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The Simpsons have recreated Queen’s iconic Live Aid performance

Queen’s famous Live Aid performance at Wembley Stadium in 1985, which featured in last year’s hit biopic Bohemian Rhapsodyhas been recreated in a special episode of The Simpsons.

A new still from the episode shows Homer standing onstage decked out in the same white singlet, blue jeans and studded belt that Freddie Mercury wore for the  Live Aid performance, as well as his iconic moustache.

Homer Simpson has been given a Freddie Mercury makeover in a still from a new episode of The Simpsons that allegedly recreates Queen’s 1985 Live Aid performance.

Queen guitarist Brian May took to social media to confirm that the special episode, which aired on Sunday night in the US, is legitimate. He shared the screenshot over the weekend, revealing that some of the band’s material had already been licensed to the show.

“Aaay-O ! Doh ! Is this a ‘thing’ ? Apparently SO ! But I may have to wait a while,” he wrote. “Well – dear folks in the USA – let me know how it goes !!! We don’t get Fox TV over here… And, by the way, since some of you have asked, yes – ssssh…. some material HAS been officially licensed to the fabulous Simpsons.”

 

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Aaay-O ! Doh ! Is this a ‘thing’ ? Apparently SO ! But I may have to wait a while. 💥💥💥💥 This is what Blabbermouth says : “This Sunday, October 6 on Fox TV in the U.S., you can see Homer and his family recreate QUEEN’s legendary Live Aid appearance for the latest episode of “The Simpsons”. See local listings for timings or visit www.fox.com/the-simpsons.” Well – dear folks in the USA – let me know how it goes !!! We don’t get Fox TV over here. 💥💥💥💥 And, by the way, since some of you have asked, yes – ssssh…. some material HAS been officially licensed to the fabulous Simpsons. Bri

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No further details of the plot have been revealed, and the episode has only been aired in the US at the moment, so we’ll just have to wait until it airs in Australia to find out more.

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October 9, 2019