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Game Of Thrones’ Carice van Houten to play a Van Houten on The Simpsons

The cracker factory is dark and full of terrors.

It looks like everything’s coming up R’hllor, as Game Of Thrones’ Carice van Houten (Melisandre, The Red Woman) will be making a guest appearance on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. That comes from Entertainment Weekly, which reports that van Houten will be playing a different kind of Van Houten for the show—specifically the kind with blue hair and thick eyebrows, which is to say that she’s a relative of Milhouse.

EW says her character will be named Annika, and rather than giving birth to a murderous shadow baby or having sex with a king’s bastard, she smokes e-cigarettes and “sparks some romantic interest from Bart.” By our rough estimation, this will make it five or six times that Bart has had romantic interest in a girl that he probably shouldn’t—which is fix or six times more than most 10-year-olds—but it’s hard to fault a show for recycling plots when it has been on the air for 60 years, like The Simpsons has. Carice van Houten’s episode will air in early May, and EW has a picture of what her character will look like—if you don’t mind spoiling the fact that she’ll be a girl with blue hair and thick eyebrows.


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