I thought this was pretty sweet.
We're a couple of months away from the long awaited Simpsons movie. The closer we get to the release date, the more concerns I have. I desperately want it to be good, but I have a bad feeling about this.
When you love a franchise this much for this long, the expectations soar pretty high. I'm not interested in a "pretty good" Simpsons movie or a "kinda neat" Simpsons movie, I want "wow" or nothing at all.
Is there any chance this movie will be "wow"? I don't think so either...
During the Idol Gives Back special last night, The Simpsons made an appearance. Homer, Marge and Lisa were judging Simon Cowell's rendition of the Pussycat Dolls' "Don't Cha". Bart shows up at the end to steal the sequence with his Brian Dunkleman jab.
Twenty years ago tonight, The Simpsons made their first appearance on television. On April 19, 1987, The Tracey Ullman Show aired a two-minute animated short by Matt Groening that introduced the world to Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. The rest, is history.
I can't think of a better way to celebrate 20 years of The Simpsons than be revisiting their trip to Toronto during season 13. "I'm a ten year old boy in Toronto, I should be the happiest kid in the world." Damn straight.
Watching the Simpsons last night, I was most impressed with the couch gag. I've seen hundreds of these things, and a few have really stuck out as winners, but last night's ranks amongst the very best.
It's the evolution of Homer and it might be the longest couch gag in the history of the show. Here it is.
Here's the latest trailer (I believe it's number four) for the upcoming Simpsons movie.
It originally aired ten years ago yesterday, and to me it hilariously epitomizes everything this holiday has come to represent.
Homer vs. The Eighteenth Amendment begins as Springfield celebrates St. Patrick's Day with a day revolved around booze. Even Bart gets drunk, leading to a return to prohibition and much hilarity as Rex Banner takes on bootlegger Homer Simpson. Here's the hilarious beginning of that episode, ideal viewing on a day like today.
- Listen up, this is the busiest drinking day of the year. Where are the designated drivers? [two men raise their hands] Beat it! I got no room for cheap skates.
- Top of the morning to ye on this gray, grizzly afternoon. Kent O'Brockman live on Main Street, where today everyone is a little bit Irish, except, of course, for the gays and the Italians.
~ Kent Brockman
- Ladies and gentlemen, what you are seeing is a total disregard for the things St. Patrick's Day stand for. All this drinking, violence, destruction of property. Are these the things we think of when we think of the Irish?
~ Kent Brockman
- Oh, honey, you're not the world's worst mother. What about that freezer lady in Georgia?
I had seen the cast of The Simpsons on Inside The Actors Studio, but Buffalo Boy led me to an edited version that's 9:03 of pure hilarity.
It's worth another viewing.
A third trailer for The Simpsons Movie aired last night. This appears to be the footage they watched on AI the other day.
The highlight of yesterday's American Idol was the footage of the contestants viewing a sneak peek of the upcoming Simpsons movie. There was quite a bit of new footage there and some interesting behind the scenes shots. Here it is, if you missed it.
Oh yeah, there was also some singing as they narrowed it down to twelve guys and twelve girls. Rumours on the internets say it's fixed and Brandon Rogers will win. Funny guy Chris Sligh advanced, as did Sundance Head who had an amazing first audition and then stunk up the joint in Hollywood. It seems you can ride a great early audition a long way on AI.
Personally, I like Lakisha Jones. Here's her audition.
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