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The Star of the Backstage

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"The Star of the Backstage"
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Episode Information
Episode number: 707
Season number: S33 E1
Production code: QABF17[1]
Original airdate: September 26, 2021[2][3][4]
Guest star(s): Kristen Bell as Marge's singing voice
Sara Chase as female voice and Sasha Reed[4][5][6]
Showrunner(s): Al Jean
Matt Selman[7]
Written by: Elisabeth Kiernan Averick[1]
Directed by: Rob Oliver[8]

"The Star of the Backstage" is the upcoming 1st episode of season 33 of The Simpsons. It will air on September 26, 2021.[1][2][3][9]


"A musical comes to life in Springfield as Marge stages a revival of her beloved high school show - but her wonderful memories are threatened by the return of a rival from the past.[4]"

It will be a musical episode with all original Broadway caliber songs.[10] Laney Fontaine won't be in it.[11] It will be a flashback, taking place in the time when Helen Lovejoy was teenager.[12][13][14] Barney will be in it in a high school musical.[15][16]

Marge has amazing memories of being the stage manager of her high school musical, Y2K: The Millennium Bug, and decides to restage it with everyone 20 years later for one last show. But when her old high school nemesis comes to town, she realizes that her high school memories aren't what she thought they were. The only place Marge sang beautifully was in her head, so she has a magical inside singing voice that only we can hear. When she sings, it comes out beautiful, like Kristen Bell.[17]


The episode was originally named "No Day but Yesterday".[1][9]

During the San Diego Comic-Con At Home 2021 panel, a preview of one of the songs was shown. The image has Homer in his underpants singing whilst Marge looks annoyed. Later it was revealed that 7 songs will be present in the episode and that one of the song is named A Delicate Approach.[18][19]

CXG composer Jack Dolgen wrote the music for this episode.[17]


Promo videos


Season 33 Episodes
The Star of the Backstage Bart's in Jail Treehouse of Horror XXXII
The Wayz We Were Lisa's Belly A Serious Flanders (Part 1) A Serious Flanders (Part 2) Portrait of a Lackey on Fire Mothers and Other Strangers A Made Maggie Pixelated and Afraid The Longest Marge Boyz N the Highlands YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT THIS EPISODE IS ABOUT -- ACT THREE WILL SHOCK YOU! Bart the Cool Kid Pretty Whittle Liar Bleeding Gums Murphy in the Sound of Music My Octopus and a Teacher Girls Just Shauna Have Fun Meat Is Murder Poorhouse Rock Marge the Meanie