Stop me if you've heard this one before, but I have been known to say that there's either a Smiths or a Simpsons quote for almost any situation. Those worlds collide this Sunday (4/18) when Benedict Cumberbatch will play a thinly veiled Morrissey-like '80s singer in a new episode of The Simpsons. Just looking at this image, which takes its cue from The Queen is Dead, there should be no doubt of who Cumberbatch is playing, but if you need further convincing, the episode is titled "Panic on the Streets of Springfield." The the official episode description reads, "Lisa gets a new imaginary friend -- a depressed British singer from the 1980s; Homer becomes a truck guy."
The songs in the episode were co-written by Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords and Tim Long, who wrote the episode.
Between Morrissey's unfortunate recent behavior plus The Simpson's controversies and general long-in-the-tooth-ness (It's Season 32!), will this joke be funny anymore? Tune in and fined out.
You can watch a preview of the episode, below.