Our Favorite Musical Simpsons Cameos

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When we got word of Katy Perry’s Simpsons debut, we got to thinking about our favorite musician cameos on the show. We ended up with 19 worth celebrating, and you can check them out below. Heads-up, though: Some of the video footage below features non-English narration before, after and sometimes in between musical moments. Yay, Internet!

Michael Jackson in “Stark Raving Dad” (Episode 3.1)

Homer lands himself the the looney bin, sharing a cell with a white man claiming to be the King of Pop. Jackson performs an unforgettable piano number called “Happy Birthday Lisa.”

Spinal Tap in “The Otto Show” (Episode 3.9)

After a Spinal Tap show, Bart feels inspired to pursue a career in heavy-metal guitar. Naturally when the topic of face-melting guitar solos pops up, so does Otto, to show him a thing or two with the ax.

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Aerosmith in “Flaming Moe’s” (Episode 3.10)

Moe entices Steven Tyler and Co. to perform “Walk This Way” after offering pickled eggs as payment.


Red Hot Chili Peppers in “Krusty Gets Kancelled” (Episode 4.22)

Bart convinces the funky radio rockers to play the last Krusty the Clown Show episode instead of Moe’s empty bar.


The Ramones in “Rosebud” (Episode 5.4)

The classic punk minstrels attempt to serenade Mr. Burns on his birthday ending the set with a warm, “Happy birthday, ya old bastard.”

Robert Goulet in ”$pringfield (Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)” (Episode 5.10)

What’s more wholesome American Christmas than gambling complexes and Goulet caroles? Exactly.

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