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'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

The Simpsons Get Exiled From Springfield in Their 500th Episode

Has Springfield finally had enough of the Simpsons clan? On the long-running animated series' 500th episode (titled "At Long Last Leave," airing Sunday at 8/7c on Fox), Homer and family discover that they weren't invited to a secret town meeting. "The point is to kick them out of town for all the crap they've pulled over the last 500 episodes," says Simpsons executive producer Al Jean . "We explore their emotions as they find out that everyone hates them." http://www.tvguide.com/News/Simpsons-500-Episode-1043493.aspx?rss=breakingnews

The Simpsons “At Long Last Leave” With Julien Assange

The Simpsons  "At Long Last  Leave" Season 23 Episode 14  airs Sunday February 19 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  The Simpsons are evicted from Springfield and join an off-the-grid  community outside of town. But when Homer and Marge try to sneak back into Springfield, they are welcomed with hostility from their former friends and neighbors and begin to appreciate their new and more accepting home in the milestone 500th episode of THE SIMPSONS, "At Long Last Leave," airing Sunday, Feb. 19 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/02/19/the-simpsons-at-long-last-leave-with-julien-assange/  

'The Simpsons': A soundtrack to our laughter

With "The Simpsons" 500th episode airing on Sunday (Feb. 19), the show will be celebrated for its wit, pop culture references and overall comedy. But one thing that's often overlooked about the series is the quality of its musical numbers.The show has written countless tunes, or in other cases, taken famous songs and re-written them for the show. These ditties range from a melancholy Apu singing about how he misses the Kwik-E-Mart to a send up of "The Music Man" as the whole town looks for a mass transit system.Here's a list of some of our favorites and why we adore them so much:"Baby On Board" - Homer, Apu, Principal Skinner and Barney rocked the music charts as the barbershop quartet, "The Be Sharps." Their story, in many ways, parallels that of The Beatles on their rise to super-stardom and subsequent break up. The episode even featured George Harrison as himself. But it was their... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/02/the-simpsons-a-soundtrack-to-our-laughter.html

'The Simpsons': Homer's IQ, Emmy wins and the rest of the numbers

As "The Simpsons" readies for its 500th episode on Sunday (Feb. 19), it seems like a good time to look back on the longest-running comedy in TV history. Here are some interesting factoids about the franchise, its character and the people involved. Some of the numbers are staggering. Some others, like Homer's IQ, perhaps a bit less so.3 - Highest chart position of the album "The Simpsons Sing the Blues." The album was also certified double platinum.9 - Number of comic book series that have been printed based on the TV series18 - Letters in Apu's Nahasapeemapetilon last name27 - Prime time Emmy Awards 55 - Homer's IQ104 - Age of Mr. Burns159 - Lisa's IQ1992 - Year in which President George H.W. Bush says, "We're going to strengthen the American family to make them more like the Waltons and less like the Simpsons" 2001 - Year in which "D'oh!" was added to the Oxford... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/02/the-simpsons-homers-iq-emmy-wins-and-the-rest-of-the-numbers.html

The Simpsons “The Daughter Also Rises” Season 23 Episode 13

The Simpsons  "The Daughter Also Rises" Season 23 Episode 13 airs Sunday February 12 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis :  Marge and Lisa’s mother-daughter Valentine’s Day  plans take a turn when Lisa meets Nick (guest voice Michael Cera), an intellectual romantic who shares the same passion for culture, history and literature. Lisa and Nick fall head over heels for each other in a fairytale romance and make a secret getaway to Mulberry Island to profess their eternal love. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/02/12/the-simpsons-the-daughter-also-rises-season-23-episode-13/  

TV ratings: Super Bowl XLVI close to a record in early returns

The Super Bowl may not quite set a ratings record for the third straight year -- but it could come awfully close.Metered-market ratings for Super Bowl XLVI show the game scoring a 47.8 rating/71 share in Nielsen's metered-market ratings, which for live broadcasts are sometimes a better indicator of the audience than the fast national ratings, which are below. That's just a tenth of a point behind the last two Super Bowls, which are the No. 1 and No. 2 telecasts in U.S. television history.Following the game, the premiere of "The Voice" scored a 19.4/33 in the metered markets, considerably better than FOX's broadcast of "Glee" (15.3/27) last year.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/02/tv-ratings-super-bowl-xlvi-close-to-a-record-in-early-returns.html

'The Simpsons': WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to guest in show's 500th episode

"The Simpsons" has never been a show to shy away from controversy. They've gone after everyone from presidents to celebrities to their own broadcaster, FOX. But a casting decision to celebrate their 500th episode may be their most shocking move yet.The animated comedy has cast WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to play himself in the Feb. 19 show, EW.com is reporting. In the episode, Homer and Marge find out that after 499 episodes, Springfield residents are getting sick of them and are looking to throw them out of town. Because of this "the Simpsons go off the grid to this very rugged place where they meet [Assange], who's sort of their new Flanders," EP Al Jean says. As for whether Assange will act like Flanders, don't count on it. Jean adds, "The similarities end there...He invites them over for a home movie and it's an Afghan wedding being bombed."Assange is quite the polarizing figure. As the... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/01/the-simpsons-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-to-guest-in-shows-500th-episode.html
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