So the much-heralded 400th episode of The Simpsons aired last night, and the critical consensus seems to be that it was just fine, if inevitably an ever-so-slight letdown. But forget all that; the part of the show I was most looking forward to was Ludacris’ promised cameo as, er, a rapping toothpaste tube in a dental-hygiene video. (Dude’s last name, after all, is Bridges.) One of the rap game’s most consistently funny punchline artists plus the best cartoon of all time — how could it go wrong?
I ended up missing the episode last night — sorry, but I was just too busy biting my nails in anticipation of our latest brilliantly grim update on that other Sunday-night TV family. Thankfully, Luda’s part of the show has already turned up on good ol’ YouTube, albeit in a heinously grainy clip which appears to have been shot by one of those furtive in-theater cameramen who supply downtown NYC’s curbside bootleg vendors. So how was it? (Watch it below, then read PopWatch’s evaluation after the jump.)