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As seen in the 1997 Simpson episode The Springfield Files, Mr. Burns is bringing some love to your Funko Collection with this Funko Pop! Television: The Simpsons –  Glowing Mr. Burns Glow-In-The-Dark (GITD) With Chase Glow Funko Pop! Vinyl Figure – Previews Exclusive.

In “The Springfield Files,” a famous episode of “The Simpsons,” Bart’s family receives a visit from “The X-Files” protagonists. For those who think Mulder and Scully have already experienced every possible bizarre situation, just wait until the agents meet the strange, the sinister, the enigmatic Homer Simpson.

While returning from Moe’s Tavern, Homer Simpson comes across a strange creature with a big head and huge eyes. Unfortunately, no one in Springfield believes him when Homer tells the story until it reaches FBI headquarters. The best: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson lend their voices to Mulder and Scully from “The Simpsons.”

Look out for the rare chase! Be on the hunt for the translucent chase version, which features Mr. Burns sporting his healthy green glow. Don’t miss out on adding this PREVIEWS Exclusive close encounter of the blurred kind to your collection!

This PX Previews The Simpsons Alien Mr. Burns EXC Funko Pop! Vinyl Figure is now available for pre-order at the links below (click to jump!) It’s expected to be released in November 2021.

Funko Pop! Television: The Simpsons -  Glowing Mr. Burns Glow-In-The-Dark (GITD) With Chase Glow Funko Pop! Vinyl Figure - Previews Exclusive

The tenth episode of the eighth season was a gem among gems in one of The Simpson’s best seasons.

Leonard Nimoy, who would later become almost a regular guest, opens the episode with an introduction to this mystery show, telling us the story that happened to a certain bald guy from Springfield.

We see good old Homer walking home out of obligation after having had one too many Duff beers. Then, he encounters a strange,  glowing green alien who wants to deliver peace and love.

Homer fails to get his family to believe him, getting mocked by Bart with his Aljon from Mars. Only Fox Mulder and Dana Scully from the FBI seem to be the ones interested.

Funko Pop! Television: The Simpsons -  Glowing Mr. Burns Glow-In-The-Dark (GITD) With Chase Glow Funko Pop! Vinyl Figure - Previews Exclusive

Many of the gags from this 1997 episode are still remembered to this day, such as the lie detector gag: “Homer, do you understand how this works?” “Yes.” “Kaboom!” as the machine explodes.

Other jokes come from Marge, who thinks the FBI is coming for her because of a pencil she took from the Post Office; Moe and his dark history with a smuggled whale; Grandpa Abe with a turtle that steals his teeth; or the lineup with famous aliens like Alf, Chewbacca, and Kang.

In addition, we can see some rather far-fetched nods to the series, such as the presence of the Cigarette Smoking Man in the background of some scenes.

Even with such exceptional guests, the weight of humor still falls on the main characters of the series, being almost anecdotal the appearance of the agents, which anyway made this episode a much more memorable one.

The episode closes with the mysterious alien being a dazed, drugged, and radioactive Mr. Burns and, with a song, “Good Morning Starshine,” sung by much of the cast, including Chewbacca, Alf, the agents, and Dr. Spock himself.

Funko Pop! Television: The Simpsons –  Glowing Mr. Burns Glow-In-The-Dark (GITD) With Chase Glow Funko Pop! Vinyl Figure – Previews Exclusive

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