On Sunday, “The Simpsons” celebrated 500 episodes, 23 seasons and over 600 celebrity guest appearances.From the family’s first appearance on April 19, 1987 during a short animated skit on Fox’s “The Tracey Ullman Show” the show has stayed on the air for over 20 years, becoming the longest-running show in primetime history in 2009.
The show boasts more guest appearances than any other TV show, ranging from Michael Jackson to Rupert Murdoch, with some of them coming back for multiple episode arcs. Danny DeVito guest-starred twice, Kelsey Grammer voiced the vengeful clown, Sideshow Bob, and “Saturday Night Live” star, the late Phil Hartman, was featured 52 times throughout the first 10 seasons.
As a tribute to the show’s 500th landmark episode, we’ve gathered our favourite animated celebrities who have guest-starred over the years.
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