The Simpsons paid tribute to the late greats Alan Rickman and David Bowie today, by releasing an old clip featuring the two British icons.
We’re sure the screen icon, who died of cancer aged 69 on Thursday, would have loved this bizarrely British clip.
The clip begins with Homer and friends trying to understand their wives by watching ‘Love Indubitably’, featuring a Prime Minister voiced by the always wonderful Benedict Cumberbatch, who uses his immense political power to declare his love for his secretary, Eliza Commonbottom.
Parliament then erupts into applause and cheers when they kiss as All The Young Dudes by David Bowie, who also unexpectedly passed away this week, blasts out.
In scenes that wouldn’t be out of place in a Monty Python sketch, Rickman randomly appears dressed as Professor Severus Snape to give a speech about how: “Love is more powerful than all my magic”.
Then Shakespeare, Churchill, Sherlock Holmes and Isaac Newton perform The Full Monty as director Alfred Hitchcock steps out of Dr Who’s Tardis and breakdances.
So just a normal day in the UK then?
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.