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Ricky Gervais and the Globes Visit “The Simpsons”

Ricky Gervais and the Globes Visit "The Simpsons"

How can Ricky Gervais follow up his wild Golden Globes hosting gig? By playing himself in an awards-themed episode of The Simpsons, called “Angry Dad: The Movie.”

The King’s Speech may be sweeping the real-life awards, but on The Simpsons Bart’s movie about Homer wins a Golden Globe, then picks up more and more awards, with Homer hogging the podium every time. How can Bart avoid a debacle on Oscar night? (I’ll bet Colin Firth doesn’t have this problem.)

Besides Gervais, Russell Brand and Hallie Berry play themselves.

The Simpsons is always terrific at movie satire – their Sundance episode is a classic – and I wouldn’t miss this one (Sunday, 8 ET on Fox) .

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