The Simpsons: 15 Celebrity Appearances You Might Have Missed

A man as the Queen? Blasphemy!

It goes without saying that The Simpsons has a long-standing habit of taking famous voices and painting them yellow. In fact, entire episodes have been based around one-off celeb-voiced characters like Johnny Cash's Space Coyote during Homer's chilli-induced hallucination or Albert Brooks' Bond-like villain Hank Scorpio. And of course guest stars like Simon Cowell, Rupert Murdoch and Justin Bieber are the show's bread and butter. Sometimes stars voicing themselves works; for instance Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger and Ron Howard shone in When You Dish Upon A Star, but when suspicions arise that the show is a celebrity rite of passage and the cameos don't actually improve the show, there's clearly a problem. This hasn't gone unnoticed by The Simpsons chiefs, with executive producer Al Jean detailing that they will slow down the endless stream of famous faces around Springfield. But that certainly doesn't mean that all guest appearances have been unnecessary. Over the years, stars have been drafted in by the team for brief cameos or even just a solitary line in the background, and in a lot of the cases, you might not even realise it was your favourite actor, comedian or Z-lister behind the drawings. With that in mind, here is a rundown of 15 guest stars you may have missed dotted around Springfield...


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