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Assange to Appear in ‘Simpsons’

It’s been leaked! Julian Assange will play himself in the 500th episode of The Simpsons, according to Entertainment Weekly. The episode will air Feb. 19. It’s quite a feat: the reclusive Assange, who had to evade authorities while he ran WikiLeaks, is actually under house arrest in England as he fights extradition to Sweden over sexual-assault allegations. Assange reportedly recorded his lines in an undisclosed location. But if the Simpsons team could get Thomas Pynchon on the show, nothing is beyond their superpowers.

January 30, 2012 3:06 PM