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SIMPSONWAVE

Wherein the soothing nostalgia of vaporwave is combined with the hallucinatory, corrupted-VHS ennui of Marge and the gang. [more inside]
posted by Existential Dread on Dec 2, 2016 - 20 comments

"The Simpsons" by the data

The Simpsons by the Data: Analysis of 27 seasons of Simpsons data reveals the show’s most significant side characters, a pattern of patriarchy, declining TV ratings, and more.
posted by Room 641-A on Nov 2, 2016 - 63 comments

Does Marge have friends?

A poem, in tweets, about Marge Simpson by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, show runner and co-creator of Bojack Horseman.
posted by Going To Maine on Aug 21, 2016 - 15 comments

A Clockwork Yellow

19-year old French film student Candice Drouet compiled all the Stanley Kubrick references in The Simpsons alongside their original counterpart and captured 25 years of visual references in two minutes. Her visual project, 1.000.000 Frames (100 videos) collects images from all the movies she seen in her life, split into different themes such as loneliness, the sounds of Wes Anderson, and addictions. Much more at Vimeo.
posted by Room 641-A on Jun 6, 2016 - 11 comments

64 slices of American cheese

"If it was too much cheese for Homer, that’s a lot of cheese" [more inside]
posted by obscure simpsons reference on May 2, 2016 - 38 comments

Do we have a source on this? Uh-huh, a bunch of drunken frat boys.

Pranksters troll TV station with fake news tips from The Simpsons
posted by obscure simpsons reference on Mar 15, 2016 - 40 comments

Hypocrisy is the Homerage vice pays virtue

Movie References in The Simpsons (SLVimeo; NSFW)
posted by axiom on Mar 5, 2016 - 8 comments

brb getting a tattoo that says "The Hammock District"

The Simpsons Tattoo is a curated Instagram collection of very specific Simpsons tattoos.
posted by Room 641-A on Jan 15, 2016 - 68 comments

La-Z Rider

The Simpsons 80s Style Couch Gag [slyt]
posted by ellieBOA on Jan 11, 2016 - 38 comments

You might say the secret ingredient is salt.

Laurel Randolph comes up with Simpsons inspired recipes for Paste Magazine - Clove And Tom Collins Pie - Little Meatloaf Men - Üterbraten - Thanksgiving edition.
posted by The Whelk on Nov 27, 2015 - 59 comments

It's kind of a love song--all the monsters enjoying each other's company

You've tuned back into Radio FLTR, where we're digging up more hits from the past and doin' a monster song with ya on this beautiful November night. Here's that young dreamboat with the wacky expressions, Bobby Pickett doing the Monster Mash back in 1964 on American Bandstand, two years after his hit was first released, when he first cashed in on two hits at once - songs about dancing and monster mania. Bobby "Boris" Pickett didn't rest on those laurels in '62, but swiftly came back with a whole album of monster songs that same year .... [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 20, 2015 - 13 comments

It Begins With a Pitch

How an episode of The Simpsons is made.
posted by chavenet on Oct 27, 2015 - 19 comments

We're good at this Chief Wiggum. In this town, we're as good as it gets.

The opening credits of series three of The Wire, reworked using scenes from only series three of The Simpsons. (original Wire intro)
posted by Wordshore on Sep 22, 2015 - 20 comments

Keep your day job, Ted. On second thought... DON'T.

Our long Springfield nightmare is over: Harry Shearer will indeed be coming back for the next season of the Simpsons (previously). Simpsons fans are understandably happy with the news, but others who had hoped to replace him may be a little bummed out.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI on Jul 7, 2015 - 105 comments

I, for one, welcome our new soundalike overlords

On the heels of renewal through its 28th season, a perennial contract dispute (with a twist) has at long last claimed one of The Simpsons' foundational cast members. Harry Shearer, the versatile artist behind such indelible characters as Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Smithers, Principal Skinner, Kent Brockman, McBain, Dr. Hibbert, Rev. Lovejoy, Dr. Marvin Monroe, Otto-man, Lenny, and dozens of others will be departing the show at the end of the current season. Of course, the show must go on.
posted by Rhaomi on May 14, 2015 - 91 comments

still funk lord and queen after all

Groening and Barry Take New York (Sarah Larson, The New Yorker)
"In the early eighties, discovering non-mainstream culture (independent cinema, post-punk rock, comic strips that weren’t 'Beetle Bailey') was much like being a detective, and local alternative newsweeklies were valuable providers of clues. They reviewed art and music that was hard to find; most important, they printed Groening’s 'Life in Hell' and Barry’s 'Ernie Pook’s Comeek.' Both were electrifyingly good. You wondered who these people were, where they came from, why they did what they did. I remember the jolt I felt when looking at the copyright page of Groening’s book 'Love Is Hell' and seeing an odd message, like a note left in a knothole: LYNDA BARRY IS FUNK QUEEN OF THE GALAXY. Groening and Barry were friends!"
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Mar 13, 2015 - 28 comments

R.I.P Sam Simon

Sam Simon, writer, producer, philanthropist and co-creator of The Simpsons has passed away of colorectal cancer at the age of 59. Previously.
posted by brundlefly on Mar 9, 2015 - 47 comments

JUST HOOK IT TO MY VEINS

Following a record-breaking $750 million syndication deal with parent company Fox, the FXX network most recently made headlines back in August with its twelve-day marathon of Every. Simpsons. Ever. But that was just the prelude to the real deal launching today: Simpsons World, a staggeringly comprehensive multiplatform video database including clips, news, featurettes, curated playlists, a heartbeat tracker of each season's popularity, and (for the intrigued who'd like to subscribe to their newsletter network) on-demand streaming of all 552 episodes and counting. Coming early next year is an even greater expansion of features, bringing full-series dialogue search, real-time script tracking, and "geolocation" of all scenes throughout Springfield -- something very close to Myles McNutt's vision for a shareable Simpsons clip database (previously). I, for one, welcome our new Simpsons-quoting overlords. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Oct 21, 2014 - 78 comments

WE ARE HAPPY FAMILY I AM SIMPSON

To kick-off its 26th season, The Simpsons handed the couch opening gag to cult animator Don Hertzfeldt (previously) who transformed Our Favorite Family into a surreal nightmare vision of the far future.
posted by The Whelk on Sep 29, 2014 - 64 comments

How The Simpsons Co-Creator Sam Simon Is Facing His Own Tragedy

Diagnosed with terminal cancer two years ago, and given only months to live, Sam Simon is still alive and still racing to spend the fortune he made as co-creator of The Simpsons on causes he loves, whether he is rescuing grizzly bears (and chinchillas and elephants) or funding vegan food banks. Sam Simon and philanthropy previously on Metafilter
posted by ellieBOA on Sep 29, 2014 - 7 comments

"Bake 'em away, toys!"

The Wire's Greatest Line Every 'Simpsons' Character Ever Delivered
posted by ellieBOA on Aug 25, 2014 - 182 comments

Today We Honor Ralph Wiggum

There is no place on the social structure for a second-grade boy who thinks rats are “pointy kitties” and calls his teacher “Mommy.” Kids can be misfits (Milhouse), or they can be brownnosers (Martin), or they can be troublemakers (Nelson), or they can be tattle-tales (Sherri and Terri), but being Ralph is simply not a taxonomically viable option. Ralph Wiggum's Finest Moments.
posted by Ghostride The Whip on Aug 11, 2014 - 121 comments

What if Homer Simpson smoked weed? It's not that crazy to imagine.

For the last few weeks, the Twitter account @Homer_Marijuana has been publishing a bizarre piece of long-form fan fiction about The Simpsons, family, America's wars in the Middle East, and marijuana, vast amounts of all sorts of marijuana. Now, 5,015 tweets later, Marijuana Simpson has concluded, and is available to read on an easier-to-follow Scribd document.
posted by Small Dollar on Jul 9, 2014 - 28 comments

the cow .. the cow ... the cow

From the mind of cartoonist KC Green (previously) comes The Ballad Of Dark Homer, a stranger take on our favorite animated family.
posted by The Whelk on Apr 17, 2014 - 12 comments

The Simpsons

The Simpsons theme on acoustic guitar [1:36]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Jan 4, 2014 - 17 comments

So It's Come To This: The Case for the Simpsons Clip Database

How we think of and use The Simpsons on a daily basis comes in the form of jokes, bits, and memorable sequences. The Simpsons travels in these bite-sized chunks, and the value of The Simpsons in the age of online streaming should ideally reflect this. What I've long proposed is an online app that allows you to create your own clips based on classic Simpsons episodes.
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Nov 20, 2013 - 224 comments

A Very Spooky Episode

Grantland's YouTube Hall Of Fame: The Halloween Episodes
posted by The Whelk on Oct 30, 2013 - 13 comments

Bart to the Future

How to Make The Simpsons Relevant Again: The Characters Should Start Getting Older
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Oct 22, 2013 - 88 comments

Do they have Krusty partially gelatinated non-dairy gum-based beverages?

Universal Orlando opens real-life 'Simpsons' Springfield [more inside]
posted by obscure simpsons reference on Jun 7, 2013 - 41 comments

They're gonna see the real Phil Hartman tonight!

Actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist Phil Hartman died fifteen years ago this week. The Vulture and Legacy.com look back at some of his most memorable characters. KCAL talks to John Hartman about his brother's death and plans to develop his posthumously-released comedy album Phil Hartman's Flat TV as an animated feature. [more inside]
posted by prize bull octorok on May 31, 2013 - 75 comments

Talking about the Simpsons

Conan O'Brien recently reunited with some of the other writers of The Simpsons who he worked with during his tenure on the show. The panel touches on "... how Jub-Jub became the name of Selma's iguana, how Tracy Ullman always hated the cartoon, and how Conan was the only person in the show's history to have three episode ideas accepted in one story idea day."
posted by codacorolla on Apr 18, 2013 - 20 comments

Have A Cow, Simpsons Fans.

"The Yellow Album isn’t an album so much as the most dramatic test of a true believer’s faith since God asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. The album dares Simpsons diehards like myself to make it through a harrowing 48-minute gauntlet of ill-considered covers, train-wreck collaborations (Lisa and P-Funk All Stars: oh, it happened), generic synth-pop grooves, and jokes that would be killed in Jay Leno’s writers’ room for being insufficiently edgy. " - My World OF Flops on the bizarre, unloved Simpsons cash-in, "The Yellow Album. " complete with sample tracks.
posted by The Whelk on Apr 16, 2013 - 48 comments

MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIL​​HOUSSSSE - BAAAAAAAAAA​AAAAAAAAAAART

Bartkira is a collaborative effort of several cartoonists to adapt the manga Akira in to the world of The Simpsons. Here are a few panels from artist Cameron Stewart.
posted by codacorolla on Apr 4, 2013 - 41 comments

6 Greatest Guest Star Appearances Of All Time On The Simpsons

Policymic has compiled a list of the 6 greatest guest star appearances of all time on the t.v. shoe The Simpsons. Trying to pick the best cameos from a pool of 500+ episodes is a daunting task, so for the purpose of the following list, one criteria is that the cameo needs to be more than just a celebrity drop-in to the Simpsons' world. Instead the cameo role needs to be central to the episode's storyline; the other criteria is that the appearance has to be funny. [more inside]
posted by Sailormom on Jan 16, 2013 - 68 comments

Noah takes a photo of himself every day for 12.5 years

Photographer Noah Kalina (previously, previouslier) has taken a photograph of himself everyday for the last 12.5 years. In 2006, he released the first video showing six years of the perils of time on the human form. Well, the human face. It went viral. The Simpsons parodied it (alt). Time named it one of YouTube's 50 best videos. The work in progress comprises of 4514 photos (so far).
posted by guiseroom on Sep 4, 2012 - 30 comments

I've decided to bring in a few ringers, professional baseballers

The Making of "Homer At The Bat"
posted by holdkris99 on Feb 20, 2012 - 84 comments

Forrest Gump + Simpsons mashup

"What if you took the audio from an extended trailer for Forrest Gump and matched to clips from [The Simpsons]? Well, you don’t have to, someone else did and it is fantastic (SLYT)" [more inside]
posted by bitteroldman on Jan 31, 2012 - 24 comments

Hark the Herald Channels Sing

In honor of Christmas, Splitsider's Mike Drucker runs down twenty Christmas TV episodes, new and old. It all starts with The Dick Van Dyke Show... [more inside]
posted by griphus on Dec 23, 2011 - 11 comments

EXTRA! EXTRA! TODD SMELLS!

A collection of newspaper headlines from "The Simpsons" (SLYT)
posted by Hey Dean Yeager! on Jul 13, 2011 - 39 comments

Songs of Spring, Boys of Summer

Talkin' Baseball: Cali, Cardinals, Giants, Mets, Red Sox, Tigers, Twins, Yankees, The Simpsons softball. [more inside]
posted by IvoShandor on Apr 1, 2011 - 44 comments

McBain: The Movie

McBain: The Movie. McBain, an fictional action hero played by fictional movie star Ranier Wolfcastle (probably a parody of somebody famous), has had his movie played in snippets throughout the course of the Simpsons television show since the second season. Somebody took the time to paste these all together into a single 4 minute movie, which ends up having a plot about as good as any action movie you may have watched in the 80's.
posted by jabberjaw on Feb 2, 2011 - 88 comments

Mmmm, Transubstantiation.

Homer Simpson, True Catholic? [more inside]
posted by BZArcher on Oct 18, 2010 - 77 comments

d'ohhhhh... ahh... d'ohhhhh... ahh...

Now playing in Star Wars Reenactment Theater: "Homer Simpson IS Darth Vader"! [via]
posted by ardgedee on Aug 13, 2010 - 19 comments

"My friend from Michigan says if you pushed all the Great Lakes together they'd be as big as the Mediterranean. I say, why bother?"

Scans of all three issues of Army Man Magazine, the legendary late 80s humor zine put together by future Simpsons' writer George Meyer (an excellent New Yorker profile of Meyer) which also included material from Jack Handey, John Swartzwelder, Bob Odenkirk, among many others. Another contributor, Ian Frazier, talks about Army Man in a Believer Interview. Sadly the scans are small (but the jokes are still big) and of poor quality. For a non-eyestraining introduction, Maud Newton transcribed a good bit of material and posted it at the end of an appreciation of Army Man on her blog.
posted by Kattullus on Mar 17, 2010 - 25 comments

We're All Simpsons Now

The Simpsons At Twenty. By Metafilter's Own gompa.
posted by Fuzzy Monster on Jan 9, 2010 - 33 comments

D'ohfenestration

Joseph Cavalieri is a stained glass artist. Among his works are illustrations of The Gormenghast novels, several panels based on physical culture ads of the 1950s, and a series depicting scenes from "The Missing Episode" of The Simpsons, such as The Countryman and the Serpent, The Death in the Playground, and Funeral for a Friend. via nag on the lake.
posted by Rumple on Dec 31, 2009 - 10 comments

The Simpsons Has A New Opening Sequence

After 20 years and 429 episodes, The Simpsons has updated its opening title sequence. Here it is. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Feb 16, 2009 - 216 comments

"Don't have a thetan, dude."

Bart Simpson is known for prank calls, but Nancy Cartwright, who provides Bart's voice on "The Simpsons," has been heard this week in a phone message using the voice of the cartoon fourth-grader to promote Scientology.
posted by Joe Beese on Jan 30, 2009 - 91 comments

"Yeah... looks like."

The Simpsons movie references, side-by-side. (two, three) Site is in Spanish.
posted by starman on Oct 19, 2008 - 29 comments

"Purple Is A Fruit"

Saving D'oh: How one blogger learned about "cheap, healthy eating" by watching The Simpsons. The readers' comments are fun too. Via.
posted by amyms on Aug 10, 2008 - 39 comments

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