Halle Berry, Paul Rudd to guest on 'The Simpsons': EW Exclusive

berry-ruddImage Credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images; Michael Loccisano/Getty ImagesInterested in a Berry-flavored serving of The Simpsons? Halle Berry will play herself in an upcoming installment of the animated series, exec producer Al Jean tells EW.com. The Oscar-winning actress (Monster’s Ball) tosses off a few quips while presenting a trophy at the Academy Awards, which features Bart and Homer as nominees for their animated short that’s based on Bart’s cartoon webseries Angry Dad.  “It’s a bit of a satire of the different Oscar acceptances where two people clearly race to the stage to get there first,” says Jean, “and Homer and Bart are fighting to be the one that accepts.” The episode is scheduled to air in early 2011.

Another film star, Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man), will grace a different episode to be broadcast early next year.  After a humiliating JumboTron incident involving Bart, Homer is sent to a “fathering enrichment class” run by Rudd’s Dr. Zander, a therapist who’s horrified to learn that Homer has a habit of throttling Bart. “For 20 years we’ve shown Homer strangling Bart and we’ve never had anybody go, ‘Oh, that’s horrible!’” says Jean. “So Paul Rudd goes, ‘That’s terrible!’ and he tries to cure him.” Also lending a hand—or two: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Jean adds that the NBA legend “puts on a Homer wig and then starts strangling Homer to show him how it feels.” Season 22 of The Simpsons premieres Sept. 26 on Fox.

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  • malcontent

    Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.

    • KC

      Roger, Roger.

      • jj11

        Over Under

  • Daniel F

    Angry Dad is coming back? Sweet!

  • Matt

    My man crush on Paul Rudd approves!!!!

    • Theresa


  • MESS

    who is halle berry?

  • Chris

    Lisa Kudrow was my favorite guest star.

  • Brett

    How do you put on a ‘Homer wig’ when Homer doesn’t have any hair?

  • night train

    Family Guy is way better! screw Homo Simpson!

    • jojuinc

      Are you saying that you never watched The Simpsons and enjoyed it? Family Guy wouldn’t be on TV if it wasn’t for The Simpsons.

      Family Guy was at a time innovative but now they’re just trying to see how far they can get and how many people they can offend at the expense of the storyline.

      The Simpsons has and always will be
      a better show than Family Guy.

    • Michael Faldeglim

      Moron. Peter has the IQ of a squashed cigarette; at least Homer is a full cigar.

  • James

    I’m very glad to hear that “Angry Dad” is coming back.

    • Michael Faldeglim

      I agree, I don’t usually laugh myself silly at anything, but I love “Angry Dad”. It is the single funniest thing I’ve ever seen … (“YOU SUCK, ANGRY DAD!”/”That’s opinion, NOT NEWS!!!”)

      Too bad it isn’t a full animated series in and of itself, in our universe. It would get EVERYBODY to laugh at ALL times.

  • Travon

    Great hammer of Thor, that is powerfully helpufl!

  • maggie


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