When recording a guest spot on The Simpsons, Justin Timberlake took issue with a line in which he said “Word!” saying it felt inauthentic. As a prank, the staff then edited his dialogue in production so every line ended with him saying “Word!”

How Did the Writing Staff of the Simpsons Get “Revenge” on Justin Timberlake?

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TV URBAN LEGEND: The staff of The Simpsons got a measure of revenge on Justin Timberlake after he took issue with the dialogue that they wrote for him for a guest appearance.

Since leaving his popular boy band ‘N Sync in 2002, Justin Timberlake’s success has exceeded pretty much everyone’s expectations. First he became a world famous solo recording artist, releasing four hit albums (the first three of which have each gone multi-Plantium, meaning that they sold at least two million copies apiece, and the latest album is already nearing 500,000 copies sold… Continue Reading (4 minute read)

5 thoughts on “When recording a guest spot on The Simpsons, Justin Timberlake took issue with a line in which he said “Word!” saying it felt inauthentic. As a prank, the staff then edited his dialogue in production so every line ended with him saying “Word!””

  1. JenMcSpoonie

    Hahaha I wondered why he said word so much. I thought it was funny though

  2. rrrrrroadhouse

    Season12 Episode14.

  3. Narretz

    “Dear Simpsons Producers, here is a little feedback on my appearance in your show: One, JT needs to be louder, angrier, and have access to a time machine. Two, whenever JT’s not onscreen, all the other characters should be asking ‘Where’s JT?’”

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