10 Worst Simpsons Guest Stars (Who Played Themselves)

Simpsons guest appearances miss a lot more often than they hit these days.

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The Simpsons have had many, many guest stars over the years, and increasingly there’s been a lot of criticism aimed at the show’s overuse of them. At their worst, they’re lazy, unfunny and are more concerned with patting themselves on the back for having snagged such big names than they are with actually making a good episode.

Then again, aside from very, very few bright spots (looking at you, Halloween Of Horror), The Simpsons don’t seem all that great at making good episodes at all these days.

The point is, if you’re looking for bad guest stars, The Simpsons has a lot of low decks. Recently, the best of the bunch for a bit of the limelight in the list of best guest stars, but it’s only fair to remember the duds too.

As was the rule previously, only stars who appear as themselves in the show count here. No space for the likes of Sacha Baron Cohen as tour guide Jakob then. When it comes to picking the worst though, you’re definitely not going to be short of options, so some pretty bad appearances might luck out and miss the cut here.

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Stacey Henley is a published author, avid gamer and all-round nerd. She can most often be found roaming through vivid expansive spaces and discovering the world around her, but only in video games. In real life, she mostly stays home.