While his popularity is attested by his certified platinum albums, most critics believe that being included in the upcoming season of The Simpsons reinforces the “swaggy” teen’s superstar status.
The Simpsons has been known for guesting big names such as Elton John and Paul McCartney on the show. It can be remembered that Lady Gaga even had a whole episode dedicated to her last year.
By getting Bieber to appear in a guest role, the show’s producers are tapping into the millions of Beliebers considering that the teen star is five years younger than the long-running animated show.
The whole world knew about his new gig when Bieber himself tweeted his upcoming role, “Just did a voice over for the SIMPSONS!!! #swaggy.”
He might have been too excited as the tweet was immediately removed for unknown reasons. No chance for surprises as the show confirmed Bieber’s guest appearance.
So, what will be Bieber’s role? Al Jean, the show’s executive producer, revealed that while Bieber will not be appearing in a full episode, the latter will play a cameo role in the upcoming season’s “The Fabulous Faker Boy” episode.
Jean shares on Entertainment Weekly, “He tries to get into a talent show that Bart is playing piano in and they won’t admit him. Draw your own conclusions.”
So it’s just a cameo role, but he expects that Bieber’s fans will surely watch every bit of it. What better way to plug the show than to give a teaser to the fans. However, fans have to wait a little bit longer as the episode that features Bieber will be aired next year.
Other stars that were confirmed to be part of the The Simpsons’ 24th season are Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman and Steve Carell.
Now, are you not excited to see Justin Bieber garbed in yellow? We can’t wait to see how he will fit into the cartoonish, witty and old-schooled humor of The Simpsons.