Talk about random! For “Fox Rocks” week, everyone’s favorite dysfunctional cartoon family, The Simpsons, decided to celebrate by replacing their intro/couch gag with their own interpretation of Ke$ha’s hit “TiK ToK.” Last nights show didn’t open with the familiar angelic harmonizing and swooping shot over Springfield we all know and love. Instead, we got Lisa Simpson jumping out of bed and grabbing Milhouse’s glasses, complete with Groundskeeper Willie brushing his teeth with a bottle of Jack! Once Lisa establishes that she has woken up feeling like P. Diddy, the whole cast of characters joins in on the charade of lip-synching and roleplaying that match the lyrics of the song.
Ke$ha couldn’t have done it better herself. And she approves, too, tweeting the brief-yet-heartfelt sentiment of “Wooo!!” in response to the intro.
I have mixed feelings about last night’s tweaked opening. On the one hand it was clever and entertaining. On the other, it means that Ke$ha has earned a spot in TV history becoming the first musician to watch her song replace the iconic “Simpsons” theme and opening credits, something she is a long ways away from earning. She is basically a poor man’s Lady Gaga and has an uncanny resemblance to John Travolta…..