View Full Version : 'The Simpsons' to Show Live-Action Opening Sunday!

24-03-06, 22:53
NEW YORK - Ever wonder what Bart Simpson would look like in human form?

"The Simpsons" is about to show you. The long-running Fox animated series will unveil a live-action opening sequence Sunday (8 p.m. EST), a Fox spokeswoman said Thursday.

In it, the dysfunctional cartoon family Bart, Homer, Marge, Lisa and Maggie will be seen as they would appear in real life, played by lookalike actors.

"I'm just amazed there are people who want to be known for looking like the Simpsons," said Al Jean, the show's executive producer, in a statement.

A team from British network Sky One created and commissioned the live sequence, which apes the series' memorable opening shots: Bart writing on a chalkboard, Homer pulling a nuclear rod out of his shirt, and Maggie and Marge at the supermarket.

"The Simpsons" was recently renewed for two more seasons, its 18th and 19th.

24-03-06, 23:16
is this the same sequence that someone posted a link to in the forums recently?

edit: here's a link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brh6KRvQHBc