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  • The Simpsons' Apu: 'A stereotype hiding in plain sight'

    11/12/2017 12:17:43 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 46 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 6, 2017 | Christian Blauvelt
    “After a while, you’d watch The Simpsons on a Sunday and you’d get a sense of how you’d be made fun of at school on Monday, based on what Apu did in the latest episode.” Hari Kondabolu doesn’t mince words about the impact the character on the long-running animation had on his own life. “Kids in the playground would always mimic the accent and say ‘Thank you, come again!’ or ‘Hello, Mr Homer!’” the Indian-American comedian tells BBC Culture. “Sure, growing up in New York City everyone tries to be funny. If you grow up there you learn to make...
  • 50 "Simpsons" One-Liners (trunc)

    03/27/2017 7:32:58 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 34 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Mar 21, 2017 | Robin Edds
    Full Header: 50 "Simpsons" One-Liners Guaranteed To Make You Laugh Every Time
  • "White Wine Spritzer": music video by Ned Flanders- inspired heavy metal band

    11/08/2016 11:04:47 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 6th, 2016 | Okilly Dokilly
    Yes it has come to this: a heavy metal rock band inspired by The Simpsons' perpetually happy Ned Flanders. This is Okilly Dokilly's first music video, from their new album Howdilly Doodilly. Click here to watch "White Wine Spritzer".
  • The Simpsons mock Donald Trump and endorse Hillary Clinton

    08/01/2016 11:47:29 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 08-01-2016 | Staff
    Marge and Homer Simpson agree to vote for Hillary Clinton in the forthcoming US election in a new video clip released by 20th Century Fox. The standalone clip, entitled 3am, has been posted on YouTube. Republican candidate Donald Trump is seen with a copy of a book called Great Speeches by A. Hitler in the video. When Homer signals that he might vote for Trump, Marge says: "If that's your vote, I question whether I can ever be with you again." Homer replies: "And that's how I became a Democrat."
  • Happy Father's Day! Here's lots of fatherly advice from Homer Simpson.

    06/19/2016 3:39:08 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 8 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 06/19/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    “No, no, no, Lisa. If adults don’t like their jobs, they don’t go on strike. They just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That’s the American Way.” “You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.” “Don’t eat me. I have a wife and kids. Eat them.” “Marge, don’t discourage the boy! Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It’s what separates us from the animals! Except the weasel.”
  • China's on-off relationship with The Simpsons

    01/25/2016 10:51:11 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    bbc ^ | 1-26-2016 | Helier Cheung
    The most controversial episode, as far as China is concerned, is one in season 16, where the Simpsons fly to China to help a relative adopt a baby. This involves the family passing through Tiananmen Square, where they see signs saying: "On this site, in 1989, nothing happened", and later encounter a tank - both references to the 1989 Tiananmen massacre. Homer also makes fun of Mao Zedong's embalmed body - whom he likens to "a little angel who killed 50 million people" and poses as a Buddha to enter an orphanage. China's authorities were also unlikely to be amused...
  • Smithers Will Come Out on The Simpsons

    09/28/2015 12:03:00 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 28, 2015 | Nate Jones
    In an interview with TVLine, Simpsons showrunner Al Jean reveals that the show's 27th season will be a big one for Waylon Smithers, lovelorn assistant to megalomaniacal businessman Mr. Burns: After decades of pining, Smithers will finally come out to his boss. "In Springfield now, most people know he’s gay, but obviously Burns doesn’t," Jean notes. "We deal with that in two episodes."
  • VIDEO: Ted Cruz auditions for The Simpsons

    06/30/2015 5:16:51 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/30/15 | Dan Calabrese
    And he's pretty darn good too. Confession: I’m generally not a fan of these candidate-attempts-comedy bits, not only because they’re usually terrible but because I get a little tired of politicians trying to appeal to people on the basis of things that are irrelevant to the office they’re seeking. I really don’t care if I ever see Jeb Bush slow-jam the news on Jimmy Fallon, and needless to say I’d rather boil my skin in acid than see Hillary Clinton attempt to be funny in any way whatsoever. But dang. This is pretty good: It’s still no reason to vote...
  • Bart Simpson to be killed off

    06/08/2015 10:47:18 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    castanet.net ^ | Jun 8, 2015 | BANG Showbiz
    Bart Simpson will be killed off in 'The Simpsons'. The cartoon schoolboy is set to fall victim to a diabolical plan by arch rival Sideshow Bob in an upcoming episode, which will be broadcast in the autumn. The show's executive producer Al Jean revealed the news during an ATX Festival panel in Texas, where he admitted he was inspired to air the dramatic scenes because he felt "frustration" when the Coyote never killed the Road Runner in the animated children's show 'Looney Tunes'.
  • The Simpsons loses Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, and Principal Skinner as Harry Shearer quits

    05/14/2015 12:56:22 AM PDT · by Monty22002 · 45 replies
    The Verge ^ | 5/14/15 | Rich McCormick
    Harry Shearer, the voice of Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Principal Skinner, Otto, Smithers, and many more on The Simpsons, has apparently left the show. Shearer used Twitter to indicate that he wouldn't be returning in upcoming seasons of the long, long-running cartoon, suggesting that his desire to work on other projects was the reason for the decision. The actor quoted Simpsons writer and producer James L. Brooks' lawyer, who reportedly said that while the "show will go on, Harry will not be part of it."
  • 'The Simpsons' Renewed by FOX for 27th and 28th Seasons

    05/04/2015 3:06:23 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 52 replies
    TVbytheNumbers ^ | May 4, 2015
    via press release: FOX PICKS UP A DOUBLE D’OHse OF “THE Simpsons,” RENEWING SERIES FOR 27TH AND 28TH SEASONS FOX has renewed THE Simpsons for unprecedented 27th and 28th seasons, which will take the series to 625 episodes
  • Benjy the ‘gay’ bull saved from slaughter by Simpsons co-creator

    11/18/2014 9:50:31 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 60 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 18 Nov 2014 | Jimmy Nsubuga
    A ‘gay’ bull has been saved from slaughter by the only person who could have truly understood the ridiculousness of the situation – the co-creator of the Simpsons. Benjy the bull was being prepared for the chop after vets said his sexual orientation was the reason he wouldn’t breed. That’s when Sam Simon, who helped start cult cartoon comedy, stepped in. ‘All animals have a dire destiny in the meat trade, but to kill this bull because he’s gay would’ve been a double tragedy,’ said the 59-year-old producer who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. After being told he was...
  • How The Simpsons predicted US Ebola outbreak in 1997: .....

    10/09/2014 8:31:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    FULL TITLE: How The Simpsons predicted US Ebola outbreak in 1997: Episode shows Marge offering a sick Bart children's book 'Curious George and the Ebola Virus' The Simpsons has been at the cutting edge of popular culture for a quarter of a century - but do Springfield's most famous residents have the ability to predict the future? According to Internet conspiracy theorists, the simple answer is yes. They claim the world famous TV series predicted the Ebola crisis back in a 1997 episode in which Marge tries to coax a sick Bart out of bed, as proof. She suggests he...
  • The Simpson’s Groundskeeper Willie releases video supporting Scottish independence

    09/13/2014 1:18:11 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    metro.co.uk ^ | 13 Sep 2014 | Oliver Wheaton
    How could we ever have a referendum on Scottish independence without including one of the most famous Scots of all time?
  • World Cup 2014: Monorail partial collapse kills one in Săo Paulo

    06/10/2014 8:04:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06/10/2014
    One person dies and at least two others are injured after a beam falls at the construction site of a monorail project in Săo Paulo. One person has died and at least two others were injured after a beam fell at the construction site of a monorail project in Săo Paulo, it was reported. The accident happened at around 5.20pm local time on Monday in the south of the city, which is due to host the opening match of the World Cup on Thursday, according to news website G1. The monorail had been due to be finished and running before...
  • Marcia Wallace, Star of 'The Simpsons' and 'Bob Newhart Show,' Dies at 70

    10/26/2013 1:35:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    yahoo/ap ^ | 10/26/13 | Maya Salam
    Marcia Wallace, an Emmy-winning character actress on two of TV's most enduring shows, has died. She was 70. Wallace passed away Friday in Los Angeles. Her cause of death was not immediately announced, but Cathryn Michon, who co-wrote and directed Wallace's final movie, "Muffin Top," gave this statement to Deadline: "She passed at 9 p.m. last night due to complications from breast cancer of which she was a long and proud survivor and advocate for women and healing. Ironically it was during breast cancer awareness month during which she was always a funny ray of hope for so many. I’m...
  • Is This The Best Opening for The Simpsons Ever?

    10/04/2013 3:14:02 PM PDT · by Gefn · 27 replies
    ToFab ^ | 10/03/2013
    Fox asked Pacific Rim Director to create the couch gig for the opening of their annual Treehouse of Horror 24 and it does not disappoint.
  • The Simpsons - Voices

    09/29/2013 3:08:33 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 13 replies
    Something on the light side for a Sunday afternoon. Here are the people behind the voices of TV's The Simpsons.
  • At Long Last, a Monorail for New York City?

    06/20/2013 9:40:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 19, 2013 at 3:54 PM | Matt Taylor
    Most of the city’s 2013 mayoral candidates came together to broach public-transportation issues in back-to-back forums at Baruch College in Manhattan on Wednesday. Anthony Weiner was there, looking very determined to come across as thoughtful and focused rather than bored (as the press corps has branded him at previous debates). But it was John Catsimatidis, the grocery-store baron and long-shot Republican hopeful, who made the biggest splash of the morning when he called for building a monorail alongside the Long Island Expressway. “Not subway, ABOVE-way,” he said, dismissing the possibility of expanding the existing underground rail system as a pipe...
  • ‘Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening ends ‘Life in Hell,’ comic that started it all

    06/20/2012 10:20:24 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 21 replies
    poynter ^ | June 20, 2012 | Rob Tornoe
    After exploring a world populated by “anthropomorphic rabbits and a pair of gay lovers” for over 30 years, “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening is putting down his pen and ending his highly acclaimed comic strip, “Life in Hell.” The last “Life in Hell,” Groening’s 1,669th strip, was released on Friday, June 15. For the next four weeks, editors will have their choice of strips from Groening’s extensive archive before they close up shop in July on Friday the 13, which seems oddly appropriate.“I’ve had great fun, in a Sisyphean kind of way, but the time has come to let Binky and...