Art for the upcoming episode is revealed
Grace Carroll
15:01 17th May 2013

XL Recordings have shared an amazing new poster for the upcoming episode of The Simpsons, which stars Sigur Ros. See the image below.

The Icelandic band not only appear in the episode but have also recorded new music for the show, as well as contributing a cover of the theme song. 

The episode is titled 'The Saga of Carl', and sees Lenny, Carl, Homer and Moe all collectively winning a lottery ticket. As the band themselves explained, "After Carl snags the ticket and flees to his home country of Iceland, the guys head there in hot pursuit.

"The band’s music scores Homer’s visit to Iceland, marking an unprecedented musical collaboration between the show and a band."

The show's creator, Matt Groening, said, "I’m a longtime fan of Sigur Rós, and we’re honored to bring their Icelandic, ambient moods to our goofy cartoon show."

Check out the amazing poster below

Justin Bieber also recently featured in an episode of the show, but only had a ten second cameo. The episode sees Bart being encouraged to take up piano lessons by Marge, but he initially refuses until he meets his piano teacher, who convinces him to enter a talent show.

At the door, Justin Bieber also attempts to enter the '10 and below' talent show with his manager Scooter Braun, but is turned away for being too old - and 'clearly Justin Bieber'.

In the clip, Bieber says, "That's another twenty five bucks we'll never see! Gosh!" before leaving.

Music stars' cameos in cartoons and kids' shows

  • Lady Gaga: Just recently recorded a cameo for the 23rd season finale of The Simpsons. Gaga is one of the latest to cameo in the cartoon in the episode 'Lisa Goes Gaga'

  • Kate Perry: Although the singer filmed a segment for an episode of Sesame Street, but the show's producers were said to be outraged at the 'sexual' nature of her cameo. Perry's video was pulled from the show, as it was deemed inappropriate for children.

  • Backstreet Boys: A lesser known music star appearence. The band starred in the cartoon Arthur, a world where animals live like humans. Yet still today we are unsure what animal Arthur was!

  • Alice Cooper: The heavy metal singer performed 'School's Out' in a graduation cap and gown on Sesame Street, surrounded by monsters, on the set of The Muppets.

  • Johnny Cash: The late country singer performed with Miss Piggy on the set of The Muppets Show, singing 'Riders in the Sky' on a fake radio broadcast.

  • Elton John: The Muppets Sam The Eagle was appalled at the pop stars outfit saying 'he dresses like a stolen car', as John appeared in episode 214, singing 'Crocodile Rock'.

  • Britney Spears: Starring in 'The Manson Family' episode of The Simpsons, the singer played herself back in 2000.

  • Jason Mraz: The singer appears on the 40th season of The Muppets, singing 'Outdoors', a parody of his hit 'I'm Yours'.

  • Jack Black: Back in 2009, the Tenacious D singer appeared on Sesame Street's 'Word Of The Day' segment, discussing octagons with Elmo.

  • Ringo Starr: Playing Marge Simpson's school girl crush, the former Beatle takes a shine to her art skills.

  • Michael Jackson: Playing the mentally confused character Leon Kompassky who swore he was Jackson himself, despite being 6 foot, overweight, white and in a psychiatric hospital.

  • The White Stripes: Starring in the Simpsons episode 'Jazzy and the Pussycats', the duo teach Bart the drums in a pardoy of 'The Hardest Button to Button'.

  • Justin Bieber: The Canadian star took a brutal beating at the hands of Family Guy's Peter Griffin after the animated dad caught the singer with his wife Lois. He also called him an 'acorn penis beauty' before punching him in the face.

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