Homer Simpson is putting the Chicago-New York pizza battle to rest.
In a “Simprovised” episode of "The Simpsons" Sunday, Homer Simpson took viewer questions live, marking a first for the show now in its 27th season. The live Q&A was done for both the East Coast and the West Coast broadcasts and featured Homer answering phone calls from fans.
During the East Coast event, a viewer named George asked the famed character a “pizza-related question” – whether he prefers Chicago deep dish or New York-style thin crust. The question was fitting considering a release from Fox announcing plans for “live show” said Homer would “take a break from stuffing his face to comment on the events of the day.”
“I prefer Chicago deep dish because I like Italian better than Chinese,” Simpson said.
The three-minute question and answer session also revealed important news for fans of the animated comedy.
“This is the last episode of The Simpsons,” Homer said. “Just kidding, The Simpsons will never end.”
The long-running comedy has already been renewed for season 28.
Going live isn't anything new for shows, but it is especially odd for an animated show to do it. NBC recently did all of this season of "Undateable" live. In the past, "Will & Grace," "30 Rock," "ER," "The Daily Show," "One Life to Live" and more shows have done live broadcasts as ratings stunts.