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  • 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
    After a while, youd watch The Simpsons on a Sunday and youd get a sense of how youd be made fun of at school on Monday, based on what Apu did in the latest episode. Hari Kondabolu doesnt mince words about the impact the character on the long-running animation had on his own life. Kids in the playground would always mimic the accent and say Thank you, come again! or Hello, Mr Homer! the Indian-American comedian tells BBC Culture. Sure, 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
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 1, 2017 | KATRINA BUTCHER
    A 13-year-old got a big surprise while he was selling cookies for a fundraiser. James explains to Nancy Cartwright, who he didnt 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! pic.twitter.com/CpPgvV2hCL Spotted Cow (@SpottedCowEnt) March 24, 2017 Cartwright tries to guess his age but is off by one year and has a great response. Im 10. Im 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
    DailyMail.com ^ | 14 November 2016 | DailyMail.com 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 ‘The Princess Bride’

    11/13/2015 3:17:52 PM PST · by Isara · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 13, 2015 | Nick Corasaniti
    He’s been known to drift into a drawl when quoting Ronald Reagan on the campaign trail and once jokingly auditioned for “The Simpsons.” But Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who once aspired to be an actor, saves his best impressions for his favorite movie, “The Princess Bride.” In an interview while taping a “Candidate Cafe” 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. https://www.youtube.com/embed/_K0sRkvX4KEWashington Buzzfeed got presidential candidate Ted Cruz to audition for The Simpsons, and its 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, heres what happened: In April, Senator Cruz (R) of Texas told The Federalist Radio Hour that hes 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 DOHse OF THE Simpsons, 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 The Simpsons, 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 The Simpsons 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 gay 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 gay bull has been saved from slaughter by the only person who could have truly understood the ridiculousness of the situation 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 wouldnt breed. Thats when Sam Simon, who helped start cult cartoon comedy, stepped in. All animals have a dire destiny in the meat trade, but to kill this bull because hes gay wouldve been a double tragedy, said the 59-year-old producer who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. After being told he was...
  • The Simpsons Groundskeeper Willie releases video supporting Scottish independence

    09/13/2014 1:18:11 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    metro.co.uk ^ | 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
    The Simpsons 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, [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
    http://www.tmz.com ^ | 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."
  • (D'OH!) Turkey Fines 'Blasphemous' Simpsons for Poking Fun at God

    12/03/2012 1:58:27 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    ANSAmed ^ | Monday, 3 December 2012 | ANSAmed
    Turkey fines 'blasphemous' Simpsons for poking fun at God God offers coffee to the devil in one of the cartoon's episodes (ANSAmed) - ANKARA - Just about everything that could be said and written about the super-popular cartoon 'The Simpsons' had been, except that it was blasphemous. Now even that ''milestone'' has been reached, thanks to the watchdogs of Turkey's television stations under the Islamic-leaning government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to the newspaper Hurriyet, Ankara's Council of Radio and Television (RTUK) has handed down a TRY 52,951 fine (about 23,000 euros) to the private broadcaster CNBC-E...
  • At What Point for you did The Simpsons Become Unwatchable?

    09/26/2011 8:12:50 AM PDT · by no gnu taxes · 112 replies
    I used to love this show. As a young adult in 1990, when I first heard about the show, I scoffed at it, figuring it was some lame effort at crude humor aimed at the lowest elements. But when I watched it, I saw it had a brilliant take on society, and every show had a positive message overall. Sure they had political spoofs. But I thought they were fair and even handed. Then around 2000, the show went downhill rapidly. The writing became crap, and the show slowly started turning MSNBC. The end of of my watching this show...
  • 6 reasons Why Even Skeptics Should Prepare

    08/23/2011 8:51:08 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    Survival Cache ^ | Lisa Bedford
    Here are 6 irrefutable reasons 1. Unemployment 2. Economic Armageddon 3. Natural Disasters 4. For your loved ones and those who depend on you 5. Youre not sixteen anymore 6. Dont worry. You wont look stupid
  • Vatican Paper Hails 'The Simpsons' [Homer gets religion]

    12/23/2009 4:44:11 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 19 replies · 1,023+ views
    Variety ^ | Dec. 23, 2009, 12:36pm PT | AP
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- To put it as the devout Ned Flanders would, the Vatican's newspaper thinks "The Simpsons" are an okely dokely bunch. L'Osservatore Romano on Tuesday congratulated the show on its 20th anniversary, praising its philosophical leanings as well as its stinging and often irreverent take on religion. Without Homer Simpson and the other yellow-skinned characters "many today wouldn't know how to laugh," said the article titled "Aristotle's Virtues and Homer's Doughnut." The paper credited "The Simpsons" - the longest-running American animated program - with opening up cartoons to an adult audience. The Fox show is based on...
  • 'The Simpsons' episode challenges Islamophobia

    12/05/2008 1:18:13 PM PST · by paulycy · 49 replies · 1,704+ views
    Al Arabia News Network ^ | 12/5/08 | Al Arabia News Network
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Wednesday called on American Muslims to thank the Fox television network and the creator of "The Simpsons" for a recent episode that used comedy to challenge Islamophobia. The episode, which aired Sunday evening and is titled "Mypods and Boomsticks," highlights anti-Muslim sentiment by featuring a young Muslim character named Bashir and his family who face prejudice after moving to Springfield. In the program, Homer Simpson wrongly suspects that Bashir's family is involved in a terrorist plot. Bart Simpson befriends Bashir and defends him from bullies. CAIR's Greater Los Angeles Area office (CAIR-LA) sent...
  • CAIR Thanks Fox for Simpsons Episode "Challenging Islamophobia"

    12/04/2008 4:53:18 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 495+ views
    weaselzippers.net ^ | December 3, 2008 | Zip
    Doh.... LOS ANGELES, Dec 03, 2008 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on American Muslims and other people of conscience to thank the Fox television network and the creator of "The Simpsons" for a recent episode that used comedy to challenge Islamophobia. The episode, which aired Sunday evening and is titled "Mypods and Boomsticks," highlights anti-Muslim sentiment by featuring a young Muslim character named Bashir and his family who face prejudice after moving to Springfield. In the program, Homer Simpson wrongly suspects that Bashir's family is involved in a terror plot. Bart Simpson befriends Bashir and defends...