‘Werking Mom’, which airs on November 18, will see Queen Chante giving Homer Simpson a fabulous drag makeover, and will see Marge begin a career in Tupperware selling.
Marge will also get a makeover from RuPaul in order to sell more Tupperware, because apparently along with strutting the runway and lipsyncing for their lives, drag queens are really good at selling Tupperware?
“This is true – most successful Tupperware sellers are drag queens,” showrunner Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly.
“So Marge starts selling Tupperware, and her friend Julio convinces her to pose as a drag queen to make more money.
“They think she’s a guy playing a woman, which Marge kind of looks like a little. She’s really successful and then RuPaul is playing a character like himself,” Jean added.
The Simpsons will also be joined by RuPaul’s Drag Race season 3 contestant Raja, who wrote on Instagram, “I can’t describe how honoured I am to have been asked to do this episode airing November 18.”
“The best part is…I play myself in a scene with Homer. I’ll never forget crying my eyes out, as the rain came pouring down on the sidewalk outside the recording studio. Tears of joy. The Simpsons was a huge part of my childhood, being asked to be on an episode was surreal and mind-blowing, to say the least,” she added.
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Here she is everyone! I am so proud to announce my cameo appearance on #theSimpsons ! I cant describe how honored I am to have been asked to do this episode airing November 18, with special guest @rupaulofficial . The best part is…I play myself in a scene with Homer. I’ll never forget crying my eyes out, as rain came pouring down on the sidewalk outside the recording studio. Tears of joy. The Simpsons was a huge part of my childhood, being asked to be on an episode was surreal and mind blowing, to say the least. ❤️
Meanwhile, stills from the upcoming episode have been released, including one showing Homer attempting to do the splits as he appears in all his drag glory.
We have to say, we are digging Homer in his blonde wig, black dress, black heels, hoop earrings and pink lipstick. Slay, Queen Simpson.
The Simpsons have touched on queer themes before, most notably in a 1997 episode called Homer’s Phobia which saw Homer come to terms with the idea that his son Bart could be gay. The episode then won an Emmy and a GLAAD award.
While one of the show’s characters, Mr Burns’ assistant Smithers, came out as gay on the show in 2016.
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