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'The Simpsons' Guest Appearances Quiz
by Staff
It's hard to believe Homer and Marge have been on the air since 1989. And in all those years, "The Simpsons" has hosted a slew of celebrity guests. Take this quiz to see if you can name the stars that have shared the screen with the Simpson family.

He may be the most famous guest star on "The Simpsons" in his recurring role as Sideshow Bob.

  • Kelsey Grammer
  • Phil Hartman
  • Justin Timberlake

This actor didn't play an actual character, but his unforgettable voice was an integral part of the show's version of the poem "The Raven."

  • James Earl Jones
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Denis Leary

This funny man voiced life coach Colby Krause.

  • Jimmy Kimmel
  • Stephen Colbert
  • Jimmy Fallon

Homer had a half brother, Herbert Powell, voiced by this Hollywood superstar.

  • Clint Eastwood
  • James Garner
  • Danny DeVito

This co-host of the daytime talk show "The Talk" played Bart's one-time love interest Laura.

  • Sara Gilbert
  • Aisha Tyler
  • Sheryl Underwood

One of the show's biggest celebrities appeared in the third season premiere under the pseudonym John Jay Smith. Who was it?

  • George Clooney
  • Michael Jackson
  • Tom Hanks

This "Saturday Night Live" alum has voiced several characters over the years, including Artie Ziff, Mr. Seckofsky and Professor Lombardo.

  • Jon Lovitz
  • Andy Samberg
  • Chris Rock

What guest appearance has"Simpsons" creator Matt Groening said is his favorite?

  • the cast of "Cheers"
  • Johnny Cash
  • the Ramones

What NASA astronaut plays himself and goes to space with Homer in the episode "Deep Space Homer"?

  • John Glenn
  • Buzz Aldrin
  • Neil Armstrong

World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has appeared as himself in how many "Simpsons" episodes to date?

  • three
  • two
  • one

This famous country singer plays the voice of the SUV Canyenero in "The Last Temptation of Krust" episode.

  • Hank Williams Jr.
  • Brad Paisley
  • George Strait

You may remember this late actor voicing roles such as Troy McClure.

  • Chris Farley
  • Phil Hartman
  • John Candy

What actor voiced the role of MacArthur Parker, Troy McClure's agent?

  • Brad Pitt
  • Johnny Depp
  • Jeff Goldblum

What guest star said, "Aren’t we forgetting something, Marge? You were down $5,200."

  • Alex Trebek
  • Harvey Fierstein
  • Kathleen Turner

What bands do NOT make an appearance and tour with Homer on the episode "Homerpalooza"?

  • Peter Frampton and Smashing Pumpkins
  • Cypress Hill and Sonic Youth
  • AC/DC and Kid Rock

Members of what huge rock band played themselves in the third season of "The Simpsons," setting a precedent for many other musical performers and bands.

  • Aerosmith
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Metallica

What British rock band makes an appearance in the 250th episode of "The Simpsons"?

  • Radiohead
  • Pink Floyd
  • The Who

Who voiced Maggie's first word, "daddy," in the 1992 episode "Lisa's First Word"?

  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Glenn Close
  • Jane Fonda

Who teaches Lisa it's OK to be a vegetarian in the 1995 episode "Lisa the Vegetarian"?

  • Woody Harrelson
  • Paul and Linda McCartney
  • Betty White

Which late-night TV host appeared as himself in "Bart Gets Famous" and also wrote the critically acclaimed episode "Marge vs. the Monorail"?

  • Conan O'Brien
  • Seth Myers
  • Jimmy Fallon

What actor has made the most guest appearances on "The Simpsons"?

  • Joe Mantegna
  • Kelsey Grammer
  • Phil Hartman

In the season four episode "Krusty Gets Kancelled," who performs a duet with Krusty?

  • Bette Midler
  • Ringo Starr
  • Barry White

Who did Hollywood A-lister Meryl Streep played on "The Simpsons"?

  • Jessica Lovejoy
  • Regina Rowling
  • Melanie Upfoot

Besides Elizabeth Taylor, what other actress has voiced Maggie Simpson?

  • Lisa Kudrow
  • Jodie Foster
  • Julia Roberts

What "American Idol" cast members were once guests on the show?

  • Ellen DeGeneres, Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest
  • Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell and Jennifer Lopez
  • Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul

This former "Friends" star voices Alex Whitney, the fashion-forward new kid at Springfield Elementary.

  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Courtney Cox
  • Lisa Kudrow

In his first appearance on "The Simpsons," this funny man plays a reality TV star who becomes obsessed with Marge when they appear in a "Wife Swap"-style show.

  • Conan O'Brien
  • Seth Myers
  • Ricky Gervais

What TV FBI agent(s) appear on the show in 1997 as themselves to investigate Homer's apparent encounter with aliens?

  • Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson
  • Dana Scully and Fox Mulder
  • Dale Cooper

What actress plays Homer's mom, Mona?

  • Glenn Close
  • Cloris Leachman
  • Betty White

"The Simpsons" still holds the Guinness World Record for having the most guest stars featured in a TV series. How many has the show hosted?

  • more than 500
  • more than 300
  • more than 200