Exclusive: The Simpsons Targets Daily Show's John Oliver to Play 'Wilkes John Booth'

John Oliver The SimpsonsThere isn’t a Ford’s Theatre in Springfield, is there?

The Daily Show‘s John Oliverstill riding a wave of acclaim from his summer stint subbing for Jon Stewart, has recorded a role for The Simpsons, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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He’ll voice the character of Wilkes John Booth (ha!), a previously unseen neighbor of the Simpsons who Marge has never met.

Given his ominous (and oddly-ordered) moniker, might Oliver’s Wilkes be involved in the forthcoming Season 25 fatality?

The episode is slated to air during May sweeps.

Oliver recently signed on to reprise his role as Professor Duncan on NBC’s Community.

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  1. Marie says:

    I loved his appearance as Wax Sherlock Holmes in Gravity Falls, so I’m sure he’ll do splendidly again. :)

  2. Dare says:

    I have a feeling this means Grandpa (Abe) Simpson will be whacked by Wilkes John Booth.