Archive for the The Simpsons Category

Bad news, everybody! [The Simpsons]

Posted in news, North Americana, The Simpsons, video, WTF? on February 15, 2009 by jetsamjr

You guys, I have some terrible news: after 20 years, The Simpsons has a new opening credits sequence:

Eeeewww it’s all new and different and I hate it. This is worse than the time that… um, it’s worse than the time that… well, it’s not worse than any other times, because this is the worst thing that’s ever happened!

Hate to say this, but: time to kill it, Groening.

[Via Eye on Springfield]

Bart Simpson: Scientologist [The Simpsons]

Posted in news, North Americana, The Simpsons on February 1, 2009 by jetsamjr

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Real-life Scientologist Nancy Cartwright has declared that Bart Simpson is also a clam… sort of. You can read the whole saga at TV Squad.

Bart, Lisa ensnared in child porn scandal [The Simpsons]

Posted in Australiana, news, North Americana, The Simpsons, WTF? on December 8, 2008 by jetsamjr

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When I was in year nine, some kid brought printouts to school depicting various members of the Simpson clan doing each other (I recall a particularly graphic one of Bart diddling Marge). We all thought it was hilarious, but it turns out we were wrong: that alligator was sexually harassing that woman. I mean, those pictures depicted child pornography! Dun dun!:

A Supreme Court judge has ruled that an internet cartoon, in which child characters resembling those from The Simpsons engage in sexual acts, is child pornography… [the judge] found that, while The Simpsons characters had hands with four fingers and their faces were “markedly and deliberately different to those of any possible human being”, the mere fact that they were not realistic representations of human beings did not mean that they could not be considered people.

Dumb. Next up: judge finds Wile E. Coyote guilty of attempted murder.

Mad Men [feem-toon Friday]

Posted in Mad Men, North Americana, The Simpsons, video on December 5, 2008 by jetsamjr

I’ve spent the last week (finally) catching up on Mad Men season one, so:

Haunting, evocative and classy.

(Thanks Sam for reminding me about this “feem-toon Friday” thingo)

And then there’s this, which is amusing:

Surely they could’ve come up with something more clever than “Mapple”… [The Simpsons]

Posted in North Americana, The Simpsons, video on December 2, 2008 by jetsamjr

The Simpsons take on Apple:

This is about as funny as the show gets these days.

The fight of the millennium [neat!]

Posted in animation, neat!, North Americana, The Simpsons on November 9, 2008 by jetsamjr

Geek-tastic magazine cover depicting Bugs Bunny and Homer Simpson going at it in front of a crowd of cartoon superstars:

(My money’s on Bugs – he fights dirty.)

Nelson Muntz is so gay [The Simpsons]

Posted in news, North Americana, the gays, The Simpsons on November 6, 2008 by jetsamjr

The SimpsonsIn the latest episode of The Simpsons, Nelson said that Milhouse is “super gay”. The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network is peeved at his choice of words, arguing that it’s inappropriate. (TMZ has a clip of the offending scene here.)

I’m inclined to agree, but not necessarily because I’m offended. Sure, folks shouldn’t use “that’s so gay” to describe something bad, Katy Perry, but it’s a term dimwits use, and Nelson is a dimwit.

Mostly I just find it lazy. The Simpsons has generally been pretty progressive about the gays – ‘Homer’s Phobia’ was pretty forward for 1997, even if that episode seems tacky and dated now – and to rely on easy, satire-free cracks like this is (yet more) evidence that the show should be retired, even if it is putting said cracks in the mouth of a fool.