Our Favorite Musical Simpsons Cameos
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Elvis Costello in “How I Spent My Strummer Vacation” (Episode 14.2)
Costello might not have convinced any of the Springfield campers to pick up bass, but he does clarify any lingering queries as to where his “image” stems from.
David Byrne in “Dude, Where’s My Ranch?” (Episode 14.18)
Homer pens and performs an anti-Flanders song aptly dubbed “Everybody Hates Ned Flanders” at Moe’s. Byrne catches the fiery number and decides to produce and record it. Listen to the ditty here.
50 Cent in “Pranksta Rap” (Episode 16.9)
In which Bart stealthily makes his way to see 50 Cent and dodges punishment by feigning his own kidnapping.
Metallica in “The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer” (Episode 18.1)
The heavy rock legends rage “Master of Puppets” from the back of a pick-up truck, leaving the recently bus-jacked Otto in the dust.
The White Stripes in “Jazzy & The Pussycats” (Episode 18.2)
Watch Bart join in rocking (while almost getting a beatdown) out to “The Hardest Button to Button” from Elephant here.
Lionel Richie in “He Loves to Fly and He D’ohs” (Episode 19.1)
Mr. Burns hires Richie to croon on a private jet. Homer sings along with him in a rendition of Back to Front hit, “Say You, Say Me,” which replaces every word with “beer.”
You can watch Richie giddily discuss his animated conversion here.
Flight of the Conchords in “Loan-a Lisa” (Episode 22.2)
Jemaine and Bret woo Lisa easily with a classic, bumbling folk number.