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Simpsons Ep Teases 'Crazy Melodrama' in Hour-Long Empire-Inspired Episode — Plus: Watch Taraji P. Henson in Action

Simpsons Ep Teases 'Crazy Melodrama' in Hour-Long Empire-Inspired Episode — Plus: Watch Taraji P. Henson in Action

In crafting The Simpsons‘ first-ever hour-long episode, executive producer Matt Selman wanted to avoid one thing “at all costs”: Mr. Burns rapping.

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Some context: Sunday’s episode (Fox, 8/7c) is being pegged as a riff on The Great Gatsby — with a hip-hop twist, of course — as Mr. Burns befriends rapper Jay G with whom he bonds over being “part of the corporate system, as well as having a ruthless lust for power.”

This unorthodox friendship, which Selman attributes to writer Dan Greaney, opens the door

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