The 'Seinfeld' alum to play inventor of for-profit colleges
A season 28 episode will see the greedy tycoon Mr. Burns start Burns University, and EW has learned that Jason Alexander will lend his voice to the installment.
The Seinfeld alum will play Bourbon Verlander (seen above), a jolly but nefarious inventor of for-profit colleges who, like Burns, is a graduate of Yale University. “He has a very evil scheme that is a little reminiscent of the film Ex Machina,” says executive producer Al Jean, “where he has an army of androids built to capture all the student loans that the government is giving out.”
The episode, which is titled “The Caper Chase” and is slated to air in early 2017, also features the throats of Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ken Jennings, Suze Orman, and Robert McKee, who will be working at Burns University.
Alexander’s recent TV credits include The Grinder, Drunk History, and Big Time in Hollywood, FL.
The animated comedy’s season 28 guest roster also includes Amy Schumer, Taraji P. Henson, Keegan-Michael Key, Sarah Silverman, Allison Janney, Patton Oswalt, Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, and Drew Carey.
Season 28 of The Simpsons launches Sept. 25 on Fox.
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