La Bomba Drops in on Springfield on The Simpsons
Press Release from Fox
RICARDO BOMBA (nicknamed “La Bomba”), one of Springfield’s newest eligible bachelors and the brainchild of Peggy Black of Orange, CT, will appear in the “Million-Dollar Maybe” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Jan. 31 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. As the winner of THE SIMPSONS Character Contest, Black won the unprecedented opportunity to have her character, Ricardo Bomba, appear in a SIMPSONS episode. Additionally, Chris Martin of Coldplay will make a guest voice appearance in the episode.
In this all-new episode, HOMER (Dan Castellaneta) blows off a date with MARGE (Julie Kavner) to buy a lottery ticket. When Homer wins the million-dollar jackpot, he fears how Marge will react when she finds out why he missed their date. Homer keeps his newly inherited fortune a secret, and instead spoils his family with “anonymous” gifts. But when BART (Nancy Cartwright) finds out, he shows Homer how to have some fun with the money. The pair purchase front-row seats at a Coldplay concert and find themselves close enough to the stage to talk to band member Chris Martin (guest-voicing as himself).
Chris Martin is the lead singer, guitarist and front man of the Grammy-winning English alternative rock band Coldplay. To date, Coldplay has released four chart-topping studio albums and sold over 50 million records worldwide. Martin is also an outspoken advocate of fair trade and supporter of Oxfam’s global campaign to change the world trade rules. It is a cause that the entire band supports, donating 10 percent of their profits to charity each year.
Now the longest-running comedy in television history, THE SIMPSONS immediately struck a chord with viewers across the country as it poked fun of itself and everything in its wake. With its subversive humor and delightful wit, the series has made an indelible imprint on American pop culture, and the family members have become television icons.
THE SIMPSONS is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, and Al Jean are the executive producers. Film Roman, a Starz Media Company, is the animation house.