The Simpsons 24th season has a slew of guest stars already prepared for upcoming episodes, but today the show has added jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins to the cast for a guest appearance. The man is a legend, having played with the late, great Thelonious Monk, among other, and who has several compositions that have become jazz standards. With Lisa’s interest in music—and specifically the saxaphone—you’d think this guest addition couldn’t go better for the character. Unfortunately, with a nod to Tupac’s performance at Coachella this year, that does not seem to be the case.
Rollins is set to play himself in The Simpsons, however, he will play a very unreal version of himself. TV Line is reporting the man will appear as a hologram in an episode called “Whiskey Business.” Seeing the hologram as an unfair gimmick, Lisa will take to the cause, fighting the record label that produced such ridiculousness. If this were real life, Dr. Dre would probably not be amused to have to deal with Lisa’s passionate letter-writing campaign.
Instead, it’s an episode of The Simpsons, and Dr. Dre seems to be out on this one, although I can’t wait to see what a Jazz man can do in hologram form. We’ll have a while to wait, however, to see Rollins in his guest stint. The episode won’t premiere until sometime this spring. I guess we'll have to sit around and hope that the proposed Elvis hologram will pop up to tide us over in the interim.
Amazing Race & Top Chef superfan with a pinch of Disney fairy dust thrown in. If you’ve created a rom-com I’ve probably watched it.
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