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'The Simpsons' Has Only Ever Rejected One Celebrity Voice Cameo

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'The Simpsons' Has Only Ever Rejected One Celebrity Voice Cameo

A show we all grew up with, The Simpsons producers have churned out more than 600 episodes since it debuted in 1989. It even has its own Wikipedia page dedicated to the vast array of celebrities who have appeared across the 28 seasons, and there are lots of famous faces.

The show has heard from Michael Jackson, Tony Bennett, Danny DeVito, Neil Patrick Harris, Aerosmith, the late Adam West, Sir Tom Jones, U2, and even former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

With the list of celebrity cameos being very, very long, you'd think that the show's bosses say 'yes' to everyone who wants to be a part of the series.

Many characters of The Simpsons
Many characters of The Simpsons
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Credit: Fox/Matt Groening

Guess again.

Executive producer Al Jean was asked at Comic-Con whether they had turned anyone away and he reportedly said the only one was Donald Trump, now President of the United States. But just because he hasn't provided his voice to the show, that hasn't stopped The Simpsons from featuring him.

When Donald Trump was elected President of the America in November last year, many found it strange that The Simpsons had 'predicted' that moment more than 16 years earlier.

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The show's creator Matt Groening, told The Guardian: "We predicted that he would be president back in 2000 - but [Trump] was of course the most absurd placeholder joke name that we could think of at the time, and that's still true."

And when President Trump hit 100 days in office, The Simpsons decided to mark the occasion in their own special way.

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The show actually holds a Guinness World Record for Most Guest Stars Featured in a TV Series, which was received in 2010.

There have been some celebrities, including Jim Carrey, Anthony Perkins and musician Frank Zappa who have accepted a role but never appeared due to different circumstances. Actor William Shatner is reportedly the first person to have turned down an offer to appear. Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, Anthony Hopkins and a few others have also said 'no' to appearing on the show.

While some might be upset that the President wasn't given a chance to appear, they can at least get excited about an upcoming cameo.

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Ed Sheeran has revealed that he will be playing a love interest for Lisa, and yes, he will be singing. The episode will appear in the 29th season, which will debut in the US in October.

Featured Image Credit: Matt Groening/Fox

Topics: Donald Trump

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