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 -
Monday!!! In their 15-year career, the band only made one music video and it was banned by MTV for being ... well, generally deranged. Quote Unquote
was originally called Travolta
but Warner Bros. pressured them into changing the title.
Luckily, their 3rd and final album left enough of a lasting impression to warrant fanmade videos. Thus, we now have:
a)YT user tkan's Chris Cunningham-inspired Retrovertigo
& the Hitchcock-esque Pink Cigarette
b)YT user Illusionoel's Goodbye Sober Day
, which reworks footage from Baraka; and
, a beautiful medley of the album itself, California, performed by a highschool drumline [more inside]
posted by mannequito
on Sep 27, 2010 -
has live videos from more than 150 different artists specially recorded for the series. Here are just a few of the artists on offer: Paul McCartney
, Mary J. Blige
, Modest Mouse
, Tori Amos
, Tom Petty
, Red Hot Chili Peppers
, Natasha Bedingfield
, Cat Power
, Toby Keith
, Lil' Wayne
, Robert Plant
, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
, Kelly Rowland
and Brian Wilson
. To the left of the videos there's a Q&A link that has short interview videos with the artists as well as behind the scenes
footage and longer interviews
posted by Kattullus
on Sep 22, 2008 -
Dinosaur says what?
A spokesman for the company that manages the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica and other acts said that his clients "would rather not contribute to the demise of the album format."
As if the years of filler-crammed CDs (from nearly every band) hadn't killed it off already.
posted by baltimore
on Jul 3, 2003 -
So you want to book a show
for your college? Norm MacDonald is available for $25k and Dave Attell is a steal at $5k.The Red Hot Chili Peppers go for $100k, though.You could always pass the hat, I guess.To hire these people, you have to go through you-know-who.
posted by BarneyFifesBullet
on Aug 17, 2002 -