Spanglish director and Simpsons head honcho James “Jimbo” Brooks recently teased an upcoming guest star on Twitter, claiming it’s on par with Michael Jackson’s appearance in 1991:
Simpson's new guest cant reveal.but not since Michael Jackson did crazy 300 lb white man who thought he was Jackson have we been as jazzed.
— james l. brooks (@canyonjim) April 15, 2014
It’s gotta be Obama, right? Dude’s willing to do a Funny or Die sketch, but not the venerable American institution known as The Simpsons? They’ve already gotten three Beatles, a sitting prime minister, a reclusive author, AND telephone voice Joan Kenley; who else is even notable enough to get these old grizzled comedy writers all jazzed up?
Other guesses I’m throwing out there:
- Bob Dylan – Turned them down before, maybe he relented?
- The Game of Thrones guy – All the writers are horrible nerds, so…
- Pope Francis – Hey, it could happen.
- Ella Fitzgerald – Maybe Brooks discovered a way to revive the dead during his time at My Mother The Car?
Speculate away in the non-existent comment section below.