Unlikely Casting

here are some more:
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon as Frederic March’s character (after Clarence Darrow) in Inherit the Wind
Sideshow Bob as Mr. Peepers
Itchy & Scratchy as Tom & Jerry (hahahahaha!! :D)
Edna Krabappel in Funny Girl
Moe Szyslak as Elmer Gantry
Comic Book Guy as Richard Simmons
Kang in Going My Way
Bumblebee Man as Professor Higgins in My Fair Lady
Krusty the Clown as Peter Bailey (George’s father) in It’s a Wonderful Life
Barney Gumbel as Davis (Henry Fonda’s character) in Twelve Angry Men
Sea Captain McCallister as Lt. Keefer in The Caine Mutiny
Professor John Frink in Marlon Brando’s role in On the Waterfront
Selma Bouvier Terwilliger Hutz McClure (Bart’s aunt) as Margaret Houlihan on MASH*

So we’re reviving super old threads, are we?

John Travolta as Sherlock Holmes (any movie).
Chris Farley as Dr. Watson.
Marilyn Manson as Willy Wonka (wait…nevermind…:p)
Steven Burns (Blue’s Clues) as Hannibal Lecter.
Rodney Dangerfield as Lestat.
Rosie O’Donnell as Tippie Hendron’s character in “The Birds.”

If we’re going Simpsons…
Lisa as Sandy (Grease).
Moe as Luke Skywalker.
Rod (or Tod) as Kevin (Home Alone).

Sandra Bernhardt as Maria (Sound of Music)
Donald Trump as Father Flanagan (Boy’s Town)
Orson Welles as Woody Allen (Annie Hall)
Paul Reubens as Carlito (Carlito’s Way)
Harpo Marx as Lou Gerhig (Pride of the Yankees)
Richard Gere as Rufus T. Firefly (Duck Soup)
Gary Coleman as George Patton (Patton)
(“Whachoo talkin’ 'bout, Bradley?”)
Arnold Schwartzenegger as Victor/Victoria
Macauley Culkin as James Dean (Rebel Without a Cause)
Anthony Edwards as Vito Corleone
John Goodman as Rocky (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Dame Judith Andersen as Janet (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Liam Neeson as Pee-Wee (Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure)
David Hyde Pierce as Paul “Wrecking” Crewe (The Longest Yard)

One miscasting I’d especially love to see:
Ving Rhames as Step’nFetchit
(“Get it y’own goddamn self, Massa!”)

Since the Simpsons have been mentioned, in the “Tomacco” episode the family goes to the movies to watch ‘Zorro’, and the film credits include a number of casting mismatches. The one that sticks out in my mind is:

Smart Nun…Ginger Spice
Stupid Nun…Meryl Streep


Ok, some of my own suggestions:

Pauly Shore as Jack Torrance
Jim Nabors as Alex (from Clockwork Orange)
Shelley Duval as Vampirella
Anna Nicole Smith as Marie Curie
Yahoo Serious as Albert Einstein (oops!)

Tom Hanks as Billy Madison.
Sean Connery as Billy Elliott.
Kenny (from South Park) as Charles Foster Kane.
Bob Saget as Hannibal Lecter.

Alanis Morresete (sp?) as God (oh, wait, nevermind…)
Since Simpsons has been done, I’ll turn to Futurama:

Leela as Xena
Fry as, well, any role with intelligence
Bender as Marvin the Robot
Dr.Ziodberg as Dr.Green from ER (He’s already bald)
Hermes Conrad as any Eddie Murphy role