As perhaps the most successful and popular television show of all-time, it is not surprising that everybody wants in on the action and score an appearance on The Simpsons. Throughout the course of the show’s history, there have been dozens of fantastic celebrity cameos which have only heightened the comedy. Sometimes these characters are playing themselves within the Springfield world, while other times the celebrities have lent their voice to a new original character on the show. Today we are looking at the 11 best celebrity appearances on the show, a few of each type.
11. Paul & Linda McCartney as Themselves
A brilliant episode centered on Homer and Lisa’s relationship, Paul and Linda McCartney appear as themselves in “Lisa the Vegetarian.” In the episode, Homer and Lisa clash over eating meat – seeing Lisa sabotage his BBQ and run away. She ends up at the Kwik-E-Mart where she talks to Apu, who just happens to be friends with the legendary musician and his then-wife. Apu teaches Lisa that forcing her views onto others is wrong, but Apu, Paul and Linda then discuss animal rights and show Lisa that it is okay to be a vegetarian. Inspired, she reconnects with Homer and they both apologize to each other. He then offers to give her a “veggie back” ride home. Although a small appearance, Paul and Linda played a pivotal role in shaping Lisa’s character. Paul only agreed to appear if Lisa remained a vegetarian, which she has to this day.http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2015/03/18/tv-legends-revealed-what-message-did-paul-mccartney-hide-in-a-simpsons-episode/ Via comicbookresources.com