Well, Colin Meloy certainly has come a long way from playing Missoula venues dressed as a pirate with Tarkio. The frontman of The Decemberists will appear with his band on Sunday's episode of "The Simpsons." It's just the latest milestone — and arguably the coolest — for the Montana native.
The episode is titled "The Day the Earth Stood Cool," and it also guest stars Patton Oswalt and Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen. It airs at 7 p.m. in Montana.
While you adjust your DVRs and Sunday evening plans accordingly, the news prompts an obvious followup question: What other artists with local ties would you like to see animated on national television?