Homer takes drugs to listen to music to take drugs to (and eat donuts).
On last night’s episode of The Simpsons a newly separated Homer (don’t ask) began dating a guest character played by Lena Dunham. Music fans had a pleasant surprise, however, during a sequence in which Homer took some vaguely defined pills and began tripping with Spacemen 3’s epic ‘Big City (Everybody I Know Can Be Found Here)’ as the soundtrack . You can watch the episode on Fox now, but you’re best off heading straight to the 11:30 mark for the sequence.
Spacemen 3 founding member and current Panda Bear collaborator Pete “Sonic Boom” Kember spoke to the Wall Street Journal about his music’s appearance on the show: “When I saw the script I was psyched. I couldn’t imagine a sweeter use of that track in this context, and particularly in context of a “trip” scene. [That is] something that’s usually for me a high point of ‘The Simpsons’ oeuvre. I imagine it is what people in bands secretly, or openly, dream of. Animation is so useful for these sort of stretches of reality.”