Benedict Cumberbatch Plays Morrissey-Inspired Character on The Simpsons, Angers Morrissey

Benedict Cumberbatch voiced an animated Morrissey- like vocalist on The Simpsons last night (April 18). The character, called Quilloughby, is a depressed British crooner from the 1980s who ends up being Lisa Simpson’s fictional buddy. The episode was entitled “Panic on the Streets of Springfield,” a satire on the Smiths’ 1986 single “Panic.” Find 2 clip from the episode listed below.

As he composed on social networks, Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie co-wrote the synthetic-Morrissey tunes included in the episode withTim Long McKenzie composed that he “woke up at 3 a.m. in New Zealand to record the sultry crooning of Benedict Cumberbatch in London and zoomed a few sweet harmonies in L.A. with Yeardley Smith.” Find his complete post listed below.

A post on Morrissey’s authorities Facebook page slammed “Panic on the Streets of Springfield” aired. “Sadly, The Simpson’s show started out creating great insight into the modern cultural experience, but has since degenerated to trying to capitalize on cheap controversy and expounding on vicious rumors,” the post checks out. Additionally, the post slams the makers of The Simpsons for “[using] harshly hateful tactics like showing the Morrissey character with his belly hanging out of his shirt.”

Last month, a trailer for the Smiths- influenced motion picture Shoplifters of the World was launched. The movie, directed and composed by Stephen Kijak, is based upon a mostly embellished story about a psychopathic Smiths fan who held a Denver radio station captive by gunpoint in the ’80s, requiring that the DJs play just tunes by the Smiths.

Revisit “Does the Mexican-American Community Still Love Morrissey, Despite Everything?” on the Pitch.


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