Because of the long lead time on animated shows, The Simpsons likely didn’t have an opportunity to sneak a Frozen gag into last year’s Christmas episode, so the Fox comedy is doing it this year, a little begrudgingly.
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Will Forte is having a pretty big week.
This Sunday, the Saturday Night Live alum will guest star on The Simpsons for the very first time as King Toot, owner of King Toot’s Music Store, which neighbors Moe’s Tavern. (To put it briefly: He and Moe don’t get along). Plus, the premiere date for his new show, Last Man on Earth, was just announced a few days back. Mark your calendars for March 1!
EW caught up with Forte—who was in the midst of shooting Last Man’s fourth episode—to talk about his upcoming works. What’s in store for you, fine readers? Talk of dealing with neighbors, bringing comedy to a solo performance, and shooting a flame thrower at a bunch of wigs (seriously — just read on). READ FULL STORY
This week on The Simpsons, Lisa Simpson (friend of planet Earth!) recruits Assemblywoman Maxine Lombard (voiced by activist/actress Jane Fonda!) to thwart Mr. Burns’ fracking racket. Not surprisingly, passions run hot on this divisive issue. But as Burns and Lombard discover, so does romance.
Click on the video to see an exclusive scene from the episode in which Mr. Burns and Assemblywoman Lombard strike a type of backroom deal that involves the bedroom.
The Simpsons‘ Louie acts a lot like Frank Sivero’s character does in Goodfellas—and Sivero is filing a lawsuit against The Simpsons.
In the lawsuit, filed Tuesday and obtained by Deadline, Sivero claims that he and some Simpsons writers lived next door to each other when Sivero was preparing for his role in Goodfellas, which came out in 1990. In 1991, The Simpsons debuted the character of Louie, a member of the Springfield mob who resembles Sivero in both looks and mannerisms. Louie has appeared in multiple episodes since then.
All 500+ episodes of The Simpsons in one place—available to watch whenever and wherever you want? That’s unpossible!
At least, it will be… until Tuesday, when Fox launches its much-anticipated Simpsons World app and website. In a release that went wide Monday afternoon, FX revealed that the Simpsons smorgasbord will feature every episode of the sitcom’s first 25 seasons—552 in total—as well as every new episode from the series’ 26th season, available the day after each one first airs on Fox. In addition to on-demand episode viewing, the app—available via FX’s FXNOW app and SimpsonsWorld.com—will boast the following features, according to the release: READ FULL STORY
On Sunday night at 8 p.m., after it gets all dark and creepy, The Simpsons will offer up a Fright of 1000 Laughs (or however many laughs can technically fit in a 30-minute episode). In the animated Fox comedy’s 25th annual Halloween installment, “Treehouse of Horror”—that’s XXV for Roman numeral lovers— Bart will attend a school located in a southern and unsavory neighborhood (hell), the Simpsons will be haunted by… the Simpsons from The Tracey Ullman Show, and a Stanley Kubrick parody/homage (paromage?) will make your eyes go wide before they shut.
Check out a scene from the trilogy of terror in which Bart accidentally summons a devilish dude who is decidedly non-dangerous. READ FULL STORY
Nick Offerman has loaned his manly pipes to a variety of animated Fox shows—Bob’s Burgers, The Cleveland Show, Axe Cop—but his crowning vocal achievement will be heard this weekend when he pops up on The Simpsons.
In the episode (Sunday, 8 p.m.), relations between Homer and Bart reach a nadir over a serving of broccoli, prompting Marge to ship them off to sea—specifically to the Relation Ship, where conflicts between fathers and sons can be worked out while they learn to become sailors. The Parks and Recreation star voices the man in charge of that vessel, Captain Bowditch. “Not only to just be on The Simpsons, which is the crazy manifestation of a lifelong dream, but to do so as a sea captain was so dreamy for me because I love old seafaring novels and any lore of Her Majesty’s Royal Navy, all the Horatio Hornblower books and Patrick O’Brian novels,” raves Offerman, an accomplished woodworker who has built two canoes and a rowboat, written a book called Paddle Your Own Canoe, and subscribed to WoodenBoat Magazine. “This fits right into my nerd pocket.” READ FULL STORY
'The Simpsons'/'Family Guy' crossover is one of the most fascinatingly weird things to ever happen to television
The first thing to remember when you watch the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover is that it is an episode of Family Guy. This is when you groan, because Family Guy is an unoriginal rip-off of The Simpsons that retells tired old gags with an ironic approach. Or maybe you cheer, because you’re over The Simpsons: It hasn’t even been good in 13 years. Those aren’t my opinions. Those are the implicit opinions of the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover–or at least, those explicit self-mocking assertions are how “The Simpsons Guy” portrays every possible critique you could have about the two shows. “It’s just a lousy rip-off!” screams Homer Simpson. “I think I speak for all of us when I say I am over the Simpsons!” screams Peter Griffin back at him. READ FULL STORY
[SPOILER ALERT: Do not read until you have watched Sunday night’s episode of The Simpsons, titled “Clown in the Dumps.”] READ FULL STORY
In our fall TV preview, we broke down each day into what to watch live and what to DVR. Here’s your fall Sunday-night game plan:
'Simpsons' and 'Family Guy' creators Matt Groening and Seth MacFarlane talk crossover episode, movies, rivalry
They are two of the most famous creators in the universe. Their work is quoted almost as often as Scripture. They have turned their pens into ATMs, making them richer than the creator of the universe. They have given rise to—and remain the symbolic deities of—two sides of a pop culture debate that is being fervidly argued out on some message board as you read this. But on this toasty summer afternoon in L.A., dressed in white shirts, jeans, and sneakers, Matt Groening, the 60-year-old creator/exec producer of The Simpsons (and Futurama), and Seth MacFarlane, the 40-year-old creator/exec producer/vocal star of Family Guy (and American Dad), are just two dudes in a room, talking ‘toons. READ FULL STORY
Family Guy returns for season 13 with a vengeance—or at least the most-anticipated crossover episode in years as the Griffins spend some quality time in Springfield with the Simpsons (Sept. 28, 9 p.m. Fox). “I don’t have any expectations that it will start world peace,” executive producer Steve Callaghan tells EW. “I hope it entertains people for an hour, and I hope it puts to rest rumors that there’s a big feud between us and The Simpsons. And I hope it gets people to end global warming.” If that’s the goal of the premiere, how high did Family Guy aim with the rest of the season? Read on to see what’s in store for the Quahog bunch in this upcoming batch of episodes. READ FULL STORY
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