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The Simpsons

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Malaise Forever

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.
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Homer Simpson on L.A. Law

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
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Following Homer's Lead

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,
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Let's Talk About The Simpsons

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
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Sam Simon, Dead at 59

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.
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SNPP: Long May You Run

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
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The Simpsons Turn 25

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
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Banksy's Simpsons Couch Gag

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
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