A couple of Sundays ago, “The Simpsons” had a celebration for having five hundred episodes and twenty-three seasons as well as over six hundred celebrity appearances. The Simpsons first appeared on-air during “The Tracey Ullman Show”. Now the Simpson family has been live for over twenty years. It has secured the position of being the longest television show to air in history. The t.v. show brags about having far more guest appearances than every television show, starting from Michael Jackson to Johnny Cash, with a lot of them finding their way back for lots of episode appearances. Some of the celebrities guests stared over 25 times. It seems to be the popular thing to check off as completed for most celebrities. In honor of the television series reaching its 500th episode, we have put together a simple list of who we feel to be the top five celebrities to ever appear on The Simpsons.
When The Beatles guest-starred in the Simpsons their voice-overs were produced by themselves.
Performing in 3 distinct episodes, Matt Groening is known for saying that it truly has been a highly valued goal that he managed to have every one of the living band members of The Beatles on his t.v. series. Paul McCartney popped up on “Lisa the Vegetarian,” with his spouse at the time, Linda McCartney. During this guest appearance, they have Lisa acting as a proud vegetarian. In the “Brush with Greatness” episode Marge renders a portrait of Ringo and delivers it to him.
After receiving the painting Ringo gives her a huge compliment for her talent to paint. At last George Harrison emerges in “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet,” to let Homer know exactly where the fudge brownies are on a serving table at a restaurant.
These appearances by the Beatles were small in comparison to the series. Although this may be true it was a big deal to have such a world-known band appear on a television series.
We all know that Homer does a lot of stupid things in The Simpsons. During the “El Viaje de Nuestro Jomer” series Homer eats an insanity Pepper at a cook-off. The pepper causes Homer to hallucinate and he ends up taking a long journey/dream with a coyote. The coyote is voiced by Johnny Cash himself.
In the end, the coyote helps Homer realize that Marge is the woman for Homer.
The voices in the episodes where the Cheers cast appears are that of Woody, Carla, Norm, Cliff, and Sam Malone.
Everyone must have seen it coming when Homer gets kicked out of Moe’s bar for life. In his banishment, Homer stumbles onto a new bar where everybody knows your name. The cast is shown in their roles in the famous Cheers series. Not much of a role change for them but it truly did make for a great episode for the Simpsons.
The famous physicist Stephen Hawking has been featured as himself in 3 Simpsons t.v. shows so far:
1. season 18: “Stop or My Dog Will Shoot”
2. season 16: “Don’t Fear the Roofer”
3. season 10: “They Saved Lisa’s Brain”
Hawking had a moderately huge part in “They Saved Lisa’s Brain,” because he rushed in to prevent Springfield’s cleverest inhabitants from messing up the city. Hawking had a few excellent speaking parts in the show, like “Your theory of a donut-shaped universe is intriguing, Homer. I may have to steal it.” Hawking popped up only for a brief time in “Don’t Fear the Roofer,” which had Ray Romano as the primary guest celebrity part of a roofer called Ray that not one person except Homer could actually see.
Hawking showed up to make clear that Bart couldn’t notice Ray because there was clearly a black hole emerging exactly behind Ray. During the “Stop or My Dog Will Shoot,” episode Hawking arrived at the time the Simpson family members were missing in the Maze when Hawking had only one line.
The Simpsons were no strangers to popular music groups. Just behind the appearance of Michael Jackson on The Simpsons came yet another popular band. The band appeared and played at Moe’s local bar. This band’s appearance on the t.v. series set the stage for many future bands to appear in character.