Tom Waits is set to appear on an episode of The Simpsons.
Yahoo reports Waits will playing himself as someone who helps introduce Homer to a community of survivalists, according to executive producer Al Jean.
"We did a lot of research into the "prepper" phenomenon, where people are convinced that some horrible catastrophe like an electromagnetic pulse is going to occur, and that people will have to survive without the grid," he says.
"Homer becomes a prepper."
Waits will appear but won't sing - in the episode entitled "Homer Goes to Prep School."
The episode will air sometime in December.
The Simpsons returns to Fox for its 24th season on September 30.
Waits recently released a video for "Hell Broke Luce" from his "Bad As Me" album:
Thanks to Hennemusic for the report.