“The Simpsons” 500th episode to air

“The Simpsons” 500th episode to air

The man at the centre of the Wikileaks scandal will make a cameo appearance in the upcoming 500th episode of The Simpsons. According to a Reuters report, the episode, scheduled to be aired on Sunday (February 19, 2012), will feature the voice of Julian Assange, which was recorded down the phone after the show’s producers’ tracked him down in Britain.

Assange is currently under house arrest in Britain, fighting extradition to Sweden where he would be questioned for allegations of sex crimes.

The storyline for this milestone episode of the long-running show focuses on the Simpsons being banished from Springfield and trailers for the episode have seen Mayor Quimby announcing the results of a vote to have the family removed from their hometown.

The Simpsons was nearly axed by the Fox network after disagreements occurred during contractual negotiations.