Primetime rivals “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy” have good naturedly poked fun at one another for years, but it seems that the two will finally get a bit of a crossover next season when “Family Guy” creator and voice actor Seth MacFarlane makes a guest appearance on “The Simpsons”.
MacFarlane has had some major successes this year between his show, his role in the movie “Ted”, his hosting stint on “Saturday Night Live” and his upcoming role as the host of the Oscars. Now MacFarlane can add “guest spot on The Simpsons” to his list of accolades - even though the episode will not be airing until the season 25 premiere next fall.
The episode will be called ‘Dangers on a Train’, and will have gullable Marge Simpson mistaking an Ashley-Madison type website for a harmless Dolly Madison-type cupcake website. Here she will encounter determined and charming Ben (MacFarlane) who tries to woo her using their common interests and flattery, even though he has a wife of his own (played by Lisa Lampanelli).
“Simpsons” producer Al Jean says that casting MacFarlane was “very fun” and that MacFarlane spends a lot of the episode trying to go after her over the phone, so it’s a perfect part for someone with his voice.”
“We thought we had a great part that he’d be perfect for, and it would be great to have him on our show, so it worked out just right,” Jean added. “There’s been a little rivalry. We’re both humor shows and we make jokes, but it’s always been friendly.”
MacFarlane says that he was excited to take up the part and openly welcomed the opportunity to lend his talents to “The Simpsons”.