18 Things You'd Be Surprised Happened on 'The Simpsons' If You Stopped Watching in 2003
by Bradford Evans There's a widely-held belief among internet snobs that The Simpsons took a dip in quality in the late '90s/early '00s and has yet to fully recover. Nevertheless, TV's longest-running scripted show continues to roll along and to pull in a sizable audience every week as its land... [Read More]
Here Are a Bunch of FCC Complaints About 'The Simpsons'
by Bradford Evans The website Government Attic obtained a list of indecency complaints the FCC has received from viewers about The Simpsons from 2010 to 2013, after requesting it via the Freedom of Information Act. There's also a report (pdf) on South Park complaints too. (via Gawker) My favorite Si... [Read More]
The 'Simpsons' Episode That Kills Off a Character Won't Air Until Fall 2014
by Bradford Evans Last week, we reported that the writers of The Simpsons are planning to kill off another character on the show, but some more details have come in. It looks like the episode won't be airing until fall of 2014, when it it is tentatively slated to serve as the show's Season 26 premie... [Read More]
Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann Are Guesting on the Same 'Simpsons' Episode
by Bradford Evans Pretty much the entire Apatow gang is heading to Springfield. Writer/director Judd Apatow and his frequent actors Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann all lent their voices to an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, EW reports. The episode, called "Steal This Episode," airs in Janua... [Read More]
John Caparulo pens love letter to ‘The Simpsons’
With the announcement that it’s been renewed for an incredible 26th season, there are many people on the planet that do not have an idea what live was like in a time when The Simpsons didn’t exist. With the show still managing to turn heads, it’s nearly impossible to measure it&rsq... [Read More]
Guillermo del Toro storyboards ‘The Simpsons’ couch gag
It’s not often, but sometimes the opening couch gags on The Simpsons are the highlight of the show. We haven’t seen this week’s Treehouse of Horror (the 24th) yet, but it’s going to have to work hard to beat the nearly three-minute opening from director Guillermo del Toro. Th... [Read More]
Guillermo Del Toro's Halloween 'Simpsons' Credits Are Amazing
by Bradford Evans Here are the opening credits to The Simpsons's 24th "Treehouse of Horror" episode, expertly directed by Guillermo Del Toro. The episode airs this Sunday and will feature these same credits, filled with classic horror characters and even Hypnotoad from Futurama. 0 Comments... [Read More]
Which ‘The Simpsons’ character will be killed off next?
And the circle of life continues, at least for one character on The Simpsons. That’s right, according to Sun News Simpsons executive producer Al Jean says the writers are “working on a script where a character will pass away.” Jean continued on, saying “The story will be prod... [Read More]
'The Simpsons' Will Kill Off Another Character This Season; Who Will it Be?
by Elise Czajkowski The Simpsons premiered its 25th season on Sunday night, but the show hasn't completely settled in its ways. In a recent phone conference, executive producer Al Jean told reporters that another regular character will be killed off this year: "I'll give you a clue that th... [Read More]
A Look At the Earliest 'Simpsons' Message Board
by Elise Czajkowski "Online Simpsons fans still sum up the Internet as a whole: simultaneously angry, happy, knee-jerk, brainy, cromulent, and deranged." - Slate has a really cool look at the history of alt.tv.simpsons, an early newsgroup for devoted fans of The Simpsons that existed&... [Read More]