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Simpson Family Values

Vanity Fair has an interesting write up on the history of the Simpsons. There are quotes from all sorts of people, including: Art Spiegelman, Jay Kogen, Rupert Murdoch, Conan O'Brien, etc.
posted by chunking express on Jul 9, 2007 - 71 comments

Thank You, Come Again!

7-Eleven turns 12 of its locations in the United States and Canada into Kwik-E-Marts in a promotion for the upcoming Simpsons Movie, including locations in Burbank, Mountain View and Bladensburg, MD.
posted by dhammond on Jul 1, 2007 - 88 comments

Ready to work some yellow magic? No, not like that.

The Simpsons Movie website just went live. In 12 languages, apparently (including non-American English).
posted by miss lynnster on Jun 22, 2007 - 67 comments

Sleep is where Ralph is a Viking

"Oh, boy, sleep! That's where I'm a viking!" From the Simpsons episode "Lisa the Vegetarian," one small Ralph Wiggum line that's sparked some big debate on the internet. Does Ralph use "Viking" to mean "One who excels"? Or does Ralph dream of being a Scandinavian warrior? Not content to keep it online, people are calling radio shows (June 5th's episode, around the 49 minute mark) to gain support for their opinion. Perhaps only the show's writer, David Cohen, can settle this.
posted by Greg Nog on Jun 10, 2007 - 467 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

What took you so long?

The Evolution of Homer Simpson Best. (and Longest.) Couch gag. Evar.
posted by miss lynnster on Mar 27, 2007 - 84 comments

... And I hope we passed the audition.

♫ Get Back ♫ - It was 38 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper and the band last played.
[Previously parodied on The Simpsons. Other notable appearances in Springfield.]

Bonus Track - 10mm B&W dailies from the 'Get Back' studio sessions.
posted by pruner on Jan 30, 2007 - 58 comments

Simponzu!

Some Japanimation-y illustrations (Simpsons, Futurama) got spacecoyote a job at Bongo Comics. Nifty.
posted by hjo3 on Jan 22, 2007 - 33 comments

the simpsons

Every episode of the Simpsons.
posted by reklaw on Sep 23, 2006 - 103 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

The blending of pop culture

The cast of Battlestar Galactica drawn as Simpsons characters. (via)
posted by tvjunkie on May 7, 2006 - 39 comments

The Tube -- Not Just for Boobs Anymore

My Favorite Wasteland. "Need more reasons to stay home? You could probably find them sitting in the row behind you. Many members of the contemporary movie audience, only marginally socialized, would have made a misanthrope of Gandhi... Grownups who do choose to remain at home with the remote--and I often count myself among them, not a TV enthusiast exactly, but certainly a sympathist--have no reason to apologize. TV can now teach Hollywood something about smarts." [via]
posted by digaman on Apr 16, 2006 - 25 comments

The defining event of our generation!

The defining event of our generation!
posted by UbuRoivas on Apr 3, 2006 - 72 comments

Pink-skinned five-fingered Simpsons

Real-life recreation of The Simpsons opening. (YouTube link)
posted by Robot Johnny on Mar 4, 2006 - 80 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

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

OUCH

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!

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!"

"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

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