

11 p.m., “Bart After Dark” (Season 8): While Marge is out of town, Homer allows Bart to work at a burlesque house. Song: “We Put the Spring in Springfield.”

11:30 p.m., “Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious” (Season 8):  The Simpsons hire a Mary Poppins-like nanny when Marge becomes overwhelmed by the demands of being a housewife. Song: “Minimum Wage Nanny.”

The Simpsons Take the Bowl!,” hosted by Hank Azaria, will showcase classic Simpsons clips synchronized with live accompaniment by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, with performances by special guests including Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from creator Matt Groening. Additional special guest appearances will come from Beverly D’Angelo, Jon Lovitz, “Weird Al” Yankovic and more.

The milestone 26th season of The Simpsons will premiere Sunday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox. 

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