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The Simpsons Episode: "A Star Is Torn"

Season 16, Episode 18
Episode Synopsis: “American Idol” winner Fantasia plays a fellow contestant as Lisa enters Krusty's singing competition, where she performs a song written by Homer, who becomes an aggressive stage mother.
Original Air Date: May 8, 2005
Guest Cast Fantasia Barrino: Clarissa Wellington

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Premiered: December 17, 1989, on FOX
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Matt Groening's subversive, animated satire about Springfield's hapless first family became a cult favorite when it premiered on Fox in 1989 after first being seen in 1987 as a short on 'The Tracey Ullman Show.' That was then; now it's TV longest running comedy. Not since 'The Flintstones' in the '60s has a cartoon series drawn such a large adult audience, and, ay caramba, given us pop-culture expressions for the ages. And in 1999, Time magazine called it the best TV show of the 20th century.

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