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(Springfield, ???) - Fans of long-running animated television series "The Simpsons" can expect plenty of colorful storylines, hard-hitting action and shocking swerves, now that professional wrestling writer Vince Russo has guest-written an episode of the popular program.
The episode, tentatively titled "The Simpsonz Shoot!", is slated to air on the Fox network in early 2007. According to those familiar with the negotiations, Russo landed the gig after convincing Simpsons creator Matt Groening that he had single-handedly created the characters of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Samoa Joe and Miss Elizabeth.
"The problem with the Simpsonz storylinez are, there'z not enough freakin' reality in 'em," Russo said during an exclusive interview. "They rarely focuz on the lezzer-known characterz, such az Lenny, or little Lis'er Simpson."
Yet, Russo's episode centers around the marital problems of main characters Homer and Marge Simpson. Marge becomes smitten with C. Montgomery Burns, the owner of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant and Homer's boss, and ends up sleeping with him.
In response to his wife's infidelity, Homer is forced for some reason to revert back to his old character of Dancin' Homer, last seen during the show's second season in 1990. Son Bart Simpson then decides to join up with longtime nemesis Sideshow Bob Terwilliger, before attempting to murder him.
The other two children, Lisa and Maggie Simpson, move in with bartender Moe Syzlak and become underage prostitutes, while grandfather Abraham Simpson replaces Nelson Muntz as the schoolyard bully.
Perhaps the most surprising twist of them all, however, is when Kwik-E-Mart propreitor Apu Nahasapeemapetilon "outs" himself as being voiced by actor Hank Azaria, complaining about Russo's script mid-episode.
Vince Russo to Guest-Write
Episode of The Simpsons
Originally Published December 12, 2006