- This article is about the guest star. For the character, see Stephen King (character).
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Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author, best known for his horror books, including Carrie, It, The Shining, and The Stand. He voiced himself in the season 12 episode "Insane Clown Poppy", signing autographs at the book convention.
References to Stephen King
His works have also been referenced several times on The Simpsons:
- The Shining: The novel and the 1980 film have been referenced in "Treehouse of Horror", "Brother from the Same Planet" and "Treehouse of Horror V".
- The title of the episode "Maximum Homerdrive" is a pun on the 1986 film Maximum Overdrive, which King directed and which was loosely based on "Trucks", one of King's short stories.
- The short "The Ned Zone" from "Treehouse of Horror XV" is loosely based on King's novel The Dead Zone, where a man gains the ability to predict people's deaths.
- The episode "The Blunder Years" references the film Stand by Me, which was based on the novella The Body by King.
- King's chalkboard gag appearance in "Treehouse of Horror XXIV" is a reference both to The Shining and to the show's parody of it in "Treehouse of Horror V".
- The Treehouse of Horror comic story Dark Lisa is based on King's novel Carrie.
- King's 2009 novel Under the Dome bore a clear plot similarity to The Simpsons Movie, although it was just a coincidence.
Guest stars in season 12
|The Who (Roger Daltrey • Paul Townshend • John Entwistle) • Frank Welker • Gary Coleman • Drew Barrymore • John Updike • Amy Tan • Stephen King • Jay Mohr • Joshua Jackson • Leeza Gibbons • Patrick McGoohan • Robby Krieger* • Edward Norton • Michael Keaton • Bruce Vilanch • Charles Napier • Robert Schimmel • Tom Savini • Neil Armstrong* • Venus Williams • Serena Williams • Andre Agassi • Pete Sampras • Kelsey Grammer • 'N Sync (Justin Timberlake • Lance Bass • JC Chasez • Joey Fatone • Chris Kirkpatrick) • Stacy Keach • Kathy Griffin • Frankie Muniz • Shawn Colvin|