'Simpsons' season has celeb spots, pot
LOS ANGELES — This fall on Fox's "The Simpsons" Homer will be partaking in the weed. That's right, the animated series will be giving the doughnut-obsessed, TV-watching, often-napping father a marijuana habit, according to Cinescape.com.
In addition, "The Simpsons" will also poke fun with parodies of the Harry Potter books and movies "Erin Brockovich" and "2001: A Space Odyssey," according to executive producer Al Jean.
The show's 13th season kicks off Sunday, Nov. 4.
"In one episode, Jane Kaczmarek of 'Malcolm in the Middle' plays a judge who punishes Bart by shackling him to Homer," says Jean. "In another, Homer gets his jaw wired shut and it makes him into a really decent, wonderful human being."
Then "there's a show where Homer gets addicted to medicinal marijuana, and one where Bart creates an Internet cartoon based on Homer, who becomes a laughingstock all over the world."
"We have a show where Marge finds out that the sugar producers are trying to illegally pump sugar into all the Springfield food, and it's like 'Erin Brockovich.' "
Jean said Halloween will feature a special episode in which the Simpsons get a computer to run all of their home appliances.
"The computer develops a crush on Marge and wants to kill Homer. In the same episode, there's a Harry Potter satire timed to the movie," says Jean.
Aside from Kaczmarek, upcoming guests to the show include Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Richard Gere, Pierce Brosnan, Dennis Weaver and Jon Lovitz.