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The Decemberists on The Simpsons -- VIDEO

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What do a Portland folk rock band and Homer Simpson have in common? Nothing! And that’s the point.

The Decemberists, those NPR-approved bespectacled troubadours, made a brief appearance in last night’s episode of The Simpsons as Springfield Elementary’s new music teachers.

The episode revolved around a family from Portland — played, of course, by Portlandia‘s Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein — who move to Springfield and inspire a plaid-and-mustachioed makeover throughout the city.

So when Springfield Elementary briefly transforms into the “Springfield Charter Co-Op Experiment,” Colin Meloy and co. naturally turn up to impart their singular knowledge of “press gangs and infanticide.”

Watch the clip after the jump.

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