The writers of “The Simpsons” claim they are “tired, and frankly, too rich to care anymore” about making up new characters for the show, so they’re offering a chance for anyone to design a new character to appear on an episode featuring Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
“Come up with a great name and catchphrase, plus a brief description,” reads the official contest entry page, “and if you’re selected as the winner, we’ll bring you to Los Angeles to meet with an actual artist from The Simpsons who will bring your character to life in the episode currently planned for January 31.”
I know what you’re thinking: “But Coldplay said their episode would air on Jan. 14th!?” That’s true, the full band is set to appear on the earlier episode, but according to today’s press announcements, front man Chris Martin will also be appearing without his bandmates on the episode featuring the contest winner’s creation
It’s unlikely that the new character will have anything to do with Martin, but now that he may be a recurring character, one can hope! Want to get your revenge, Mr. Satriani?
Go ahead and submit your creations thataway.