Fox Kids "Bartcasting" (partially found "Simpsons" promo on children's program block; 1996)
"Bartcasting" was an event that took place on Fox Kids for a single day on November 2nd, 1996 to promote The Simpsons, specifically, the upcoming season at the time: Season 8. During the event, Bart Simpson had "taken control" of the Fox Kids satellite, and was now in control of the broadcasting. This allegedly amounted to Bart Simpson hosting the regular Fox Kids line up of cartoons on that day along with the occasional Simpsons clip aired during commercial breaks, leading up presumably to a sneak peek at the season 8 premiere.
Since "Bartcasting" was a one-off promotion, these hosting segments have not been seen or aired since their initial airing on that Saturday, and there is very little information online about this event in general. The only proof left of the event is a single promo that aired during the previous week, and a few scarce mentions of the event on the web. By extension, the season 8 sneak peek that was advertised has also been lost to time.
- A forum thread discussing the event. Retrieved 02 May '20