America’s favorite cartoon family has had a few interactions with contemporary artists over the years. During the episode “Mom and Pop Art,” Homer Simpson has a dream where Andy Warhol
is pelting him with soup cans, and later, he sells a work at an art fair in front of Jasper Johns
, who is busy stuffing his trenchcoat with free food. “In your face, Jasper Johns!” Homer yells. Still, viewers must have been a little surprised when, during last week’s episode, there’s a flashback to Marge Simpson’s days as a reporter for The Springfield Shopper
where she attempts to score an interview with John Baldessari
. The West Coast conceptualist
even provided his own voice for the show, says Apollo
magazine. Getting to voice a character on The Simpsons
is quite the honor—the show has nabbed cameos from luminaries as varied as Stephen Hawking and Michael Jackson, and even secured a guest spot from the notoriously reclusive author Thomas Pynchon.