One of the most memorable moments from The Simpsons comes from Season 7, Episode 21 back in 1996. During the episode titled “22 Short Films About Springfield,” one story follows Principal Skinner who invited Superintendent Chalmers over for lunch. The meal goes awry and Skinner ends up serving Krusty Burgers which he hastily calls “steamed hams.” It is one of the most satisfying bits in the 29 seasons of the series, and what could be better than watching it all over again? Well, what if Jeff Goldblum was in it?
While promoting the upcoming game Jurassic World Evolution, Jeff Goldblum–who recently played Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok–took the time to do a masterful reading of the classic Simpsons bit, which you can see in the video above. Goldblum read Skinner’s lines, normally played by Harry Shearer.
Goldblum returns to the Jurassic Park franchise this summer, reprising his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm for the first time since 1997’s The Lost World, and he seems excited to return as Malcolm. “I’ll try to contribute something to the plate of dino-entertainment,” he said. “I like my character. I think my character is a saucy, sassy man of some integrity and deep thinking. And of course, that whole world continues to be popular, slam-bang, top entertainment.”
In addition, Goldblum will also be playing Malcolm in Jurassic World Evolution. The upcoming game will be released digitally on June 12 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC and physically on July 3 for Xbox One and PS4. It’s a sandbox-style park management game, much like Rollercoaster Tycoon with giant dinosaurs, which is fitting as it’s by Frontier Developments, the minds behind the previously mentioned series. You can learn more about specifics of the game in our interview with Evolution’s game director, Michael Brookes, and lead designer, Andy Fletcher.
The next film in the franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, hits theaters on June 22 and features Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt reprising their roles alongside Goldblum. The latest trailer for the movie was released during the Super Bowl, and once again, the movie will contain people running from dinosaurs.