Quite the ice bucket challenge ... Homer Simpson gets doused.

Quite the ice bucket challenge ... Homer Simpson gets doused.

After sweeping the globe, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has reached Springfield.

Producers of The Simpsons have released a clip of everyone's favourite father, Homer J. Simpson, being doused with ice – and more.

The 40-second clip was published on YouTube around lunchtime Wednesday, Australian-time, and accumulated more than 2 million hits by Thursday morning.

It shows Homer nominating Ned Flanders, Lenny and Donald Trump to take the challenge, before dousing himself with a glass of water.

"Boy, ow, that was cold, brrr... but it was all worth it to raise awareness for ALS," he says rather unconvincingly.

A curtain of water then knocks him to the ground, followed by a range of cold-climate appropriate objects and animals, including penguins, a polar bear, ice hockey players, a Yeti and an ice cream truck.

A pan upwards reveals Bart Simpson in a helicopter, laughing, having just dropped the motherload.

"Fight ALS," Homer says to the camera before passing out.

ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a form of motor neurone disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, rendering sufferers unable to control the muscles of their body.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge began in late July when former Boston baseball player and ALS sufferer Pete Frates challenged his friends to perform the task to raise awareness.

It subsequently went viral, with millions of challenge videos posted to social media accounts, and a sharp rise in donations to ALS.

Dozens of celebrities including Robert Downey jnr, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise, Britney Spears, Patrick Stewart, Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith and George W. Bush have taken part.

In Australia, the challenge is being supported by MND Australia, which has so far raised more than $200,000 in donations.

The 26th series of The Simpsons, which is screened on Channel Ten in Australia, premieres in September.