Watch The Simpsons' Homeland-Inspired Opening Credits

Welcome to Homerland, where everyone is in on the plot, from Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton to Itchy, Scratchy, Sideshow Bob… even Maggie. Especially Maggie.

In case you couldn't guess, Homeland's return isn't going unrecognized by The Simpsons, which also happens to return for its new season this Sunday night, an hour ahead of the Showtime drama's premiere. The Simpsons pays tribute to the thrilling cable drama by parodying its opening credits and throwing a few Springfield twists in for good measure. The nod to Homeland isn't just in the credits, it also applies to the episode itself, which will feature a guest voice by Kristen Wiig, who plays a jumpy FBI agent named Annie, and who comes to Lisa's aid when she suspects her father ma have been "turned." Given that Homer actually works at a nuclear power plant, the concern isn't all that outlandish when you think about it.

Here's a look at Wiig as Carrie Annie:

Kristen Wiig Simpsons

Here's the official description for the episode:

In a nod to the hit cable series “Homeland,” Lisa suspects Homer may have been “turned” when he returns a changed man from a nuclear power plant operating convention. So she enlists the services of Annie (guest voice Wiig), an intense, jumpy FBI agent to help her unravel the truth in the all-new “Homerland” 25th season premiere episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Sept. 29 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

The Simpsons's Homerland opening sequence is about as fantastic as some of its previous spoofs, Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad included. It's one more effort for the series to stay current, and given that it's rolling into its 25th season, I'd say that's a good approach.

In addition to this Sunday night's "Homerland" episode, fans of The Simpsons also have the annual "Treehouse of Horror" episode to look forward to. That's on the schedule for next Sunday (October 6). More information about what's in store for the spooky episode here.

In the meantime, here's another glimpse of this Sunday's season premiere here:


And if it's Homeland you crave, you have only to wait until Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. for Season 3 to premiere. Showtime also has a Season 2 marathon lined up for this weekend. Here's the tune-in info for that:

In advance of the highly- anticipated Season 3 premiere of its Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning series HOMELAND, SHOWTIME will be offering a catch-up marathon of Season 2 on Saturday and Sunday, September 28th and 29th, starting at 12 p.m. ET/PT airing all twelve episodes back-to- back. HOMELAND stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Claire Danes, Emmy winner Damian Lewis, and Emmy and Tony® Award winner Mandy Patinkin, and premieres this Sunday, September 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT only on SHOWTIME.

Homerland poster

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