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By creating The Simpsons, Matt Groening ushered in not just a TV show, but a cultural icon. And then he created one of the smartest shows ever in Futurama. Now, he has the chance to go three for three.
The death of Alan Rickman has hit film fans everywhere hard, and the announcement of his passing on Thursday morning has led to tributes large and small that have been heartwarming in spite of the heartbreak. In a happy surprise, Fox’s The Simpsons posted a tribute to the actor that connects back to two of his most rewatchable roles.
It’s not often that famous animated characters are used to advertise things that aren’t specifically directed at children, but then not everybody does things as well as Homer Simpson.
When it comes to being timely in its poignancy, The Simpsons is pretty hit or miss, but this past Sunday's episode featured a wonderful little nod to the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks.
As it happens with most popular TV shows,The Simpsons has been at the center of several salary disputes over the years, as the talented cast has tried to secure more money from Fox and the producers. How does James L. Brooks feel about it all?
While The Simpsons may not be as biting with its social commentary as it once was, it’s still a show that sticks to its guns whenever possible. And one of those times happened back in 1994, when one of the most violent episodes of the show was produced.
October means that a new Treehouse of Horror episode of The Simpsons is coming, which is always a cause for celebration, and this year is no different. Check out the gorgeously creepy couch gag from this year’s installment, as animated by Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi.
After 27 seasons with more on the way, The Simpsons has more or less solidified its monumental impact on American culture. And now we'll get to see just how much power it has in Australia.
Of all the villains that TV has given us over the years, few are as fun to watch as Sideshow Bob, someone whose malevolent motivations always enjoyably blow up in his face. (Or rake up in his face, really.) But the character will get his day in the sun for this year’s Treehouse of Horror special, as he will finally be able to murder Bart Simpson. But in what way?
The titular family has just begun their 27th season residing at 742 Evergreen Terrace, with a contractual guarantee that they will continue to do so for 28. People have often joked that the series would run forever, but – like all things – it must eventually come to an end.
They say the more things change, the more they stay the same. For Season 27 of The Simpsons, though, the same old animated universe we know is being changed in several different ways. And one of them may have to do with Smithers.
By saying “the greatest thing you’ll see all day” in the headline, we’re just assuming that you think that “most nightmarishly abstract” is a suitable synonym for “greatest.”
You already know what your favorite TV shows are, and you probably know what your friends’ favorite shows are, particularly if they’re outspoken on social media. But have you ever wondered how the people making those series feel about all the projects populating TV history?
With the fall TV season just around the corner, our televisions will soon be awash with characters new and old that will be taking on villainous tasks, making our favorite characters’ lives a living hell. But for now, we’re celebrating 10 ruthless bastards that made the past year so wonderfully dastardly.
Here are 9 characters from TV’s modern era that retained their core look throughout entire runs of a series. Some of these shows are still on the air, so they could technically introduce some major changes next season, but they probably won’t.