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"Mr. Plow" at 25: How 'The Simpsons' Classic Pushed New Boundaries and Helped Cement Show's Legacy

Conan O'Brien, Al Jean, Yeardley Smith, Dan Castellaneta, the daughters of Adam West and Phil Hartman, plus more pull back the curtain on the beloved 1992 episode, revealing worries over the censors, trepidation at inserting God and the gag written solely for William Friedkin.   ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/ZjmVZZMe2aY/mr-plow-at-25-how-simpsons-classic-pushed-new-boundaries-helped-cement-shows-legacy-1033685

The Simpsons Predicted Disney Would Buy 21st Century Fox Back in 1998

What cultural phenomenon will The Simpsons prove true next? As Twitter user @rwmead pointed out Monday , The Simpsons predicted that Disney would purchase 21st Century Fox, then 20th Century Fox. The screen-grab below features a billboard with the iconic logo and the words A Division of Walt Disney Co. underneath. Its from the Season 10 episode When You Dish Upon a Star, which aired on Nov. 8, 1998 and featured Homer meeting withAlec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.   ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/the-simpsons-predicted-disney-would-buy-21st-century-fox-back-in-season-10/

The Real Reason Maude Flanders Was Killed off The Simpsons

Fans probably wondered why Maude was killed off at first, but it obviously didn’t deter them from still watching the show. Even if they had found out right away the chances are next to nil that it would have kept them away. After all the original voice of Maude Flanders, Maggie Roswell, was asking for a $4,000 raise to cover the cost of her commute to and from the studio but instead only managed to get $150 from FOX, which seems like a slap in the face considering how much money the show was making. Of course Maude wasn’t the biggest draw of the show and as a result she wasn’t that hard to get rid of. In fact now that I think of it Maude’s death was probably on of the only reasons that The Simpsons was able to come up with another story line and keep moving forward. READ MORE...

The Top Five “Treehouse of Horror” Episodes from The Simpsons

While the ranking system might say otherwise some of these episodes I think deserve a higher spot on the list largely because they contained stories that were more interesting than others and were of a higher caliber of story. This is a matter of opinion of course and yours might differ, but when it comes to the Simpsons the Treehouse of Horror episode has always been one that’s been entertaining and very popular among Simpsons fans. While some episodes have been better than others all of them have had a unique look at various aspects of pop culture that are easy to recognize and have come through in a very fun way. READ MORE...

Stuff about The Simpsons That’s Still Kind of Annoying

The Simpsons show no sign of stopping anytime soon. However, there are some things about the long-running TV show that remain as annoying in the present as the past, meaning that it seems probable that they are here to stay. Here are five things about The Simpsons that are still annoying: Homer Being a Terrible Person Homer has done a lot of terrible things over the course of his existence. Often, he learns a lesson from the consequences of his choices, though the fact that he continues to blunder from one problem to the next makes it clear that he never seems to learn from them in truth. With that said, Homer’s success led to the creation of similar characters, some of which are so terrible that they make the original seem almost benign in comparison. READ MORE...

"Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson" Airs Sunday, October 22, on FOX

The one-hour special celebrates the legendary episode "Homer at the Bat," in addition to Homer Simpson's induction into The National Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this year.  ... Read More... http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2017/10/18/springfield-of-dreams-the-legend-of-homer-simpson-airs-sunday-october-22-on-fox-748110/20171018fox02/

Cannibal Homer and possessed Maggie will haunt Treehouse of Horror

The devil is in the details. Next weeks Treehouse of Horror episode of The Simpsons is all-about The Exorcist, featuring the voices of Ben Daniels who co-stars as Father Keane in Foxs Friday-night TV version of the 1973 movie William Friedkin, who directed the classic big-screen flick and, for good measure, Neil Gaiman,...   ...Read More... http://nypost.com/2017/10/13/cannibal-homer-and-possessed-maggie-will-haunt-treehouse-of-horror/

The Simpsons Stands With Puerto Rico in Its Season Premiere

  The Simpsons closed its Season 29 premiere on Sunday night with a statement of solidarity with Puerto Rico, which has been devastated by Hurricane Maria. The episode ended with a still image of the residents of Springfield gathered around a Puerto Rican flag being held up by the family. The idea of   ...Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/news/the-simpsons-puerto-rico/?rss=breakingnews

The Simpsons Got Everybody in Springfield to Turn Out in Support of Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

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Fall Premieres Guide for 10/1

This Sunday’s TV kick-starts October’s line-up of even more premieres for us all to enjoy.   The Toy Box (7:00 PM on ABC ) Season 2 of this Shark Tank-like reality show returns, with kids and adults seeing as judges for would-be toys. When the winning product will end up on store shelves all over the world, you never know who’s going to walk in the door and pitch you their idea! Bob's Burgers (7:30 PM on Fox ) After winning an Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program at the Creative Arts Emmys last month, this lovable family sitcom returns for it’s 7th Season. Bob, it seems, has always dreamed of being an Outdoorsman, so when he finds a local specialty store is going out of business...well, you know what’s going to happen. Not to be missed! Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (on Netflix ) Once the enfant terrible of all the world’s cooks (and kitchens!) Anthony Bourdain has been there and done it all. Now he’s showing us why he is such an amazing chef: he’s interested in every food! And not just the food, but the people who make it and eat it. It makes for fascinating tv, and this season features the cuisine of Singapore! 
 The Simpsons (8:00 PM on Fox ) ‘Dogtown’ began ruling Springfield in last year’s finale, much to Homer’s annoyance – even though he caused it all! Downtrodden Gil showed some moxie but it was Marge who saved the day. FOX has renewed the show through seasons 29 and 30! Shark Tank (8:00 PM on ABC ) They don’t call it Shark Tank for nothing - at times vicious, interrogative and just plain mean - it’s so much fun to watch! This season begins with a two hour premiere and has some amazing guest stars lined up for the rest of the season, like Sir Richard Branson, Bethenny Frankel, Rohan Oza, and Alex Rodriguez. 
 Wisdom of the Crowd (8:30 PM on CBS ) They’re using cell phones and social media to crowd-source crime solving - but is it a complete invasion of privacy? That’s your decision. The trailer looks really good, with the original premise turning into something much bigger than ever intended. Ghosted (8:30 PM on Fox ) 
This show about a mismatched duo features LAPD’s best missing persons detective is paired up with a disgraced Stanford astrophysicist to investigate events which may or may not have a paranormal element. Both are guaranteed their previous jobs back if they team up and work for the ‘Bureau Underground.’ This comedy looks great; I like the tropes, the comic timing and am looking forward to the silly missions they’ll undoubtedly be sent on. Family Guy (9:00 PM on Fox ) Seth McFarlane’s dysfunctional family returns, with evil Stewie Griffin remaining my favorite character – hey, he can build time machines! I don’t know how many episodes the late Adam West recorded, but I hope he gets a good send-off this season. As always with Family Guy, expect the unexpected. NCIS: Los Angeles (9:30 PM on CBS ) "We’re headed for all out nuclear war!" The 9th season takes off running and doesn’t stop until the bang don’t happen – if it did there wouldn’t be a season left to watch, so we can safely assume they save the day. It’s how they do it that’s tense, thrilling and so much fun. Last Man on Earth (9:30 PM on Fox ) The fourth season of our post-apocalyptic sitcom has arrived. "We have a two day old baby on board and a nuclear dust cloud hot on our tails!" Never fear though, Captain Tandy will have thought of everything... probably... 
 Curb Your Enthusiasm (10:00 PM on HBO ) Larry David is BACK! It’s been seven long years waiting for season 9! We need this comedy, right here, right now. I’m yelling for society!!! Watch. Watch. Watch. Please, don’t miss! Ten Days in the Valley (10:00 PM on ABC ) Pilot. Kyra Sedgwick makes a welcome return to TV in this action packed pilot. She’s playing a former documentary filmmaker who exposed corruption on the police force and now serves as the showrunner for a fictional cop show. Throw into the mix a bitter divorce, custody issues, illicit affairs, and an abduction for a tension-filled first episode.