Homer Simpson to go Live in FOX stunt

Homer will answer audience questions Live to air, using motion capture technology.


Dan Castellaneta is set to voice Homer Simpson Live to Air in the US in May.

Homer will answer audience questions in a three minute segment as part of an upcoming Simpsons episode. Producers will use a motion capture technology for Homer’s voice and motions, talking about things he “could only be saying live on that day.”

“As far as I know, this is the first time that’s been done by any animated show,” said showrunner Al Jean. “And Dan is a great improviser.”

The segment will air live on both the East and West Coast broadcasts.

Echoes of TEN’s ahead-of-its-time show, David Tench Tonight, here? Although granted, that wasn’t Live to air.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

5 Responses

  1. “Homer will answer audience questions in a three minute segment”

    Three minutes? I think you’ll find Homer will answer one audience question – that’s if the questioner can get it out quickly enough.

  2. Don’t remind me. I happened to catch a bit of Tench the other day when searching for footage of Gillard admitting that she isn’t smarter than a fifth grader. =P

    Tench, at its core, was quite a bold and intriguing concept… it’s just a pity that the host was so obnoxious (and he wasn’t fooling anyone with that stupid fake American accent that, more often than not, kept dipping back into ocker). It’s just painful when local content tries too hard to be something that it isn’t. With a more likeable, distinctly Australian, but still cartoonishly silly host, the core concept could have succeeded in the right hands.

    And why, oh why isn’t there an Australian prime-time talk show on FTA? Do we not have any likeable, charismatic personalities? As impressive as Graham Norton’s guests are, I find him to be rather annoying and showy. Less annoying than Rove, I’ll admit, but still…

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