The trio will appear in hour long special 'The Great Phatsby'
The Simpsons avatars of Snoop Dogg, RZA and Common which are set to appear in an hour long extended episode in the New Year, have been revealed.
The trio will appear in a hip-hop homage of The Great Gatsby entitled The Great Phatsby. You can see their Simpsons characters below.
The episode which is set to be screened in January, will mark a milestone in the series’ 29-year-history, constituting the first hour-long, continuous episode ever.
Empire star Taraji P. Henson and Key & Peele‘s Keegan-Michael Key will also appear in the special and music producer Jim Beanz has created original hip-hop songs for the episode.
The episode will revolve around the doomed friendship between Mr. Burns and a mysterious hip-hop mogul named… Jay G, reports Entertainment Weekly.
The story, which is narrated by Homer Simpson, takes place at Burns’ summer mansion in the Springfield Hamptons, and sees Jay G and Burns becoming friends before Jay G sends Burns into bankruptcy and assumes command of the nuclear plan, prompting Burns, Homer, and Bart to exact revenge on Jay G.
“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 said earlier this year. “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.”
Selman added: “Part 1 of the show I would subtitle as ‘The Betrayal’, and part 2 I would subtitle as ‘The Revenge’. It’s kind of like a two-part rap album.”