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My two youngest kids have discovered The Simpsons on Disney+, and they've been watching episodes from the last decade, which means they're new to me as well. The other day, they watched an episode in which Homer sings a parody of Steely Dan's "DirtyWork". This, of course, puts me into
Does it get any better than season four of The Simpsons? Season three, maybe... or season five... but without a doubt, season four is peak Simpsons and appointment viewing for me. This scene is from Krusy Gets Kancelled, the season four finale. I originally watched it on May 13, 1993.
Does it get any better than season four of The Simpsons? Maybe season three, but it's debatable. In the season four episode "Marge in Chains", Springfield is unable to buy a statue of Abraham Lincoln and buys a Jimmy Carter statue instead. "Malaise Forever', reads the sign below the statue.
Dan Castellaneta, the voice of Homer Simpson since 1987, guest starred on a 1992 episode of L.A. Law entitled "L.A. Lawless." In this episode, Castellaneta starred as a theme-park employee who was fired from his gig as Homer Simpson because he removed his Homer Simpson head while on
My youngest is five, but only a couple of months away from turning six. She's growing up fast, and today I looked at her with great sincerity and said... You're not a little girl anymore, you're a little woman.That line, of course, is me paraphrasing Moe Szyslak as he
I've written extensively about how much I loved The Simpsons. I've probably seen every episode from the first six seasons 20-30 times each by now. I watched them when they first aired, on VHS, in syndication, on DVD, streamed from the web, with my kids and by myself. This weekend,
It's hard to believe they're still making new episodes of The Simpsons. The Simpsons was my favourite show when I was a teenager. Those first six seasons were so good, I still revisit them often. The first episode ever aired was "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", the Christmas episode
They recently renewed The Simpsons for two more seasons, which will bring them to 28. But the big news is that Harry Shearer will not be a part of the cast. Shearer voiced Ned Flanders, Charles Montgomery Burns, Waylon Smithers, Seymour Skinner, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny Leonard, Kent Brockman, Scratchy, Kang,
Sam Simon was 59. He developed “The Simpsons” with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks, and he subsequently co-wrote nearly a dozen “Simpsons” episodes during his tenure on the animated comedy, also serving as co-showrunner, character designer, creative consultant, creative supervisor, developer, and writer.
I watched The Simpsons / Family Guy crossover episode yesterday. It was okay, but not nearly as clever and funny as any episode during the first six seasons of The Simpsons. It was a full throttle crossover with the entire Griffin family ending up in Springfield and will likely result in
I was just reading about how Television Without Pity has been shuttered by NBCUniversal. The origins of Television Without Pity go back to 1998, a long time ago in the land of websites. That got me thinking about one of my favourite television websites from the 90s: SNPP. SNPP stood
While shovelling snow this morning, I started thinking about The Simpsons episode "The Front", the 19th episode of season four in which Homer attends his Class of 1974 high school reunion. In this episode, Homer wins several awards, including one for travelling the least distance to be there. And the
Marcia Wallace was 70. She was the actress best known for her roles as receptionist Carol Kester on The Bob Newhart Show and the voice of Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons.
Exactly ten years ago today, I had an idea. I was going to share a quote from Homer Simpson every week. I started collecting the quotes at http://www.torontomike.com/homer.html, starting with this one on August 8, 2003. Well, crying isn't gonna bring him back... unless your
In Homer at the Bat, a gem of an episode from season three of The Simpsons, Mr. Burns assembled ringers for the company softball team. In real life, many members of this All-Star team also suffered bizarre incidents which hampered their effectiveness after the 1992 season. Here are the ringers
The Longest Daycare, which aired prior to Ice Age: Continental Drift, is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
I never liked The Police. I'm not talking about law enforcement, I'm talking about the English rock band. I acknowledge they have a number of hits and I've caught myself singing Roxanne at least twice, but I never loved their sound. I dislike Sting as a solo artist even more.
I've been giggling at the official logo for the 2012 London Olympic games since it was unveiled 5 years ago. Click over and see what I mean. I've only recently checked out the mascots for these upcoming Olympic games, and they're a little goofy as well. They're called Wenlock and
The Simpsons made their television debut 25 years ago today in a series of animated shorts on “The Tracy Ullman Show.” Seven years ago, I wrote about how I never missed an episode. As previously declared, I won't miss a new episode of "The Simpsons". I've been watching for half
Our classless, short-sighted, pathetic excuse for a mayor Rob Ford has my blood boiling and gut busting again. Actually, it's not Rob Ford this time, it's his big brother Councillor Doug Ford, although I half suspect they're the same person. Dougie has a vision for our eastern waterfront, and he
Happy Valentine's Day. I choo-choo-choose you.
I don't know how I missed this... Usher's hit song OMG sounds exactly like the Christmas carol Homer tries to write at the beginning of the Simpsons episode "Dude, Where's My Ranch?", which first aired in 2003. Judge for yourself. Speaking of Homer, I meticulously updated my Homer Simpsons quotes
The Simpsons' couch gag last night was directed by Banksy. It's dark, disturbing and very good. While we're discussing the Sunday night cartoon block on Fox, The Cleveland Show had a "Down goes Brown" reference. Coincidence? I have a forensic analyst on the case and will report back my findings
Lisa Simpson’s wedding ceremony from the sixth season episode “Lisa’s Wedding” takes place today at 1pm. And she's still 8 years old!