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Simpsons Joke Inspires Man's Drive to Rename Aussie Money

'Millions of people around the world' will want some of this funny money: petitioner

(Newser) - Malcolm Turnbull has been Australia's prime minister for just over a month, but he's already got a tall order before him. "If the leaders of this great nation have any common sense at all, they will introduce legislation to parliament to change the name of our currency... More »

Simpsons Member Will Die This Year

Sideshow Bob will finally kill Bart in Halloween episode

(Newser) - Sideshow Bob will finally get his revenge in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. After 25 years of foiled murder plots, the character voiced by Kelsey Grammer will kill Bart Simpson in the show's annual Halloween episode, producers revealed at Texas' ATX Festival over the weekend. It isn't... More »

Real-Life Bart Simpson on Trial Before 'Mr. Burns'

Court coincidence has UK news agency snickering

(Newser) - Normally, a routine court appearance by a guy in the UK accused of possessing an illegal gun at an airport wouldn't become a buzzy little Internet story, but the guy's name happens to be Barton Simpson and the judge is identified as "Mr. Recorder Burns." Get... More »

Here's Every Bart Simpson Chalkboard Quote

Buzzfeed celebrates the 500th episode of 'The Simpsons'

(Newser) - With The Simpsons airing its 500th episode this weekend, Buzzfeed marks the occasion by sharing every one of Bart's chalkboard quotations that start each show. Because of repeats, there are fewer than 300, including:
  • I will not skateboard in the halls
  • Non-flammable is not a challenge
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D'Oh! Simpson Clan Not Catholic

Pope's wrong; they're 'Presby-Lutheran Protestants,' says producer

(Newser) - Turns out the pope is fallible after all. The official Vatican newspaper declared last week that Homer Simpson and his family are Catholic. But the creators of the cartoon characters have announced that church officials are downright wrong, reports the BBC . Homer and son Bart considered converting to Catholicism five... More »

7 Simpsons Life Lessons

Matt Groening's sitcom can really teach us something

(Newser) - The Simpsons is more than just a cartoon—it’s spawned essays, books, and lecture series, and the Telegraph takes a look at the lessons it can teach us:
  • Family is the most important thing: Contrary to former president George Bush’s beliefs, The Simpsons celebrates family—complete with a
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The Only 3 Christmas TV Plots

When it comes time for the holiday episode, don't expect a surprise

(Newser) - Christmas “takes over the airwaves as comprehensively as it does malls, office lobbies, and public service announcements”—but unfortunately, the Christmas TV plotline always falls into one of three categories, writes Torie Bosch for Slate :
  • Money woes: “A holiday season without gifts doesn't really feel like a
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Ay, Caramba! Bart Makes Robo-Call for Scientology

Actress who provides cartoon icon's voice uses it to plug controversial church

(Newser) - Actress Nancy Cartwright’s affiliation with Scientology has escaped public notice for the most part, but those days could be over. Cartwright, the voice of Bart on The Simpsons, is featured on a robo-call announcing a church event, the Village Voice reports. The actress peppers the invitation to the “... More »

Cartman's Evil Is His Appeal

Foul-mouthed fat kid ranks 10th in all-time list of cartoon characters

(Newser) - Eric Cartman—the foul-mouthed fat kid in the "South Park" foursome of misfit boys—has ridden his ability to do the unthinkable to No. 10 on TV Guide's top 50 cartoon characters of all time. What's the appeal, exactly, of a malicious, mean, lying, selfish 8-year-old? "I'd say... More »

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