Homer and Marge will visit Canada to enter the winter olympics this year in the upcoming 21st season of The Simpsons.
One of the show’s writers, Rob LaZebnik, has revealed the storyline will revolve around the formation of a mixed-doubles team including Principal Skinner and his mother.
Marge, as it turns out, is a natural at the sport, having swept a broom around the house for years on end, but Homer threatens to bring the team down. Meanwhile, Lisa spends her time trying to collect a series of Olympic pins.
Rick Patzke, the chief operating officer for USA Curling, and Edmonton curler Randy Ferbey have both commented on the upcoming show, agreeing that it can only bring a wave of good publicity to a sport that isn’t watched nearly as often as hockey, skiing or figure skating. As well, said Patzke, Homer is the quintessential curler in that he drinks beer, eats doughnuts and makes fun of himself.