Wednesday, March 23, 2022

THE WEEKND WANTS MORE 'THE SIMPSONS' SCREEN TIME AFTER MAKING 'DREAM' CAMEO

Adding to his already blockbuster year, The Weeknd ticked another major achievement off his bucket list this past weekend after making his first appearance in The Simpsons.

The Toronto-bred hitmaker served as the special guest in the season 33 episode “Bart the Cool Kid” that aired on Sunday (March 20), voicing a character named Oriel Hughes who owns the fictional skate brand “Slipreme.” (No prizes for guessing the real-life brand being satirized.)

Touching on the social currency afforded by one’s choice of footwear, the episode finds Bart Simpson suffering humiliation after Homer buys him a pair of fake Slipreme sneakers. However, Bart’s playground status skyrockets after he becomes friends with Hughes and the pair create a new shoe together.


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