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Taraji P. Henson To Appear on Hip-Hop Episode Of Simpsons

As if Miss Henson is not already slaying everywhere she goes. For the cartoon’s upcoming 28th season, the gang in Springfield will be doing something they never have before and hour- long episode.

The Great Phatsby,” airing in January, is also a play on the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, The Great Gatsby. Throughout the episode, we’ll see the rise and fall of the friendship of Mr. Burns and a hip-hop mogul named Jay G (like Jay Gatsby)

“This was just going to be a regular episode, but the table read went so well, in a fit of passion and excitement and ambition and excess, we decided to supersize it,” the show’s executive producer Matt Selman says. “And we haven’t done a huge amount of stories in the world of hip-hop and rap culture, so we just went for it.”

You’re also bound to hear a few familiar voices in the episode. Taraji P. Henson will portray Praline, who teams up with Mr. Burns, Homer and Bart to get revenge on Jay G with the help of his former collaborator Jazzy James, who will be voiced by Keegan-Michael Key.

“She plays a Simpsons version of Cookie,” says Selma


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