What is Gossip Girl, Anna from Come on, and Marge Simpson all have in common? Well in a few months the answer will be “Kristen Bell has expressed each of them ”, something revealed in a panel [email protected] today for The simpsons. Specifically, Bell is set to provide a singing voice to America’s favorite annoyed whisperer in the premiere of the show’s 33rd season, which is set to be another big one. The Simpsons spectacular musical. (Ah, to relive the heady days of “The President Wore Pearls.”)
During the panel, EP Matt Selman called the upcoming premiere “The Star Of Backstage” “the most musical episode we’ve ever done”, comparing it to great Broadway shows. Bell was apparently tasked with giving Marge a bit Spice of Broadway when she sings, replacing actress Julie Kavner — who, we can’t help but note, was certainly good enough for our well-worn cassette of The Simpsons sing the blues, but so goes.
Other revelations from the panel (before it devolves, like so many online video calls, to some pretty lukewarm games) include the fact that this year’s episode “Treehouse Of Horror” will forgo the structure. usual three parts in favor of five snippets of life-giving horror content instead. (Al Jean also showed off one of the segments, a clearly YouTube-ready tribute to the works of Edouard Gorey.) Oh, and Yeardley Smith has revealed her deepest dream was of an episode where Lisa Simpsons befriends The Rock, but the show’s writers tell her it’s an idea they pitched. , provided that Dwayne Johnson agrees to do the series. (Honestly: we would kind of like Lisa Simpson to be friends with The Rock.) Jean also teased an episode that “explores the greatest tragedy Homer has ever faced,” which probably just means an explosion in the Duff Factory, but that would be pretty funny if that was Jean’s way. finally import an age-old internet meme “Barth dead” in the The Simpsons canon.
Season 33 of The simpsons debuts on Fox on September 26.