This weekend, Homer Simpson will eat his first Voodoo Doughnut. And the deliveryman? Fred Armisen.
Perhaps it was only a matter of time—after all, The Simpsons
’ creator, Matt Groening, is a Portland native. Sunday’s episode, “The Day the Earth Stood Cool,” features the voices of Portlandia
’s Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, as well as comedian Patton Oswalt. According to Spinoff Online
, Armisen and Brownstein play a Portland couple recently transplanted to Springfield, whom Homer befriends to increase his cool factor. Patton plays their hipper-than-thou son T-Rex (“a pretentious dickwad,” according to Simpsons
writer Matt Selman). A daughter named Corduroy rounds out the clan.
On Spinoff, Selman promised the episode doesn’t include birds or games of hide-and-seek—though it does apparently make reference to a kickball league. And no word on how Homer likes Voodoo’s fried dough (“I think the doughnut that he gets is a beer keg doughnut,” Armisen added).
“The Day the Earth Stood Cool” airs Sunday at 8 pm on Fox. Portlandia returns Jan. 4 on IFC.