The Simpsons to star in Olympics episode

2012-08-02 13:57
Los Angeles - The Simpsons will broadcast a special Olympics episode.

The popular cartoon is getting into the London 2012 spirit with a storyline based on the games in which Marge Simpson's chain-smoking twin sisters Patty and Selma are seen rowing down the River Thames against American rowers the Winklevoss twins - who competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "A rowing event at the 2012 Games transforms into a sibling-off when the dapper duo find themselves up against chain-smoking Patty and Selma."

The grouchy duo will speed past London landmarks like Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in the race.

Exaggerated sideburns

The episode also gives a nod to The Social Network with actor Arnie Hammer reprising his role as both brothers, who famously sued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for $140m, claiming he stole their ConnectU idea to create the social networking site.

The Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss characters are also seen sporting exaggerated sideburns in the style of British Olympic Gold cycling medallist, Bradley Wiggins.

The episode is aptly titled The D'oh-cial Network and will be broadcast in the UK on Sky1 at 18:00 on Sunday 5 August.

Watch the teaser trailer for The Simpsons Olympics episode here:

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