Singer's 2012 cameo wasn't well received by fans
Alexandra Pollard

10:32 29th March 2014

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The Simpsons episode in which Lady Gaga made a guest appearance has been ranked the worst episode in the show's history, according to a list based on IMDB ratings.

The list, which has been assembled in graph form by a fan, maps out every episode of the show's 25 seasons from highest rated to lowest according to the aggregated scores on IMDB. The 2012 episode 'Lisa Goes Gaga', which features a guest appearance from the singer, is bottom of the pile, with an IMDB rating of 4.9.

The episode, which was part of season 23, sees Gaga trying to boost the egos of Springfield after discovering it has the lowest self-esteem on the planet.

Watch a preview for the 'Lisa Goes Gaga' episode below

Though the episode was not badly received by critics, with Gaga describing her cameo as "one of the coolest things I've ever done," it seems fans of the show disagreed. The episode is the only one in the show's history to be ranked lower than 5 out of 10, with only 4 others ranked below 6.

The highest ranking episode in The Simpsons' history is 'Homer the Smithers', which originally aired in 1996 - sadly solidifying the popular opinion that The Simpsons jumped the shark about fifteen seasons ago.

Below: more 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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