Now we’ll be honest, this doesn’t really have very much to do with gay rights but we couldn’t resist covering this story. So sit back, grin and bear the tortuously weak link.

Gay icons* the Simpsons are to come to life in a new promotion to be shown on British television.

A typical British family complete with slob dad, prim and proper mum and devil-child son present their own take on the Simpson’s opening credits.

The iconic title sequence is lovingly recreated and moved from the suburbs of middle town America to the suburbs of the Midlands.

The promotion will be shown on Sky One but you can catch a sneak preview here on PinkNews.co.uk.

Windows Media Player

Low Med High

Real One Player

Low Med High

Quicktime

Low Med High

*Everyone likes the Simpsons, gay or straight and it does have two gay characters.