Top 5 Celebrities To Appear In The Simpsons

POSTED BY Heather Johnson, UPDATED ON November 23rd, 2023
Top 5 Celebrities To Appear In The Simpsons

The Simpsons first appeared on-air during “The Tracey Ullman Show”. Now the Simpson family has been living for over twenty years. It has secured the position of being the longest television show to air in history. The TV 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 celebrity guests stared over 25 times. It seems to be the popular thing to check off as completed for most celebrities. In honor of the conclusion of the television series after 728 episodes, we have put together a simple list of who we feel to be the top five celebrities to ever appear on The Simpsons:


The Beatles

The Beatles: The Band That Shook The World

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When The Beatles guest-starred in the Simpsons their voice-overs were produced 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 TV series. Paul McCartney popped up on “Lisa the Vegetarian,” with his spouse at the time, Linda McCartney. During this guest appearance, they have Lisa acted 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.


Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

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.


Cheers Cast

Cheers Cast

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 his 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.


Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

The famous physicist Stephen Hawking has been featured as himself in 3 Simpsons TV. 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 arrives at the time the Simpson family members are missing in the Maze when Hawking has only one line.




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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 TV series set the stage for many future bands to appear in character.

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