This Simpsons are getting ready to return for a record breaking 30th season on September 30th with their annual Treehouse of Horror lead-off episode.
There’s a lot of things that Simpsons fans are buzzing about. There’s a brand new 30th anniversary logo featuring a cut out image of Marge and Maggie, for example. There’s also a guest appearance on the slate by Wonder Woman’s own Gal Gadot. Netflix chief Ted Sarandos is making an appearance. Bobs Burgers characters will appear in a couch gag. And there’s a new Season 30 trailer (see below) to check out.
But for us, the most interesting news it the list of comedy guest stars who will make appearances this year. We’re particularly excited to see what The Simpsons has in store for stand up legend Dave Attel. We’re also looking forward to seeing Crashing’s Pete Holmes, Tracy Morgan, KITH member Scott Thompson, Marc Maron and RuPaul make guest appearances and see how their characters get Simpsonsized. We would love the opportunity to see our comedy favorites playing versions of themselves because that would mean we get to see their famous faces cartoonized. But the information released so far seems to point to most of them just voicing characters. Holmes and Attell will be appearing in the season opener, just a little over a week away along with Gadot, Jonathan Groff and Emily Deschanel.
Morgan will get to go both ways- he’s playing himself in one episode this season, and will play a Tow Truck Driver in another episode. And Marc Maron will play himself in an episode called “The Clown Stays in the Picture.” All we know about Scott Thompsons character is that he’s named Grady.
Also appearing this season are Billy Eichner, Wallace Shawn, Jane Lynch, and RuPaul who won’t be playing RuPaul, but we hear that his character will be named Queen Chante, which sounds close enough.
The trailer and all the teases were revealed at this week’s San Diego Comic Con. Watch the trailer for Season 30.