Forget Janet Jackson: Fox has lined up Homer Simpson for a Super Bowl halftime show — sort of.
Word leaked out a few months ago that the net planned to air a football-themed episode of “The Simpsons” after its broadcast of Super Bowl XXXIX. Today, however, the net will announce details of the seg, along with a star-studded cast of guest voices, including Michelle Kwan, LeBron James, Yao Ming and Warren Sapp.
Dubbed “Homer and Ned’s Hail Mary Pass,” the episode finds Homer gaining fame for a wild and wacky dance he performs at a carnival. The celeb athletes then hire him to choreograph their respective victory dances.
All of this leads to Homer getting a crack at choreographing the Super Bowl halftime show. The big guy ends up asking Ned Flanders to help — and the result is a “nonviolent, deeply meaningful halftime show that America chastises for its blatant display of decency.”
Other celebs set to appear next season on “The Simpsons”:
- Ray Romano, who’ll play a new pal of Homer’s (he won’t play himself).
- Kim Cattrall as an old high school chum of Marge’s, a journalist named Chloe Talbot.
- Rapper 50 Cent as himself.