Fox announced Monday that it will feature Homer Simpson, the beloved character from the The Simpsons, taking questions during a live portion of its May 15 episode.
Homer — voiced by Dan Castellaneta — will discuss topical issues and respond to fan questions for the final three minutes of its regularly scheduled episode. The segment will air live on both the East and West Coast broadcasts.
According to THR, Al Jean, who runs the show, explains that the installment will use a motion capture technology in which Homer’s voice and motions will be depicted in an animated scene 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,” Jean said, noting the live bit works with the theme of the episode, which explores improv comedy. “And Dan is a great improviser.”
The network have asked fans to tweet their questions using the hashtag #HomerLive beginning Sunday, May 1, through Wednesday, May 4.
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