Animated Emmy-winner Chuck Sheetz strikes again

TFT Professor directs upcoming January 16 episode of "The Simpsons"


TFT professor and alumnus Chuck Sheetz ’83 won an Emmy in 2008 for directing a classic episode of “The Simpsons,” “Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind.”

Sheetz's latest “Simpsons” episode, “Flaming Moe,” will be broadcast on Fox on Sunday, January 16, 2010. Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother”), Scott Thompson (“The Kids in the Hall”) and Kristen Wiig (“Saturday Night Live”) make guest voice appearances.

When Smithers offers to help transform Moe's dingy pub into a more refined and trendy lounge, the revamped “Mo’s” quickly becomes Springfield's local gay hangout. With Smithers' friends and colleagues infusing new life into “Mo's,” business starts to boom, but Moe inadvertently leads his new bar patrons to believe that he, too, is gay. Afraid that telling the truth would hurt his newly flourishing business, Moe's new friends teach him a lesson in acceptance.

Meanwhile, Principal Skinner becomes smitten with the new free-spirited music teacher, Ms. Juniper (guest voice Wiig), who inspires the by-the-book principal to take chances. When Skinner finds out that Ms. Juniper's daughter, Melody (guest voice Hannigan), has a crush on Bart, he uses Bart to get close to Ms. Juniper.