The future is here folks. We never thought we would see the day that an animated character could in fact go live to a nation, but that's exactly what The Simpsons are doing shortly.

Homer Simpson is set to do a live Q&A in the final three minutes of an upcoming episode where he will answer questions from fans. How will we know it's live? Well, according to showrunner Al Jean, he will be answering questions that "could only be said live on that day" and that "Dan [Castellaneta] is a great improviser".

They will use motion capture technology to bring Homer's words to life with Jean telling CNNMoney; "Dan Castellaneta will be in the studio and not only what he says will go out live, but the motions he makes will be incorporated in what Homer does on screen.

"As far as I know, this is the first time that's been done by any animated show. I just thought, 'wow, we have the technology... yeah, why not be the first, This is exactly why we still do the show, so we can do stuff like this."

Not only that, but as the show is aired globally, they plan on pulling it off twice for different time zones.

So if you have ever had any burning questions for Homer, Fox are asking fans to tweet them using the hashtag #HomerLive between Sunday 1st May and Wednesday 4th May.

The live segment will be filmed at the end of the May 15th episode.