Harlan Ellison announced yesterday on his message board: “It’s on! For the 25th anniversary of THE SIMPSONS, the script will include Harlan Ellison performing Harlan Ellison!!!!!!!! Caloo callay!”
He will join the array of writers who have visited the series, listed by a commenter as — Stephen King, John Updike, Thomas Pynchon (twice), Gore Vidal, Amy Tan, J.K. Rowling, Tom Clancy, Michael Chabon, Jonathan Franzen, James Patterson, Alan Moore, Mitch Albom, David Mamet and Neil Gaiman.
Getting cast in The Simpsons trumps Harlan’s appearance on Scooby Doo a few years back.