Mark Zuckerberg on 'The Simpsons?' No, really

The Facebook CEO isn't known to elicit many laughs, but a rumor from a reliable entertainment blog suggests he'll voice a cartoon version of himself this fall.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's interview on "ABC World News" on Wednesday night was pretty boring . But according to one hilarious rumor Thursday, the 26-year-old founder will soon be showing up on a very different kind of prime-time television.

Apparently he will be voicing a cartoon version of himself in a cameo appearance on "The Simpsons."

New York Magazine's pop-culture blog Vulture claims to have heard this much: "Lisa (Simpson) decides to help fund Nelson's new bike company. While attending an entrepreneurs convention, the two encounter Zuckerberg, who reminds the kids just how many famous billionaires--including himself--have dropped out of school."

The episode in question would likely air in October, right around the time that the Facebook creation-tale film "The Social Network" hits theaters. Which, of course, is probably a good public relations move on Zuckerberg's and Facebook's part, as Facebook has not sanctioned the creation of the film and Zuckerberg alluded to it in the "ABC World News" interview as "fiction." Appearing on "The Simpsons" right around the same time is a very public move to show that he can, indeed, poke fun at himself ("poke" pun completely intended).

CNET has contacted Facebook for comment to find out if any of this is remotely true. Because, if so, it would be awesome. Even though, as we made clear a few April Fool's Days ago , we still think "Saturday Night Live" would be a funnier place for him to show up.

 

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