With The Simpsons getting ready to debut their Season 29 premiere tonight, Fox has released the first clip, which comes just after new photos have surfaced from the show's iconic Treehouse of Horror 2017 episode. This clip shows that the long-running animated series has poked some fun at one of the biggest shows on television, HBO's hit fantasy series Game of Thrones. This clip essentially shows a new version of Bart Simpson's iconic pranks at Moe's Tavern.
The clip shows that Moe's Tavern has essentially become a medieval style pub, with Homer Simpson enjoying a flagon of ale with with his work buddies at the nuclear power plant. The clip begins with a raven flying into the pub, with Moe removing the small note attached to the raven's claw. The note says there's an urgent message for My Lady Gwendoline Parts, which Moe shortens to My Lady Parts, asking someone "to grab My Lady Parts," which Barney responds to by saying it depends on how big his dowry is, which brings a laugh from the entire pub crowd, as Moe is humiliated once again.
Moe goes on to write a note for his longtime tormentor, claiming he will slice him open and drain all of his "humors." The clip ends with Bart Simpson and Millhouse cracking up laughing while reading Moe's response. Fox has also released a preview for tonight's episode, which takes the Game of Thrones references to a new level, showcasing what appears to be a character referencing Gwendoline Christie's character Brienne of Tarth, who rides in on horseback through the wall of some sort of establishment, while Bart and Milhouse play tetherball with a deadly mace. The clip also references the Game of Thrones tradition of beheading traitors and placing their heads on spikes, with Marge Simpson and Homer passing by Ned Flanders decapitated head on a spike. The preview end with a dragon setting an entire village on fire, a reference to an iconic episode from this past season of Game of Thrones.
Back in November, Fox renewed The Simpsons for its 29th and 30th seasons. The renewal takes the long-running animated series to 669 episodes, the largest number of episodes for any scripted television show ever, breaking the record previously set by Gunsmoke (635). The longest-running scripted show in television history, and recently marking its 600th episode, The Simpsons exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. Currently in production on its record-annihilating 29th season, The Simpsons has won 32 Emmy Awards, 34 Annie Awards, a 2016 People's Choice Award and a 2016 Environmental Media Award.
It was the first animated series to win a Peabody Award and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for the theatrical short "The Longest Daycare." The Simpsons Movie was a hit feature film, the mega-attraction The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios has received historic expansion updates with the addition of "Springfield" and the show was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000. It has been named the "Best Show of the 20th Century" by Time magazine, and called the "Best TV Show Ever" by Vulture in 2016. Take a look at these new previews, courtesy of Animation on Fox YouTube, before The Simpsons Season 29 premiere airs tonight.