Even the creators of The Simpsons know we love the old stuff. Specifically, the first 10 to 12 seasons. That’s the period in which Matt Groening‘s iconic yellow family took the world by storm and became a television institution. Since then many fans have fallen off the show, citing a decline in quality, and maybe that decline is a fact. But The Simpsons endures. This year is the 25th anniversary of the show, making it the longest-running sitcom in U.S. history.
To celebrate the anniversary, The Simpsons took over legendary Los Angeles concert venue The Hollywood Bowl for a three night concert event called The Simpsons Take the Bowl. Hosted by Hank Azaria (the voice of Moe, Ape, Chief Wiggum and many others), the event featured a slew of guest stars performing songs and score from The Simpsons, with a strong focus on the early years. Mainly, songs from the 1997 album Songs in the Key of Springfield, including The Monorail Song, Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart, The Stonecutters Song, Happy Birthday Lisa and others. This being Hollywood, there were some references to The Simpsons Movie, too, and Hans Zimmer live-conducting the score to the Oscar-nominated short, The Longest Daycare.
Basically, if you loved The Simpsons as a child or adult, it was a simply fantastic evening of entertainment. And, if you couldn’t be there, several of the numbers from the evening have been uploaded online. Check them out below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 by Angie Han
Springfield is already slated to get visits from Family Guy‘s Griffin clan and Futurama‘s Planet Express crew this season, but the next planned Simpsons crossover may be the strangest yet. For Homer and company will be crossing paths with… themselves.
In this year’s “Treehouse of Horror” episode, the Simpsons will find their home haunted by a family of ghosts, The Others-style, who turn out to be the Simpsons from the Tracey Ullman Show era. Hit the jump for your first look at the Simpsons / Simpsons crossover.
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Futurama will return to to the airwaves with Fry, Leela, Bender and company appearing in a special episode of The Simpsons airing on November 9th 2014. Hit the jump to see the first look at this Futurama Simpsons crossover episode.
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It’s no secret Lego and The Simpsons are currently best buds. Lego released the Simpson House earlier this year, The Simpsons aired a full Lego episode recently and you can buy Lego Simpsons mini-figures at pretty much any major store. Rumors have been swirling that Lego will eventually release more iconic Springfield buildings. While that has yet to be confirmed or denied, one Master Builder took it upon himself to get building. Lego builder Matt De Lanoy made the The Simpsons’ Springfield fully out of Lego. He’s got Springfield Elementary School, Krusty Burger, the Nuclear Power Plant and more. Check out multiple Lego Simpsons sets below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, July 28th, 2014 by Angie Han
The Simpsons and the Griffiths have danced around each other for years, sharing Fox’s Animation Domination programming block and taking good-natured jabs around each other on their respective shows. But it’s only this fall that they’re coming face-to-face for the very first time.
At Comic-Con this weekend, attendees got a first look at the upcoming Simpsons / Family Guy crossover in the form of a five-minute preview. Now the clip has just hit the web, and you can check it out after the jump.
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A special guest beamed into The Simpsons panel this year at San Diego Comic Con International. Homer Simpson appeared on stage in holographic form, interacting with Simpsons creator Matt Groening, lampooning the unorganized convention and location, while also taking a bit of time to answer the obvious Q & A questions from the crowd. Homer also forces his unwilling creator to dance for the fans in the audience. I’m pretty sure they are using the same technology as the Tupac Shakur hologram appearance which went viral. Hit the jump to watch the Homer Simpson Hologram video now.
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Last year, Simpsons executive producer Al Jean told fans they’d be killing off a character in the upcoming season. He even gave a tease of who it may be, hinting the person voicing that character won an Emmy for voicing that character. At the time, we tried to narrow it down but the season came and went without that death. The reason was the tragic passing of voice actor Marcia Wallace, who voiced Ms. Krabapple. The Simpsons team thought gracefully killing that character as a tribute to Wallace was enough death for one year.
That was last year. This year, Jean promises the previously hinted character will still die, and even added to his initial hint. Read the quotes about the Simpsons character death below. Read More »
When you’ve done 500 plus episodes over multiple decades, the backlog of content is staggering. In the case of The Simpsons, that doesn’t only mean hilarious jokes, animation cells and Emmy awards. It means music too. While most people associate the show’s music only with Danny Elfman‘s iconic theme, every week has lots of other music and that music is finally getting spotlighted.
The Simpsons Take the Bowl is live musical performance taking place for three nights this September at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. Hank Azaria will host an evening of music, cameos and never before seen footage. Read more about the Simpsons Hollywood Bowl performance below. Read More »
The Simpsons has a history of making history and, last week, it quietly did it again. In a world populated with hundreds of recognizable characters, the franchise introduced a brand new one. Not on TV, but in the popular mobile game The Simpsons Tapped Out. His name is Chester Dupree and he’s the unemployed slacker brother-in-law to everyone’s favorite laughing doctor, Julius Hibbert. Read more about this below. Read More »