Baron Cohen to star in Simpsons' trip to Israel

By Jessica Elgot, September 21, 2009
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The Simpsons are going to Israel, and their tour guide will be Bruno and Borat creator Sacha Baron Cohen.

The episode, called The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed , is scheduled to air in 2010 and will feature the famous yellow family on a guided tour of Israel with an angry Israeli tour guide, voiced by Mr Baron Cohen.

Homer Simpson will develop Jerusalem Syndrome – where sufferers experience obsessive religious fantasies – and become convinced he is the new messiah, dragging Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson to the Holy Land.

Producer Al Jean described how the Simpsons will come into conflict with Mr Baron Cohen’s character.

He told Entertainment Weekly: "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?'"

“It'll be a show that all faiths can come together and be offended by,” Mr Jean added.

Last updated: 5:24pm, September 21 2009