The Simpsons Arcade Cabinet from Arcade1Up

If you’re a kid of the 1990s, then you probably plugged way too many quarters into the Simpsons arcade game. Created by Konami, the classic side-scrolling brawler let you play as Homer, Marge, Bart, or Lisa as the family fought various Springfield villains to get back a kidnapped Maggie. Soon, you can bring back the memories of smashing those buttons and pushing that joystick with Arcade1Up’s home version of The Simpsons, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the beloved game. Read More »

Evolution of The Simpsons

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see how The Simpsons have evolved from their debut appearance in 1987 to how they look in their most recent episodes in 2021. Plus, see what the VFX artists at Corridor Crew think of the work done on Resident Evil: Afterlife, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and more. And finally, take a look back at John Candy‘s Saturday morning cartoon Camp Candy. Read More »

Hypnotism in Movies

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out how realistic hypnotism is in movies like Get Out and Now You See Me, as well as television shows like Friends and The Simpsons. Plus, see how well the cast of Harry Potter can explain the franchise in just one-minute. And finally, listen to Netflix comedians like Ali Wong, Hasan Minhaj, Russell Peters, and more talk about their Asian backgrounds. Read More »

The Simpsons Star Wars Animated Short

Star Was Day is nearly upon us, and to celebrate, Disney+ will be getting a little help from The Simpsons.

Along with the premiere of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars spin-off Star Wars: The Bad Batch, subscribers to Disney+ will also be treated to a new Star Wars-themed animated short starring the Simpsons’ adorable toddler. Maggie Simpson in The Force Awakens From Its Nap finds the baby on an epic quest to track down her stolen pacifier, and you can check out the poster for the short below. Read More »

hank azaria apu

Over a year ago, Hank Azaria stepped down from voicing Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the heavily accented Kwik-E-Mart owner on The Simpsons whom he had voiced for 30 years, winning several Emmys for his performance in the process. The decision came after the outcry over his voicing Apu had reached a boiling point in the wake of a documentary called The Problem with Apu, which criticized the character’s outdated stereotypes.

In the aftermath of his exit from the role, during which he also stepped down from voicing other characters of color, Azaria had somewhat side-stepped the criticism surrounding the stereotypes, saying that “it was not my intention.” But the actor has now stepped up to apologize for participating in “structural racism” in voicing the part of Apu.

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The Simpsons - Stupid Sexy Flanders Vinyl Figure

Back when The Simpsons was still operating at the top of their game, they delivered what might be the best version of neighbor Ned Flanders. And soon you’ll be able to bring him home to admire on your collectible shelf.

In “Little Big Mom,” the tenth episode of the eleventh season, Homer Simpson tries to prove that he still needs the skis he bought after the Nagano Olympics by taking the family on a ski trip. While on the slopes, he runs into Ned Flanders, but rather than being warm and cozy in a big winter coat and his usual green sweater, we get Stupid Sexy Flanders in a skin-tight ski suit that shows off the family man’s goods. Now Kidrobot has turned Stupid Sexy Flanders into a stupid sexy collectible vinyl figure. Read More »

British Version of The Simpsons

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see what The Simpsons might be like if it were an animated British sitcom instead. Plus, a meteorologist examines natural disasters in movies like Mad Max: Fury Road, The Day After Tomorrow, Dante’s Peak, Twister, and more. And finally, Binging with Babish put together a recipe to make the much desired chicken fingers from the first season of Community. Read More »

J.J. Abrams on The Simpsons

The Simpsons was recently renewed for two more seasons, keeping the animated sitcom going strong as the longest-running primetime scripted series of all time. This weekend they’ll be getting a boost from one of the biggest blockbuster filmmakers of the 21st century. Star Wars and Star Trek director J.J. Abrams is making an appearance on The Simpsons this weekend, and as you’ll see in a teaser clip, he’s bringing some of his trademark lens flares with him.
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the simpsons renewed season 33 and 34

At this point, I think the heat death of the universe will occur before The Simpsons comes to an end. The longest-running primetime scripted show in television history just got longer as Fox has gone ahead and renewed the show for seasons 33 and 34. At one point, I was a Simpsons obsessive, and my brain is a mess of Simpsons quotes and references that go all the way up until, oh, let’s say season 14, at which point I bailed. But obviously, other people keep watching, or Fox wouldn’t keep ordering new seasons.

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