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Earlier this year, we told you that Girls star/creator Lena Dunham was headed to Springfield for a guest role on The Simpsons. As it turns out, her Brooklyn bunch is coming along for the ride, too.
EW has learned that Dunham’s co-stars from the HBO comedy—Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, and Jemima Kirke—have made small vocal contributions to the same episode. “We’re having a Girls reunion, even though Girls is still on the air,” quips Simpsons executive producer Al Jean.
In the season 27 premiere of the animated Fox comedy, “Every Man’s Dream,” Marge files for legal separation from Homer, and he starts a romance with a young, funny pharmacist named Candace, voiced by Dunham. Williams, Mamet, and Kirke play … what else but Candace’s friends. (You can get your first look at the trio’s Simpsonized versions below—left to right, that’s Williams, Mamet, and Kirke, with Dunham as Candace below them.)
It’s fair to say that Candace’s crew is not sold on the new man in her life. Says Jean: “They’re asking her the question that anybody normally would: ‘Why Homer?,’ fulfilling the role that Patty and Selma have played on the show all these years.”
If addition, radio talk show host Laura Ingraham plays a therapist who finds no hope in Homer and Marge’s marriage.
The Simpsons returns after a five-week break with the first of five new episodes on Sunday at 8 p.m. on Fox.
UPDATE: Responding to the social-media buzz about the Homer-Marge split after a Variety story in which he mentioned the plot, Jean tweeted: “I DIDN’T SAY Homer and Marge are breaking up I said they are BIGGER THAN JESUS.” (A reference to not just the Beatles but The Be Sharps as well?)