George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin get The Simpsons treatment in series of wedding illustrations by aleXsandro Palombo (Gallery)
George Clooney shocked us all when the veteran actor and professional very handsome human announced he’d finally be getting married. After all, when you’re 53 and can presumably have sexual relations with literally anyone on Earth, marriage seems like it would be at the bottom of your to... [Read More]
Animator Don Hertzfeldt makes most bizarre “Simpsons” couch gag yet
The minds behind The Simpsons have been known from time to time to hire people to guest-direct their iconic couch gags. Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro did a great “Treehouse of Horror’ one, and now Don Hertzfeldt has made probably the most bizarre couch gag in Simpsons history. The award w... [Read More]
Check Out Don Hertzfeldt's Trippy 'Simpsons' Couch Gag
by Megh Wright More interesting than the character killed off on last night's Simpsons premiere was the delightfully creepy couch gag by animator Don Hertzfeldt, which reimagines the Simpsons — or the Sampsons — in the very distant future. Be warned that this couch gag may cause nightmar... [Read More]
Al Jean Calls the 'Simpsons' Season Premiere Character Death "Over-Hyped"
by Megh Wright The Simpsons aired its 26th season premiere last night, and after nearly a year of anticipation around which character would be killed off, the result was decidedly non-climactic. While many speculated that Krusty would be the one to go during last night's episode "Clown in the Dumps,... [Read More]
Simpsons Family Guy crossover episode draws fire from parents council for ‘rape’ mention
On the heels of celebrating its 25th anniversary with a string of live shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the start of The Simpsons’ 26th season happens in just four days! That means the long-awaited Simpsons and Family Guy crossover is also nearly upon us. But not everyone is celebra... [Read More]
Former 'Simpsons' Showrunner David Mirkin Explains the Importance of Timeless Comedy
by Megh Wright "A policy that I always try to follow — and that really everybody does— is that you’re really trying to write something that’s going to be funny 20 years from the time you write it … We always think of not dating the show. And therefore it can become tim... [Read More]
Simpsons writer John Swartzwelder created an absurd Western comedy. Watch the recently surfaced pilot episode!
In light of the recent barrage of Simpsons output, it’s nice to know that some things about the long-running show are still a bit of a mystery. In this case, the enigma is John Swartzwelder, one of the show’s longtime writers and a veritable JD Salinger/Hunter S. Thompson of the Simpsons... [Read More]
'Simpsons' Executive Producer Al Jean Teases Season 26 and the Show's Future
by Megh Wright With the hit FXX Simpsons marathon and live Hollywood Bowl event now complete, the next source of Simpsons anticipation will be which character is killed off during the season 26 premiere as well as how long we can expect the show to keep churning out new episodes on Fox. In a recent ... [Read More]
Conan O’Brien, Weird Al Yankovic, Jon Lovitz joined the cast of The Simpsons, live at Hollywood Bowl
For three days and nights over the weekend, the Hollywood Bowl hosted a nostalgic throwback of epic proportions as the cast, past writers and friends of The Simpsons performed in tribute to the 25th anniversary of the animated TV series on FOX. Hank Azaria hosted, and his fellow voice castmates Nanc... [Read More]
Watch Conan O'Brien Sing "The Monorail Song" with the Los Angeles Gay Mens' Choir
by Megh Wright The live Simpsons event took place at the Hollywood Bowl in LA over the weekend, and thankfully there are plenty of clips online for those of us not lucky enough to attend. Above, check out Conan O'Brien's performance of "The Monorail Song" with the Los Angeles Gay Mens' Choir —... [Read More]