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The Simpsons Connection

The Simpsons Connection



The Simpsons Family Tree


The Simpsons characters their pictures and screen captures are the property of Matt Groening and 20th Century Fox. They are used with in the guidelines of fair use for editorial illustration only.


No, it's not about "The Simpsons" family tree. They're fictional after all. Bart Simpson is now over three decades old! He first appeared on TV in April of 1987 as part of "The Tracy Ullman Show". He is the pop culture phenomenon of our age. His show has been party to many guest stars who often play themselves. Given the constant stream of celebrities it's only natural that this tree has many connections to the show.


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Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman is married to my 10th cousin 2X removed. He is also the artist responsible for "The Simpsons" theme music. In the opening sequence that ran from 1999 to 2009, at the point the music starts playing the shop window on the left side of the street had his name on it. 
 
2
Aerosmith
Aerosmith
Flaming Moe's. On the tenth episode of season three, Moe's hot new drink transforms his bar and the band Aerosmith becomes frequent customers. The band members including Steven Tyler, who is married to my 10th cousin 2x removed, played themselves.  
 
3
David Crosby
David Crosby
David is my 9th cousin 4x removed. He has played himself on several episodes. In this picture he was a Grammy award presenter who presented Homer's barbershop quartet the "Be Sharps" with a Grammy award. 
 
4
Lucy
Lucy
My 8th cousin 3x removed appeared posthumously as a ghost who offered Lisa advice in season eleven's tenth episode, "Little Big Mom".  
 
5
Dick Clark
Dick Clark
In 1999 My 7th cousin 2x removed played himself in Treehouse of Horror X. The segment was a parody of the computer apocalypse some were predicting for the new millennium.  
 
6
George H. W. Bush
George H. W. Bush
My 9th cousin 2x removed showed up in episode thirteen of season seven. However, The ex-president did not play himself. The animation was voiced by Simpsons regular, Harry Shearer. The original plan was to build the episode around Richard Nixon however, he passed away before the episode could be made. 
 
7
Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Jane is my 9th cousin 3x removed. In season twenty-six on the fifth episode she played Maxine Lombard a politician who became Mr. Burns girlfriend. 
 
8
Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
Jeff used to be married to my 9th cousin 2x removed. On Season seven, episode nineteen he played a character named; MacArthur Parker. 
 
9
Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
Season twenty, episode twenty was a highly unusual. First Bart's only appearance was as part of the couch gag. Even more shocking, Maggie was given a voice and, that voice was my 9th cousin 2x removed, Jodie Foster. 
 
10
The Smothers Brothers
The Smothers Brothers
On episode eight of season twenty-one the Smothers Brothers played themselves. Tom and Dick are my 12th cousins. 
 
11
Stacy Keach
Stacy Keach
My 9th cousin 3x removed has appeared on the Simpsons a number of times and has played a couple of different characters including Howard K Duff VIII the president of Duff Beer. 
 
12
Bing Crosby.
Bing Crosby.
OK, maybe it's a stretch but my 10th cousin 3 times removed, Bing Crosby, showed up posthumously as a zombie in a video game Bart played on the 8th episode of season 28.  
 
13
Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin
My 13th cousin. "Deep Space Homer" was the 15th episode of the 5th season. It is considered by many to be one of the best episodes ever. 
 
14
Edward Norton.
Edward Norton.
My 13th cousin. Edward appeared on episodes in the 12th and 24th seasons playing characters other than himself. 
 
15
Alec Baldwin & Kim Basinger.
Alec Baldwin & Kim Basinger.
My 9th cousin 2x removed has appeared 4 times. The first in season 10 with his then wife Kim Basinger. 
 
16
Baldwin Brothers
Baldwin Brothers
In the first episode of the 24th season the Baldwin Brothers were depicted as actors who get into a feud with the Estevez family. The brothers did not voice themselves in this episode. 
 
17
Richard M Nixon
Richard M Nixon
My 9th cousin has been depicted on The Simpsons numerous times. He never played himself. Simpsons regular Harry Shearer provided the voice. 
 
18
Laura Ingraham
Laura Ingraham
On the twenty-seventh season premier Homer and Marge go to Doctor Janet Zilowitz a marriage counselor voiced by my 11th cousin, once removed, Laura Ingraham. 
 
19
Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
My 11th cousin once removed. In the 9th episode of season 11 Tim played Jim Hope a toy company executive that uses Springfield Elementary students to create a new toy named, Funzo.  
 
20
Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon
Susan was the domestic partner of Tim Robbins and the mother of two 12th cousins. In the 17th episode of season 6 Bart decides to learn ballet. Susan Sarandon played his teacher. 
 
21
Richard Gere
Richard Gere
Richard Gere is my 14th cousin. In the 13th season on episode 6 he played himself. Lisa having a crisis of faith visited a Buddhist temple and he offers her some advice. 
 
22
Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham
My 10th cousin in the season 27 premier plays a woman named Candace. Homer is dating Candace. It turns out that homer was sleeping and it was all a dream but, then Marge wakes up and, it turns out Marge was dreaming about Homer dreaming. 
 
23
Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane
Seth McFarlane is my 13th cousin once removed. on the 22nd episode of season 24 Marge accidentally ends up on a dating website and begins dating Ben played by Seth McFarlane. 
 
24
John Lithgow
John Lithgow
My 9th cousin 2X removed. He has a bit part in the 20th episode of the 30th season. 
 
25
James Taylor
James Taylor
James Taylor is my 9th cousin once removed. In "Deep Space Homer" the 15th episode of the 5th season, as homer was in space with Buzz Aldrin he sang his song "Fire and Rain." When he got to the line about "Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground," he realized how inappropriate the lyrics were in the face of the impending disaster so, he backed up and changed the lyrics to "Sweet dreams and flying machines flying safely through the air."  
 
26
Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart is my 9th cousin two times removed. in the 25th episode of the 9th season Humphrey Bogart appeared (posthumously). Bart, Lisa and Grampa Simpson discover an unknown happy ending to the film Casablanca. Simpsons regular Harry Shearer provided the voice. 
 
27
William H. Macy
William H. Macy
William H. Macy is my 8th cousin 3X removed. In the 10th episode of Season 17 William played himself. He was a guest on a Springfield Public Access Television talk show "The Bully Corner", with Jimbo, Dolph, and Kearney. 
 
28
Vincent Price
Vincent Price
My 8th cousin 3X removed. He has appeared posthumously twice. Once in the 12th episode of the 10th season and again in season 11 as part of a couch gag he was seen torturing Ned Flanders. He was voiced by Simpsons regular Dan Castellaneta. 
 
29
Glenn Close
Glenn Close
Glenn Close is my 9th cousin twice removed. Through out the years she has played Mona Penelope J. Simpson (nee Olsen) (Homer's mother) on seven different episodes. 
 
30
Ken Burns
Ken Burns
My 11th cousin once removed. On the 10th episode of the 14th season he played himself. 
 
31
Gerald R Ford
Gerald R Ford
My 11th cousin appeared on the thirteenth episode of Season 7. He did not play himself. He was voiced by Simpsons regular Dan Castellaneta. 
 
32
Martin Mull.
Martin Mull.
"D'oh-in In the Wind" was the sixth episode of season ten. Martin Mull my 10th cousin played Seth (on the right) along side comedic great George Carlin. 
 
33
No Doubt
No Doubt
Gwen Stefani my 13 cousin and the band "No Doubt" appeard very briefly in "Homerpalooza", the 24th episode of the 7th season. They were non-speaking background charachers. Gwen is seen wearing a bindi which, was her style at the time.  
 
34
Eric Stefani
Eric Stefani
Eric Stefani my 13th cousin. He was a member of the band "No Doubt" but left after their breakthrough album "Tragic Kingdom" to pursue a full time career as an animator. He worked on "The Simpsons" from 1989 to 1998 as a layout artist and a character layout artist. He is credited in 35 episodes. 
 
35
Lizzie Borden
Lizzie Borden
My 8th cousin 3x removed appeared posthumously in Treehouse of Horror IV. Homer is on trial for eating the forbidden doughnut and the Flanders Devil uses her as part of the jury. She was voiced by Simpsons regular Pamela Hayden. 
 
36
Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson
Johnny, my 11th cousin, appeared on The Simpsons three times. He voiced himself twice and once the voice was provided by Simpsons regular Harry Shearer. 
 
37
John Williams.
John Williams.
My 10X cousin three times removed. John's music has (as of March 2021) appeared on fourteen episodes of The Simpsons. 
 
38
Treat Williams
Treat Williams
Treat Williams. My 11th cousin once remove. He has appeared on The Simpsons twice. Once he played himself and on the 19th episode of season 23 he played General William Sullivan. 
 
39
Christopher Lloyd
Christopher Lloyd
Christopher Lloyd my 7th cousin 2X removed has appeared on The Simpsons as Jim Ignatowski the character he played on the TV series "Taxi" and as Doc Brown his character from "Back to the Future". 
 
40
Ronald and Nancy Reagan
Ronald and Nancy Reagan
President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy who is my 11th cousin have been depicted on The Simpsons but, neither played themselves. Ronald Reagan was asked to appear but, declined. 
 
41
David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce
My 10th cousin. He has appeared on The Simpsons as himself but also, as a deliberate joke, he has twice played "Cecil", the brother of Sideshow Bob. The first time was in the episode; "Brother from Another Series". 
 
42
Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt my 10th cousin twice removed. She was on one episode where she played Moe the Bartender's girlfriend. 
 
43
Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria was married to my 10th cousin twice removed (Helen Hunt). He is also the godfather of George Platt who is my 11th cousin twice removed. He is on of The Simpsons regular voice artist. He is Moe the bartender, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Cletus Spuckler, Professor Frink, Dr. Nick Riviera, Lou, Snake Jailbird, Kirk Van Houten, the Sea Captain, Superintendent Chalmers, Disco Stu, Duffman, the Wiseguy and numerous one-time characters. Additionally before the world got stupid he was Apu and Carl Carlson. 
 
44
John Goodman
John Goodman
John Goodman is my 12th cousin. On the 8th episode of season 11 he played "Meathook" the leader of the motorcycle gang; "Hell's Satans". 
 
45
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Bill is my 8th cousin twice removed. In the fourteenth episode of Season 9 Homer starts his own internet company and Bill gates shows up and destroys it. Bill did not play himself. Simpsons regular Hank Azaria supplied the voice, 
 
46
Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart - Bob is my 9th cousin twice removed. On the 15th episode of season 7 he is waiting at a cemetery for a funeral and, ends up getting pushed into speaking at the funeral for Krusty the Clown even though he did not know him.  
 
47
Henry Kaiser
Henry Kaiser
Henry Kaiser is my 10th cousin once removed. In season 5 , episode 10 Robert Goulet sings "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells". While uncredited Henry was the arranger. (No I wouldn't kid about something like that). 
 
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Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison
My 10th cousin twice removed. He appears (posthumously) in the 8th episode, of season 26, as a figure from "Rock Star Heaven" that laughs at Homer. 
 
49
Barry Sadler
Barry Sadler
Barry Sadler is my 9th cousin. In the 15th episode of season 8, a character looking for antiques in the Simpson's house goes through Homer's record collection. It includes Barry Sadler's "The Ballad of the Green Berets". 
 
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Hugh Hefner
Hugh Hefner
Hugh Hefner - My 10th cousin once removed played himself on the 22nd episode of season 4. 
 

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