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Video: ‘Mythbusters’ Take On ‘The Simpsons’

posted by Oscar January 9, 2015

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The cool concept behind the Discovery Channel’s show Mythbusters is how they take on things many of us have accepted as truth for years and actually test them to see how true they are. Their latest target is the iconic series The Simpsons and some of the myths that might get “busted” include:

“whether Bart dropping a cherry bomb into his school’s toilet would really cause all of them to explode and determining whether Homer holding onto a wrecking ball could really help prevent his house from being severely damaged.”

I’m pumped about this! See the trailer by clicking on the image above.

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Video: The Simpsons – “The Couch Gag Before Christmas”

posted by Oscar December 7, 2014

Watch the couch gag from this year’s holiday episode, “I Won’t Be Home For Christmas.” For all the Christmas specials that have aired throughout the years, I don’t recall of a couch gag as extensive as this one. The “obligatory Frozen reference” is also great to see.

Check it out above.

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‘The Simpsons’ Pay Tribute To Cat Stevens in New Couch Gag

posted by Oscar October 13, 2014

In the latest episode of The Simpsons the signature “couch gag,” that opens each show, started off “Super Franchise Me” by paying homage to Yusuf Islam, (better) formerly known as Cat Stevens by recreating his iconic album Tea For The Tillerman.

The gag shows the series’ characters acting out the album’s artwork and it is also scored by the album’s title track. And, of course, Homer caps things off in his own signature way.

(CoS)

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Video: The Simpsons Couch Gag – “Clown In The Dumps”

posted by Oscar September 29, 2014

The new season of The Simpsons got underway with the “Clown In The Dumps” episode that saw a Simpsons character meet their demise. But the famous couch gag bit at the beginning of the episode was the most stand-out thing of the whole thing because of its overall weirdness. This one imagines what the show can be like many, many years into the future, and the results are creepy.

According to Nerdist, the gag was directed by Oscar-nominated animator Don Hertzfeldt. Check it out above.

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Video: Conan O’Brien Performs ‘The Simpsons’’ “Monorail Song”

posted by Oscar September 13, 2014

This weekend The Hollywood Bowl continued its run as one of the most storied venues on the West coast by hosting “The Simpsons Take the Bowl,” a night celebrating the show’s 25th anniversary.  The LA venue hosted of many of the show’s voice actors singing some of the iconic tunes that appeared on the show throughout its 500+ episode history, but perhaps most notably was the inclusion of Conan O’Brien (once a writer and producer on the show), who came on to perform the “Monorail Song” and dedicated his live rendition to Phil Hartman, the original voice of the Lyle Lanley character.

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See the first image from the ‘Futurama’-‘Simpsons’ Crossover

posted by Oscar September 5, 2014

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The Simpsons are back in the limelight with the recent #EverySimpsonsEver marathon and the announcement that this season will see a Family Guy crossover (below), today we see the first image of another mashup for the iconic cartoon series.

The image above shows our first glimpse to a combo of Matt Groening creations, The Simpsons & Futurama! According to an Entertainment Weekly with Simpsons executive producer Al Jean, the episode:

The crossover will unspool a complex, Terminator-esque story that involves Bart blowing his nose on a sandwich that he places in a time capsule. When that mixes with Milhouse’s rabbit’s foot and some radioactive ooze, it creates a global catastrophe in the future, prompting Bender to travel back in time to kill Bart and prevent this mega-mess.

I don’t know about you guys but this new season of The Simpsons is going to be awesome.

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‘The Simpsons’ FXX Marathon Schedule

posted by Oscar August 20, 2014

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The time has finally arrived for the greatest TV marathon ever! FXX won the rights to re-runs of the iconic animated show, The Simpsons and will be broadcasting EVERY SINGLE EPISODE EVER starting tomorrow, August 21 at 10 AM ET with the very first episode and the last episode (Season 25) airing on September 1 at 11:30 PM ET.

 Uproxx’s Ashley Burns has put together a comprehensive list of the broadcast times so that you can make plans and/or set your DVR’s accordingly. Let’s see if we make it out alive after this! Continue Reading

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Video: The Simpsons/Mad Men Coming Next Week

posted by Oscar April 10, 2014

Mad Men is set to enter last season this weekend and to help celebrate the beginning of the end for the series, The Simpsons have spoofed the AMC show’s “next week on…” video compilations that appears after each episode (that tell you nothing but you still watch ’em) with one of their own. If you’re a fan of either one of these shows, you’ll see why this is funny.

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Video: Treehouse of Horror XXIV Couch Gag by Guillermo del Toro | The Simpsons

posted by Oscar October 4, 2013

One of the coolest and most memorable parts of The Simpsons is the famous “couch gag” shown during the intro. The annual Treehouse of Horror episode, now on its 24th installment, will feature a special couch gag created by none other than Guillermo del Toro. The director behind the films Pacific Rim and Pan’s Labyrinth made one of the most memorable couch gags with this one, incorporating all sorts of icons from the Horror genre including the classics (Swamp Thing, Werewolf, Frankenstein, etc.), Edgar Allen Poe, and even Pepper from TV’s American Horror Story. Of course, the Pan’s Labyrinth adaption was pretty cool too.

See it above.

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Video: Robot Chicken Couch Gag for ‘The Simpsons’

posted by Oscar May 15, 2013

For those of you that didn’t get to see the interesting, elaborate and entertaining “couch gag” produced by the Robot Chicken crew, you can check it out above. Racing, violence and even some explosions were part of this “couch gag.” Without going too into spoilers, I just want to say… Poor Ralph.

 

 

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Video: Constructing a Couch Gag- The Simpsons

posted by Oscar May 10, 2013

For those that may not know about this already, the next episode of The Simpsons will feature a special “couch gag” produced by the guys over at Robot Chicken, meaning it’ll all be done in stop-motion. The super meticulous process gets highlighted in two short videos with looks into how it’s all made. Very interesting stuff, to be honest, and any fan of The Simpsons and even Robot Chicken would enjoy seeing this Behind The Scenes look into the new edition of the famous “Couch Gag.”

Hit the jump to see part two of “Constructing a Couch Gag.” Continue Reading

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Video: “The Simpsons” Writers Reunion on Serious Jibber-Jabber w/ Conan O’Brien

posted by Oscar April 18, 2013

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Conan O’Brien has finally published this gem… Conan invited Simpsons writers Al Jean, Mike Reiss, Jay Kogen and Jeff Martin for his latest edition of his series Serious Jibber-Jabber. This was a mini reunion since Conan himself was a writer in the early days of the legendary animated show, and they talked about the early days of the show, their approach to writing for it, their favorite characters to write for, and tell great stories about some of the celebrity guests (Bob Hope, Liz Taylor, Michael Jackson) that appeared on The Simpsons back then.

This may not get too many views and few will sit through the entire 80-minute video (I did) but this is up simply because it’s awesome. For fans of The Simpsons, the world of comedy, and the process and history behind legendary works in entertainment, this is gold.