Remember that will-not-confirm-or-deny-anything 20th Century Fox intrigue over whether Green Day were in fact getting Groening’d? That lasted about two minutes? Internet’s fun like that. The internet’s also really good for radio rips, though this one’s really only a few seconds long. Green Day’s cover of the Danny Elfman penned theme to The Simpsons was released today (in pink-donut cases, if you’re near a Walmart/Circuit City/Best Buy/Barnes & Noble — and face it, you are), but you can get a little listen of the punk’d version of the track at Pretty Much Amazing, who heard it earlier this month on KROQ.

If that’s not enough for you, though, you can have the whole 1:23 jam with a buy at iTunes. Yes, this is Simpsons movie week, and yes, we are excited. But let’s not forget that this fall the show kicks off its 19th season! Longer than some of you have been alive, we reckon. And they have treats in store. After the jump, a list of some of the celeb talent making the show’s last teenage year a good ’un.

Word is we can look forward to yellow cameos from Jack Black, Lionel Richie, Topher Grace, Placido Domingo, Maya Rudolph, and Kurt Loder. And on top of that, Simpsons writer Al Jean says the Stewart/Colbert ticket will make their way onto the show, too, albeit separately: Colbert as Homer’s life coach, and Stewart on a show in which Springfield is bumped up to host the first presidential primary. Apparently the town gets fed up with the candidates and writes in ’Ralph Wiggum.’ Ralph in ’08? Just maybe.

Comments (82)
  1. Geez, they made it sound pretty damn boring. Love The Simpsons´ theme and I have nothing against Green Day, but this sounded pretty damn lame.

  2. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2007 0

    i thought the movie was the end of the simpsons anywhere, including tv.

  3. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2007 0

    i thought the movie was the end of the simpsons anywhere, including tv.

  4. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2007 0

    i thought the movie was the end of the simpsons anywhere, including tv.

  5. scotta  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2007 0

    I fear for this movie…

  6. “…i fear for this show.”

    – me, circa 2001

  7. Why would you get this when there’s a perfectly good Sonic Youth version?

  8. u broke my heart in 17 places  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2007 0

    Well…eat my shorts..geez…I remember when they were just cameo shorts on the Tracy Ullman show

  9. goldend  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    I grow up watching the Simpsons, and I don’t want a world without Homer Simpson.

  10. Hillary Clinton  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    I want to see this movie, but I don’t wand to spend money that will make its way into Rupert Murdoch’s propaganda machine. I think I’ll by a ticket for a different movie and then sneak into the theater that’s playing this.

  11. goldend  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    Hillary Clinton:

    How transgressive. Homer will be proud.

  12. where can i get the sonic youth version?

  13. TK  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    “Longer than some of you have been alive, we reckon.”

    Sigh. Not the best way to begin the day…

  14. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    i thought the movie was the end of the simpsons anywhere, including tv.

  15. bmckim  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    you’ve only posted that 4 times, but keep up the good work adrienne.

  16. rich  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    OMG! There’s a Simpson’s movie coming out?

  17. rgr_moore  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    haha that was fun. can’t wait for the movie

  18. I still like the Yo Le Tango, and Sonic Youth covers of the Simpsons’ theme song better

  19. …ghey

  20. dannygutters  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    I prefer Tito Puente’s version

  21. steve  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    i don’t want to live in a world where hipsters can’t agree that the simpsons is great.

    i always thought it was a nice common ground.

    i appreciate matt groening’s transition to more topical humor ten times more than i appreciate green day’s decline into post boyband shit rock.

  22. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    i thought the movie was the end of the simpsons anywhere, including tv.

  23. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    i thought the movie was the end of the simpsons anywhere, including tv.

  24. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    i thought the movie was the end of the simpsons anywhere, including tv.

  25. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    i thought the movie was the end of the simpsons anywhere, including tv.

  26. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    i thought the movie was the end of the simpsons anywhere, including tv.

  27. sol  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    Hey, you know what? I thought the movie was the end of the simpsons anywhere, including tv. I just wanted to let you know that.

    To steve: some years ago it was very unusual to find someone who couldn’t appreciate The Simpsons. But nowadays, things have changed. The episodes are aggressive and pointless. Previously, the show had some depth even without us knowing. Remember the one when Lisa needed braces? Even my mother laughs to the memory of that.

  28. bubbles  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    this post reminds me of what my friend adrienne used to always say, but for the life of me i can’t recall how they would phrase it

  29. scotta  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    “i don’t want to live in a world where hipsters can’t agree that the simpsons is great.

    i always thought it was a nice common ground.

    i appreciate matt groening’s transition to more topical humor ten times more than i appreciate green day’s decline into post boyband shit rock.”

    I have to agree with this statement, I do respect Matt Groening more than Green Day. Sadly, it still doesn’t change the fact that the show hasn’t been funny in about 10 years.

  30. guitarhero  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    I can’t wait for the movie, and i think the first two reviews of the movie were positive so i’m really excited. i don’t understand the choice to have green day in the movie though.

  31. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    i thought the movie was the end of the simpsons anywhere, including tv.

  32. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    i thought the movie was the end of the simpsons anywhere, including tv.

  33. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    i thought the movie was the end of the simpsons anywhere, including tv.

  34. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    i thought the movie was the end of the simpsons anywhere, including tv.

  35. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    i thought the movie was the end of the simpsons anywhere, including tv.

  36. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    i thought the movie was the end of the simpsons anywhere, including tv.

  37. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    i thought the movie was the end of the simpsons anywhere, including tv.

  38. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    i thought the movie was the end of the simpsons anywhere, including tv.

  39. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    i thought the movie was the end of the simpsons anywhere, including tv.

  40. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    i thought the movie was the end of the simpsons anywhere, including tv.

  41. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    i thought the movie was the end of the simpsons anywhere, including tv.

  42. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    i thought the movie was the end of the simpsons anywhere, including tv.

  43. booger  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    breaking news:

    simpsons sign to starbucks label!!!!

    no, of course i will see the simpsons movie but i am more excited about the new batman teaser trailer that awaits me! my only hope is that they have an itchy and scratchy short before the film.

  44. seth  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2007 0

    dental plan!

  45. Hasief  |   Posted on Jul 26th, 2007 0

    Just saw the movie last night, loved it.

  46. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 26th, 2007 0

    my name has been tarnished! the first few were a server error at stereogum and i guess it was picked up by some kind of d-bag wave effect that usually takes place at stereogum. i would never post that many times. i know blog comments are sacred.

  47. the real one  |   Posted on Jul 26th, 2007 0

    the first reposting was due to server error, but i guess some kind of d-bag wave effect took over and now my name is tarnished. have faith readers of stereogum – though i am confused about the fate of the simpsons, i will always have enough respect for blogs to not be an asshole.

    thanks,
    adrienne

  48. adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 26th, 2007 0

    my name has been tarnished! the first few were a server error at stereogum and i guess it was picked up by some kind of d-bag wave effect that usually takes place at stereogum. i would never post that many times. i know blog comments are sacred.

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