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Now that Tracy Morgan has reestablished himself as a king of small screen comedy, as helped along by his Netflix stand-up special and his rocking TBS series The Last O.G., he is finally joining a very specific pop culture pantheon: guest stars of The Simpsons. That's right, the former 30 Rock star is getting Simpson-ized in Springfield for the iconic series' thirtieth season, and he'll be appearing in not just one, but two episodes. My money is on him getting Homer pregnant behind Springfield Elementary.
For his very first appearance on The Simpsons, Tracy Morgan will be lending his voice to the episode titled "My Way or the Highway to Heaven." In it, the actor will portray himself for a brief scene with a heavenly motif that is presumably in reference to the fact that he had an extremely close call with death after that horrifying traffic accident back in 2014. The comedian has been quite frank about the accident and the long recovery process that followed it, but we haven't seen anything quite like an angelic Morgan floating above Springfield, U.S.A. (EW has the first look at Morgan's upcoming appearance.)
Tracy Morgan's second Simpsons episode may prove to be a bit more substantial for the actor, though we can't quite be sure just yet. For the later installment "Baby You Can't Drive My Car," Morgan will voice a tow truck driver that'll meet up with Homer and Marge, presumably because someone's vehicle is temporarily unavailable. I really hope this one doesn't have anything to do with unfortunate car accidents.
Though Tracy Morgan hasn't ever appeared on The Simpsons before, he's no stranger to doing voice work on animated projects. (Or for puppet-based projects, such as Crank Yankers.) He's voiced characters on TV shows such as Animals. Where My Dogs At? and Mr. Pickles, and has been heard-and-not-seen on the big screen in Rio 2, The Boxtrolls, and The Star. Something tells me he won't have any problem finding his bearings here, despite the Simpson family's bad influence on others.
And let's not forget that Tracy Morgan also has a live-action role coming soon, as he's co-starring with Taraji P. Henson and many more TV-familiar stars in Adam Shankman's comedy What Men Want. In Morgan's case, that title would presumably refer to "getting Homer Simpson pregnant behind Springfield Elementary."
The Simpsons also recently revealed that this year's "Treehouse of Horror" episode will feature a segment that spoofs the Jurassic World films, the classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers and the multiple personality mystery The Three Faces of Eve. Season 30 will make its grand debut on Fox on Sunday, September 30, at 8:00 p.m. ET. To see when other new and returning shows will be popping up soon, head to our summer premiere schedule.