Golda Meir joins Gal Gadot in 'Simpsons' premiere

The first episode of 30th season features a glimpse of 'Jewish heaven.'

October 2, 2018 10:58
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Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot at the National Board of Review awards gala in New York, US, January 9, 2018. . (photo credit: LUCAS JACKSON / REUTERS)


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The 30th season premiere of The Simpsons aired Monday night and included not just Gal Gadot, but a Who’s Who of notable dead Jews.

The Wonder Woman star lent her voice to the episode, appearing as herself in the long-running animated series. The Simpsons has a long history of celebrity cameo appearances, but Gadot wasn’t given much material to work with.

She first appears in the episode while trying out for the part of Lisa in a movie version of the family’s life based on a lie Bart told about visiting heaven. Homer asks if Gadot has been in anything besides The Fast and the Furious and she replies: “Um, have you seen Wonder Woman?”

Later, when Gadot gets the part, she infuriates the real Lisa by offering the whole family hamburgers on screen (Lisa is a vegetarian).

And at the very end of the episode, we see an older Bart really visiting heaven, and a shot of “Jewish heaven,” featuring an eclectic array of Jewish luminaries. Standing at the pearly gates are what appear to be Joan Rivers, King David, Simpsons character Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky, Golda Meir, Albert Einstein, Moshe Dayan, and a still-living Gadot.

“Gal Gadot?!” Bart exclaims upon seeing her.

“They like me so much, I get to visit!” she explains.

The day the episode aired, Gadot shared an image of her character on social media and wrote: “This family was a huge part of my childhood. And now it’s so cool that I get to be apart [sic] of the Simpsons’ Season 30 premiere episode.”

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