The Simpson’s Voice Over

January 17th Celebrates The Simpson’s Voice Over

Today on Days to Remember we celebrate how on January 17th 1999 the singer Cyndi Lauper was a voice on the TV show called The Simpsons.

Are you avid Simpson’s show watcher?

If you’re not? Don’t feel bad, neither am I, but in the episode called, “Wild Bart’s Can’t Be Broken.”

The children of Springfield revolt after a curfew is enforced. After drunks vandalize the school the children are blamed and subject to a curfew. Having seen a creepy ‘Village of the Damned’-type movie ‘The Bloodening’ Bart leads the kids in a revolt against their elders, frightening them into believing the children have supernatural powers. But then the senior citizens arrive and they reckon that everybody under the age of 70 should be made subject to a curfew.

Cyndi Lauper plays herself in the voice over of the Simpsons that aired on January 17th 1999.

Today’s YouTube presentation is the theme song of the intro of the show called The Simpsons, introduced by user name Ted-Ed. Every week the show had new animated intro to the show, which made each episode so interesting.

In addition to the show’s regular cast of voice actors, celebrity guest stars have been a staple of The Simpsons, an American animated television sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company, since its first season.

Such big name stars as Albert Brooks, Kelsey Grammer, Tony Bennett, James Earl Jones, the late Phil Hartman, Larry King, Danny DeVito, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Jackson, Bob Hope when he was alive just to name a few.

The first credited guest star was actor Sam McMurray who appeared in “Homer’s Odyssey”, the show’s third episode. Singer Tony Bennett was the first guest star to appear as himself, appearing briefly in the season two episode “Dancin’ Homer”.

Several guest stars have featured as recurring characters on the show, including Phil Hartman, Joe Mantegna and Kelsey Grammer. Hartman has made the most appearances, guest starring 52 times.

Guest voices have come from a wide range of professions, including actors, athletes, authors, musicians, artists, politicians and scientists. In the show’s early years most guest stars voiced original characters, but as the show has continued the number of those appearing as themselves has increased.

As we celebrate how Cyndi Lauper made her first appearance on the Simpson show on January 17th 1999.

Written & Designed by JD Mitchell
jdmitchelldesigns@gmail.com

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