'The Simpsons' to Air Live Segment With Homer This May

PHOTO: "The Simpsons" is seen in this undated grab. FOX via Getty Images
"The Simpsons" is seen in this undated grab.

D'oh! "The Simpsons" is going live.

Fox announced Tuesday that the long-running TV show will use motion capture technology to shoot a "live" segment at the end of an otherwise regular "Simpsons" episode.

The segment will feature Homer Simpson, voiced by Dan Castellaneta, answering fans' questions and commenting on current events during the last three minutes of the series' May 15 episode. The broadcast will be live for both the East Coast and West Coast showings.

"As far as I know, this is the first time that's been done by any animated show," showrunner Al Jean told The Hollywood Reporter, adding that the live segment is in keeping with the theme of the episode, which centers on improv comedy. "And Dan is a great improviser."

Leading up to the live broadcast, Fox is asking fans to tweet their questions to Homer using the hashtag #HomerLive from Sunday, May 1, through Wednesday, May 4.