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When Mulder and Scully Went to Springfield: An Oral History of the Simpsons-X-Files Crossover

Simpsons executive producer Al Jean, producer Mike Reiss, animator and consulting producer David Silverman, writer Reid Harrison, and X-Files creator Chris Carter look back at The Springfield Files.   Read More... http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2016/01/21/the-simpsons-x-files-crossover-oral-history/?mod=WSJBlog

'Simpsons' creator Matt Groening in talks for Netflix animated series

Matt Groening maygetanimated again soon. The creator of TheSimpsons and Futurama is reportedly in talks to create ananimated series at Netflix. The title and premise of the show are being kept under wraps at this time, but according to Variety,the series could receive a two...   Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/X937FI5JowA/simpsons-creator-matt-groening-animated-series-netflix

'The Simpsons' Made An Accidental Tribute To David Bowie And Alan Rickman

Does a writer on "The Simpsons"own a DeLorean? On February 10, 2013, "The Simpsons"aired a Valentines Day-themed episode that included a bit featuring David Bowie and Alan Rickman in it, unknowingly creating a tribute to the two British icons -- who died within four days of each other -- three years ahead of schedule. The bit features Rickman as his "Harry Potter" character, Severus Snape, and the David Bowie-penned song, All the Young Dudes. The episodes description, according to a 2013 article in Entertainment Weekly , involved Bart trying to impress a lady (voiced by Zooey Deschanel) and Homer getting thrown out of the house by Marge when he didnt accompany her to an event. Yearning to win over the objects of their affections, Bart, Homer and a few other men living in a single-dude complex called Brokewood Apartments, decide to watch a movie called Love, Indubitably (a wink at "Love Actually," which oddly enough Rickman was also in). In the parody, the Hugh Grant-version of the Prime Minister, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, proclaims his love for a lower class lady by the name of Eliza Commonbottom, they kiss, and a Pandoras box of silly British pop cultural references is opened, which includes Snape (who Cumberbatch also voiced), the Bowie song, and a fun "Doctor Who" reference.    Read More...   http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/c/35496/f/677094/s/4ce63df7/sc/13/l/0L0Shuffingtonpost0N0C20A160C0A10C150Cthe0Esimpsons0Eaccidental0Etribute0Edavid0Ebowie0Ealan0Erickman0In0I8991730A0Bhtml0Dutm0Ihp0Iref0Ftv0Gir0FTV/story01.htm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: See Sofia Vergara as Bart's new teacher on 'The Simpsons'

Bart Simpson will be hot for teacher this weekend on The Simpsons . And she will be voiced by ay, caramba! Sofia Vergara of Modern Family fame. In the episode, which airs Sunday at 8 p.m. on Fox, Bart is quite taken with the new teacher, Ms. Berrera, but he will be...   Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/IlqsepCWpRY/simpsons-sofia-vergara-video

The Simpsons Opening Credits Is One Massive 80s Orgasm

  Sunday's upcoming episode of The Simpsons , "Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles" is going full-on 80s. The Simpsons handed opening-credit honors to the animator Steve Cutts, who re-imagines Homer as a Don Johnsonstyle crime fighter in an 80s mash-up of sunlit vistas, white suits, and catching bad guys smoking Cubans on yachts! The bad guy in question is Ned Flanders as Fernando Whitmore. Go shoot em up, LA-Z Rider! We have a blessedly loud-colored shirt to go unbutton.   Read More...   http://www.vulture.com/2016/01/simpsons-opening-credits-go-full-on-80s.html

New Years 2016 Weekend Viewing Guide: What to Watch Live, Marathon or Binge

It's the dawning of a new year, which means it's the perfect time to forget all about those resolutions and just lounge around on the couch watching TV as always for three days straight. Luckily, there's plenty of programming to help you do just that. From the ball drop to the rose parade, college football games and everything on Netflix, there's something for everyone. Here is TheWrap's guide to what to watch live, what to marathon and what to binge this New Years weekend. http://www.thewrap.com/new-years-2016-weekend-viewing-guide-what-to-watch-live-marathon-or-binge/

Which Animated Shows Should I Try? Your Pressing TV Questions, Answered

Welcome back to Stay Tuned, Vulture's TV advice column. Each Wednesday, Margaret Lyons answers your questions about your various TV triumphs and woes. Need help? Have a theory? Want a recommendation? Submit a question! You can email staytuned@nymag.com or tweet @margeincharge with the hashtag #staytuned . Am I missing out by not watching animated shows? I know they can't be lumped together just because they're animated, but I've never been into animation on the whole and worry I'm unfairly discounting some good stuff. I've never tried Archer, Rick & Morty , and other shows people rave about. Recently I watched BoJack Horseman , though, and loved it the character development is so well done, and the women on the show had their own interesting story arcs. I've never been into the "everything stays the same" mode a lot of animated shows use. Is BoJack just super great? What else am I missing? Monika BoJack is super great, so it's not totally fair to measure other shows by its standards, but in general: Yeah, you're missing out by not watching animated shows. Archer doesn't have the depth and pathos of BoJack , but it is hilarious and it has season-long arcs where things do substantively change episode to episode. Rick & Morty is more episodic, but it does have real emotional range. If you like mythology series, give Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra a go. (Start with Avatar .) Read More...

Simpsons Video: Kaitlin Olson and Lisa Team Up to Stop Social Media Snafus

Lisa invents her first phone app when The Simpsons returns Sunday (Fox, 8/7c) buttheres something Sunny funny about her new business partner. Kaitlin Olson (Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia) lends her voice to Quinn, a teacher who helps Lisa develop a program (voiced by Hello Ladies Stephen Merchant) to prevent Springfield residents from posting [] http://tvline.com/2015/12/30/the-simpsons-kaitlin-olson-stephen-merchant-season-27-video/

New Google Ad Features Homer Simpson Advertising His Mr. Plow Business On YouTube

Google has a new ad showing small business owners the efficacy of YouTube advertising. The Alphabet-owned internet giant released a video spot featuring The Simpsons character Homer Simpson , who successfully uses YouTube video ads to boost his business presence. Googles YouTube spot, created by ad agency Camp + King , starts off with original footage from The Simpsons season four episode Mr. Plow , in which Homer starts up his titular snow-plow business after a massive snowstorm hits his hometown of Springfield. The YouTube ad shows Homer struggling to attract customers after following the traditional marketing method of putting flyers on car windshields. But then, Homers daughter Lisa hops on the computer and sets Mr. Plow up with a TrueView advertising campaign, resulting in a stream of phone calls for the business. Read More...

Family Guy DVD Feature Sheds Light on the Show's 'Rivalry' With The Simpsons

A feudbetween Family Guy and The Simpsons has long been implied Peter and Homers giant chicken-style brawlduring last seasons crossover certainly didnt help but is there really any truth to the rumor? That question, among others, is addressed in a behind-the-scenes feature on the Family Guy: Season 13 DVD box set, on sale [] http://tvline.com/2015/12/08/family-guy-vs-the-simpsons-season-13-dvd-video/
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