The Simpsons Valentine's Episode Clips Spoof Woody Allen And British Rom-Coms

Love is in the air in Springfield this Sunday night. The Simpsons will acknowledge Valentine's Day with "Love is a Many Splintered Thing," an episode that features guest voices by Zooey Deschanel, Benedict Cumberbatch, Max Weinberg and Robert A Caro. Check out the clips ahead to see how movie factor into the story.

The episode has Bart once again drawn in by the charms of Mary Spuckler (Deschanel). From the clip below, it looks like things might not work out so well for him, but fortunately, he has a well known movie director with plenty of advice to offer. See The Simpsons' take on Woody Allen

While Bart has Woody Allen to put him to sleep, Homer looks to British films to help him succeed romantically. And that leads to the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch.


I'll admit that these grand, romantic gestures are probably the reason I love movies like Love Actually and Bridget Jones' Diaries. Love the random use of "All the Young Dudes" in the clip. It's sort of proof that it doesn't really matter what song follows the kiss, as long as people are cheering and two people are kissing. Cumberbatch, who's best known for his starring role in Sherlock, and who will appear in the upcoming Star Trek sequel, voices the role of Alan Rickman and the prime minister in the above video.

What kind of grand, romantic gesture will Homer come up with? We'll find out when The Simpsons airs Sunday, February 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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