Celebrity cameos are nothing new for The Simpsons. But a Prince appearance? That’s something to get excited about.
After The Purple One died last week, showrunner Al Jean revealed the staff reached out to Prince to star on the show before, but to no avail. The legendary singer was known for leading a very private life and turned down the opportunity.
The Independent reports:
Although he made a brief cameo in “Treehouse of Horror XIX,” the music icon never had his own episode, even though there was one written all about him.
The first scene sees Lisa attempting to buy tickets to a Prince concert in Springfield, yet her attempts are ruined by a pesky spider.
In the second scene, Marge’s sister Selma reveals she’s a huge fan of Prince and expresses her love for Under the Cherry Moon:
While The Simpsons/Prince episode never happened, his Saturday Night Live after-party this weekend made up for it.
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17 Artists You Probably Didn't Know Were Influenced By Prince
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1. Maroon 5 has covered Prince's "Purple Rain"
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2. The Weeknd has always said that Prince has been a huge influence on their vocal sound
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3. Prince can be found in Pharrell's unique musical style
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4. Bruno Mars has called Prince one of his heroes and has paid tribute to The Purple One a number of times
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5. Usher has said in many interviews that he is influenced by Prince
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6. Janelle Monáe, known for her unique style, teamed up with Prince on the song “Given Em What They Love"
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7. Andre 3000's style and showmanship is undeniably influenced by Prince
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8. Justin Timberlake, influenced by many legends, wrote a touching tribute to The Purple One on Instagram
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9. Prince is an obvious influence on Miguel who is often called this generation's Prince
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10. Frank Ocean wrote a Tumblr post speaking to why he is a true Prince fanboy
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11. Soul crooner D'Angelo has covered Prince's “She's Always in My Hair”
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12. Alicia Keys not only has been influenced by Prince but she also covered "How Come You Don't Call Me"
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13. Performer extraordinaire Beyonce has obvious influences on her stage presence from The Purple One
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14. St. Vincent has openly discussed how Prince influenced her debut album.
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15. One-of-a-kind songstress Lady Gaga has said Prince influenced her greatly on her 'Born This Way' album
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16. Beck has covered Prince songs many times and has credited him as an influence. Plus, Beck can play over 12 instruments...sound familiar?
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17. Lenny's musicianship is undenied, just like influencer Prince. Lenny and Prince have even performed together in a battle of the guitars: https://youtu.be/RC34ZcDiCag
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