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This Surreal ‘The Simpsons’ Clip Doubles As A Tribute To David Bowie And Alan Rickman

It’s official. Everything in the universe is destined to intersect with The Simpsons in some capacity. To suggest otherwise is completely ridiculous.

A 2013 clip from the FOX animated mainstay is making the rounds online courtesy of its place as an unlikely tribute to the recently passed Alan Rickman and David Bowie. Plucked from the Valentine’s Day themed episode Love Is a Many-Splintered Thing, this charming snippet showcases a parody of Love Actually (rechristened Love, Indubitably) featuring the Bowie-penned Mott the Hoople track “All the Young Dudes” and guest voice Benedict Cumberbatch channeling Alan Rickman’s Harry Potter “baddie” Severus Snape.

Seeing as longtime fans are known to moan about how they haven’t watched The Simpsons since _____, the homage is totally new to a huge chunk of Springfield gawkers. Mind you, you don’t have to be a Simpsons die-hard (WOO! DIE HARD!) to enjoy the sweethearted glory of the whole thing. The sight of a breakdancing Alfred Hitchcock emerging from the TARDIS sort of speaks for itself.

“Love is more powerful than all my magic,” proclaims Snape as the 70s classic rings out in a swelling movie moment sort of way.

In addition to this inadvertent tribute from a few seasons back, some bonus Bowie nods popped up in the Twitter output of Simpsons writers/producers Al Jean and Matt Selman. Scroll below to determine who meshes better with the recording legend: Homer Simpson or Kent Brockman? If anyone’s looking for suggestions, we wouldn’t mind Seymour Skinner done up in Earthling era gear. Just a thought.

(via EW)

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