It's become a badge of honor for athletes, rockers, authors, astronauts, actors, politicians, and pop culture icons to get The Simpsons treatment. And on October 13, it was Queen’s turn to appear on TV's longest running scripted show.
The Fox animated comedy, currently in its 31st season, gave a nod to the legendary group in the intro to the episode "The Fat Blue Line." Guitarist Brian May revealed the news in an Instagram post October 5, sharing an image of Homer looking just like late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury onstage at one of the band's most iconic performances — Live Aid in 1985.
Besides Queen, a host of music stars have made cameos, performed on, or been paid tribute to by the animated show, which turns 30 on December 17. Here's a look back at some of the best and most memorable appearances by rockers in the show’s run (so far).
Ringo Starr was the first of The Beatles to appear on The Simpsons (Paul McCartney and George Harrison also made cameos), cropping up way back in Season 2 in an utterly delightful animated cameo. With a little time on his hands, a Simpson-ized Ringo decided to answer some decades-old fan mail—including a letter from a young Marge Bouvier, who sent him one of many portraits she painted of him long before she became a Simpson.
Watch: Ringo Starr answers fan mail
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