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The Simpsons have finally become a victim of their own longevity. In 2001, the entire first season of the show was first released on DVD. Many fans – myself included – decided we wanted to have the entire series on our shelves. This continued for several years until the packaging changed changed with season 6. Fans complained because the series wouldn’t look uniform on their shelves and Fox offered an alternative. Eventually though, even that went away and every few months, a new season of The Simpsons was released on DVD. They then started coming out on Blu-ray in 2010.

Currently, there are 17 seasons of The Simpsons on DVD or Blu-ray but 25-plus seasons exist. Now fans will never be able to own them all. Executive producer Al Jean announced that all future seasons of The Simpsons will skip physical media and only be available digitally. Read More »

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The Simpsons Expansion at Universal Studios Hollywood

As you might know, one of the many new additions Universal Studios Hollywood is an expansion of The Simpsons themed land. Previously The Simpsons Ride was just an overlay of the old Back To The Future Ride building, bringing a bit of Krustyland to the park. But now the ride is surrounded by an elaborate recreation of The Simpsons‘ hometown of Springfield.

Universal Studios Hollywood has now soft opened the new Springfield expansion. After the jump you can view a three and a half minute video walking tour of the newly completed The Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Hollywood, which includes an interactive version of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant and much more.

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Lego Simpsons Kwik E Mart 2

Update from editor Peter Sciretta: I have added the new designer video from LEGO, featuring senior designer Marcos Bessa and graphic designer Chris Bonven Johansen showcasing the impressive detail work that went into creating the LEGO Kwik-E-Mart convenience store set from The Simpsons.

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Simpsons executive producer Al Jean says this isn’t true. He would know, but no matter. A Reddit user has come up with a wild theory that attempts to explain why The Simpsons have never aged in 20-plus years. And even if it’s false, it’s an interesting, well-researched attempt to put a bow on a series that’s never been about wrapping things up.

Basically the idea is that Homer has been in a coma for twenty years. Read more details on this Simpsons fan theory below. Read More »

mark englert Simpsons Springfield Gorge

“I’m gonna make it. I’m gonna make it! This is the greatest thrill of my life! I’m king of the world! Woo hoo! Woo hoo! I…AHHHHHHH.”

It’s one of the most iconic moments in the history of The Simpsons. The episode is called “Bart the Daredevil,” which first aired in 1990. Bart begins to gain some fame as a daredevil and decides his crowning achievement will be to jump Springfield Gorge. Just as he’s about to do it his father, Homer, tells him it’s a bad idea. In fact, it’s such a bad idea, Homer will show him. This is the genius of Homer Simpson.

Down the ramp he goes and through the air he flies. He’s going, he’s going, the above quote comes out of his mouth. And then…the most epic crash in the history of television, followed by an ambulance, and then another series of falls.

Now, Acme Archives and artist Mark Englert have immortalized this perfect moment in an officially licensed, limited edition screenprint that’ll be available February 16. Good news too, it’s a timed edition. See the image, some close-ups, and find out how to buy “Springfield Gorge” exclusively here on /Film. Read More »

The Simpsons Frozen parody

The always meta and funny mobile game The Simpsons: Tapped Out recently teased that at least 50% of The Simpsons‘ audience tunes out after seeing the couch gag. I don’t think that’s actually true most of the time, but it might be this week as the biggest animated TV show of all time parodies the biggest animated film of all time: Frozen. The holiday episode will air on Sunday December 7 and is called I Won’t Be Home For Christmas. You can wait to see it then, or watch The Simpsons Frozen parody below. Read More »

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Futurama Simpsons Crossover Episode

The Planet Express crew is making a special delivery to your TV this weekend. No, Futurama hasn’t been revived again — Bender, Fry, and the gang are setting a course for Springfield in the next episode of The Simpsons, in hopes of preventing a disastrous future event.

But before it gets to that, though, the Simpsons episode will begin as all Simpsons episodes must — with a couch gag. And in keeping with the Simpsons / Futurama crossover theme, it brings back a minor but much-loved character into the Simpsons family living room. Watch the Simpsons Futurama couch gag after the jump.

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Frank Sivero Louie Simpsons

You may not know the name Frank Sivero but, if you’ve seen a mob movie, you know his face. He played Frankie Carbone in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas, the afro-sporting mobster who buys his wife a mink coat and ends up on a meat hook. He’s also an extra in The Godfather and had a bigger role in The Godfather Part II. In recent years, fantasy became reality as he was arrested for gun possession.

Now, the actor is attempting a new way to make money. A massive, massive lawsuit against The Simpsons. Sivero says the Simpsons character Louie, one of the henchman of mobster Fat Tony, is based on his likeness from Goodfellas and he wants $250 million in compensation. Read more about the Goodfellas Simpsons lawsuit below. Read More »

The Simpsons Clockwork Orange 1

Sunday on Twitter, former Simpsons consultant Brad Bird said “In The Simpsons universe, Christmas comes at Halloween; all stops are pulled, budgets are increased, no holds are barred.” He was referring to the show’s annual Treehouse of Horror event, which celebrated its 25th anniversary on Sunday. The highlight of the show’s three segments (all of which were pretty fantastic) was A Clockwork Yellow. The story reimagined Moe, Homer, Lenny and Carl as Alex and his droogs from Stanley Kubrick‘s A Clockwork Orange. It borrowed dialogue, settings, shots, and music; in the story things get weird, and eventually just nosedive down a Kubrickian rabbit hole. It’s a much-watch for fans of The Simpsons and Kubrick alike. Read More »