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The Simpsons' Paid Tribute To David Bowie And Alan Rickman In A Brilliant Way


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The show tweeted a clip from an episode which originally aired back in 2013 titled "Love Is A Many Splintered Thing."

Why it's brilliant:

In the episode we see a nod to Rickman's characters in both the Harry Potter films and Love Actually as Homer and friends begin watching the fictionalized "Love Indubitably."

The clip starts with a British Prime Minister (voiced by none other than Benedict Cumberbatch) professing his love for his “poor but cheeky secretary” Eliza Commonbottom, just as David Bowie’s iconic "All The Young Dudes" cues up in the background.

At this point, Alan Rickman’s Severus Snape enters, declaring “love is more powerful than all my magic” immediately followed by none other than a breakdancing Alfred Hitchcock materializing from the Tardis.

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