Lady Gaga to Kiss Marge on 'The Simpsons'

| by Michael Allen

Lady Gaga will share a smooch with Marge when she makes a guest appearance on 'The Simpsons' next year: "I play a little bit of a slut. The apple doesn't fall far from my artistic tree."

In the episode, entitled 'Lisa Goes Gaga,' the singer visits Springfield and attempts to cheer up Lisa Simpson through the power of speech and song.

Of her animated guest-star appearance, Gaga said, "I make music, but I don't do voiceovers every day of the week, and their characters are so awesomely convincing and sincere and wild and funny. I had to remind myself constantly of the sincerity of the humour. That's what I was trying to focus on, not putting on a character too much and really being as sincere as I could with the lines. I would say this is one of the coolest thing's I've ever done. My dad's probably going to do 80 backflips when the episode comes out."

Yeardley Smith, who plays Lisa, added, "This is extraordinary. I'm stunned that she has time in her schedule that she's coming to our studio to record. She's playing herself, and [The Simpsons writers] describe her as the happiest, most optimistic person in the world. She comes to Springfield to try to cheer up Lisa, but she can't."

The show's creator Matt Groening explained, "Since the very beginning I've always wanted to have on the most iconic personalities of our time and she's it. It's very hard to top reality with her, but I'm sure we'll come up with something that is going to be as improbable as her usual wardrobe."

Executive producer Al Jean joked, "For the first time in the history of 'The Simpsons,' we are honored to have on a show business legend who is younger than our show."

'Lisa Goes Gaga' is due to air in the US in spring 2012 as part of the show's 23rd season, which launches on September 25th.