The Simpsons to Feature Jennifer Tilly in Poker-Related Episode
By Matt Kaufman, Rakeback.com Poker News Editor
The Simpsons, heading into its 24th season on-air, has done episodes on almost every topic you can think of. One topic they’ve been missing, however, is online poker.
According to Entertainment Weekly, that is soon going to change. In an episode titled “Gone Abie Gone,” Homer’s lack of trust for banks will lead him to stashing Lisa’s college fund in an online poker site. Presumably, hilarity ensues.
The episode will feature actress and poker enthusiast Jennifer Tilly, who will play herself in an instructional DVD that Lisa Simpson watches to improve her poker skills. We can think of plenty of players who Lisa would be better off learning from, but Tilly’s acting chops probably helped her land the role. The fact that her ex-husband is Sam Simon, one of the co-creators of the show, couldn’t have hurt either.
Hopefully Tilly’s willingness to participate at all means that the show will portray online poker in a positive light. Even if it doesn’t, it should still be good for some laughs.