FOX reposted a clip featuring Benedict Cumberbatch's character professing his love to the tune of Bowie-penned track 'All the Young Dudes'.
There's a coincidental tribute of Alan Rickman and David Bowie on the same "The Simpsons" scene that aired three years ago. FOX unearthed the clip in the wake of the actor and the singer's death this month.
In the Valentine episode, Homer and the boys watched a romantic movie called "Love, Indubitably" which has the tone of "Love, Actually". Benedict Cumberbatch voices a British Prime Minister who declares love to his "poor but cheeky secretary," Eliza Commonbottom. As the crowd breaks into a musical, Severus Snape pops into frame and says, "Love is more powerful than all my magic."
The clip features "All the Young Dudes" which was penned by Bowie and performed by Mott the Hoo. Rickman portrays Snape in all "Harry Potter" films and is the star of "Love, Actually". The short clip also made other British pop culture contributions such as "Doctor Who", Sherlock Holmes and Shakespeare.
Neither Rickman nor Bowie had ever made a cameo on the show. Executive producer Matt Selman expressed his regret of not ever having Bowie on the show while creator Al Jean posted a picture of Homer mimicking Bowie's famous pose and look.
This is as close as we ever got to having David Bowie on The Simpsons pic.twitter.com/yiEXGs4sHQ— Matt Selman (@mattselman) January 11, 2016
Rickman died on Thursday, January 14 after a short battle of cancer. Bowie died on Sunday, January 10 of liver cancer.