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


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

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.