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Sam Simon was one of the beloved show's first developers alongside Matt Groening and James L. Brooks.
‘The Simpsons’ has remembered its executive producer Sam Simon with a touching tribute on its most recent episode.
Simon, who passed away on March 8th following a battle with cancer, was credited variously as a co-developer and executive producer during his long association with the beloved animated series. The Sunday March 15th episode featured a black and yellow message at the end, saying “One of the greatest comic minds ever” followed by “Thank you, Sam”.
'The Simpsons' paid tribute to one of its first developers Sam Simon
Continue reading: 'The Simpsons' Pays Tribute To Sam Simon In Latest Episode
Lisa channels Princess Elsa in the festive opening of the long running animated series.
The 'Simpsons' have let us in on their festive couch gag, ahead of the show's special Christmas themed episode which airs on Fox this Sunday (December 7th). Fans of the series will certainly not be disappointed by the special opening, which references a little Disney movie that we hear is pretty popular.
'The Simpsons's' famous couch gets a Frozen makeover this Christmas
The entire opening sequence of the famous series has been given a Christmas makeover for the special episode, with Springfield shown covered in snow and Bart writing lines of ‘Reindeer does not taste like chicken’.
Sam Simon, who is donating his entire fortune to charitable causes, has helped save a 'gay' Irish bull from the slaughterhouse.
Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons, has stepped in to save a seemingly gay Irish bull from the slaughterhouse. A campaign supported by The Simpsons man saved 'Benjy' the bull, whose failure to inseminate a herd of cows, rendered him useless on his County Mayor farm.
Sam Simon created The Simpsons with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks
A story in a local newspaper alerted animal rights groups and a gay magazine and Benjy was rescued from the abattoir.
Continue reading: Simpsons Creator Steps In To Save 'Gay' Irish Bull From Abattoir
Can you believe ‘The Simpsons’ has been on our screens for 25 years?
‘The Simpsons’ came alive at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday night (September 12th), as the series celebrated its 25th anniversary with live music, cast performances and some very special guests. Creator Matt Groening kicked off proceedings at the first of three events, which will celebrate the long running Fox animation.
'The Simpsons' cast hasn't aged at all in 25 years
The event was hosted by Hank Azaria, who’s best known to ‘Simpsons’ fans as the voice of characters such as Moe the bartender, police Chief Wiggum and Apu the Kwik-E-Mart owner.
Continue reading: ‘The Simpsons’ Take Over Hollywood Bowl To Celebrate 25th Anniversary
Will you watch them all? Obviously not.
Mecca for Simpsons fans has arrived, no pilgrimage necessary. The utopian moments that is a 25-season marathon kicks off at 10 a.m. ET with the movie sandwiched in-between it all. It’s probably an irresponsible move from FXX, as you can pretty much guarantee some fantastic attention seeker will attempt to stay up for 12 days straight armed to the teeth with Mountain Dew and Cheetos (or Freetos) and inevitably perish.
You could try and play The Simpsons drinking game while attempting to stay up throughout the marathon, but considering that involves drinking every time Homer does, we can’t advise it on health grounds. Also, you’ll perish.
Continue reading: Let's All Watch 'The Simpsons' For 12 Days And 12 Nights
O'Brien wrote/produced the monorail episode
Conan O’Brien will be performing “The Monorail Song”, from the classic Simpsons episode “Marge Vs. the Monorail” as part of a three-day finale spectacular at The Holloywood Bowl.
O’Brien, who wrote and produced the infamous episode, will join current cast members as they perform famous classic moments from The Simpsons. So far, Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson), Hank Azaria (Moe, Apu, Chief Wiggum) and Yeardley Smith (Lisa Simpson) are all scheduled to appear. Phil Hartman, who played the conman Lyle Lanley, passed away in 1998.
Continue reading: Conan O'Brien Will Sing The MonoRail Song Live At The Hollywood Bowl
The Simpsons Family Guy crossover has a new trailer - what do you think?
Homer and Peter Griffin, Bart and Stewie, Marge and Lois, Lisa and Meg, Santa’s Little Helper and Brian; Simpsons and Family Guy fans alike have been pondering a universe in which these infamous animated character meet each other for years.
Da da da... woah. Hang on. What?
Lucky, then, that The Griffins travel to Springfield and meet up with their opposite animated numbers. Get ready for a blast of self-referential comedy, industry banging and lively debate.
Continue reading: Poll: What Do We Think Of The Simpsons/Family Guy Teaser Trailer?
Krusty the Clown might be a goner from The Simpsons, but he's left behind so excellent one-liners
Krusty the Clown may have chucked his last chuckle and played his last Itchy and Scratchy because, if the rumours are right, he isThe Simpsons’ character that the producers are thinking of killing off. But Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofski is so much more than just a clown. Here are 10 best bits of Krusty the Clown just in case we really are never going to see that grumpy painted smile again.
Krusty the Clown might be in the firing line in The Simpsons' writers' room
One - Lisa’s First Word
Krusty the Clown likes money and will broadcast and endorse anything to earn a pretty penny.
Krusty: Aaaaaagh! I almost swallowed some of the juice! - while filming a KrustyBurger commercial.
Continue reading: RIP Krusty The Clown? His 10 Best Moments
Is Krusty The Clown going to die?
Speaking at a Television Critics Association panel on Sunday, Simpsons show runner Al Jean has all but confirmed the impending death on The Simpsons will see either Bart’s favourite clown, Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofski (better known as Krusty The Clown) meet his maker. Or it might be the depressed entertainer’s father, Rabbi Hyman Krustofski.
Krusty The Clown
Jean said the clues were “obvious”, eluding a gasping audience towards an episode entitled “A Clown in The Dumps”. Of course, that could mean Krusty’s perennial sadness is exacerbated by the death of his father. And for anyone claiming Krustofski isn’t a "major character"… well you’d be right. But Jean did recently admit that the Springfield resident who dies isn't "iconic".
Continue reading: Simpsons Death: It's Krusty The Clown Or Rabbi Hyman Krustofski
We love The Simpsons. Everybody does. But we really love The Simpsons
The Simpsons has the ability to be incredibly scornful and delightfully playful at the same time, even when dealing with some of the darker aspects of American culture, like institutional racism, corrupt politicians and the poverty crisis. It also handles the satiation of popular culture with expertise, as evidenced by the show’s almost perfect homage/jab at Mad Men.
With AMC’s slick drama set to resume smoothness this weekend, The Simpsons took it upon themselves to mark the occasion with a riff on the ‘next week’ montages used by AMC. It features a host of characters from the legendary cartoon saying ominous/inane things in Mad Men’s typically fast and stylish manner.
Continue reading: The Simpsons Pays Tribute/Mocks The Hell Out Of 'Mad Men' Season 7
Hill was paid $60,000 for his role in 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' but he isn't alone in taking one in the wallet for the sake of art
Jonah Hill has made headlines recently after it was revealed he was paid just $60,000 for his Oscar-nominated role in The Wolf of Wall Street. Now, $60,000 is a lot of money to a lot of people, but in the world of Hollywood actors and their big pay cheques, Hill was paid pitance for his work. Still, he is not the only one to take a pay cut for the sake of the project paying them.
Jonah Hill is apparently nothing like his character in Donnie Azoff
Hill decided to take a pay cut, from the usual 6-7 figure digit he tends to receive, because he was so determined to get the part of Donnie Azoff so he could work with the director of the project, Martin Scorsese. By putting his dreams first and his bank account last, Hill has received his second Oscar nomination to date and has been roundly praised by critics for his role. What's more , Hill isn't alone in taking one for the team and opting out of a big pay cheque for the sake of the project he's appearing in.
'The Simpsons' cable rights have been sold to FXX in one of the most lucrative television deals in history.
FXX has won the bidding war for 'The Simpsons' cable rights and will now air reruns of the hugely success animated series in 2014. Fox sold the rights to the comedy based network in one of the most syndication deals in television, the network said on Friday.
'The Simpons' new home will be FXX
FXX, which is owned by Fox, will begin airing previous episodes of 'The Simpsons' in August 2014.
Continue reading: FXX Obtains 'The Simpsons' Cable Rights For $1 Billion?
Reruns of 'The Simpsons' will run on FFX as of August 2014, after they landed an exclusive deal for the show.
FXX has landed exclusive reruns of The Simpsons following a lengthy bidding war between cable networks. FXX is owned by Newscorp; other candidates thought to have competed for the show include TBS, Comedy Central and TV Land, amongst others.
Reruns of The Simpsons will air on FXX next year.
The Simpsons is the longest running comedy series in history, its first episode aired in 1989 and after 25 seasons, the show has been renewed for another due to air next year. The record breaking nature of The Simpsons is something FX President John Landgraf felt strongly about, in a statement he said "The Simpsons is indisputably one of the greatest shows in television history," said FX president John Landgraf in a statement."We are honored to have it associated with FX Networks and FXX." Details relating to how much the deal has cost FXX have not been released, but it is presumed it may be the most expensive deal in history too.
Continue reading: 'The Simpsons' Reruns Set To Air On FFX In 2014
Having aired for nearly 24 years, 'The Simpsons' looks to the futur(ama).
A 26th season of the ever-popular cartoon series, The Simpsons, has been confirmed by Fox, as reported by Sky News. What has become America's longest running television show ever will now continue "with no end in sight," according to producer Al Jean.
The Simpsons Showing No Signs Of Running Out Of Gags.
The 25th season premiered in the US on Sunday with a well-timed Homeland spoof, entitled 'Homerland' and attracted 6.4 million viewers and will draw in a worldwide audience with later DVD releases and TV airings.
Continue reading: 'The Simpsons' 26th Season Confirmed, Time For A 'Futurama' Crossover?
Paddy Power has history with offering odds on The Simpsons, and it isn't pretty.
Over 10 million people tuned in to watch the finale of Breaking Bad on Sunday (September 29, 2013). 83 million people tuned in to discover who shot J.R, while 19.8 million simply couldn't wait to find out who gunned down Phi Mitchell on Eastenders.
Which Simpsons Character Will Be Killed Off?
Now, millions are expected to tune in to discover which major character from The Simpsons will be killed off, with bookmakers are already taking bets on the subject.
Continue reading: Which Simpsons Character Will Be Killed Off? Bookmakers On Red Alert
Who do you think it'll be?
The Simpsons is both a kids’ show, and an adult show. For the young ones, the brightly animated characters and slapstick comedy ensure belly laughs keep rolling through, and for the older generation, the humor is laced with a dark comedic streak.
It can't be any of these core dudes, can it?
But one thing the show has never shied away from is death, and it looks as though another major character is set to meet their make in season 25; only thing is, it could be any of many. Al Jean confirmed that someone is going to be worm food, but wasn't about to divulge who the victim would be.
Sam Simon, the co-creator of The Simpsons, continues to give to charity following his terminal cancer diagnosis.
Sam Simon, the co-creator of The Simpsons, continues to donate millions of dollars to charity. Simon was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer earlier on this year. He has decided to see the profits of his many years work go to help others, whilst he is still able to see the huge difference his donations have made.
Sam Simon at 4th Annual CP Poker Tournament in Las Vegas, 2011.
Simon's fortune largely stems from his involvement in The Simpsons. He left the show in 1993 but is still listed as an executive producer, a privilege which earned him a fortune.
Eddie Redmayne is set to play Stephen Hawking in Theory of Everything directed by James Marsh
Les Misérables star, Eddie Redmayne is set to play Stephen Hawking in a new biopic Theory of Everything directed by James Marsh, according Deadline.com Redmayne is currently filming Jupiter Ascending starring alongside Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum. It is currently unknown who will play Hawking's first wife. Filming for Theory of Everything is scheduled to begin this autumn.
Stephen Hawking is the world's most famous and revered scientist. The brilliance and accessibility of his works - A Brief History of Time, Horizon and a collection of science books for children - have ensured Hawking has a place not only in academia but in popular culture.
However, Hawking is as well known for his disability as he is for his work. The world famous physicist was diagnosed, aged 21, with motor neuron disease. The illness, progressively worsening since Hawking's diagnosis in 1962, has confined Hawking to a wheelchair. He is unable to speak without a voice simulator. Despite all the difficulties Hawking faces he continues to teach at the University of Cambridge.
Continue reading: Eddie Redmayne To Play Stephen Hawking In New Biopic
The Sopranos unsurprisingly topped the list of the 101 best written television shows.
Last night (2nd June), the Writers Guild of America (the WGA) unveiled its list of the 101 best written television shows in history voted for by members, who are split into east (WGAE) and western (WGAW) guilds in an online ballot.
Following the WGA's 2005 '101 Best Screenplays', the new list saw New Jersey mobster drama The Sopranos (created by David Chase) top the TV Guide Magazine-sponsored list. After debuting in 1999, the show ran for six seasons and 86 episodes before ending in 2007. The show, starring James Gandolfini as lead-character Anthony "Tony" Soprano, has received glowing critical acclaim over the years with New Yorker editor, David Remnick proclaiming the show to be "the richest achievement in the history of television."
Indeed, this is not the first time the highly lauded series has topped a 'best of' chart, with previous rankings including TV Guide's 'Top 50 TV Shows of All Time', and 'Channel 4's Greatest Television Series of All Time.'
Continue reading: The Sopranos Named Best Written TV Show Ever: Do You Agree?
The AMC drama has finally been validated with a Simpsons tribute.
The Simpsons are doing Breaking Bad once again in this week’s episode. The Fox series is paying tribute or poking fun – take your pick – of the AMC drama, now in its final season. Of course, no drugs are actually featured in the opening credits video for The Simpsons. Instead, Marge dons a “Kiss the Cook” apron and goes into her lab... err... kitchen to cook up some blue cupcakes. She then sells them to the neighborhood kids, while Homer lurks suspiciously in the background, wearing Walter White’s trademark black hat. It’s all very suspicious and probably delicious. The entire sequence is set to Tommy James and The Shondells’ Crystal Blue Persuasion and, when the camera pans away, we see Bryan Cranston's Walter White and Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman in their lab suits watching the animated show on their own couch.
And this is how we know that Breaking Bad is legit. Emmy awards? Please. A show is only successful after The Simpsons have made fun of it. Now we can all finally relax and watch the fifth season in peace.
You know a show has reached iconic status when it gets parodied on The Simpsons.
Continue reading: The Simpsons Tribute Breaking Bad
Bart Simpson, Homer Simpson, Lisa Simpson, Maggie Simpson, Marge Simpson and The Simpsons - Bart Simpson, Homer Simpson, Marge Simpson, Maggie Simpson and Lisa Simpson Tuesday 18th December 2007 at Bryant Park New York City, USA
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