If the 2011 viral mashup “Breaking Bart” left you jonesing for another fusion of The Simpsons and Breaking Bad, you’re in luck, bitch! The opening credits of the animated Fox comedy this Sunday pay tribute to the AMC drug drama and one of its memorable sequences from season 5, which featured the 1969 song “Crystal Blue Persuasion.” READ FULL STORY
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'The Simpsons': Watch Benedict Cumberbatch play the British prime minister AND Snape -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
This Sunday on a Valentine’s Day-themed episode of The Simpsons, Bart has a romantic cow when hillbilly hottie Mary Spuckler (Zooey Deschanel) returns, while Marge kicks Homer out of the house for… not going to a travel bookstore soft opening with her. But in the name of love, he shall win her back! So Homer, along with Bart and a few other displaced husbands living at the Brokewood Apartments, decide to watch some British movies to figure out a way to win back their wives. In Love, Indubitably (a wink at Love Actually, yes, and also, we hope, to Maeby’s movie on Arrested Development), Benedict Cumberbatch — that coldly dashing Sherlock star who is playing the villain in Star Trek Into Darkness — pulls brilliant double duty by voicing both a Grant-like British Prime Minister and Severus Snape from Harry Potter. Let the British invasion of your heart begin now by watching his scene now. READ FULL STORY
This just in: Simpsons news anchor Kent Brockman will turn to Aaron Sorkin during a career dilemma. The Oscar-winning writer and creator of HBO’s The Newsroom will make a cameo appearance on the animated Fox comedy, EW has learned. READ FULL STORY
You may now exclaim, “Holy crap! Woo hoo!”: Seth MacFarlane has recorded a guest spot on The Simpsons.
The Family Guy creator and voice actor (not to mention one of EW’s Entertainers of the Year and the host of the upcoming Oscars) will try to romance Marge in an episode that’s slated to air next fall as the season 25 premiere, EW has learned. The two popular animated shows, of course, share a network, a night, an overweight patriarch that falls well shy of role model, and a rivalry as they’ve playfully jabbed each other on screen over the years. “We wanted to come together in a bipartisan way to make Fox Sunday night rock,” sums up Simpsons executive producer Al Jean of the MacFarlane casting. “This was all very fun.” READ FULL STORY
One lucky fan of The Simpsons is going to see his dream come true when the show turns his spec script into an episode that will air on TV. He’s no contest winner, though: He’s Judd Apatow. READ FULL STORY
Breathe easy, Fox News — you weren’t explicitly singled out for mockery on this week’s post-election episode of The Simpsons. Karl Rove, on the other hand, wasn’t quite so lucky.
Fox’s long-running comedy mocked the Republican strategist last night with a chalkboard gag that alluded to Rove’s election night meltdown. The sentence Bart was forced to write over and over during his latest detention: “I will not concede the election till Karl Rove gives me permission.” Here’s video:
The following will come as good news to those in Mitt Romney’s camp who’ve been wanting him to shore up the geriatric-billionaire vote: Mr. Burns from The Simpsons has come out in support of the former Massachusetts governor less than a week before the 2012 Presidential election!
Check out this video from The Simpsons, in which the ruthless tycoon tries to spin his case for Romney. Turns out, he’s not concerned about the “47 percent” tape or “the tax returns that Wesley Snipe would call suspicious,” but rather the tale of a certain Romney family pet who saw part of our great country from the roof of a car. After you watch, feel free to tell us your choice for 2012: Broccoli Obama, Meat Romney, or a write-in for Mayor Quimby? (We already know how Homer voted.)
In 2008, Homer had a little trouble casting a ballot for Barack Obama, and wound up voting six times for John McCain before he was sucked into the machine. Will it go any better for him this year on Election Day? Check out this preview clip from an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, in which Homer shows up at his voting station without proper identification before weighing his options of President Obama (“I already got one wife telling me to eat healthy”) and Mitt Romney (“I hear he wears magic underpants”). After casting his vote, Homer catches a shocking glimpse at Mitt’s tax returns, which leads to… well, see for yourself.
The Simpsons kicks off season 24 on Sept. 30 on Fox. READ FULL STORY
Can you believe we’re coming up on the 24th season of The Simpsons? As usual, Team Yellow will have a Treehouse of Horror episode that airs (sort of) near Halloween. The segments include a Back to the Future-themed spoof where Bart returns to the 1970s — except he tries to prevent his parents from ever hooking up. The family also “adopts” a black hole that starts swallowing Springfield.
Here’s the poster, below. Treehouse of Horror airs Sunday, Oct. 7. READ FULL STORY
takes the joeys out and puts them in other kangaroos. Hardcore stuff.” READ FULL STORY
First Pussy Riot, now Itchy and Scratchy.
A Russian national TV channel is going to censor The Simpsons. In light of a new law banning displays of violence, drinking, and smoking on TV before 11 p.m., the young adult-targeted channel 2×2 will remove all scenes with the show’s ultra-violent spoof cartoon The Itchy & Scratchy Show starting Friday.
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Justin Bieber has just completed vocals on his latest project: A guest spot on The Simpsons. The 18-year-old singer, who wasn’t born when the animated Fox comedy launched, tweeted this afternoon: “just did a voice over for the SIMPSONS!!! #swaggy.” Though the tweet appears to have since been deleted, Simpsons exec producer Al Jean confirms to EW that Bieber will indeed play himself in an upcoming episode. How exactly does he fit into the story? “He tries to get into a talent show that Bart is playing piano in and they won’t admit him,” says Jean, quipping: “Draw your own conclusions.” READ FULL STORY
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