The Simpsons have started the first episode of their 23rd season with – you guessed it – a guest star.
The show made its return to television overnight in the US, and the first guest star to appear this season is popular teen singer/actress Zooey Deschanel. Dolled up with orange hair and wearing a headpiece that makes her look like a yellow little Red Riding-Hood, Deschanel stars as a folk-singing love interest for Bart, and during the episode, she road-tests her new song on him.
Bart attempts to try to get her to interject with rap lyrics, but Deschanel gently lets him know that her sweet and ditzy tune isn’t exactly a hip hop anthem.
Prefix Magazine reports that Deschanel has been very busy lately: along with popping up in The Simpsons, she’s been busy filming the second season of her FOX program New Girl. Recently, she received acclaim for her roles in 500 Days of Summer, and also collaborated with indie musician M. Ward.
Check out her appearance on The Simpsons below.