‘The Simpsons’ Producers on Their Musical Season 33 Premiere and ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Reunion

  • Variety
‘The Simpsons’ Producers on Their Musical Season 33 Premiere and ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Reunion
When former “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” writer Elisabeth Kiernan Averick joined the staff of “The Simpsons” a few years ago, she knew eventually she’d be called upon to write a musical episode. That episode is Sunday’s Season 33 premiere, “Star of the Backstage,” in which Marge stages a revival of her high school musical, “Y2K: The Millennium Bug.”

At first, Marge fondly remembers serving as the show’s stage manager back then. But when she decides to embark on a high school reunion of the cast and revive “Y2K,” she soon realizes that those rosy memories didn’t align with reality — that she was treated as a bit of an outcast, both back then and now. That’s when she starts to imagine what it would be like in the spotlight as a star performer. For those fantasy sequences, Kristen Bell provides Marge’s singing voice. (Scroll down to watch an exclusive clip.
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