There’s some sort of SuperSize Me joke in here, but I’m fairly sure that every other news outlet is going to make it (come up with some good ones in the comments).
That’s right, Morgan Spurlock, widely known as the filmmaker/star of the most approachable nutrition/diet documentary of recent memory, SuperSize Me. Spurlock also produces content for TV and the web, including 8 episodes of the SuperSize-inspired spinoff, 30 Days, where people were forced to live 30 days in perspective-altering conditions.
Now, Spurlock has been hired to honor The Simpsons with a documentary that will air next January, concluding the year-long celebration of 20 years of The Simpsons on television (a celebration currently happening). The special will air January 14th on Fox, the same date The Simpsons premiered two decades ago.
Fox’s press release reads:
In The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special In 3-D On Ice, Spurlock will examine the cultural phenomenon of The Simpsons in his distinctive and innovative style. The special will document how the world sees The Simpsons and how the Simpson family has seen the world for two decades.
“When they first called me about this, I thought it was a prank and I hung up,” said Spurlock. “And then my agent called back and said, ‘No, no, this is for real,’ at which point I fainted. Then when I woke up, I called everyone I knew because it was the coolest thing I could ever get to do in my career.”
Regardless of what I think of Morgan Spurlock as a person, I can say two things: 1) The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special In 3-D On Ice is a pretty good title and 2) I will totally be watching when this premieres.