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

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.

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  1. Michael says:

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

  2. Tom says:

    Totally agree Michael. Either that or just call it a day.

  3. Duckmanjedi says:

    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.

  4. Dickson says:

    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 !

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  6. donnie says:

    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.

  7. Faith says:

    The Simpsons aren’t not as funny as they once were which is a shame