If you haven't hit the big time until you're been parodied on The Simpsons, Ke$ha has officially arrived. On last night's episode, the show swapped its traditional opening credits over Danny Elfman's theme for a lip dubbed version of the singer's mega-hit "TiK ToK." And the magnitude of the homage didn't escape Ke$ha, who tells Rolling Stone, "As a smart ass, having your song parodied on The Simpsons is like being honored by the gold standard of smart assery — it's an honor." She adds, "The Simpsons is one of the best television shows in the history of TV."
Many of Springfield's most beloved citizens helped bring Ke$ha's lyrics to life: Groundskeeper Willie brushes his teeth with Jack Daniels, the school bullies literally "blow up phones, phones" and Otto the bus driver gets a little bit tipsy while operating a school bus. For more on Ke$ha's recent adventures, check out the feature in the new issue of Rolling Stone (All Access members can read it immediately right here).
The Simpsons wasn't the only animated Fox show to get musical last night. On the Family Guy spin-off The Cleveland Show, Kanye West finally made his long-awaited guest appearance, voicing the character "Kenny West." West develops a rivalry with Cleveland Jr. that culminates in a rap battle. "I'm the black Zac Efron… pulling more tail than my man John Edwards," "Kenny" raps in the battle, calling Cleveland Jr. "lumpy, chunky, boogie-eating chumpy, acting out of place like Hootie singing country." Of course, the battle's apex includes an Auto-Tune showdown, after which the two teen rap titans combine to form "the greatest combination since eggs and bacon."