Just got my New In Chess magazine and find colorful coverage of the upcoming TV broadcast of Homer Simpson’s gang titled HOMER’S MATE. Famous for its guest stars, The Simpsons–the cult show from Matt Groening that puts the “FUN” in a dysfunctional family– have featured cameos from celebrities the likes of Mick Jagger and Lady Gaga to Leonard Nimoy and Dr. Stephen Hawking. Soon the first ‘chess celebrity’ will be added to that list by making his cameo appearance: World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen! In the season 28th episode ‘The Cad and the Hat’, that will air in the USA on February 19th 2017, channel 7 at 8pm est. Homer is something of a chess savant who enlists on line assistance of Magnus on his lap top to boost his game. Even the regulars at Moe’s Tavern in between swigging their Duff’s beer get in on the chess fever that is set to sweep Springfield.
So tune in to see chess receiving a major pop culture hit as our game gets set for the big leap from Simpson’s (in-the-Strand) to The Simpsons!!