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The Simpsons Fans Are Surprised They Actually Liked This Major Guest Star

"The Simpsons" has had no shortage of celebrity guest stars over the years. In fact, it's become something of a rite of passage for famous people to pop up in Springfield at one point or another. Occasionally, these stars will simply play exaggerated versions of themselves, such as Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, and Ron Howard in the episode "When You Dish Upon a Star." Other times, celebrities will play an entirely new character. This has often led to some of the most memorable supporting characters in the show's run, such as Danny DeVito playing Homer's half-brother Herb in "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?"

When done well, a celebrity cameo can enhance an episode, but online, it's clear some fans feel like the show leans too heavily on these appearances. They're vocal about how a famous person will appear without necessarily adding anything to the episode. Fortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case with the recent inclusion of Billie Eilish into "The Simpsons" universe. 

Fans seem to think Billie Eilish is a good voice actor

Earlier in 2022, Disney+ came out with a new "Simpsons" short, as it's done in the past. This one centered on Lisa Simpson feeling as though her musical prowess goes unappreciated by her family until she meets Billie Eilish, who finds her playing the saxophone under an overpass. Redditor u/That_Is_Bryce uploaded a short snippet from the special, and people were quick to point out how it's actually not bad, at least compared to modern "Simpsons" standards. 

The short only clocks in at a few minutes, and that seems to be the perfect length of time for such a premise, especially considering it's slightly been done before with Lisa meeting a pop idol in the form of "Lisa Goes Gaga," where she meets Lady Gaga. But whereas that's widely considered one of the worst "Simpsons" episodes of all time, people think Billie Eilish's special is adorable, as evidenced by comments like, "So cuteeee" and "Aw actually pretty cute." It may not be the most profound thing "The Simpsons" has ever done, but fans seem to think it's fine for what it is. 

It's worth noting that the original blurb was posted in a Billie Eilish subreddit, so it's possible the commenters are more Eilish fans than "The Simpsons" fans. But the more people invested in "The Simpsons," the better.