In The Simpsons episode “Gal of Constant Sorrow,” when Bart accidentally deposits a homeless woman’s cart into the river, he tries to make amends. He lets the woman, Hettie, move into his closet “for a slight fee.” When the musically inclined Lisa finds Hettie she discovers the woman has a wonderful singing voice. As with many folk singers, Hettie’s voice sounds authentic because she sings from experience – and from a troubled past.
Hettie’s speaking voice is provided by SNL cast member Kate McKinnon. But that’s not McKinnon singing – that’s Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks. Maines made headlines in 2003 when she said she was ashamed that then-President George W. Bush was from Texas. She is currently ashamed of presidential candidate Ted Cruz. The Simpsons airs Sundays at 8pm on FOX.
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Just so you know….I’m ashamed Ted Cruz is from America;) pic.twitter.com/QU39ERnAzN
— Natalie Maines (@1NatalieMaines) January 24, 2016