U2 And Homer Share Stage In “Simpsons” 200th Episode

U2 will help the Simpson clan celebrate the 200th episode of “The Simpsons” this weekend, and a sneak peak at the episode shows that Homer actually joins the band on stage.

In the episode (which airs this Sunday at 8 p.m. on Fox), Homer interrupts U2′s PopMart spectacle (first popping up on the band’s giant video screens, and then joining the band on stage) to campaign for votes in his run for Springfield sanitation commissioner.

As we first reported last year , the show’s creators penned the script without knowing if the band would agree to do the episode. Apparently, the script won over U2, who told MTV News last fall that they are big fans of the show.

“It’s great,” U2 guitarist the Edge told MTV News’ Chris Connelly at the time. “I mean, I have to say, it’s one of the best things on TV. In fact, it’s one of the only things worth watching on TV at the moment. Yeah,
we’ve been fans for a long time.”

The band had other reasons for appearing on the show though. “Well, people like you have reduced us to cartoons before we ever got involved in ‘The Simpsons,’” U2 frontman Bono told MTV News. “I’m here to kiss Homer Simpson’s bottom.” [600k QuickTime]