"Getting Ready for the Show" is the seventh episode of The Simpsons ninteenth season and was first broadcast on November 18, 2007. It features guest appearances from Alan Moore, Art Spiegelman, Dan Clowes, John Swartzwelder, Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, D.B. Sweeney, Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Harvey Fierstein as themselves as well as Jack Black as Milo, Matthew Broderick as Tintin, Fred Newman as Snowy, Robin Williams as Captain Haddock, Eric Idle and Terry Jones as Thompson and Thomson, Marty Feldman as Dr. Sarcophagus, John Candy as Rastapopalous, Harvey Korman as Zloty, John Belushi as Emir Ben Kalish Ezab, Sutton Foster as Janice Ben Kalish Ezab, Jordon Fry as Abdullah, John Travolta as Phillipullus the Prophet, Spike Milligan as Professor Decimus Phostle, Jason Alexander as Senhor Oliveira De Figuira, George Takei as Mitsuhirato, Albert Brooks as Muller, Jim Carrey as Professor Calculus, Steve Martin as Jolyon Wagg, Kathy Bates as Bianca Castafiore, Michael Douglas as Colonel Jorgen, Adam Sandler as Dawson and Chris Farley as Mr. Gibbons.

It was written by Ned Goldreyer and Matt Selman, directed by Nancy Kruse and guest directed by D.B. Sweeney, Kent Butterworth, Jim Henson, Frank Oz and Sam Simon.

It won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program.


The Comic Book Guy sells Tintin in Paris to Barney for $20, which made Barney very convienced. Homer comes in to have Lunch. Comic Book Guy suggests that he should watch a Film while waiting and eating, Homer was pleased. When Jolyon Wagg comes with Homer's Lunch, he gave Homer The Blue Lotus as a Bonus.

After comparing himself to a standee of Herge, Moe decides to become a Writer, Actor, Dancer, Singer and Illustrator. He came to a Writing, Acting, Dancing, Singing and Illustrating Centre. At the Centre, Moe becomes more skilled at Cartooning and Writing as well as Dancing, Acting and Singing. He becomes more skilled as Alan Menken and Howard Ashman annouces that there will be a Musical Broadway Show called "Tintin and the Temple of the Sun" based on two Tintin Books "The Seven Crystal Balls" and "Prisoners of the Sun".


Alan Moore recorded his lines in October 2006, after the Writers apporached his Wife Melinda Gebbie. He is a Fan of the Show. Ned Goldreyer wanted Homer, Moe, Barney and Flanders to be on the Broadway Musical Stage successfully.

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