FM96 Top 10 Simpsons Rock Cameos
- #1 The Ramones Rosebud
- #2 Metallica The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer
- #3 Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Krusty Gets Kancelled
- #4 The Smashing Pumpkins Homerpalooza
- #5 Cypress Hill Homerpalooza
- #6 The Who A Tale of Two Springfields
- #7 Green Day The Simpsons Movie
- #8 Aerosmith Flaming Moe’s
- #9 The White Stripes Jazzy And The Pussycats
- #10 Blink 182 Barting Over
FXX began airing their Simpsons Marathon branded as a Thanksgiving binge on November 24th! You can catch some of those episodes on FX Canada through December 7th. This weekend, we’ll look back at 10 of the best rock cameos throughout the 600+ episodes and 27 seasons of our favourite TV family. Who was your favourite musical guest?
#1 The Ramones 'Rosebud'
In the episode titled ‘Rosebud’ (October 1993), The Ramones sing Happy Birthday to Mr. Burns.
#2 Metallica 'The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer'
In September 2006, we learned that Otto, the friendly rock and roll bus driver, was a HUGE Metallica fan. Too bad Bart stole his bus…
#3 Red Hot Chili Peppers 'Krusty Gets Kancelled'
Back in 1993, you’ll remember our favourite chain-smoking clown got his show cancelled. Bart and Lisa help him with a comeback special, featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers who sing ‘Give It Away’ in their undies – how about those ‘safer’ lyrics?
#4 The Smashing Pumpkins 'Homerpalooza'
It was May 1996, twenty years ago now…that the Smashing Pumpkins performed on the ‘Homerpalooza’ episode. This week in 1996 Homer tried to convince Bart & Lisa he is hip! Becoming a ‘freak’ alongside Sonic Youth, Peter Frampton, and Cypress Hill only brought Homey back home…
“I realized being with my family is more important than being cool” Awww!
#5 Cypress Hill 'Homerpalooza'
Also performers on the ‘Homerpalooza’ episode that aired twenty years ago this month, Cypress Hill ends up playing with the London Symphony Orchestra…they were hired ‘under the influence.’
#6 The Who 'A Tale of Two Springfields'
In Episode 250, ‘A Tale of Two Springfields,’ Homer tries to sabotage a concert in ‘Olde Springfield’ featuring The Who!
A chord from Won’t Get Fooled Again sends the wall between the two Springfields crashing down.
#7 Green Day 'The Simpsons' Movie
Green Day deserves a spot in this weekend’s Top 10 with their cameo in The Simpsons Movie– They even released their version of The Simpsons theme as a single!
#8 Aerosmith 'Flaming Moe's'
Moe’s Tavern is suddenly the place to be after Homer invents a HOT new drink, the Flaming Moe! The drink even attracts members of Aerosmith to become regulars. After a little persuasion via pickled eggs, they perform Walk This Way.
#9 The White Stripes 'Jazzy And The Pussycats'
The White Stripes appeared in the episode titled Jazzy and the Pussycats back in September 2006. Bart re-creates the famous ‘Hardest Button to Button’ music video and manages to piss Jack & Meg White off while he’s at it!
#10 Blink 182 'Barting Over'
Oh, the memories of Tom DeLonge in Blink 182.
Rolling Stone caught up with him and his latest project, Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows – a 700 page novel he wrote with a professor that’s fictional with real information = from the aerospace industry and the Department of Defense. During the interview we find out…
In DeLonge’s office, the only sign of his previous life is a large framed drawing of Blink-182 on The Simpsons in 2003.