The Simpsons Exclusive: Zooey Deschanel, Max Weinberg Set For Valentine's-Themed Episode

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Max Weinberg Zooey Deschanel The SimpsonsBart’s rocky romance with Zooey Deschanel‘s Mary Spuckler will play a bigger part in The Simpson‘s 24th season than first thought.

The New Girl star is already set to bring her character back for the show’s Sept. 30 premiere, but TVLine has learned exclusively that she will also appear this winter in a special Valentine’s-themed outing titled “Love Is A Many-Splintered Thing.”

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Per a Simpsons source, Bart’s heartstrings are pulled once again when Mary returns to Springfield, but his failure to pay her enough attention strains their relationship.

The episode also features guest turns by former Conan O’Brien bandleader Max Weinberg (playing himself) and noted political biographer Robert A. Caro (also as himself). And as previously reported, Sherlock‘s Benedict Cumberbatch turns up in a dual role.

Comments (9)

  • A few less celebrity guest stars and a little more storytelling would help The Simpsons.

    Comment by Michael – August 8, 2012 09:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Quit complaining if you don’t like the show anymore then don’t watch it

      Comment by Clayton – August 8, 2012 09:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Totally agree Michael. Either that or just call it a day.

    Comment by Tom – August 8, 2012 09:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Simpsons is only getting better with age. It makes me sad that people aren’t giving it a chance anymore. I understand ours is a hyperactive culture that can’t sit still for a moment and appreciate things that are maturing and becoming more sophisticated over time. The humor of the Simpsons has never been mean spirited like I see on so many of the animated shows out there today. The Simpsons might put up a satirical mirror to society but it does so with heart and sophistication. Sure, in over 500 episodes there have been some ups and downs but every new Simpsons episode I watch is enjoyable. I guess I just appreciate the Simpsons world view which doesn’t take itself too seriously and rewards the intellectual viewers with subtle and not so subtle references and story lines. I enjoy all their celebrity guests. As a show that satirizes pop culture it warms my heart to know that pop culture wants to join in on it too. Besides, the Simpsons guest stars are chosen from the full range of public figures from cult novelists, to scientists to cult and big name movie stars. The Simpsons will always have that all important geek cred.

    Comment by Duckmanjedi – August 8, 2012 10:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree 100% – you can’t argue with a show that’s been on for 24 years!

      Comment by Todd – August 8, 2012 10:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The sompsons is not only an enjoyable cartoon . . Its my culture . . For twenty five years its been there . . Up and running . . My best cartoon so far . . I just pray it goes on forever . Cause nobody does it better ! Doh ! If u think otherwise . . Eat my shorts !

    Comment by Dickson – August 8, 2012 10:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Simpsons*

    Comment by Dickson – August 8, 2012 10:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I bent my wookie, wahhhh nothing gets chocolate out see, I like taquitos, if it was big and annual in sure they’d have mentioned it in the news paper.

    Comment by donnie – August 8, 2012 12:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Simpsons aren’t not as funny as they once were which is a shame

    Comment by Faith – August 9, 2012 06:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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