Newswire: The Simpsons will take on Boyhood in a very Simpsons version of timely parody

Just a little over year after Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age story Boyhood charmingly ambled its way into theaters, a showrunner for The Simpsons announced that the show would be devoting its Christmas episode this year to spoofing the director’s Oscar-nominated film. Al Jean, who’s been running Fox’s long-running animated sitcom since before Linklater started on his famously protracted shooting schedule, made the announcement at the show’s Comic-Con panel earlier today.

The Boyhood episode—which will, of course, be called “Barthood”—will feature Bart Simpson at ages 2, 6, 13, and 14, because time in animation is a fluid construct, especially when no one involved cares much anymore. Bart’s voice actor, Nancy Cartwright, was on hand to show off what “Eat my shorts” sounds like when catchphrased by the various Barts, making her Comic-Con debut while clad in a homemade Bartman costume.

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