The Five Worst Musical Guests In Simpsons History


3. The Baha Men
The Baha Men were a questionable choice to guest star on The Simpsons to begin with, primarily because they were clearly one hit wonders who made a mildly amusing novelty song that no one could escape in the year 2000. But then, the entire premise of the episode was questionable, so why the hell not?

The Baha Men show up in 2002's Season 14 episode "Large Marge," two years late on the bandwagon to begin with, and wherein Marge accidentally gets breast implants. Yeah. Anyway, things get even worse when the Baha Men show up to perform new versions of their annoying hit with the lyrics "who let her jugs out" and "who let the milk out." Kill me now.

2. Ke$ha
Whether this one counts as a guest appearance is questionable, but it is one of the worst moments in Simpsons history and features the music of Ke$ha, so there you go. Even though this couch gag of the Simpsons characters performing Kesha's hit "Tik Tok" from the Season 21 episode "To Surveil With Love" only lasts a little more than a minute, everyone involved somehow loses my respect a little bit more for each second it goes on.

It's a really shameful attention-grabbing stunt, but it works for all the wrong reasons. Ke$ha hardly needed the bump herself in 2010, with the song literally being everywhere. So then the only explanation for it is that the Simpsons thought they could get a bump off of it, but in the end it's sort of like watching your grandpa try to rap.



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trycksy
trycksy

I wish I could agree whole-heartedly, but one, and possibly the sappiest, was not mentioned: Lady GaGa. While I have respect for the artist far more than other pop musicians due to her actual ability to write, play, and sing, this is below their standards. They've always been known for having guests of extremely high cultural value, musicians and otherwise.

Simpsonology
Simpsonology

Since Ke$sha didn't appear, she doesn't count as a guest-- and if memory serves, her song was not the first choice. There is some context you're missing here (well, for all your picks but I'll only comment on this one)--that it was A) in essence, an extended couch gag, and B) part of "Fox Rocks Week," in which Fox shows were instructed to incorporate music into that week's episode. I suspect that "Tik Tok" was not chosen to "help" The Simpsons in any way--the song puts emphasis on Lisa (it is a largely Lisa episode), and regardless of how annoying that song is, the way it's used to open the episode is surprising and funny.

Alian Hernandez
Alian Hernandez

Greatest Homer quote…..Steven Hawking made a cameo on an episode where all the Springfield elite formed a club and he was the guest speaker. After he spoke Homer yelled “hey, Larry Flynt is right!”

Bill Grady
Bill Grady

People who complain about The Simpsons going downhill are the same people who complain about Starbucks degrading coffee culture. It is what it is; stop consuming the product if it bugs you that much.

Wendy Browne
Wendy Browne

Didn't like The White Stripes bit? Eat my shorts.

trycksy
trycksy

@Bill Grady I totally have. They were dead on with the timing of it beginning to end too.

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