Our Favorite Musical Simpsons Cameos

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Sonic Youth in “Homerpalooza” (Episode 7.4)

When Homer takes Lisa and Bart to the Hullapalooza music festival to prove his musical hipness, the rock icons aren’t the only megastars on the bill.

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Cypress Hill in “Homerpalooza” (Episode 7.4)

This one was worth including if only for this immortal quote: “Who’s playing with the London Symphony Orchestra? Come on… People… Someone ordered the London Symphony Orchestra… Possibly while high… Cypress Hill, I’m looking in your direction.”

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Paul McCartney in “Lisa the Vegetarian” (Episode 7.5)

A visit to the petting zoo gets Lisa pondering her omnivorous ways. This also prompts the Homer-led conga line shouting the memorable cadence, “You don’t win friends with salad!” Later, McCartney and his then-wife Linda meet her on Apu’s roof garden where they bond over the decision to ditch meat.

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Johnny Cash in “The Mysterious Voyage of Homer” (Episode 8.9)

In which The Man in Black voices a wise, psychedelic fox who spiritually guides Homer through the desert.

Moody Blues in “Viva Ned Flanders” (Episode 10.10)

Try to imagine something scarier than “Knights in White Satin” rockers chasing you around Las Vegas with pocket knives. Just try.

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in “How I Spent My Strummer Vacation” (Episode 14.2)

The Rolling Stones pair play guitar teachers at Homer’s rock ‘n’ roll fantasy camp. When Homer isn’t ready to leave camp, Jagger reassures him, “It’s only rock ‘n’ roll.” Homer’s response? “But I like it!”

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