The greatness of The Simpsons have finally jumped on the Benedict Cumberbatch bandwagon. Seems as though the actor, known forever to all of us as the ultimate consulting detective, Sherlock landed a voice role in the animated sitcom following a chance meeting, reported In Style magazine.
“I was at a meeting in the same place ”The Simpsons” is recorded and heard there was a part going in an episode. I said, ”I hate to muscle in here guys but could I record it?” Next thing, I’m standing in a room with all those famous voices; Bart, Marge, Homer, Lisa,” Cumberbatch said.
No word on whether or not the production just found themselves one voice short of a full deck that day or if there was some amazing karma thing going on that would bring Sherlock and Homer together in Springfield. Thanks to Springfield Punx for the great graphic which has me hoping its the latter of the two. Would love to hear Sherlock’s reaction to Doh!
Think about the fact that Benedict auditioned for his role in the upcoming Star Trek feature via iPhone and now this. It’s always been said that it’s all about ‘location, location, location’. No argument from where I’m standing. Unfortunately, I’m not in LA outside where The Simpsons is recorded, however.