Let’s save everyone some time and ask the inevitable question from a commenter: “People still watch The Simpsons?” Yes, yes we do, and enough people apparently still watch the iconic cartoon that the show is still pulling some serious star power, because when Homer and Co. return on January 5, they’ll be joined by Paul Rudd, Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett, Rob Halford, and UPROXX’s favorite hardest-twerkin’ playboy, Channing Tatum. It’s a veritable Who’s Who of people we love, except it’s missing Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton.
“Steal This Episode” finds Homer banned from his favorite movie theater, so he turns to piracy to check out the latest films and he even opens a backyard theater so the people of Springfield can save some cash.
“Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen have been looking for a project to do together for a long time. So we were happy to finally give them this opportunity,” said THE Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman. “Will Arnett, Channing Tatum and Rob Halford never wanted to work together, so please don’t tell them they’re in the same episode.”
In “Steal this Episode,” Homer (Dan Castellaneta) is banned from the Springfield movie theaters, so Bart (Nancy Cartwright) teaches him how to download movies illegally. Homer creates a backyard movie theater where he shows his friends pirated movies for free. But Marge (Julie Kavner) feels guilty for watching illegally downloaded movies, and in trying to pay the film studios back for “stealing with her eyes,” she accidentally tips off the FBI to Homer’s “Cinema Pirate-diso.” The Simpsons must Go On the run to escape the relentless justice of head FBI anti-piracy agent (Arnett), who is determined to bring Homer to justice at any cost. (Via TV By the Numbers)
The funny thing is that when I try to picture Channing Tatum as a Simpsons character, I just keep imagining Roy.
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