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Lady Gaga 'More Nervous Than I've Ever Been' While Taping Sunday's Simpsons Role

Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- It's Lady Gaga to the rescue on this Sunday night's episode of The Simpsons, which is also the season finale.  In the episode, Gaga arrives in Springfield and ends up helping Lisa, who's become a social outcast.

In an attempt to boost her social standing, Lisa anonymously writes positive things about herself on the school blog, but the plan backfires and she becomes even less popular.  Gaga is the one who helps Lisa realize that being yourself is much better than trying to be like everyone else.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Gaga says she was "really excited and surprised" to be invited to lend her voice to The Simpsons, and notes that she had been "sort of itching to do some TV again" -- bonus points for if you remember Gaga's 2009 guest spot on Gossip Girl.  Gaga calls the script for her Simpsons episode "incredible," and adds, "It's so funny.  I come to Springfield on a train...I come to make the people of Springfield happy."  Once there, she says, "I run into Lisa and I decide that it's my mission to pull Lisa out of her slump and give her hope again."

Gaga says that participating in the long-running show was actually a bit intimidating for her.  "They're so wonderfully talented," she tells ET.  "I think I was more nervous than I have ever been because I have so much respect for them I just wanted to do a good job."

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