Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Channel Morrissey in This Exclusive ‘Simpsons’ Clip

Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Channel Morrissey in This Exclusive ‘Simpsons’ Clip
Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before: Benedict Cumberbatch guest stars as a moody 80s-era UK crooner who becomes Lisa’s imaginary friend on this Sunday’s episode of “The Simpsons.” Variety has a first look at this Fauxissey as he gives his take on the citizens of Springfield; scroll down to watch.

In the episode “Panic on the Streets of Springfield,” Cumberbatch plays “Quilloughby,” described as Lisa’s “new imaginary friend — a depressed British singer from the 1980s.” Also in the episode, “Homer becomes a truck guy in the all.” Helping write music for the episode: “Flight of the Conchords'” Bret McKenzie.

Of course, it doesn’t take much to realize “Quilloughby” looks, sounds and acts like noted moody vegan Morrissey.

“I grew up as a moody kid obsessed with catchy-yet-depressing indy music from England, so this show was sort of a natural for me,
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