"The Simpsons" is not only one of the most consistently smart, funny, and coolest shows on television, but it sure knows how to showcase great bands and performers. We've seen Aerosmith, The Ramones, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Smashing Pumpkins, Kiss, Peter Frampton, and even our favorite "crank it to 11" mocumentary rockers, Spinal Tap. Here are the musicians I would love to see "Simpsonized."
Well, we heard Otto humming "Iron Man," and know he's already a fan, so let's send the band to Springfield, pronto. I can see it now. Ned Flanders will have plenty of interesting conversations with the "Prince of Darkness," as Chief Wiggum is on full "metalheads alert." For kicks, we can have Ozzy's daughter Kelly show Lisa how to transform herself so she can appear on 100 TV shows a week, telling celebrities how to dress. SHARON!!!!!
As awesome as it was to see The Ramones on "The Simpsons," I think destiny is calling Homer to join the best rock band out today, Foo Fighters. I can feel Homie's inner Dave Grohl screaming to get out, as he jams on the electric guitar, long dark-haired wig flying through the air, rockin' Late Show with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live. This will certainly be a much more exciting experience than touring with the Be Sharps.
Let's get the whole family to join in the fun with this one. We can have Lisa replace Wolfie on bass, Maggie on back-up drums, with Bart as the new lead singer. Then, when Eddie fires Bart, and hires Homer, Marge becomes a cougar groupie for Van Homer.
A few months later, Eddie can re-hire Bart, fire him, resurrect Sideshow Bob as the latest lead singer (although he's a bit busy these days running the City of Chicago on "Boss,"), then, E.V.H. fires Sideshow, and re-hires Bart, just in time for the big tour. After all, Mr. "eat my shorts" really was the best lead singer for the band anyway, and he sure looks better in spandex pants and blonde hair than Homer!
I'll just bet Marge Simpson is a fan of The Eagles and their hundreds of radio-friendly tunes. I can see the whole gang sitting down to dinner, enjoying meat loaf and creamed corn, while Don Henley discusses Walden Pond with environmentalist Lisa, because she's good at this kind of thing. Even Paul and Linda McCartney would agree.
Meanwhile, Marge plays footsie under the table with Joe Walsh, which I'm sure he would find quite enjoyable. Finally, Otto comes over, is traumatized by the sight of "corporate rockers," runs out the door screaming, just in time to make his 4:20 appointment (ahem).
Bart looks like he's got all the makings of a legendary blues guitarist to me, as he strums on Buddy's polka-dot axe. Guy's rock icon pals Eric Clapton, John Mayer and Jeff Beck can join them, and voila, a mini-Crossroads Festival 2012 is born. This could be an even bigger smash than "Homerpalooza."
Don't be fooled by the nerd glasses and book-worm attire, Millhouse has deep, moody lyricist and experimental rocker written all over his face. He can impress Lisa with his haunting songs and "Creep" filled-angst intelligence.
Come on Simpsons, keep the Midwest love vibes flowing by hiring our favorite Chicago rockers, Lovehammers. They were cool enough to have their lead singer featured on "Rock Star: Inxs," they opened for Kiss, and Marty Casey would certainly look smokin' hot all "Simpsonized," standing on the stage as Marge tosses purple satin undies in his direction. Rock 'n roll, baby!
Come on, Homer, admit it - you're a closet Creed fan and your wife is secretly in love with Scott Stapp. I bet you could teach that show-off Mark Tremonti a thing or two about a guitar, and I am drooling just thinking about seeing you in those videos, wearing a tight muscle T and leather pants. D'uh.
Later on in the episode, when you catch Marge snuggling with Stapp in the pantry, you can sentence him to clean toilets like you did to Gene Simmons.
Now, it's your turn. Which band or musician would you most like to see guest starring on "The Simpsons"?