He's more used to gracing the stage and singing the lyrics to his band's hit track Yellow. But here's a reminder that Chris Martin will be performing in a very different kind of yellow, when he makes a guest appearance on the global phenomena The Simpsons. The official Coldplay site has a new behind-the-scenes video of Chris Martin recording his appearance here and there is also a new video interview with Chris at the Coldplay forum, where he talks about how they came to be in Springfield.
The singer will be playing himself in an episode entitled 'Million Dollar Maybe' due to air on Fox television in the U.S. on Sunday, January 31st. In the episode, Homer Simpson cancels a date with his wife Marge to go and buy a lottery ticket. When he wins a million-dollar jackpot, he is scared how Marge will react when she discovers his reasons for cancelling their date. He decides to keep his newly inherited fortune a secret, and instead spoils his family with 'anonymous' gifts.
But when Bart finds out, he shows Homer how to enjoy spending the money and the pair purchase front-row tickets at a Coldplay concert, where they are close enough to the stage to talk to Chris Martin.
It was announced online back in July that Coldplay (with Chris Martin vocals) had been lined up as special guests on the 20th anniversary episode of The Simpsons. To celebrate the show's 20th season, there was a contest to create a new character for The Simpsons alongside Chris. The winning character is Ricardo Bomba, who is quite the ladies' man. Bomba will be introduced in the episode featuring guest star Chris Martin.
Martin joins a long list of famous musicians who have voiced yellow Simpsons-ized versions of themselves through the years, including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Sting, Bono, Tom Jones, Linda Ronstadt and Little Richard, among many others.
Coldplay as they will appear in the Simpsons episode, to air on 31st January in the US