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Judas Priest Appear on ‘The Simpsons’

Judas Priest became the latest in a long line of rockers to appear on ‘The Simpsons.’ The episode, called ‘Steal this Episode,’ aired on Sunday night (Jan. 5).

The plot dealt with Homer, who begins showing illegally downloaded movies in his backyard for his fellow Springfield residents. Eventually though, the FBI catches up with his actions, and as Homer, Bart, Lisa and another man refuse to surrender to the feds, Johnny Law brings in the metal legends to perform to blast them into submission. Naturally, the group sing ‘Breaking the Law,’ albeit with new lyrics.

We’ve embedded the video above, but watch quickly. Fox is famously quick for removing ‘Simpsons’ videos from YouTube. However, the entire episode can be streamed by anybody with a Hulu Plus account.

Throughout their history, ‘The Simpsons’ have incorporated rock stars, classic and current, into their story lines. U2, the Who, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr are but a few of the legends who have passed through Springfield since its debut in 1989.

Updated 1/13/14: The producers of ‘The Simpsons’ have offered a clever, visual apology to fans of both Judas Priest and death metal who swarmed the Internet to complain that the group are not part of that sub-genre, as suggested by one of the jokes in the episode. Courtesy of Loudwire, you’ll find their mea culpa on Bart’s chalkboard in the following show’s opening sequence.

Judas Priest on the Simpsons
Fox

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