The Simpsons Take the Bowl
| The Simpsons Take the Bowl
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"25 years ago... in a gorge far, far away..."
Homer's jump of the Springfield Gorge and the subsequent failed rescue scenes is shown ("Bart the Daredevil").
The Simpsons family arrives at the Hollywood Bowl's parking lot and get trumped by many cars getting in. The family proceeds through gates and then walks to the seats, while Bart and Lisa keep repeating "Are we at our seats yet?" and Homer answers "No". They see a bottle of Beer going down the steps and Barney go down with it, bowling over the orchestra then saying "Where's the Beatles" and burping. They arrive at their seats that are on top of the Springfield sign. Homer shouts D'oh after eagle steals their show programme and the sign gets destroyed and only DOH remains.
Hank Azaria was joined by Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith to perform live. Scenes from all seasons were shown as well as new content written for the Hollywood Bowl. Jon Lovitz, Beverly D'Angelo and "Weird Al" Yankovic all performed and Matt Groening gave behind the scenes anecdotes to the audience. Spider-Pig also made an appearance, singing his theme tune. Conan O'Brien performed "The Monorail Song" with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles. Music editor Chris Ledesma conducted a part of the convert devoted to Alf Clausen and his contributions to The Simpsons.
| "The Simpsons Take the Bowl"
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Hank starts making the voices of Moe, Comic Book Guy, Bumblebee Man and Chief Wiggum, singing Let It Go too with Wiggum's voice, while a picture of Chief Wiggum as Elsa and Ralph as Olaf appears on screen.
Meanwhile the Simpsons family arrives at the backstage where Homer activates some fireworks on the fireworks console and is subsequentally beat up by security, the orchestra and Lisa, starting the intermission.
Hank is next dressed up as Duffman, while cheerleaders ("Alone Again, Natura-Diddily") were ready to shoot t-shirts from the t-shirt cannons, but Yeardley Smith/Lisa stops them, and they start handing over t-shirts normally to the public.
Nancy, after making the voice of Ralph, together with Yeardley, thanks those who left the show in this years, thanking the presidents of Fox, with a list of them on screen, with Ralph Wiggum shown as the next one from 2021 onwardm, and then sing Minimum Wage Nanny.
Homer is finally going to activate the fireworks at the right time, but Maggie presses the "Simpsons Finale" button before him, starting them. Scenes from some episodes are shown through the fireworks:
- The Simpsons Movie: Homer and Bart saving Springfield from the bomb and destroying the dome
- Dial "N" for Nerder: Homer making love to the doner kebab
- The Last of the Red Hat Mamas: Ralph picking the same easter egg over and over and throwing it in his broken egg basket
- Homer's Evolution couch gag
- A Tree Grows in Springfield: Homer throwing Bart in the lion's den)
- The Simpsons Movie: Bambi and the other animals of the forest undressing Marge and Homer in the cabin scene
And they end with credits for all the people that worked on the show.
Hank next talks about the song Michael Jackson co-wrote, and Nancy comes on stage to sing that song, after an appearance by Tony Hawk, with the rest of the people that participated at the show dancing, Do the Bartman.
Everyone on stage takes their leave after bowing, to the theme song, to conclude the show.
- "The Monorail Song" - Conan O'Brien, Hank Azaria and the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles
- "Jack & Diane parody" - "Weird Al" Yankovic
- "Spider-Pig" - Hans Zimmer and the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles
- "Minimum Wage Nanny" - Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright and Hank Azaria
- "We Do (The Stonecutters' Song)" - Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles
- "Stop the Planet of the Apes I Want to Get Off" - Jon Lovitz
- "Happy Birthday, Lisa" - Kipp Lennon and Nancy Cartwright
- "Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart?" - Hank Azaria
- "Bagged Me a Homer" - Beverly D'Angelo
- "Homer & Marge" - "Weird Al" Yankovic
- "See My Vest" - Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles
- "We Put the Spring in Springfield" - David Silverman and Vaud and the Villains
- "Do the Bartman - Nancy Cartwright
Matt Selman posted on twitter a picture of the script cover of this special show. Rehearsals were taking place in the final week before the show.
Title screen for the show
- Rolling Stone - "'The Simpsons' Live Show With Orchestra Coming to Hollywood Bowl"
- Digital Spy - "The Simpsons: Comic-Con 2014 live blog - Celebrating 25 years"
- Cinema Blend - "Conan O'Brien To Perform The Monorail Song For The Simpsons' Live Hollywood Bowl Show"
- Simpsons Music 500 - "A Dream is About to Come True"