In January, we told you that “Girls” ringleader Lena Dunham had signed on for a guest role on the beloved animated sitcom “The Simpsons.” That was reason enough to do a happy dance and imagine all the amusing ways she’d channel Hannah Horvath to corrupt poor little Lisa and Maggie.
But today, the news got even more exciting when Entertainment Weekly announced Dunham’s “Girls” costars Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, and Jemima Kirke have also lent their voices to the same episode. Yep, Springfield’s about to get a heavy dose of millennial Brooklyn cheekiness.
The four HBO stars will convene in Springfield for the “Simpsons’” season 27 premiere, “Every Man’s Dream.” In the episode, Marge and Homer go to couples therapy and decide to take a trial separation (boo!). Homer then hooks up with a twenty-something pharmacist named Candace, voiced by Dunham. Williams, Mamet, and Kirke will play — who else?! — Candace’s crew of friends who all wonder the same thing: “Why Homer?”
“Simpsons” executive producer Al Jean remained tight-lipped on further plot details but teased, “I don’t want to say what happens but I’ll say with a Stewart Burns script, it’s always unexpected, and this one is definitely not what you would expect. For those who are sick of marriage crisis episodes, it goes in a completely different direction than any before.”
Hmm…maybe Homer and Candace will actually make a cute couple and live happily ever after? After all, Hannah doesn’t ask for much in her relationships.