The Fantastic Julie Simpson Show is an 58-minute special that aired on Nick-at-Nite on August 24, 2012. It guest starred Jack Black and Neil Patrick Harris.


Julie Simpson hosts her own variety show, with the help of guest stars Jack Black and Neil Patrick Harris. A romantic triangle develops between Julie, Black (who is in love with her), and Harris (who is uncomfortable with her romantic inclinations). Meanwhile, Fred the Ostrich and the other characters from "The Fred the Ostrich Show" try to run the show from a control room.


  • Jack Black as Himself
  • Neil Patrick Harris as Himself
  • Steve Martin as Mr. Scott S. Bullock, Pretend Network V.P.
  • And as themselves:
    • Agent Xero/Lacey Shadows
    • Air Man
    • Amanda Payne
    • The Amazing Mumford
    • Anything Muppets
    • Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde
    • Boom Boom
    • Bowser
    • Bubble Man
    • The Busby Twins
    • Clementine
    • Cookie Monster
    • Danny Phantom
    • Dastardly and Muttley
    • Deena
    • Forgetful Jones
    • Frostbite
    • Gladys the Cow
    • Grover/Super Grover
    • Guy Smiley
    • Heat Man
    • Herbert Birdsfoot
    • Herry Monster
    • Leslie Mostly
    • Luigi
    • Mario
    • Marty
    • Mega Man
    • Metal Man
    • Pac-Man
    • Parker Perfect
    • Pearl
    • Piper Perfect
    • Plant Girl Sam Manson
    • Prairie Dawn
    • Sally Sargent
    • Shellcreepers
    • Sherlock Hemlock
    • Sidesteppers
    • Undergrowth
Voice actor Role
Tara Strong Julie Simpson
Jim Ward Fred
Dee Bradley Baker David/Sneeker/Anthromorph
Jeff Bennett Donald
Greg Cipes Peter Olsen
James Arnold Taylor Janet
Jess Harnell Professor Bunscombe
Richard Horvitz D'Abruzzo
  • Additional Voices by Keith Ferguson, Kate Micucci, Jennifer Hale, and Kath Soucie
  • Various chickens, seals, squirrels, mice, Hippo Potamus, George the Rhino, Scoot, Larry the Dairy Monster, Ernie Monster, and various Creeps (including Boogedy and Glare) appear but have no lines.


  • Some of the monitors in the control room occasionally show clips of Danny Phantom's "Urban Jungle", a Foley artist making of the Casey Junior cartoon from 1941's "The Reluctant Dragon", the opening sequence of 1970's "Dad, Can I Borrow the Car?", stop-motion sequences of 1970's "How Motor Cars and Other Living Things Can Find Happiness in the Dallas Freeway System", rejected pilots for "Sally Sargent", "Wacky Races Forever", "Constant Payne", and "The Modifyers", film footage of the extinct Tasmanian tiger, 1970's "Dinosaurs: The Terrible Lizards", 1978's "The Age of Mammals", the dinosaur-only cut from 1985's "Dinosaur!", the 1980 Pac-Man game, the 1983 Mario Bros. game, the 1988 game Mega Man 2, the 1988 game Super Mario Bros. 3, some Drive-In intermission ads from 1960's to 1970's, and rare "Sesame Street" clips featuring Cookie Monster, Herry Monster, Grover (and Super Grover), Prairie Dawn, the Busby Twins, Deena and Pearl, Sherlock Hemlock, Guy Smiley, Herbert Birdsfoot, Marty, The Amazing Mumford, Forgetful Jones, Clementine, Gladys the Cow, and the Anything Muppets.

These include:

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