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  • ĎThe Simpsonsí Hank Azaria Says Heíll No Longer Voice Apu

    01/17/2020 3:08:48 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 68 replies
    Deadlin ^ | January 17, 2020 | Denise Petski
    Hank Azaria says he will no longer be voicing the controversial character Apu on The Simpsons. Azaria made the comment in an interview with Slashfilm at the Television Critics Associationís Winter Press Tour following a panel for his IFC show Brockmire. ďAll we know there is I wonít be doing the voice anymore, unless thereís some way to transition it or something,Ē Azaria told the publication. ďWe all made the decision togetherÖ We all agreed on it. We all feel like itís the right thing and good about it.Ē The showís producer 20th Century Fox TV would not comment on...
  • 'The Simpsons' is ending, claims theme music composer

    11/28/2019 8:23:00 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 63 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 28, 2019 | Tufayel Ahmed
    Is it nearly time for Homer Simpson's last "D'oh?" The Simpsons could be coming to an end, according to the animated hit's theme music composer Danny Elfman. "From what I've heard, it is coming to an endÖI don't know for a fact, but I've heard that it will be in its last year," Elfman told the website The Simpsons is currently in its 31st season on Fox and was renewed in February for a record-setting 32nd season due to air in the 2020-21 television season. If Elfman is right, that means the show could go off air in two...
  • Accuser Says She Massaged ĎSimpsonsí Creator Matt Groening in Epsteinís Private Jet

    08/22/2019 5:00:22 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 52 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/21/2019 | joshua caplan
    One of Jeffrey Epsteinís public accusers claims she had to give a foot massage to The Simpsons creator Matt Groening while on the rich criminalís private jet, though she was repulsed by the cartoonistís ďcrusty toes,Ē according to newly-released court documents. Hours prior to Epsteinís August 10th death, more than 2,000 pages of documents were released, related to a since-settled lawsuit against Epsteinís 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.
  • In a World Where Everyone's Offended by Everything, Can Comedy Exist? (Much Apu About Nothing)

    04/13/2018 7:21:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/13/2018 | William Sullivan
    One of the greatest comic minds of the twentieth century, Mel Brooks, said late last year that "stupid political correctness" would be "the death of comedy." "It's not good for comedy," Brooks said in September 2017.  "Comedy has to walk a thin line, take risks.  Comedy is the lecherous little elf whispering in the king's ear, always telling the truth about human behavior." It's safe to say Brooks speaks from a podium of unparalleled wisdom on this matter.  His movie Blazing Saddles remains one of the least politically correct movies Hollywood has ever made.  It's also probably the funniest.  Brooks has said that that "political correctness...
  • '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 Springfieldís Kwik-E-Mart owner, voiced by Hank Azaria, was addressed Sunday night in the episode ďNo 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. ďSomething that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect. What can you do?,Ē says Lisa. The show then panned to...
  • The Simpsons' Apu: 'A stereotype hiding in plain sight'

    11/12/2017 12:17:43 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 46 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 6, 2017 | Christian Blauvelt
    ďAfter a while, youíd watch The Simpsons on a Sunday and youíd get a sense of how youíd be made fun of at school on Monday, based on what Apu did in the latest episode.Ē Hari Kondabolu doesnít mince words about the impact the character on the long-running animation had on his own life. ďKids in the playground would always mimic the accent and say ĎThank you, come again!í or ĎHello, Mr Homer!íĒ the Indian-American comedian tells BBC Culture. ďSure, growing up in New York City everyone tries to be funny. If you grow up there you learn to make...
  • 13-Year-Old Shocked When He Meets the Voice of Bart Simpson While Selling Cookies

    04/02/2017 6:25:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    A 13-year-old got a big surprise while he was selling cookies for a fundraiser. James explains to Nancy Cartwright, who he didnít know was the voice of Bart Simpson yet, that he had to sell seven boxes to get a limo ride and had already sold six. Our very own @nancycartwright charming the world as Bart from @TheSimpsons This is adorable! His face when he realizes is priceless! ó Spotted Cow (@SpottedCowEnt) March 24, 2017 Cartwright tries to guess his age but is off by one year and has a great response. ďIím 10. Iím 10 and I go...
  • 'Being right sucks': The Simpsons poke fun ... after predicting [Trump] presidency 16 years ago

    11/14/2016 11:49:15 AM PST · by Rockitz · 40 replies ^ | 14 November 2016 | Reporter
    After The Simpsons predicted Donald Trump would become president of the U.S. back in 2000, it's latest episode seemed to express their regret in being right. In the opening credits of Sunday night's episode - the first to air since Trump's victory - Bart Simpson scowls as he writes 'Being right sucks' on a chalkboard. The Simpsons confirmed the opening credits, which change every episode, was in fact in reference to the 'Bart to the Future' episode which aired 16 years ago. 'The Simpsons updates its 2000 prediction of a Trump Presidency... #TheSimpsons,' the show tweeted. The first Trump reference...
  • The Simpsons mock Donald Trump and endorse Hillary Clinton

    08/01/2016 11:47:29 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 08-01-2016 | Staff
    Marge and Homer Simpson agree to vote for Hillary Clinton in the forthcoming US election in a new video clip released by 20th Century Fox. The standalone clip, entitled 3am, has been posted on YouTube. Republican candidate Donald Trump is seen with a copy of a book called Great Speeches by A. Hitler in the video. When Homer signals that he might vote for Trump, Marge says: "If that's your vote, I question whether I can ever be with you again." Homer replies: "And that's how I became a Democrat."
  • Time to Seriously Boycott Fox TV? Lucifer, Exorcist Episodes Celebrate Satan. No Longer a Joke

    01/24/2016 3:35:15 PM PST · by Be Careful · 101 replies
    Celebrating Satan? While Homeschool w/ no TV really is the answer for our kids, we need to push back as hard as we can on Fox. Ideas beyond the obvious of just tuning out?
  • Ted Cruz Lets Out His Inner Actor With ‚ÄėThe Princess Bride‚Äô

    11/13/2015 3:17:52 PM PST · by Isara · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 13, 2015 | Nick Corasaniti
    He‚Äôs been known to drift into a drawl when quoting Ronald Reagan on the campaign trail and once jokingly auditioned for ‚ÄúThe Simpsons.‚ÄĚ But Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who once aspired to be an actor, saves his best impressions for his favorite movie, ‚ÄúThe Princess Bride.‚ÄĚ In an interview while taping a ‚ÄúCandidate Cafe‚ÄĚ segment for radio station WMUR in New Hampshire, Mr. Cruz acted out an entire scene from the movie. GOP candidate Cruz acts out 'Princess Bride' scene (video)He did his impressions of both Billy Crystal and Carol Kane, as well as the often impersonated character Inigo...
  • Ted Cruz's 'audition' for 'The Simpsons': Eeexcellent or D'oh? (+video)

    07/05/2015 10:17:53 AM PDT · by Isara · 16 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | July 1, 2015 | Linda Feldmann
    Buzzfeed got presidential candidate Ted Cruz to 'audition' for 'The Simpsons,' and he nailed it. But was it undignified or smart voter outreach? We think we know the answer. ó Buzzfeed got presidential candidate Ted Cruz to ďauditionĒ for ďThe Simpsons,Ē and itís a performance to behold. It also tells us something about modern American politics, for better or worse. But before we get to the larger meaning, hereís what happened: In April, Senator Cruz (R) of Texas told The Federalist Radio Hour that heís a big "Simpsons" fan, but when asked to recite a line from the show,...
  • The Simpsons loses Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, and Principal Skinner as Harry Shearer quits

    05/14/2015 12:56:22 AM PDT · by Monty22002 · 45 replies
    The Verge ^ | 5/14/15 | Rich McCormick
    Harry Shearer, the voice of Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Principal Skinner, Otto, Smithers, and many more on The Simpsons, has apparently left the show. Shearer used Twitter to indicate that he wouldn't be returning in upcoming seasons of the long, long-running cartoon, suggesting that his desire to work on other projects was the reason for the decision. The actor quoted Simpsons writer and producer James L. Brooks' lawyer, who reportedly said that while the "show will go on, Harry will not be part of it."
  • 'The Simpsons' Renewed by FOX for 27th and 28th Seasons

    05/04/2015 3:06:23 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 52 replies
    TVbytheNumbers ^ | May 4, 2015
    via press release: FOX PICKS UP A DOUBLE DíOHse OF ďTHE Simpsons,Ē RENEWING SERIES FOR 27TH AND 28TH SEASONS FOX has renewed THE Simpsons for unprecedented 27th and 28th seasons, which will take the series to 625 episodes
  • Sam Simon, Who Helped Shape ĎThe Simpsons,í Dies at 59

    03/09/2015 12:42:27 PM PDT · by Borges · 42 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/9/2015 | WILLIAM YARDLEY
    Sam Simon, a creative force behind ďThe SimpsonsĒ who left the show after its fourth season in a lucrative arrangement that allowed him to spend much of the rest of his life giving his money away, has died. He was 59. His death was announced on Monday by the Sam Simon Foundation, the organization through which he donated his money. The announcement did not say where or when he died or specify the cause, although Mr. Simon learned he had cancer in late 2012. The cartoonist Matt Groening, recruited by the producer James L. Brooks, invented the Simpson family for...
  • Benjy the Ďgayí bull saved from slaughter by Simpsons co-creator

    11/18/2014 9:50:31 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 60 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 18 Nov 2014 | Jimmy Nsubuga
    A Ďgayí bull has been saved from slaughter by the only person who could have truly understood the ridiculousness of the situation Ė the co-creator of the Simpsons. Benjy the bull was being prepared for the chop after vets said his sexual orientation was the reason he wouldnít breed. Thatís when Sam Simon, who helped start cult cartoon comedy, stepped in. ĎAll animals have a dire destiny in the meat trade, but to kill this bull because heís gay wouldíve been a double tragedy,í said the 59-year-old producer who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. After being told he was...
  • The Simpsonís Groundskeeper Willie releases video supporting Scottish independence

    09/13/2014 1:18:11 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies ^ | 13 Sep 2014 | Oliver Wheaton
    How could we ever have a referendum on Scottish independence without including one of the most famous Scots of all time?
  • Egyptian TV Claims: Jewish Lobbies Behind The Simpsons

    05/19/2014 8:34:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 5/20/2014, 6:12 AM | Elad Benari
    ďThe SimpsonsĒ cannot catch a break from Arab television. The same Egyptian television channel that recently claimed that an episode of the popular show proved that the United States had conspired to cause the Arab Spring revolutions, is now claiming that the show was devised by Jewish lobbies and think tanks and financed by Rupert Murdoch. The latest claims by Al-Tahrir TV aired on May 11 and were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). During the broadcast, host Rania Badawi claimed, ď[The Simpsons] is a very influential TV series in the U.S. This animated series is an...
  • 'Simpsons' Star Marcia Wallace Dead at 70

    10/26/2013 9:06:21 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies ^ | october 26, 2013
    Marcia Wallace -- who voiced Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons" -- died last night in Los Angeles ... TMZ has learned. Marcia's caregiver tells us ... the actress passed away at home with her family by her side. We're told she had been sick for the past few months ... but the caregiver couldn't go into specifics. Wallace has been on TV since the 70's -- and spent 3 decades on various game show panels like "Hollywood Squares", "The $25,000 Pyramid" and "Match Game" ... as well as receptionist Carol Kester on "The Bob Newhart Show."