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  • Accuser Says She Massaged ‘Simpsons’ Creator Matt Groening in Epstein’s Private Jet

    08/22/2019 5:00:22 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 52 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/21/2019 | joshua caplan
    One of Jeffrey Epstein’s public accusers claims she had to give a foot massage to The Simpsons creator Matt Groening while on the rich criminal’s private jet, though she was repulsed by the cartoonist’s “crusty toes,” according to newly-released court documents. Hours prior to Epstein’s August 10th death, more than 2,000 pages of documents were released, related to a since-settled lawsuit against Epstein’s ex-girlfriend by Virginia Giuffre, one of his accusers. The records contain graphic allegations against Epstein, as well as the transcript of a 2016 deposition of the millionaire in which he repeatedly refused to answer questions to avoid...
  • VIDEO: "The Simpsons" Mock President Trump in Song with The Squad & Dem Prez Candidates

    08/22/2019 8:40:10 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 56 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/20/19 | The Simpsons on FOX
    The creators of "The Simpsons" are trolling President Trump yet again. And this time, a bunch of Democratic presidential candidates are along for the ride with a parody of the song "America" from "West Side Story." In a clip titled the "WEST WING STORY" posted on the show's social media account this week, the President starts by complaining about his many problems and the need for a distraction. Then he grabs a group photo of Democratic congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib -- and breaks into song. Watch.
  • 'Simpsons' Criticized for Response to Apu Controversy

    04/09/2018 1:40:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 9, 2018 | Ryan Parker
    Fox's The Simpsons is under fire for the way in which the show responded to controversy around one of its most recognizable and oldest characters, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. The outcry over the stereotypical portrayal of Springfield’s Kwik-E-Mart owner, voiced by Hank Azaria, was addressed Sunday night in the episode “No Good Read Goes Unpunished" when Marge Simpson reads a book to daughter Lisa that has been changed from its original version to something not so controversial. “Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect. What can you do?,” says Lisa. The show then panned to...
  • ‘Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening ends ‘Life in Hell,’ comic that started it all

    06/20/2012 10:20:24 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 21 replies
    poynter ^ | June 20, 2012 | Rob Tornoe
    After exploring a world populated by “anthropomorphic rabbits and a pair of gay lovers” for over 30 years, “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening is putting down his pen and ending his highly acclaimed comic strip, “Life in Hell.” The last “Life in Hell,” Groening’s 1,669th strip, was released on Friday, June 15. For the next four weeks, editors will have their choice of strips from Groening’s extensive archive before they close up shop in July on Friday the 13, which seems oddly appropriate.“I’ve had great fun, in a Sisyphean kind of way, but the time has come to let Binky and...
  • The Simpsons vs. Fox News (FNN suit was a joke)

    10/31/2003 9:10:27 PM PST · by KneelBeforeZod · 24 replies · 432+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, October 31, 2003 | Compiled by Anne Schroeder
    Doh! "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening may have crossed the line with his comment last week to National Public Radio's Terry Gross that Fox media empire almost sued itself. (Now that takes some talent!) The story goes that Fox News Channel execs were none too thrilled last year when the wildly popular cartoon, which is on Fox Broadcasting, featured a fake news ticker mocking the station's conservative rep. The headlines included gems such as: "Do Democrats Cause Cancer? . . . Study: 92 percent of Democrats are gay . . . JFK posthumously joins Republican Party . . ." ***snip****...
  • The Simpsons -- Who turned America's best TV show into a cartoon?

    02/16/2003 7:20:22 AM PST · by ex-Texan · 125 replies · 2,008+ views
    MSN.com and Slate ^ | 2/13/2003 | Chris Suellentrop
    The Simpsons -- Who turned America's best TV show into a cartoon?By Chris Suellentrop At some point during its 14-year run, The Simpsons turned into one of the best sitcoms on television—and that's not a compliment. At one time, to call The Simpsons the best show on Fox would have been a vast understatement; to say it was the best sitcom on television would have been inadequate; and to describe it as the greatest TV show in history would (and still does) minimize its importance by limiting its cultural impact to the small screen. Who knows when it happened—maybe it...
  • The Simpsons" not close to ending, creator says

    05/01/2002 5:16:44 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 19 replies · 481+ views
    Evergreen Terrace ^ | Wed May 1, 2002 | Arthur Spiegelman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Reports of the imminent demise of Homer Simpson and his beloved but dysfunctional cartoon family are grossly exaggerated, their creator said Wednesday. In fact, says cartoonist Matt Groening, television viewers are going to have "The Simpsons (news - Y! TV)" to kick around for years and years to come despite what the headlines of the British press might be saying. "D'oh!" as Homer might exclaim. Groening strongly denied a British newspaper report that he was planning to wind up the series shortly because it was getting harder and harder to find funny things to say. Cowabunga,...