Sources: Mirror – James Leyfield| All Things Michael
Following the devastating news that one of The Simpsons biggest voices, Harry Shearer, is leaving the show after 26 seasons we have looked back at some of the best guest stars EVER on the animated show.
Harry has voiced some of the best characters, including the likes of Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers, Otto and Principle Skinner – so how did the great guest stars compare to him?
Let’s take a look at some of the big names who have lent their vocal talents to characters in the show…
Michael Jackson – Leon Kompowsky
The late King of Pop portrayed this mental patient who thought he was Michael Jackson before later realising he wasn’t the legendary singer.
Homer revealed in the episode that he didn’t even know who Michael Jackson was (of course he didn’t) after Leon performed part of Billie Jean in the episode.
But Michael didn’t actually lend his vocals to the song in the show in an attempt to play a trick on his brothers by pretending it was him.
Johnny Cash – The Space Coyote
The country singer is another late star who has lent his vocal talents to a Simpsons character before passing – playing Homer’s Spirit Guide aka The Space Coyote.
The talking coyote is called Wolfy by the Simpsons patriarch and makes an appearance in episode El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer) during Homer’s hallucination after he consumes some Guatemalan peppers.
He also appeared in Blazed and Confused when Marge was hallucinating.
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