After 23 seasons, The Simpsons have had quite a few guest stars appear on the program. At this point it’d probably be easier to name the celebrities who haven’t lent their voice talents to the show. With every passing year, it seems as if more and more of the plots are driven by folks who are stopping by to do a one-off character, although there’s always the possibility that stars will come back again to reprise their roles.
The season premiere of The Simpsons, which will air this Sunday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. on FOX, is no different. This time, singer and actress Zooey Deschanel will be playing a folk-singing love interest for Bart. Despite his best attempts to interject with rap lyrics, she gently lets him know that her sweet and ditzy tune isn’t that kind of song.
Deschanel is extremely multi-talented and has been very busy lately. She also appears on FOX, heading up the cast of her show New Girl, which will return for its second season this fall. Additionally, she’s received acclaim for roles in films like (500) Days of Summer (opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt). Deschanel also has a blossoming musical career after collaborating with indie musician M. Ward. Check out her latest tune on The Simpsons below.