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Tuned In: A Music-Themed Marathon of The Simpsons on FXX 

Photo Credit: FOX Broadcasting/FXX
Photo Credit: FOX Broadcasting/FXX

Those of you who live outside LA may not know this, but this weekend, The Simpsons take over the legendary outdoor venue, the Hollywood Bowl.

Synopsis for “The Simpsons Take the Bowl!”: Hosted by Hank Azaria, the event will showcase classic Simpsons clips synchronized with live accompaniment by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, with performances by special guests including Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from creator Matt Groening. Additional special guest appearances by Beverly D’Angelo, Jon Lovitz, “Weird Al” Yankovic, and more.

Programming Alert: In celebration of this weekend long party, FXX is going to marathon all the episodes featuring music that will be showcased at this special event that also includes a big fireworks finale. It all happens tonight. Here’s the rundown:

8:00 pm – “Marge vs. The Monorail” (Season 4) – An unscrupulous profiteer sells the people of Springfield on a defective monorail system, with Homer as the conductor.  Song highlighted at Bowl event: “Monorail Song.”

8:30 pm – “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet” (Season 5) – Homer recounts his phenomenal rise to superstardom as a member of the barbershop quartet, The Be Sharps. Song: “Baby on Board.”

9:00 pm – “Homer the Great” (Season 6) – Homer’s popularity skyrockets when he is chosen as the leader of a secret organization. Song: “We Do – The Stonecutters Song.”

9:30 pm – “Two Dozen and One Greyhounds” (Season 6) – Bart and Lisa attempt to rescue 25 greyhound puppies from Mr. Burns, who wants to use their hides for a new tuxedo. Song: “See My Vest.”

10:00 pm – “Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part 2” (Season 7) – Lisa aids police with the investigation of the Burns shooting. Song: “Señor Burns.”

10:30 pm – “A Fish Called Selma” (Season 7) – Troy McClure stages a Hollywood comeback when he begins dating Selma. Songs:  “Dr. Zaius” and “Chimpan A to Chimpan Z.”

11:00 pm – “Bart After Dark” (Season 8) – While Marge is out of town, Homer allows Bart to work at a burlesque house. Song: “We Put the Spring in Springfield.”

11:30 pm – “Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious” (Season 8) – The Simpsons hire a Mary Poppins-like nanny when Marge becomes overwhelmed by the demands of being a housewife. Song: “Minimum Wage Nanny.”

Classic Simpsons episodes continue to air on FXX. And the 26th season of the Emmy-winning animated series premieres Sunday, Sept. 28 @ 8/7c on FOX.

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