The Simpsons it remains the longest-running sitcom in America and the longest-running prime-time television series in America. Debating in December 1989, the animated show features the everyday life and antiques of Homer Simpson (Dan Castellaneta), his wife Marge (Julie Kavner), and their three children: Bart (Nancy Cartwright), Lisa (Yeardley Smith) , and baby Maggie, who speaks only rarely because of her attachment to her packer.
After 30+ years on air and still going strong, The Simpsons has held several A-list stars in guest posts. Celebrities including Meryl Streep, Michael Jackson, and Dustin Hoffman have lent their voices to the show, as well as one famous actress who had to do a number of things after performing. seirm a little too sultry.
A-listers still go to ‘The Simpsons’
In his 2018 book The Mystery of Springfield: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a lifelong writing for The Simpsons, show producer and writer Mike Reiss said the series has been hiring celebrities from day one.
“If you believe Wikipedia, The Simpsons his first 26 seasons had 725 guest stars, ”wrote Reiss. “Guest stars have been part of the show since the pilot, when Penny Marshall played the Babysitter Bandit.”
Top names singing characters for the show are not limited to film and television, with talent from different genres offering to be part of The Simpsons legacy.
Our guest stars have come from the worlds of acting (Glenn Close), music (three of the Beatles),… science (Stephen Hawking), literature (JK Rowling), comedy (Joan Rivers), and tragedy (Jon Lovitz ). There were even real actors who were very funny (MacGyver’s Richard Dean Anderson). All in all, there were guests who acted just like them personally (Larry King, who spent 20 minutes talking to me about bagels). “
Elizabeth Taylor said Maggie’s first words
In 1992, Academy Award winner and Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor agreed to have her say The Simpsons. Playing the part of Maggie’s baby, Taylor had only one word of conversation.
“Liz created the biggest movement of any of our guests on display,” said Reiss. “Three hundred people packed our studio time to hear him record his one-word part: ‘Daddy.’ ”
Taylor was known for her sultry personality, which came out even in her limited look.
“She had to take six because, as you can imagine, she kept coming out too sexy,” Reiss explained. “We had to remind her that she was a child talking to her father, not hitting him.
Oscar winner liked ‘The Simpsons’ team
Apparently, a member of a team behind the scenes The Simpsons he caught Taylor’s eye when she was ready.
“Liz met one man in the full room – our animation director, David Silverman,” Reiss recalled. “‘Who’s that?’ she was clean.Silverman was the handiest boy in the room, but then, compared to Simpsons the writers, Paul Giamatti would also have won that award. “
Reiss revealed the real reason the show’s producers and writers are lobbying for guest stars.
“Why do we even use guest stars? ” The Simpsons said a representative. “Obviously, our team can report to anyone on earth. … Truth is, we often write in guest stars to meet our images. The writers have used the show to bring in their comedy heroes: Eric Idle, Rodney Dangerfield, Albert Brooks, Mel Brooks, Jerry and Richard Lewis. ”
Often one factor does not lead superstars to a career. “Nobody will The Simpsons for the money, ”said Reiss.