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Tom Wolfe, Gore Vidal, Michael Chabon, Jonathan Franzen, Homer Simpson

Tom Wolfe is screaming. "Aaaaaaaahh! Wait, no, that wasn't good, let me start over." "How did you scream last time a boulder was hurtling toward you?" asks Carolyn Omine, executive producer of The Simpsons. Slowly, Wolfe transforms. Even now, this episode's director, Mark Kirkland, is circling Wolfe, snapping pictures. Soon, a team of animators will render Wolfe bug-eyed and yellow-skinned. A year from now Wolfe -- with fellow guest stars Gore Vidal, Michael Chabon and Jonathan Franzen -- will appear on television alongside Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and the bartender Moe in an episode of "The Simpsons" parodying highfalutin literary culture.
posted by PenguinBukkake on Nov 30, 2005 - 32 comments

Russian man wants “The Simpsons” banned

A Russian lawyer wants “The Simpsonsbanned from his country for promoting "drugs, violence and homosexuality."
posted by super_not on Nov 29, 2005 - 18 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

A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man

Words invented by the Simpsons, as found on Wikipedia. Some soul with too much time on their hands has taken up the task of listing all the nonsense words invented on the Simpsons. The number of words from this list that I use on a daily basis is ASTOUNDING.
posted by antifuse on Oct 18, 2005 - 86 comments

It's like closed captioning in reverse!

The Simpsons as read by WGBH. WFMU's Station Manager Ken discovers an extra audio track on the Simpsons that describes the visuals for blind people. He even provides a 21 MB, 23 minute MP3 of a recent episode that is surprisingly listenable. Sure it's missing all the sex and drugs, but your iPod is a handy way to take the Simpsons with you. Are podcasts of TV show audio tracks next? Will we be listening to Family Guy and the Daily Show during our commutes?
posted by revgeorge on May 21, 2005 - 22 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

Simpsons Music

All the music from the Simpsons collected on one handy dandy page. What more needs to be said? All the songs performed on the Simpsons since season 1, categorized by character. Some of my personal favorites: Happy Birthday Lisa by Michael Jackson/asylum inmate, Cletus, the slack-jawed yokel and See my Vest by Montgomery Burns. Please say a prayer for the bandwidth hosting bill.
posted by jeremias on Apr 22, 2005 - 44 comments

Oh-Oh, Erwischt!

Maude Flanders fan site.
posted by sohcahtoa on Apr 20, 2005 - 21 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

If the citizens of Springfield mated

What if the citizens of Springfield mated?
posted by ColdChef on Aug 30, 2004 - 23 comments

BONJOURRRR, You Cheese-eating Surrender Monkeys!

They've been used to teach everything from math to social science, nuclear chemistry to English as a second language and even religion (although opinions vary on the value of that). The Simpsons: is there anything they can't do?
posted by Otis on Apr 15, 2004 - 3 comments

D'oh! Simpsons Movie coming eventually

Yep, it's true, a Simpsons movie is being worked on. Target release date is sometime in 2006, though there's nothing in IMDB about it yet.
posted by mathowie on Mar 2, 2004 - 19 comments

Lisa: [laughing at an Itchy and Scratchy cartoon] Bart, you're not laughing. Too subtle?

Subtly Simpsons. "... a list of lines from The Simpsons that we, your editors, have found to be particularly witty, often with their humor derived from subtleties of language, esoteric allusions, or just plain wit."
posted by riffola on Jan 1, 2004 - 14 comments

Sense of humour over-ride anyone?

"Rupert Murdoch: Terrific dancer... Study: 92 per cent of Democrats are gay... Oil slicks found to keep seals young, supple..."

Fox News threatens to sue the Simpsons (and as a result, its sister company) over news ticker parody, according to an NPR interview of Matt Groening.
posted by MintSauce on Oct 29, 2003 - 21 comments


The times had a little blurb about live tv pitfalls that have a life of their own on the internet...actually i just found this hilarious and wanted to share it. Is it just me or does anyone else love bloopers like this ?
posted by Cool Alex on Oct 20, 2003 - 34 comments

Simpsons math

Simpsonsmath.com: a guide for teachers to engage math-o-phobes with animated fun. "Mmmmmm, pi."
posted by serafinapekkala on Sep 17, 2003 - 5 comments

I need a beer, and it's Skittle squeezin' time

The Skittlebrau Experiment : "As with most crazy ideas, the Simpsons thought of it first."
posted by Space Coyote on Sep 6, 2003 - 7 comments

300 reasons why we love The Simpsons

300 reasons why we love the simpsons The 300th episode of The Simpsons is broadcast today. Find a space on the sofa and read why, in 14 years, Matt Groening's show has become the world's best TV programme.
posted by Cool Alex on Apr 24, 2003 - 37 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! the Rollingstone Simpsons quiz!:

DOH! the Rollingstone Simpsons quiz!: doh!
posted by DailyBread on Nov 8, 2002 - 14 comments

Save me, Jebus!

Save me, Jebus! In the episode Missionary: Impossible, Homer is sent overseas to be a missionary. En route he cries out "Save me, Jebus!" The gag is, of course, that Homer is the last person in the world who should be acting as a missionary (that is, assuming that anyone should in the first place). Well leave it to the good people of the Internet to take this sacrilicious ball and run with it. And run. And run. In the spirit of good nerdliness, it behooves us to note that Jebus is, in fact, a real place.
posted by condour75 on Oct 1, 2002 - 27 comments


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

Ned flanders, role model to christains everywhere.

Ned flanders, role model to christains everywhere. Yep that's right folks to christians everywhere ned is the best, why he is even a gospel writer.
posted by johnnyboy on Aug 6, 2002 - 10 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

The Simpsons

The Simpsons are indubitably America's first family, and since I'm spending my unemployed Friday afternoon looking for fun instead of looking for work, I thought I'd share. Find a favorite! "See my vest...." to "Ay, Caramba!" Have they lost their zing? Is it time to end (troll) the best TV show of all time (/troll)?
posted by BitterOldPunk on Jun 28, 2002 - 39 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

The Homer Simpson Soundboard

The Homer Simpson Soundboard is fun.
posted by pooldemon on Apr 15, 2002 - 15 comments

Simpsons Producer Apologizes to Rio.

Simpsons Producer Apologizes to Rio. James Brooks, executive producer of "The Simpsons," apologized to Rio de Janeiro this week for a recent episode of the long-running animated show in which the city was depicted with rats and monkeys teeming on its streets. "We apologize to the lovely city and people of Rio de Janeiro," Brooks said in a statement on Friday. "If that doesn't settle the issue, Homer Simpson offers to take on the President of Brazil on Fox Celebrity Boxing," he added.
posted by ncurley on Apr 13, 2002 - 7 comments

Rio Blames It On The Simpsons.

Rio Blames It On The Simpsons. 'The Simpsons...visited Brazil last week (and) made some offbeat observations. (They) found that Rio de Janeiro is a city where all men are bisexual, where fearsome monkeys roam the streets, and tourists are kidnapped by taxi drivers and mugged by children. Unfortunately, the Rio tourist board did not see the funny side and is preparing to sue the producers, Fox, for damage to its international image and loss of revenue. The issue threatens to become a diplomatic incident.'.

How something so obviously ripping the shit out of stereotyping can be so misinterpreted is beyond me, but now 'The Brazilian president, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, has entered the fray claiming that the cartoon "brought a distorted vision of Brazilian reality."' Surely the shows makers were trying to do a service to Rio by rubbishing the stereotypes? Apologies, I ain't seen the show, but if you did, what did you think?
posted by boneybaloney on Apr 9, 2002 - 38 comments

What makes "The Simpsons" tick.

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

"Bart to the Future", Simpsons Season 11 Episode 13

"Bart to the Future", Simpsons Season 11 Episode 13 (airdate 2000-03-19), featured the following quote from a wheelchair-bound Krusty 30-years in the future: "Let's start off with a joke. I got one: What's the difference between Pakistan and a pancake? I don't know any pancakes that were nuked by India! Ha-ha! What? Too soon?"
posted by gojomo on Dec 30, 2001 - 14 comments

Obsessively detailed Springfield map.

Obsessively detailed Springfield map. Every locale mentioned in the Simpsons must be here. Area 51A, Crackton, Bumtown, its all here! [map broken down into parts] via boinboing.net
posted by skallas on Dec 20, 2001 - 32 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


"Doh!" added to the Oxford English Dictionary. Homer Simpson is the man.
posted by danwalker on Jun 14, 2001 - 45 comments

65 minor characters battle it out, single-elimination tournament style. Sure, we all saw Troy McClure's rout of Uter coming a mile away, but did you really think Hans Moleman had what it took to knock off Rev. Lovejoy? Your votes help determine which supporting player is the supporting-est on The Road to Springfield.
posted by jjg on Jun 2, 2001 - 26 comments

Somebody can't take a joke...

Somebody can't take a joke... A lewd e-mail picture showing the cartoon character Bart Simpson in a sexual clinch has cost 10 people their jobs at a big British insurance company. Eighty others have been suspended
posted by murray_kester on Jan 4, 2001 - 26 comments

Dubbing the Simpsons

Dubbing the Simpsons Should The Simpsons in French be egalitarian or classist? Depends on whether you use Quebec or national French, apparently. (Second article.)
posted by joeclark on Jan 4, 2001 - 4 comments

Simpsons Monopoly

Simpsons Monopoly One wonders why they don't include a pewter figure of Mr. Burns to encourage future capitalists.
posted by ed on Dec 12, 2000 - 0 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

Streaming Simpsons

Streaming Simpsons no more. Did everyone get their share of the fun before she was pulled?
posted by milhous on Apr 10, 2000 - 3 comments

Microsoft's Campus gets bombed.

Microsoft's Campus gets bombed. I like how it sounds like the "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" episode when they report on the reactions from industry rivals [via larkfarm].
posted by mathowie on Apr 1, 2000 - 0 comments

These wonderful human beings posted 213 of 243 full Simpsons episodes, but FOX is taking legal action now to shut the site down. So if you have a favorite, grab it now.
posted by veruca on Mar 23, 2000 - 3 comments

Well, this won't last long.

Well, this won't last long. It appears to be streaming video of every single Simpsons episode. Ay, carumba!
posted by luke on Feb 28, 2000 - 24 comments

The Simpsons' Mike Scully is interviewed in this week's Onion.

The Simpsons' Mike Scully is interviewed in this week's Onion. He briefly addresses the whole a.t.s. I-hate-the-show-but-I-keep-watching-anyway syndrome, along with the symbolism of the Comic Book Guy. It was amusing until I realized that I'm guilty of the exact same attitude when it comes to The Onion each week. Is it me, or is the paper just not as funny as it used to be?
posted by sandor on Feb 25, 2000 - 2 comments


TheSimpons.com ride's along with K-Mart's Blue Light Special to offer free internet access and email. While what is considered the top ISP offering free internet; NetZero, it would just seem much cooler to be chillin@thesimpsons.com.
posted by sikk on Feb 9, 2000 - 4 comments

Simpsons Feud

Did anyone watch the Simpsons Sunday night? Did you notice how bad it sucked? Maybe it was on purpose, as a response to the feud going on between the show's writers and the alt.tv.simpsons newsgroup.
posted by jkottke on Feb 6, 2000 - 18 comments

Note to self: buy these as soon you see them in a store.
posted by mathowie on Feb 5, 2000 - 0 comments

No!!! It's finally true, Maude Flanders is going to die

No!!! It's finally true, Maude Flanders is going to die in an upcoming simpsons episode. Now I wonder, will they make a big deal out of it and have her martyred?
posted by mathowie on Jan 31, 2000 - 2 comments

First off, let me say that I love the Simpsons

First off, let me say that I love the Simpsons more than any other TV show I've ever seen. I've been enjoying their new site since they relaunched it last week, taking the quizzes (best score so far an 8 out of 10), checking out the anniversary stuff, and even coveting some stuff in the store. I notice they're giving away @simpsons.com email, but it requires you to setup a free dialup account with 1stup. I'm on a cable line and don't have a modem, so I guess I don't get a free email account, but what disturbs me about the free simpsons ISP account is the ad interface. It features a "health meter" to make sure you're clicking enough ads to please the ISP, sort of turning annoying web ads into tamagotchis. Isn't looking at ads enough? Since when should you force users to click on ads just to continue their use of the product? Let's hope this isn't a trend that will spread.
posted by mathowie on Jan 22, 2000 - 0 comments

I stumbled across this interesting site, covering the old Simpsons House giveaway from a couple years ago. Here's what the house looks like, I wonder if the neighborhood allowed the owners to keep it looking that way.
posted by mathowie on Dec 27, 1999 - 0 comments

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