Morgan Spurlock Meets “The Simpsons”

By Jeff Pfeiffersimpsons

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me, 30 Days) has been tapped to produce and direct The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special in 3-D on Ice, which will air Jan. 14 on FOX (the 20th anniversary of The Simpsons‘ debut). This documentary special concludes the “Best. 20 Years. Ever” yearlong celebration of the classic sitcom.

The press release does ask us to “Please note the special is neither in 3-D nor on ice.” What it will do is take a look at the cultural phenomenon of The Simpsons, using Spurlock’s unique style, and offer a glimpse into how the world has seen the Simpson family — and how they have seen the world — over the past two decades.

“When they first called me about this,” says Spurlock, “I thought it was a prank and I hung up. And then my agent called back and said, ‘No, no, this is for real,’ at which point I fainted. Then when I woke up, I called everyone I knew because it was the coolest thing I could ever get to do in my career.”


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