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'The Simpsons': Bryan Cranston to guest as a super spy

If the whole "Breaking Bad" thing doesn't work out for Bryan Cranston, he may have a new career working in cartoons. Just weeks after being featured in a two-part season finale on "Archer," Cranston will star on an upcoming episode of "The Simpsons." TV Line is reporting that Cranston will play a James Bond-type character named Stradivarius Cain. The publication adds that things get wackier when Homer gets a concussion and starts believing he's getting marital advice from the super spy.In addition to "The Simpsons" and "Archer," Cranston has worked on cartoons like "The Cleveland Show," "Robot Chicken" and the upcoming film "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted."The episode titled "The Spy Who Learned Me" will air May 6 at 8 p.m. ET.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/04/the-simpsons-bryan-cranston-to-guest-as-a-super-spy.html

'The Simpsons': Matt Groening reveals the real Springfield

One of the great mysteries of "The Simpsons" has finally been revealed. After more than 500 episodes, many of which feature hints and teases, show creator Matt Groening has finally announced which Springfield the show takes place in - and it's exactly what you thought.In an interview with Smithsonian magazine, Groening says that the wildly popular animated show takes place in Springfield, OR, a city about 110 miles south of his hometown of Portland."Springfield was named after Springfield, Oregon. The only reason is that when I was a kid, the TV show 'Father Knows Best' took place in the town of Springfield, and I was thrilled because I imagined that it was the town next to Portland, my hometown," Groening says. "When I grew up, I realized it was just a fictitious name. I also figured out that Springfield was one of the most common names for a city in the U.S. In anticipation of... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/04/the-simpsons-matt-groening-reveals-the-real-springfield.html

The Simpsons “Beware My Cheating Bart” Season 23 Episode 18

The Simpsons  “Beware My Cheating Bart” Season 23 Episode 18 airs Sunday April 15 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  When Bart is forced to chaperone Jimbo’s girlfriend to a movie, she ends up developing feelings for him, resulting in a whole bunch of trouble with the bullies at school. Meanwhile, Homer is persuaded to buy a state-of-the-art treadmill, fully equipped with a television. When Lisa shows Homer that he can access television shows wirelessly, he develops an obsession  with watching an old television show from the treadmill, but not actually working out, until Marge decides to intervene in the all-new “Beware My Cheating Bart” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, April 15. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/04/15/the-simpsons-beware-my-cheating-bart-season-23-episode-18/  

'The Simpsons': Jennifer Tilly to guest star? Bet on it

This is a pairing we never thought we'd see. Actress/poker player Jennifer Tilly has signed on to guest in an upcoming episode of "The Simpsons."EW is reporting that Tilly, the ex-wife of show EP Sam Simon, will play herself on the long-running animated comedy. In the episode, Homer doesn't trust the Bank of Springfield, so he deposits Lisa's college fund in an online poker site. Tilly is introduced as part of an instructional poker DVD Lisa watches. What are the chances some of this money will be gambled away?EP Al Jean says, "It was a real pleasure to have the Bride of Chucky on the show. Only three people in the crew were mysteriously killed."Tilly is no stranger to working in cartoons. She's a frequent contributor to "Family Guy" as Bonnie Swanson, and she also played Celia in the movie "Monsters, Inc." The episode featuring Tilly will air early next season.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/03/the-simpsons-jennifer-tilly-to-guest-star-bet-on-it.html

The Simpsons “Them, Robot” Season 23 Episode 17

The Simpsons  “Them, Robot” Season 23 Episode 17 airs Sunday March 18 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  Bart’s science fair project , a mechanical baby seal, outshines Lisa’s brainy asteroid model and becomes a popular pet among the retirement home  patrons. Meanwhile, Homer gets a new and eager assistant Roz (guest voice Lynch), but when he quickly  loses his job  to her and discovers her evil past, he and Flanders team up to reveal her true dark colors in the “Replaceable You” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, March 18 (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/03/18/the-simpsons-them-robot-season-23-episode-17/  

'The Simpsons': Scratch your itch with every Itchy & Scratchy cartoon

If this isn't the coolest little present for fans of "The Simpsons," then nothing is. Some enterprising young fan of the long-running animated series cobbled together every single episode of the "The Itchy & Scratchy Show" shorts. It's more than 48 minutes of exploding, chopping and general destruction of Scratchy.The segment first began while "The Simpsons" was airing during "The Tracey Ullman Show." It has since gone on to become periodic feature on the series offering episode titles like "100-Yard Gash," "Foster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" and "Reservoir Cats." It's even been incorporated into story lines like when Marge tried to get it thrown off the air.Here's the video. Enjoy...... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/03/the-simpsons-scratch-your-itch-with-every-itchy-scratchy-cartoon.html

The Simpsons “How I Wet Your Mother” Season 23 Episode 16

The Simpsons  “Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart” Season 23 Episode 15 airs Sunday March 4 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  Karma gets the best of Homer after he gets his friends in trouble, and as a result, his bedwetting problem worsens. The family goes on a mission  to infiltrate his dreams to search for clues in his subconscious to determine the source of his problem. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/03/11/the-simpsons-how-i-wet-your-mother-season-23-episode-16/  

'The Simpsons' 'Game of Thrones' opening blows our pop culture minds

Tonight's episode of "The Simpsons" has the best couch opener in the history of the show. Yes, we are huge "Game of Thrones" fans over here, so it's no surprise that we think so. Watch it and we're sure you'll agree.In the intro, all the buildings in Springfield rise like they do in the "Game of Thrones" intro, complete with the theme music. Springfield as Westeros. Actually, we'd love to see an entire show with that theme. Although Bart and Lisa as Jaime and Cersei ... maybe not.Check out the intro below and let us know what you think. And while you're at it, click here to check out the brand new trailer set to Florence and the Machine's "Seven Devils." How many days until April 1st?... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/03/the-simpsons-game-of-thrones-opening-blows-our-pop-culture-minds.html

The Simpsons “Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart” Season 23 Episode 15

The Simpsons  “Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart” Season 23 Episode 15 airs Sunday March 4 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  In order to get back at his dad, Bart goes undercover as a graffiti street artist and plasters Homer’s unflattering image all over Springfield. But one night, Bart and Milhouse get caught in the act by established street artists Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Kenny Scharf and Robbie Conal (guest voicing as themselves), and to Bart’s surprise, they invite him to exhibit his satirical artwork in his very own gallery show. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/03/04/the-simpsons-exit-through-the-kwik-e-mart-season-23-episode-15/  

TV ratings: CBS wins night, 'Once Upon a Time' brings strong numbers

Fast national ratings for Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012CBS posted another solid Sunday evening, bolstered by premiere of the new cycle of "The Amazing Race" and the always strong performances of "The Good Wife" and "CSI: Miami." ABC's "Once Upon a Time" posted impressive numbers, easily winning the 18-49 demo with a 3.0.  And the much-hyped 500th episode of "The Simpsons" got a nice little bump, pulling in 5.8 million total viewers.CBS led the evening in total viewership, averaging 10.5 million and a 6.5 rating/10 share in households. ABC (7.3 million, 4.3/7) finished second. NBC came in third with 6.3 million viewers and a 3.7/6, while FOX (4.1 million, 2.3/4) brought up the rear.CBS just barely won the 18-49 demographic with a 2.2 rating. ABC and NBC tied at 2.1 and FOX trailed at 1.9.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/02/tv-ratings-cbs-wins-night-once-upon-a-time-brings-strong-numbers.html
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