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Sacha Baron Cohen Lending Voice to 'The Simpsons'

September 19, 2009 (3:40 am) GMT
Often speaking in other dialects, the actor is given the trust to fill in the voice of an Israeli tour guide that demands good grades from Marge.

The writers of "" have one actor in mind to fill in the voice of an Israeli tour guide. They have tapped "" and "" star to bring the "pretty angry but funny" character to life in an episode that airs next year.

According to EW, Cohen's tour guide will meet the dysfunctional family during a church-group trip to the Holy Land. There, Homer gets a 'Jerusalem Syndrome' and believes that he is the messiah. The episode is called "The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed" and will air on March 28, 2010 which coincides with Palm Sunday. "So it'll be a show that all faiths can come together and be offended by," Executive Producer Al Jean said.

More about what Cohen's character does in the episode, Jean elaborated "He's trying to get Marge to give him good grades on the comment card, and she goes, 'You people are pushy,' and he goes, 'What do you mean, you people? You try having Syria for a neighbor! What do you have - Canada?' "

"The Simpsons", in its 21st season, will be back on FOX September 27.


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