Homer Simpson is a drag queen in new RuPaul Simpsons episode

Homer Simpson dresses as a drag queen in a new episode of The Simpsons

Homer Simpson is set to break new ground on The Simpsons—by appearing in drag.

The US’s favourite cartoon family will appear alongside RuPaul’s Drag Race season three winner Raja and RuPaul himself in the episode, which is set to air on November 18.

“Werking Mum” will see Marge embark on her umpeenth foray into a different world of work, this time as a plastic container-selling drag queen.

Marge Simpson in drag on The Simpsons

Marge is a container-selling drag queen (Fox)

At some point, Homer joins her in wearing drag, seemingly using oranges to enhance his bust—a move which attracts his best friend Barney’s attention.

In more than 640 episodes of the show—which is now in Season 30—the dad has never dressed in drag. His son Bart, Bart’s friend Milhouse, Barney and Homer’s dad, Abe Simpson, have all donned women’s clothes, but never Homer himself.

He will wear a blonde wig and a black dress and, according to pictures released before the episode airs, attempt to perform the splits on a catwalk—with predictably painful results.

Homer Simpson doing the splits on The Simpsons

Homer tries to perform the splits (Fox)

RuPaul is set to appear on the show as Queen Chante, and posted an image of the character to her Instagram page, with the caption: “So excited about this!”

Raja, who is now a celebrity make-up artist and performed this role on America’s Next Top Model for several seasons, has also posted about her guest spot on The Simpsons.

She emotionally wrote on Instagram: “The best part is…I play myself in a scene with Homer.”

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