‘American Idol’ Judges (And Ryan!) Get Simpsonized

Becky Bain | May 24, 2010 1:42 pm

We know you spent most of your Sunday night either crying during or complaining about the Lost finale, but believe or not, there were other things happening on TV. Like the American Idol judges and Ryan Seacrest guest-starring on The Simpsons! Watch a clip below.

In “Judge Me Tender,” bartender Moe is being groomed to take over Simon Cowell’s place at the judges table. (Even a fictional animated character who has very few redeeming qualities would still make a much better judge than Howard Stern.) In the ep, Ellen rambles, Simon destroys an aspiring singer’s dream, Randy barely makes sense, and Kara pretty much continues to be useless. So basically, it’s like your average Idol episode, except nobody’s singing “Hallelujah” for the forty billionth time.

The Simpsons – “Judge Me Tender”

We think these caricatures of the Idol judges, along with their dialogue, are spot-on. (And ya got some nice cleavage there, Simpsonized Kara!) Our favorite touch was definitely the last minute addition of adding fan-made Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze signs in the audience:

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We’ll just have to wonder what kind of pun they would have done with Casey James had he made the Top 2.

Watch the entire episode on Hulu.