Tag Archives: Simpsons

Ted Cruz Auditions For The Simpsons

Via the AV Club: The Germans, as they so often do, have a word for a highly specific, immediately recognizable sensation that nevertheless has no English-language equivalent. This particular word is fremdscham, the cringing secondhand embarrassment you feel when someone is obliviously making a fool of himself, and Ted Cruz has revealed himself to be a natural at generating it. ...

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Simpsons: Farewell Edna Krabappel

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Jagged Metal Krusty-O Not Included

Gizmodo reports: Visitors to Orlando Universal can now quench their thirst and stuff their faces at Moe’s Tavern, Krusty Burger, Cletus’ Chicken Shack, the Frying Dutchman, Luigi’s Pizza, and even finish it all off with one of Lard Lad’s gigantic donuts. For fans of the series, it’s a dream come true, and the only place on earth you’ll be able ...

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Homer Simpson Votes 2012

They did this in 2008 as well, so I’ve posted both.

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The Final Life In Hell

The continuing demise of print has claimed another victim, Matt Groening’s seemingly eternal Life In Hell strip, in which cavorted Jeff and Akbar, the gay “lovers or brothers or both, whatever offends you the most.” “Life in Hell” actually earned Groening his big break in Hollywood. It started running in Wet Magazine in 1978, then moved to the now-defunct LA ...

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Mad Magazine Asks…

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SUNDAY: The Simpsons 500th Episode

The television show that many (including myself*) consider to be the greatest in the history of the medium will air its 500th episode this Sunday. Special guest star: Julian Assange. The man at the centre of the Wikileaks scandal will make a cameo appearance in the upcoming 500th episode of The Simpsons. According to a Reuters report, the episode, scheduled ...

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LEAKED: Two & A Half Men Finale

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Simpsons Rip Fox News

Last night’s episode of the Simpsons took a great dig at Fox News. Watch the clip here. First funny Simpsons in a loooong time.

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The McRib Is Back

The famed McRib, the greasy pork sandwich whose fanatical devotees were parodied on The Simpsons, is back on the McDonald’s menu beginning today. Gothamist reports on the marketing push: The McRib will be available through December 5th, and to help make The Simpsons parody a reality, McDonald’s is “inviting McRib fans to tap into their creative passion with the launch ...

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Vatican: Homer Simpson Is A Catholic

The official newspaper of the Vatican has decided that Homer Simpson is a secret Catholic. “The Simpsons are among the few TV programmes for children in which Christian faith, religion, and questions about God are recurrent themes.” The family “recites prayers before meals and, in their own peculiar way, believes in the life thereafter”. It quoted an analysis by a ...

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Banksy Directs Simpsons Opening

Gothamist notes that last night’s opening sequence of The Simpsons was story-boarded by famed graffiti artist Banksy.

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The Simpsons Cover Ke$ha

Last night The Simpsons nodded to the internet lip-dub fad.

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But Is She Free of Engrams?

Nancy Cartwright, who voices Simpsons characters Bart Simpson, Ralph Wiggum, and Nelson Muntz, has made a $10M donation to the Church Of Scientology. The amount is twice her estimated annual salary from the show. In return, the cult named Cartwright their Patron Laureate. For comparison, records show that Tom Cruise has donated $5M over the last four years. In 2007, ...

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Success!

It took three visits to the 42nd Street Quik-E Mart, but I finally scored me some Krusty-O’s. A shipment had arrived just before we did and the place became a bit of a madhouse as the word got out. The boxes bear this disclaimer: “Product shown is not representative of product inside.” Because people would totally expect their cereal to ...

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