The Simpsons’ long running, satirical cartoon show had some of the best cameos of all time.
But arguably one of the most impressive featured Johnny Cash as the voice of a Space Coyote who inspires Homer Simpson.
The episode was featured in Season 8 of The Simpsons back in 1997 and titled, ‘El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer, The Mysterious Voyage of Homer.’ The “voyage,” so to speak, occurred after Homer ate some very hot chili peppers and began to hallucinate everything from tortoises and snakes to hikes up the Egyptian pyramids.
The realm that Homer entered confused and frustrated him throughout the episode, until the calming voice of none other than Johnny Cash as the Space Coyote spoke to him and offered advice:
“You are on a quest for knowledge… Fear not Homer, I am your spirit guide.”
The Space Coyote suggests to Homer that clarity is the way to inner peace, which ironically is very similar to Johnny’s own spiritual journey and bout with overcoming substance abuse. It was a great role for the country singer.
The Coyote’s advice ultimately helps guide Homer out of his hallucinogenic state. But I have to admit, an out-of-body experience that leads to meeting Johnny Cash and him becoming your spirit guide probably isn’t all that bad.
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