The Simpsons Lego episode airs this Sunday.
The Simpsons is set to air its full Lego episode on Sunday (May 4, 2014), just a week after Entertainment Weekly reported the last episode of the show was the lowest rated episode in Simpsons history.
'The Simpsons' Lego Episode Airs This Sunday
On the flip side, The Lego Movie will easily be amongst the Top 10 biggest grossing movies of 2014 and the little blockheads are coming to give Bart and company a helping hand. The trailer for the upcoming episode - titled 'Brick Like Me' - hit Fox's animation domination YouTube channel.
"We didn't know about the movie at that point," The Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman recently told EW. "For the record, we still don't know about the movie. [Laughs] Brian [Kelly, co-executive producer] and I had been dreaming of doing a Simpsons Lego episode for as long as we could remember, and in early 2012 we started seriously talking about making it happen. Then we found out that Lego was into doing a Simpsons couch gag. So it was a magical coming-together of pretend yellow people."
The official synopsis for the episode is as followed:
"Homer wakes up in a world where his family and everyone in Springfield are made of Legos and must "put together" how he got there to get home in the milestone 550th "Brick Like Me."
It's interesting to note that the Simpsons Lego episode has actually been planned before the Lego Movie became so popular - so it's not a case of Groening's team latching onto the movie's success.