Idol’s Cowell Hits Comic Note for The Simpsons

Sunday’s new episode of Fox’s primetime animated series The Simpsons will feature the voice and animated likeness of American Idol judge Simon Cowell. The TV personality everybody loves to hate will parody himself as a tough school admissions committee member who grills Maggie and judges her qualifications.

A clip of the show was featured on Tuesday’s installment of the enormously popular talent search show American Idol. The snippet of animation showed Homer repeatedly punching Cowell in the face, something a lot of former Idol contestants have no doubt fantasized about doing.

The episode airs Sunday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.