Taraji P. Henson, Snoop Dogg, Keegan Michael-Key to Guest Star in Hour-Long ‘Simpsons’ Episode

Simpsons Taraji P Henson Keegan Michael KeyThe Simpsons welcomed some pretty big names to their cartoon world in time for their first hour-long episode.

Taraji P. Henson, Keegan-Michael Key, Snoop Dogg, Common and RZA have all been Simpsonized for the show’s extended episode, which is set to air on Sunday, Jan. 15.

The episode, titled “The Great Phatsby”,  is a Mr. Burns-centric one in which he tries to relive his glory days and crosses paths with a mysterious music mogul. After being conned by him and reduced to bankruptcy, Mr. Burns seeks revenge on the producer with the help of Homer, Bart, rapper Jazzy James (Key) and the mogul’s ex-wife, Praline (Henson). Also in the episode, Lisa (Yeardley Smith) is courted by the richest kid in town, Smithers (Shearer) begins a perilous journey and Marge (Julie Kavner) opens an obscure boutique store.

“I just pray it won’t be the last thing people see before a Trump inauguration,” said executive producer Al Jean in a statement according to Deadline.

Take a look at Snoop Dogg, Taraji P. Henson, Common and Keegan Michael Key’s cartoon transformations below in pics and a preview of the special hour-long Simpsons episode:

Mr. Burns is dropping this Sunday in a special one-hour episode of #TheSimpsons.

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@Common is joining us this Sunday. It’s going to be excelleeeeent! #TheSimpsons

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The Simpsons‘ 28th season begins at 8 PM Sunday, September 25, on Fox.

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