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Get ready for ‘The Simpsons’ hip-hop homage to ‘The Great Gatsby’

His skills are empirical.


Michelle Jaworski


The Simpsons is putting its spin on one of the 20th century’s premiere novels in a supersized episode with some help from an all-star guest cast.

In a short video going behind the scenes with guest star Keegan-Michael Key, we’re given our first look at the upcoming two-part, hour-long episode called “The Great Phatsby.” It’s essentially a hip-hop homage to The Great Gatsby as it dives into the friendship between Mr. Burns and Jay G., a hip-hop mogul. While Key doesn’t play Jay G. himself, he explains just how he finds the voice of his character, a washed up rapper named Jazzy James.

“The Great Phatsby” airs Jan. 15 at 8pm ET.

H/T Entertainment Weekly

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