The Simpsons Exclusive First Look: Rachel Maddow Has a Message for Kent Brockman!

Breaking news: Rachel Maddow has roots in…Springfield?

Yes indeed, the MSNBC anchor guest-stars on this Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons (8/7c on Fox), and we’ve got your first look at a flashback to her days of co-hosting a talk show with none other than Kent Brockman.

In the first photo below, we see Maddow and (a darker-haired) Brockman on the set of Eye on Springfield, where they’re interviewing muscle-bound Austrian film star Rainer Wolfcastle about his classic actioner Skull Crusher 4: The Concussioning.

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The second image is from the present day, where Maddow visits Brockman and tells him the biggest mistake he ever made was not following her to cable news — an invitation he’d rejected years prior because he was afraid to make the leap.

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The episode, titled “Four Regrettings and a Funeral,” marks the return of Fox’s Animation Domination after a World Series break, but don’t let the title fool you: This won’t be the pivotal Season 25 installment where a regular character gets killed.

The official episode description reads as follows: Four Springfielders are prompted to try to right past regrets following the funeral of a beloved neighbor. Homer (Dan Castellaneta) regrets selling his Apple stock to buy a bowling ball; Marge (Julie Kavner) worries she caused Bart’s (Nancy Cartwright) rebellious streak; Mr. Burns (Harry Shearer) reminisces about a romance he gave up with a beautiful Parisian woman; and Kent Brockman (Shearer) admits he was too afraid to leave local news and follow his former partner Rachel Maddow (guest appearing as herself) to cable news. Also guest-voicing in the all-new installment is Joe Namath as himself.

Check out the pics below, then share your thoughts on Maddow’s Simpsons likeness!


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  1. Matthew says:

    1) Who
    2) Who cares?
    I miss Simpsons. The show that existed before it’s title was given to what is basically a spin-off, that should now be called “Springfield.”
    Hopefully the character they kill off is all of them.

    • Matthew says:

      Sorry, #1 should be “Who?” I know because my opinion is disliked, everyone will attack me for it, so I’ll nip this part of my post in the bud right now.

      • dee123 says:

        Oh no Matt. I won’t attack for a silly little punctuation error. I’ll attack you for arrogant view that just because you aren’t interested anymore in The Simpsons that somehow translates to nobody else is either.

  2. Eurisko says:

    how do you make it less likely i’.. watch the Simpsons? Have Maddow on it.No thank you.

  3. Jane.C.L says:

    Love Maddow, cant wait to see this now.

  4. Dixon Uranus says:

    Rachel Maddow is Lisa Simpson grown up.

  5. bobbymike says:

    Interestingly Brockman’s ratings are still higher, LOL!

  6. Katic says:

    Maddow rocks! I’m watching.