Homer and Marge get drag makeovers in RuPaul episode of The Simpsons

two images of homer and marge in drag on the rupaul runway

In the 30th year of the iconic animated comedy viewers will get to see The Simpsons parents like they never have before.

Season 30 of The Simpsons will feature a RuPaul’s Drag Race episode with a guest appearance by RuPaul herself. Season three alum, Raja, will also feature in the episode, who if the rumor mill is right, will play Homer’s drag mom.

In the episode RuPaul plays a character similar to herself called Queen Shante. She will give Marge and Homer drag makeovers to help them in their mission to sell more tupperware.

Titled, Werking Mom, Marge wants to sell Tupperware to make some extra money. Her friend Julio tells her drag queens sell the most Tupperware and convinces Marge to get a drag makeover.

played by RuPaul
Marge meets Queen Shante played by RuPaul | Photo: Fox

Drag queens know Tupperware

Showrunner Al Jean told EW they based the plot around the little known fact that the most successful Tupperware sellers are drag queens.

‘This is true – most successful Tupperware sellers are drag queens,’ Jean said.

Homer and Marge hit the RuPaul runway
Homer and Marge hit the RuPaul runway | Photo: Fox

Jean continued: ‘So Marge starts selling Tupperware, and her friend Julio convinces her to pose as a drag queen to make more money. They think she’s a guy playing a woman, which Marge kind of looks like a little.

‘She’s really successful and then RuPaul is playing a character like himself. When [Marge] is going to go out and earn money, Homer says, “No wife of mine is ever going to work,’ is a bizarre thing that men used to say for some reason. Please do!”‘

Raja shared her excitement about joining The Simpsons’ guest cast.

‘The Simpsons was a huge part of my childhood,’ Raja said on Instagram.

‘Being asked to be on an episode was surreal and mind blowing, to say the least.’The Simpsons first aired on Fox in December 1989, and continues to this day. To date, 643 episodes have run across 29 seasons.

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