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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

Oh, so they have internet on computers now!

Homer Simpson in CSS "...I stayed with the idea in mind that more complex designs could be made using the Verdana font and absolute positioning in CSS, thus generating vector drawings directly embedded in the code html." [via]
posted by mewithoutyou on Apr 30, 2008 - 52 comments

Linguistics Humor in The Simpsons

Heidi's Fourth Annual Simpsons Linguistic Jokes posting. Previously.
posted by jonson on Mar 17, 2008 - 38 comments

If The Simpsons Were Real

The Real Life Simpsons -- A creepy depiction of how The Simpsons would look if they were real. (via)
posted by fallenposters on Jun 8, 2007 - 32 comments

Your very own treehouse

Make your own Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Trailer. Sure, its an ad for the Simpsons, but with a neat interface and clips like Homer chanting "must eat, then poop," there is Friday Fun to be had. Can you put together something fun for the hivemind? [To share a video, you can email a persistant link to yourself, and then post that link in the thread]
posted by blahblahblah on Oct 27, 2006 - 11 comments

A Noble Spirit Embiggens The Smallest Man.

Check out this map of The Simpson's hometown of Springfield. We may never know what state the town is located in, and yes, the show has sucked for at least six years now (if not more) but this map was considered to be so good, it was, apparently, added to the Harvard Map collection. Comic Book Guy would be proud.
posted by Effigy2000 on Jul 20, 2006 - 53 comments

Simpsons, Behind The Screen

A brief look into the making of a Simpsons episode. (Newsfilter)
posted by HiveMind on Jan 7, 2006 - 37 comments

Yeah, right Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.

The Simpsons are going to... the Middle East! As a treat for viewers during Ramadan, Dubai-based network MBC has dubbed 30 episodes of the Simpsons into Arabic. But in order not to offend their audience, this version of Our Favorite Family is, well, a bit different; for instance, Homer (rechristened Omar) doesn't eat bacon or drink beer. Speculation about the fate of other characters abounds, One Angry Arab is not impressed.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Oct 21, 2005 - 28 comments

annoyed grunt

Simpsons shorts from The Tracey Ullman Show, 1987-1989. [(Low-quality RealMedia I'm afraid.]
posted by Pretty_Generic on May 3, 2005 - 20 comments

The word unblowupable is thrown around a lot these days.

HeiDeas' “Beyond embiggens and cromulent” explores the linguistic humour that appear in The Simpsons.
posted by riffola on Apr 5, 2005 - 32 comments

Simpsons stars strike for more 'D'oh!'

Simpson stars strike for more 'D'oh!' The voices of the Simpsons are on strike for $360,000 an episode. Seems almost reasonable for such a pop culture phenomenon, but the voiceover work equates to one work day per episode.
posted by BurnedEve on Apr 2, 2004 - 44 comments

Forget The Simpons - Meet The Singhsons

Forget The Simpons - Meet The Singhsons 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and begin rants.
posted by turbanhead on Mar 3, 2004 - 27 comments

Dental Plan / Lisa needs braces!

Best. Episodes. Ever. Though I think they're wrong about the worst. In honor of the upcoming 300th episode of the Simpsons, Entertainment Weekly looks back at the 25 best episodes and 1 worst. May the arguments, and uneeded meme generation, begin.
posted by eyeballkid on Feb 1, 2003 - 128 comments

Doh!

Doh! Despite Homer Simpson's worst fears, the Albuquerque Isotopes will take the field next year. However, the team is not originally from Springfield, but from Calgary. The city's AAA baseball team will move to New Mexico next year.
posted by xmutex on Sep 6, 2002 - 21 comments

Homer Simpson is Canadian, says Groening.

Homer Simpson is Canadian, says Groening.
In Montreal for a performance of "The Simpsons", Matt Groening noted his dad was born in Canada and Homer is named for him so... "That would make Homer Simpson a Canadian".
He goes on to say the show will be on for at least another 14 years.
That should give us something to talk abiot.
posted by Blake on Aug 5, 2002 - 24 comments

What about Blinky?

What about Blinky? (Link to PDF) CA Governor's candidate Bill Simon is taking an interesting approach in his campaign to appeal to a generation... a generation of Simpson fans. In this PDF, he compares incumbent Grey Davis to Mr. Burns... and how Blinky brought down Mr. Burns' campaign.
posted by darian on Aug 1, 2002 - 13 comments

Homer Simpson: Hack your DVD player.

Homer Simpson: Hack your DVD player. It seems in countries in which the DVD Copy Control Authority doesn't own the government, even the giants of corpmedia don't like the "protection" features the platform foists on consumers. On Fox's Simpsons UK DVD release FAQ page, Homer himself says "I have no idea whatsoever what regional coding means. But it is essential that you buy a multi-regional player. Do it now." Is the DVD region-coding system really only relevant in the United States?
posted by Vetinari on Jul 11, 2002 - 25 comments

Could the end be near

Could the end be near for cult television cartoon family "The Simpsons?"

"I think we are closer to winding it up," the television show's creator, Matt Groening told the Financial Times in an interview published Tuesday."
posted by jcterminal on Apr 30, 2002 - 25 comments

What makes "The Simpsons" tick.

What makes "The Simpsons" tick. Long Live The Simpsons!
posted by Rastafari on Mar 8, 2002 - 43 comments

The Simpsons Get Respectable

The Simpsons Get Respectable in this play where all the characters from the show act out Hamlet? It's a one-man show in New Jersey, but I'd pay to see this. It proves Hamlet's weird universality, but seeing Apu as "the first murderer" has got to be a rush. (via TV Tattle)
posted by rev- on Aug 3, 2001 - 20 comments

The Road to Springfield hits the second round!

The Road to Springfield hits the second round! Yeah, technically it's a double post, but this is URGENT. Just look what the second round bracket offers: Monty Burns vs. Fat Tony! Apu vs. Kent Brockman! FRINK VS. MILHOUSE! And for god's sake, HANS MOLEMAN is STILL ALIVE!!! Vote early and often! The new round starts Tuesday!
posted by solistrato on Jun 25, 2001 - 1 comment

The Gospel according to The Simpsons:

The Gospel according to The Simpsons: A study finds that 69% of the episodes have at least one religious reference, while 11% of the episodes have a plot revolving around some religious issue.
posted by tamim on Jan 4, 2001 - 23 comments

Simpsons movie, coming to a theater near you?

Simpsons movie, coming to a theater near you? If this movie sucks, heads will roll.
posted by muffin on Aug 20, 2000 - 5 comments

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