After butchering a speech in front of all of his friends at work, Homer turns to improv comedy to gain back his confidence in his public speaking skills. Meanwhile, Marge decides to rebuild Bart’s lackluster treehouse, but tensions rise when Bart questions her building skills. Also, in the episode’s last three minutes, Homer appears LIVE for the first time on television (both for East and West Coast broadcasts) to answer fan questions.
I’ll admit, I’m actually extremely curious how the Dan Castellaneta motion capture improv is going to pan out, both technically and content-wise. Al Jean asserts he’d be open to doing more live bits if the reception to this is good, but nothing longer than three minutes, since, as we all know, live animation is a terrible strain on the animators’ wrists.