“The Simpsons” has a lot of surprises in store for fans this fall. The Fox animated series, which also holds the title of the longest-running American program, is brining back a beloved movie character for Season 27 – “spider-pig”!
That’s right, the “spider-pig” song will be back in your head soon enough. Executive producer and writer Al Jean announced the news at the 2015 ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas. Jean was on hand with fellow producers James L. Brooks, Matt Selman and David Silverman for a panel called “The Evolution & History of ‘The Simpsons.’”
Viewers were first introduced to Plopper the pig in the 2007 “The Simpsons Movie.” Homer ended up adopting the animal and saving his life after watching him on a commercial for Krusty Burger. Homer was supposed to get rid of the pig, but ended up keeping it and triggering a series of unfortunate events that led to the town of Springfield getting covered by a dome. Plopper got the nickname “spider-pig” after Homer made him walk on the ceiling like Spider-Man – all while singing a parody of the “Spider-Man” theme song.
Since his appearance in the movie, Plopper has shown up a handful of episodes – usually during the opening couch gag. It’s unclear if the upcoming Season 27 episode will feature spider-pig in the same capacity, of if he’ll play a bigger role.
Watch the “spider-pig” scene from “The Simpsons Movie” below: