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D'oh Ho Ho! Get Ready for 'Longest' TV Marathon Ever

FXX will host 'Simpsons' event with all 600 episodes over the holidays

(Newser) - Don't settle down for a long winter's nap after Thankgiving dinner is over—turn on your television for what FXX is calling the "longest marathon in TV history." Mashable reports that the network will air all 600 episodes of The Simpsons for 300 hours of Homer... More »

The Simpsons Makes an Election Endorsement

And reveals the origins of Donald Trump's hair

(Newser) - Election 2016 got The Simpsons treatment over the weekend, and while neither candidate escaped unscathed, there was a clear endorsement at the two-minute short's end . The video, released Saturday, is a spoof of Hillary Clinton's 2008 "3am call" ad , with Homer and Marge getting amorous until Marge... More »

Smithers' Coming Out Has a Sweet Backstory

'Simpsons' writer's gay son made him think to pen a cartoon to show his love

(Newser) - After nearly three decades of lusting after Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers is coming out of the closet on Sunday night's episode of The Simpsons. But, as the Telegraph reports, there's something of a sweet backstory to the occasion, inspired by the coming out of the 21-year-old son of... More »

This Simpsons Search Engine Is Amazing

You must try 'Frinkiac'

(Newser) - Simpsons fans absolutely must check out Frinkiac, a new search engine that finds the screenshot to go with your favorite Simpsons quote. Sean Schulte, Paul Kehrer, and Allie Young built the search engine (named after Springfield's Professor Frink) after realizing how difficult it could be to find the correct... More »

Simpsons Creator Has Something New Up His Sleeve

Maker of 'Futurama' is in talks with Netflix

(Newser) - The mind of Matt Groening just keeps on comin'. Turns out the man behind Futurama and The Simpsons is talking to Netflix about a possible new animated series, Variety reports. Details are unknown, but Netflix is said to be contemplating a 20-episode order over two seasons—"which would certainly... More »

Simpsons Honored Bowie, Alan Rickman ... 3 Years Ago

Wild

(Newser) - It was inadvertent, notes Entertainment Weekly , but oddly prescient: a February 2013 episode of The Simpsons that honored Alan Rickman—and David Bowie. The Simpsons Twitter account on Thursday linked to a video clip from the episode, a spoof of Love Actually, which featured Rickman. The tweet refers to as... More »

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 »

Someone's Coming Out on The Simpsons?

Smithers, long rumored to be gay, has something to say to Mr. Burns: producer

(Newser) - This is looking to be a groundbreaking season of The Simpsons: Marge and Homer separate , Homer's been diagnosed with narcolepsy , and now "one of the greatest stories of unrequited love in modern popular culture is about to move to a new phase," per the Guardian . To wit:... More »

Simpsons Fans Get Some Excellent News

Harry Shearer will be back

(Newser) - For Simpsons fans, phew. Harry Shearer, voice of Mr. Burns, Smithers, Flanders, the Rev. Lovejoy, and countless others will indeed be back for seasons 27 and 28. Shearer had balked at signing his new contract, reportedly because he wanted more time for outside projects—and not because of the salary... More »

Bad News for Homer, Marge This Season

They legally separate in 'The Simpsons' premiere, Al Jean reveals

(Newser) - More dire news from the upcoming season of The Simpsons: Homer and Marge's marriage is in trouble. "In the premiere, it’s discovered after all the years Homer has narcolepsy and it’s an incredible strain on the marriage," executive producer Al Jean reveals in a new... 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 »

Simpsons Producer: Burns, Flanders Can Be Recast

But he says they hope Harry Shearer will change his mind

(Newser) - Harry Shearer might be leaving The Simpsons, but the ( many ) characters he voiced will live on. "I’d be lying if I said it was no loss. ... But I also have to say that I’d be lying if I said he was irreplaceable. I think that... More »

Voice of Dozens of Characters Leaving Simpsons

It's good-diddly-bye to Harry Shearer's Flanders, Burns

(Newser) - While Homer and Bart Simpson might be glad to see the back of Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, and Reverend Lovejoy, can the show survive without the man who voices them and at least 20 other recurring characters? Harry Shearer, who has voiced an impressive range of characters on... More »

Simpsons Co-Creator Sam Simon Dead at 59

He was 'the real creative force' behind the show, writer says

(Newser) - A creative force is gone: Sam Simon, who influenced The Simpsons and who gave away most of his millions to charity, died yesterday at age 59. He was diagnosed with colon cancer a few years ago, the New York Times reports. He didn't invent The Simpsons' characters—that credit... More »

Blogger: I Know Where the Simpsons Live

Phil Plait says he picked up on revelatory clue in recent Elon Musk episode

(Newser) - Astronomy blogger Phil Plait was psyched when he heard SpaceX chief Elon Musk was set to appear on the Jan. 25 episode of The Simpsons. But what he saw in one scene blew his mind even more than Musk's appearance: an apparent clue to the elusive question of where... More »

Hot Simpsons Theory: Homer's Been in Coma for 20 Years

Reddit speculation won't die, even though a show producer says it's false

(Newser) - Diehard Simpsons fans have by now likely encountered a theory about Homer that surfaced on Reddit earlier this month and simply won't die: The short version is that Homer has been in a coma for more than 20 years—specifically since mid-1993 after a Bart prank involving a beer... More »

25-Year-Old Simpsons Episode to Finally Air

Long-lost episode written by Judd Apatow when he was 22

(Newser) - Back when The Simpsons had aired only six episodes and Judd Apatow was just a 22-year-old looking for a TV writing gig, the now-crazy-successful comedy writer came up with a spec script for the Fox series. He submitted it and got no bites—but now, 25 years later, the episode... More »

Simpsons' Co-Creator Saves Ireland's Gay Bull

Benjy is headed to sanctuary in England after Sam Simon steps in

(Newser) - He faced execution for failure to perform. But Benjy, the gay bull of Ireland, has been saved following a worldwide appeal backed by The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon. Ireland's Animal Rights Action Network says Simon is helping pay for Benjy's transportation to an animal sanctuary in England. Simon,... More »

Goodfellas Actor: Simpsons Owes Me $250M

Frank Sivero sues Fox over Springfield Mafia character

(Newser) - The actor best known for playing mobster Frankie Carbone in Goodfellas says The Simpsons modeled a minor character on him—but Fox can settle accounts for a mere $250 million. A lawsuit from Frank Sivero alleges that Simpsons writers were living next door to him in 1989, when he was... More »

Simpsons Viewers Irritated About Killed-Off Character

Rabbi Krustofski's last word was 'eh,' but fans say 'meh' to much-anticipated death

(Newser) - Fans of The Simpsons who thought they'd be yelling "Doh!" last night were ranting "Dud!" this morning. Viewers had been warned for months that what was rumored to be a major character would be killed off during the premiere of the show's 26th season... More »

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