Speaking of ‘The Simpsons’

Yes, the obituary for Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening’s mother reads like something The Onion would conjure up.

Sigur-Ros-as-SimpsonsHere’s another interesting bit of Simpsons news: Icelandic band Sigur Rós is not just going to be a guest on the upcoming May 19th episode, but they are also going to score the episode with original music and record a version of the show’s iconic opening number.

in the episode, entitled “the saga of carl,” homer, moe, lenny, and carl team up to buy a winning lottery ticket, but after carl snags the ticket and flees to his home country of iceland, the guys head there in hot pursuit. the band’s music scores homer’s visit to iceland, marking an unprecedented musical collaboration between the show and a band; with this episode, sigur rós have written and performed more original music for the simpsons than any other outside band in the show’s history.

says simpsons creator matt groening, “i’m a longtime fan of sigur rós, and we’re honored to bring their icelandic, ambient moods to our goofy cartoon show.”

Crazy. Will definitely make a point of catching this episode. Definitely the most exciting thing to happen on the Simpsons since the Banksy opening and the Game of Thrones-inspired intro.

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