RuPaul Guest-Stars On ‘The Simpsons’ This Sunday

RuPaul as “Queen Chante” on The Simpsons

You know you’ve arrived at the pinnacle of pop culture when you finally get that call to guest star on an episode of the long-running animated FOX series, The Simpsons.

This Sunday, Emmy Award-winner RuPaul makes his animated debut on the long running animated series as “Queen Chante.”

FOX released a teaser video of the upcoming episode along with some clues about the storyline.

From what we can tell, Marge makes yet another attempt at finding a successful career, this time as a Tupperware salesperson.

But to get an edge on her competition, Marge’s friend Julio suggests selling in drag. Apparently, drag queens sell the most Tupperware – who knew?

Showrunner Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview, “This is true – most successful Tupperware sellers are drag queens.”

Dang, queens are good at everything!

And somewhere in the mix, Homer makes HIS drag debut complete with full-on runway strut adorned in a blond wig and black dress.

How the animated series has gone 30 seasons without Homer in drag almost boggles the mind.

Not only do we get Mama Ru in the drag-tastic episode, but RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3 champ, Raja, makes a cameo as herself as well.

In an Instagram post, Raja shared the cartoon image writing, “The Simpsons was a huge part of my childhood, being asked to be on an episode was surreal and mind blowing, to say the least.”

Watch the teaser below. Mama Ru’s “Queen Chante” will come to slay this Sunday at 8/7c on FOX.

Matt Baume Explores Homophobia Via “The Simpsons”

Smart guy Matt Baume explores homophobia via a 1997 episode of The Simpsons with guest star John Waters. Homer Simpson just couldn't seem to figure out why he didn't like Waters. Until he did...

The Simpsons recently came under fire due to a controversy over the character of Apu. For years, Apu has been voiced by a non-Indian actor playing into what many feel are old, tired, and insulting stereotypes.

Ironically, The Simpsons has used the platform of its enormous viewership to combat harmful stereotypes for years.

One example: head back to 1997 when John Waters guested on the show and Homer couldn’t seem to figure out why he didn’t like Waters.

Smart-guy Matt Baume explains:

The 1997 episode of The Simpsons entitled “Homer’s Phobia” doesn’t just mark a turning point for queer characters on television — it’s a turning point for homophobia on television as well.

With an unlikely appearance by cult filmmaker John Waters, the episode features a groundbreaking depiction of intolerance, a crash course in camp, and a smarter conversation about queer Americans than on any other show at the time — all in a medium that was still thought of as only being for kids.

Watch the segment below.

For more insight into the current “Apu” issue, watch voice-over actor (and voice of “Apu”) Hank Azaria explain what’s up to Stephen Colbert below.

The Simpsons: The Ghost Of Richard Nixon Visits Donald Trump

In this delicious new short from The Simpsons, President Trump makes one more desperate plea to patch things up with now-fired FBI Director James Comey.

I don’t know what’s more on the nose: Mike Pence erasing the “Vice” from his name plate or the ghost of Richard Nixon thanking Trump for helping him move up to being “the 44th best president.”

Watch below.

The Simpsons Version Of Trump’s First 100 Days As Prez

While President Trump is trying mightily to frame his first 100 days in the White House as a success, The Simpsons present their own version of the nascent Trump administration where Sean Spicer has hanged himself, Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner are at each other’s throats, and an aide is asking the prez to read a bill that would lower taxes for Republicans only.

“Can’t Fox News read it and I’ll watch what they say?” Trump asks.

Watch below.

Preview: The Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode

Debuted at ComicCon this weekend for the upcoming crossover episode of The Simpsons and Family Guy.

From Mediaite:

The preview shows leading males Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin bonding over donuts and fighting over their favorite beers, while Stewie Griffin and Bart Simpson engage in hijinks. Subtle jabs at each other’s shows abound, along with references to other Fox programs like Bob’s Burgers and the recently canceled Cleveland Show.

Airs September 28.

“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.