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    LOS ANGELES – "The Simpsons" is giving one lucky contest winner the chance to make others yellow with envy by creating a character for the animated TV series.

    The new Springfield resident will appear in an early 2010 episode featuring Chris Martin of Coldplay as guest star.

    The contest, part of the Fox show's 20th-anniversary celebration, is for those 18 and older. It opens Friday and runs until 11:59 p.m. EDT Oct. 24.

    Online submissions at thesimpsons.com should be "pithy and funny," said executive producer Al Jean, who will help judge them along with series creator Matt Groening.

    The winner gets a trip to Los Angeles to work with producers and the show's animation director. The top entry will be announced in mid-November.
    Entries are expected to describe the character's traits, including his or her name or nickname; age; appearance; occupation and catch phrases (think Homer Simpson and "D'oh!").

    "It's gotta be a human being. We've narrowed it down that much," Jean said.

    The proposed character should have a typical "Simpsons" overbite and be yellow or another hue found in the Springfield universe, he said.
    The contest is a tip of the hat to fans, Jean said.

    "We can't thank them enough," he said. "We're now in uncharted waters: We've gone longer than any scripted show in prime-time history. It's a cliche, but it wouldn't be so except for these people who've loved the show all these years."

    The record for the longest-running prime-time series had been held by "Gunsmoke," the Western drama that aired on CBS for two decades. "The Simpsons," which aired its first regular episode in January 1990 after a 1989 Christmas special, has been renewed through the 2010-11 season.

    The contest's winning character, to be drawn by series animators, has a reserved spot in the episode in which Homer disappoints wife Marge by arriving late at a wedding after stopping to buy a lottery ticket.

    He encounters the new face while rushing to the ceremony, Jean said, adding that it's possible the character could pop up on the series again.

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    I thought whole of Coldplay would be in The Simpsons?
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    Must create a Phil-like character.

    Actually, I love the show and might seriously enter this. Thanks for the heads-up!
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    LOS ANGELES – "The Simpsons" is giving one lucky contest winner the chance to make others yellow with envy by creating a character for the animated TV series.

    The new Springfield resident will appear in an early 2010 episode featuring Chris Martin of Coldplay as guest star.
    The contest, part of the Fox show's 20th-anniversary celebration, is for those 18 and older. It opens Friday and runs until 11:59 p.m. EDT Oct. 24.

    Online submissions at thesimpsons.com should be "pithy and funny," said executive producer Al Jean, who will help judge them along with series creator Matt Groening.

    The winner gets a trip to Los Angeles to work with producers and the show's animation director. The top entry will be announced in mid-November.
    Entries are expected to describe the character's traits, including his or her name or nickname; age; appearance; occupation and catch phrases (think Homer Simpson and "D'oh!").

    "It's gotta be a human being. We've narrowed it down that much," Jean said.

    The proposed character should have a typical "Simpsons" overbite and be yellow or another hue found in the Springfield universe, he said.
    The contest is a tip of the hat to fans, Jean said.

    "We can't thank them enough," he said. "We're now in uncharted waters: We've gone longer than any scripted show in prime-time history. It's a cliche, but it wouldn't be so except for these people who've loved the show all these years."

    The record for the longest-running prime-time series had been held by "Gunsmoke," the Western drama that aired on CBS for two decades. "The Simpsons," which aired its first regular episode in January 1990 after a 1989 Christmas special, has been renewed through the 2010-11 season.

    The contest's winning character, to be drawn by series animators, has a reserved spot in the episode in which Homer disappoints wife Marge by arriving late at a wedding after stopping to buy a lottery ticket.
    He encounters the new face while rushing to the ceremony, Jean said, adding that it's possible the character could pop up on the series again.

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    Wasn't Coldplay going to be hired in the episode when Homer won the lottery? Maybe coldplay with play at the wedding with the song that we all have in mind...
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    This is awesome! Good luck to all you artists
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    I just hope the winner won't be some random Coldplay-hater trying to make fun of Chris

    It would be so much fun to decide on Chris' catchphrases
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    Ohh! I think I might work together with a few friends to create this, and then get my uncle to join in and submit it... I would literally die to be featured in an episode with Chris!
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    One verse of Wedding bells, written by Coldplay:
    Those wedding bells are ringing up upon that hill
    I don't want to swallow such a bitter pill
    You keep moving baby, I stay still
    I always loved you and I always will
    La La La La, La La La La
    .. and everything that went before doesn't matter
    La La La La, La La La La
    I always loved you and I always will

    My suggestion to a continuation:
    Those wedding bells are ringing, but baby I stay
    Sadly you and me just got so far away
    Oh, though our time is back in the past
    my love for you dear, it will always last
    La La La La..

    Those wedding bells are ringing, and baby you go
    Honey, I'll still stay here as you left me so
    I will stay and look back to the start
    You will always have a place in my heart
    La La La La...

    Those wedding bells are ringing, babe I hear the tweet
    The sound of them makes me feel so bittersweet
    Your feet will move while I stay in place
    My love for you dear, it's a living space
    La La La La..
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    we should think of our cast of characters here on the board and pick one and submit it to the show, anyone good at drawing?
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    good idea!
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