The Simpsons creator Matt Groening will finally make a guest appearance on his massively popular show - 15 seasons after it debut.

While a host of celebrities have appeared on the hit cartoon Groening has taken a back seat, but will now be seen in an episode which will air on American screens on 4 April (04).

He says, "The writers wrote it in as a goof. I thought, 'I'll show them. I'll do it.'"

But Groening, who plays himself in the episode, will be introduced as the creator of cartoon Futurama, as he insists he couldn't be identified as the creator of the show on the Simpsons because "the whole universe would implode".

29/03/2004 18:17