From Borat to Bruno to… Bart! Sacha Baron Cohen is lending his voice to an episode of The Simpsons this season, EW.com has learned. He’ll play a “pretty angry but funny” Israeli tour guide who encounters the Simpsons during a church-group trip to the Holy Land, according to exec producer Al Jean. Notes Jean: “He’s trying to get Marge to give him good grades on the comment card, and she goes, ‘You people are pushy,’ and he goes, ‘What do you mean, you people? You try having Syria for a neighbor! What do you have — Canada?‘ “ (Meanwhile, Homer gets Jerusalem Syndrome and believes that he is the messiah.)
The episode, titled “The Greatest Story Ever D’ohed,” is tentatively slated to air on March 28, 2010, a.k.a. Palm Sunday, “so it’ll be a show that all faiths can come together and be offended by,” deadpans Jean. Season 21 of The Simpsons begins Sept. 27 on Fox.
Photo credit: Cohen: Solarpix/ PR Photos; Simpson: Fox