The Simpsons: 10 Celebrities Who Got “Simpsons-ized” By Fan Artists

Matt Groening’s The Simpsons first aired in 1987 as a series of animated shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show before launching as Fox’s landmark sitcom a few years later in 1989. The world-famous television show has seen its ups and downs, with celebrity cameos and guest appearances that have become nothing short of iconic.

A program still on the air after 30 seasons, The Simpsons has a distinct art style that has been imitated by countless artists over the years – and fan art is no exception. Although countless celebrities have already made their appearance on The Simpsons, some fan artists have taken the liberty to add their own spin.

10 Dan Levy (& The Cast Of Schitt’s Creek)

This Simpsons-ized fan art of the cast of Schitt’s Creek, courtesy of @ArtofYellow on Twitter, is a fantastic reminder that there’s truly no place like home. After Schitt’s Creek swept the 2020 Emmy’s, fans everywhere hopped on to the hype train as the show quickly rose in popularity, immediately becoming a must-see on Netflix.

Although the Rose family still has yet to make their appearance on The Simpsons, @ArtofYellow captures the small-town vibe perfectly with their fan art, while also paying tribute to the show’s iconic wardrobe.

9 Lionel Messi

Referred to as “La Pulga” (“the flea”) by his fans, Lionel Messi is a world-famous athlete who plays on both Argentina and Barcelona’s soccer teams. This art, courtesy of ACIDesigns on Deviantart, Simpsons-izes the international soccer player perfectly.

The renowned athlete has been Simpsons-ized before when the series referenced the 2014 World Cup years prior. This fan art does a fantastic job imagining what an appearance of his on the series might look like, regardless if Messi is slated to make a future cameo or not.

8 Muhammad Ali

Courtesy of Simpsonized on Deviantart, this fan art depicts one of the most famous heavyweight boxers of all time, Muhammad Ali, who is no stranger to The Simpsons. The boxer has made a handful of appearances on the show before, first referenced in the season 10 episode “Monty Can’t Buy Me Love.”

Even though the athlete never voiced a character in the series, this fan art pays heartfelt tribute to the late boxer and imagines a hypothetical match between Homer J. Simpson and the legendary heavyweight champion.

7 Larry King

Known for his decades-long career on television and radio, Larry King was immortalized by The Simpsons years before the rise of fan art online. The late talk-show icon was Simpsons-ized courtesy of @ArtofYellowOfficial on Instagram, depicting a warm and friendly image of the legendary host in the show’s trademark style.

Although the talk-show host did make a few appearances on The Simpsons before, starting with the season 2 episode “One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish,” it’s always appreciated to see fans paying tribute to beloved stars.

6 Paris Hilton

The reality star icon commissioned artist @steart_ on Instagram to Simpson-ize herself and her loving family: the world-famous socialite’s family was brought in as well, including her boyfriend, Carter Reum, and her iconic dogs, all seen posing at attention.

Hilton has been referenced on The Simpsons before, however, as a parodied version of herself. The character ‘Paris Texan,’ a riff on Hilton, first appeared in the season 18 episode “Homerazzi.” Hilton’s character has yet to re-appear on the show in well over a decade, but fans will surely appreciate the updated Simpson-ized look to the iconic model.

5 Michael J. Fox

Best known for his work from the Back To The Future series, actor and comedian Michael J. Fox has never lent his voice to The Simpsons. However, the show has been known to make countless references to the landmark film series, leaving fans to wonder what the comedian may look like in the show’s art style.

Thanks to @luiebcartoons on Instagram, however, fans don’t have to imagine for much longer. This loving homage pays tribute to the first movie’s timeless theatrical poster, leaving a sense of warm nostalgia for any Back To The Future fans.

4 Audrey Hepburn

One of the most famous Hollywood stars of all time, the Breakfast At Tiffany’s and My Fair Lady actress has been mentioned on The Simpsons before – but has never made an appearance of her own. Her iconic look has been adapted by artist ADN-z on Deviantart, bringing the Hollywood star into a whole new Simpson-ized world.

Although it’s unlikely for the show to parody the late actress in the future, fans no longer have to imagine how Hepburn’s show-stopping appearance might translate to the fictionalized city of Springfield.

3 Harry Styles

Harry Styles is one of the most famous performers in the world, starting as one of the members of the boy-band One Direction before pivoting to a career as a solo artist and actor. Although Styles hasn’t made a credited appearance on The Simpsons, fan artist @yuripomo on Instagram already took the liberty of imagining what the pop star might look like should they visit Springfield.

Inspired by the outfit from One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” music video, this fan art captures Styles’ look perfectly, giving fans hope that the artist might someday make an appearance on The Simpsons.

2 Anya Taylor-Joy

Star of the chess-oriented Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit, Anya Taylor-Joy’s turn as Beth Harmon has been immortalized by @simpsonized on Instagram. The fan art captures the likeness of the actress perfectly, adopting the series’ art style and translating it to fit the character.

Taylor-Joy has yet to make her first appearance voicing a character of her own on The Simpsons, but after the worldwide success of The Queen’s Gambit, anything is possible–especially considering The Simpsons already has plenty of episodes and gags featuring the game of chess.

1 Pedro Pascal

Best known for his roles in Narcos, Game Of Thrones, and The Mandalorian, fan artist @_alessandrovalli_ on Instagram captured Pedro Pascal’s Simpson-ized likeness perfectly–and Grogu’s, too! This fan art gives a fantastic look at what the Mandalorian armor might look like in the show’s signature art style, along with a playful depiction of Baby Yoda’s force powers.

Although Pascal has yet to voice any characters of his own on The Simpsons, the series hasn’t strayed away from making plenty of Star Wars references in the past.

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