Tom Waits to star in The Simpsons
singer/songwriter Tom Waits (pictured) has landed a guest appearance on The Simpsons. Waits plays himself in the long-running US cartoon in an episode about the survivalism movement, which involves people making preparations for potential global disasters. The muso introduces the show’s main character, Homer Simpson, to a group of ‘‘preppers’’ – people who lay down plans for such events. Waits does not sing in the episode but fans will recognise his distinctive voice.