A comedic documentary celebrating the 1992 episode of “The Simpsons” “Homer at the Bat” will air at 6 p.m. Sunday evening on KCOP-TV Channel 13.
“Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson,” is a satire of Ken Burns’ 1994 documentary, “Baseball.” It features interviews with eight Major League Baseball players who appeared in the original episode, along with Fox Sports broadcaster Joe Buck, NBC broadcaster Bob Costas, author George Will, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge.
The documentary contains six minutes of never-before-seen original animation from “The Simpsons,” including character interviews with Simpson, bartender Moe Szyslak, Springfield Police Department Chief Clancy Wiggum and convenience store proprietor Apu Nahasapeemapetilon voiced by Dan Castellaneta and Hank Azaria.
The documentary is directed by Morgan Spurlock.
“I love ‘The Simpsons’ so much and am proud to be reunited with them on this incredible special,” said Spurlock, who directed the 2004 Oscar- nominated documentary “Super Size Me. A special so special that it not only celebrates Springfieldian Homer Simpson, but one that reminds us all that maybe if we tried a little less, great things can happen.”
–City News Service