| American Idol
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American Idol is an American talent show hosted by Ryan Seacrest.
Talent agent Ron Finkelsteinberg found Moe Szyslak and asked him to be a judge on reality shows. After every one except American Idol got cancelled, Moe got signed up to American Idol. Before Moe's first show, Simon Cowell told Moe that being nasty makes you lonely and that he wished it wouldn't be that way for him.
During Moe's first show, the contestant performed "Happy Birthday to You". Ryan Seacrest then asked each of the judges, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres, Moe Szyslak and Simon Cowell, what they thought of the performance. Moe decided to give her a positive review whilst Simon ripped into her, then ripped into Moe's comments about the contestant. Moe then got angry at Simon and smashed a bottle before threatening to rip out Simon's voice box. Moe was then taken away by security.
American Idol did a promo while Marge tried to welcome the viewers to the show. She cleaned the promo up with a vacuum cleaner.
- Episode – "A Star Is Torn" (mentioned)
- Episode – "Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife"
- Episode – "You Kent Always Say What You Want" (mentioned)
- THOH – "Treehouse of Horror XVIII"
- Episode – "Judge Me Tender"
- Special – The Simpsons Judge American Idol
- Special – Homer Introduces American Idol