It’s official. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been completed by every celebrity imaginable. On Tuesday, Entertainment Weekly posted video of the "Simpsons” patriarch, Homer Simpson, taking his turn at the chilly charitable craze. Yes, the viral ALS challenge, which was started to promote awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, has taken the world by storm, and that apparently includes Simpson’s hometown of Springfield.
In the video, Homer nominates pals Ned Flanders and Lenny Leonard to take on the icy endeavor, and then, in a bit of randomness, calls out Donald Trump at the last minute. But after trying to get away with dumping a tiny glass of iceless water on his head, the celluloid hero gets a rude awakening when he’s pummeled with a series of chilly items: penguins, polar bears, hockey players, some North Pole dwellers, and even an ice cream truck. The supersize surprise comes courtesy of … well, you’ll just have to watch the clip to find out.
Homer’s Ice Bucket Challenge cameo comes in the middle of a mega “Simpsons” marathon that is currently airing on FXX. The network began airing single episode of the long running animated sitcom earlier this week, and the 552-episode marathon will end with the show’s Season 25 finale on Sept. 1.
While “The Simpsons” has long been a popular pit stop for celebrity guests, executive producer Al Jean told ET Online that one star – rock star Jon Bon Jovi -- refused to guest star on the hit show. But, just like “The Simpsons” patriarch, the rocker did say yes to the Ice Bucket Challenge. And Bon Jovi even nominated estranged band mate Richie Sambora to do the challenge.
According to a recent press release, the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised more than $88.5 million for ALS. Let’s assume Homer Simpson mailed in his check shortly after his dousing.