Homer Simpson, America’s favorite donut-eating, beer-swilling animated patriarch, will make an exclusive appearance on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to promote The Simpsons Movie. Homer will show up during the opening monologue of the installment, which will air on Friday, July 24 at 11:35 p.m. (ET/PT).
In the eagerly awaited Simpsons Movie, Homer must save the world from a catastrophe he himself created. The Calamity draws the attention of U.S. President Arnold Schwarzenegger (Harry Shearer) and Environmental Protection Agency head Russ Cargill (Albert Brooks), who come up with dubious plan to contain the mess. As the fates of Springfield and the world hang in the balance, Homer embarks on a personal odyssey of redemption in order to reunite his splintered family and bring peace back to Springfield. The pic opens nationwide on July 27.
Entering its 19th Season this fall, The Simpsons has garnered 23 Emmy Awards and holds the title of longest running primetime comedy series on television. The producers have been wanting to make a feature film based on the show for the last 18 years but say they were waiting for the right story to materialize before taking that step.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is is a production of Big Dog Prods., in association with Universal Media Studios. Debbie Vickers serves as exec producer.