When you’re a television series that’s been on the air for a quarter-century, and are about to begin your 26th season, and have just had a cable network devote two weeks to showing nothing but a chronological run of your entire show, you might feel like you’ve run out of new things to do.
Not so if you’re The Simpsons, who just celebrated their first 25 years with a blowout musical revue at the Hollywood Bowl.
A blowout musical revue for a non-musical show, you say? What’s that consist of, you say?
Well, for example: Here’s Conan O’Brien, former Simpsons writer and the man responsible for the legendary episode “Marge Vs. The Monorail,” talking briefly about the episode before leading the crowd in song:
And here’s Weird Al, jamming out a Simpsons-themed concoction all his own:
Here’s the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, giving us their rendition of “Spider Pig” from The Simpsons Movie:
There were dozens of skits and performances at the full show, and scads of guest stars from all eras of the show’s lengthy run. So why watch it piecemeal? It’s Sunday morning; you’ve got time. Refresh whatever beverage you’ve got on hand and settle in for the full Friday night performance: