Are cartoons too violent for children? Most people would say, ‘No, of course not; what kind of stupid question is that?’ But one woman says ‘yes’... Marge Simpson.— Brockman
Details for the Simpsons Complete Thirteenth Season on DVD have been announced! The Season will be released on August 24th, on both DVD and Blu-Ray for some reason, despite this Season not having any high-definition episodes.
It's a dream come true - the Simpsons is my absolute favorite show. As you can see from my shows, they are just poor imitations of The Simpsons' brand of wacky humor, panda rape gags and jockey elves.
Oh yeah, a crossover would be inevitable. We've had characters from American Dad popping up in Family Guy. I'm throwing around some ideas for Homer and Peter having a drinking contest at Moe's.
Three cast members of the hit Fox series Glee have confirmed they will be providing voices on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons.
Here's the Simpsons-themed Coca-Cola ad that aired during the Superbowl. Called
Hard Times, it sees Mr. Burns losing his wealth, but learning to appreciate life’s simple pleasures as he joins other characters enjoying Coke:
Coca-Cola has partnered with Facebook to support the "Boys & Girls Clubs of America", and have commissioned a Coke advertisement featuring Simpsons characters! The synopsis, according to the press release:
"Hard Times” features a variety of characters from the television show The Simpsons, most notably greedy billionaire C. Montgomery Burns, who has fallen on difficult times. Just when all hope seems to be lost, Mr. Burns learns to appreciate life’s simple pleasures as he joins other characters enjoying Coca-Cola and Opening Happiness in a neighborhood park.
We have some new titles confirmed and a promotional picture featuring Coldplay:
The Simpsons Season 20 was released this week (Jan 12th) on DVD and Blu-ray, to a highly critical reception by fans. Previous Simpsons DVDs have been loaded with special features, including commentary for every episode, deleted scenes and various promos. This set, however, features almost nothing and has only two stars on Amazon.com.
A special documentary, presented by Morgan Spurlock (of 'Super Size Me' fame), airs tomorrow (Sunday Jan 10th) as part of the Simpsons 20th Anniversary celebrations on Fox.
The programme, titled The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D! On Ice!, examines the cultural phenomenon that is The Simpsons. It will focus on the fans of the series rather than the show itself, and includes interviews with the most-Simpsons-tattooed man, a couple who had a Simpsons-themed wedding, and a man who grew real life ToMacco!!
Despite the many times that The Simpsons has mocked or satirized religion, it has earned an endorsement from the official Vatican newspaper on the occasion of the show's 20th anniversary, the Associated Press reported. In an article published on Tuesday in L'Osservatore Romano under the headline
Aristotle's Virtues and Homer's Doughnut, the show was praised for its
realistic and intelligent writing (and rapped on the knuckles for
excessively crude language, the violence of certain episodes or some extreme choices by the scriptwriters).
Keep an eye on it.
finds in God his last refugeand that the character's attitudes toward religion were
a mirror of the indifference and the need that modern man feels toward faith.
EW.com have posted the updated Simpsons poster that will come with the Complete Twentieth Season DVD/Bluray. It is based on the classic poster that you may have seen with loads of Simpsons characters on it, up to Season 9. The new poster adds characters from later Seasons and The Simpsons Movie:
Tomorrow Fox will begin airing Simpsons episodes in HD and widescreen for the first time. Because of the switchover, a brand new opening credits has been animated! Fox has posted a video of it on YouTube, which you can see below.
I've created a new iGoogle gadget! This one is based on our popular Simpsons Dictionary page. Each day it will display a random Simpsons-coined word along with its definition, and in many cases, and appropriate Simpsons quote.
I've been hard at work today creating a Google Gadget. If you have a Google Account (e.g. a Gmail address) then you can customise Google's home page with news feeds and gadgets.
Long time no update (again). I've been travelling in the States for the past 10 weeks - 'twas a great trip!
While in Hollywood I took a trip to Universal Studios and experienced the new Simpsons Ride. If you haven't already been, I thouroughly recommend it. To experience it to its fullest, wait until the line is quite long (at least 40 minutes) and you can catch masses of original animation and classic clips while waiting in line!
More about that coming soon. Today though, we have a really cool content update. The Simpsons has coined many words and phrases that have entered mainstream consciousness. You may already be familiar with d'oh, yoink and embiggen, which are all perfectly cromulent words; but there are many more you may not remember, which we have compiled into a big dictionary.
The Simpsons Dictionary
Apologies for a lack of updates recently. Working a job and going to the pub seems to take up all of my time these days.
I am still working on the movie script and general site maintenance. I also updated Season 9 of our British censorship guide with a few cuts from Channel 4 in The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson that was on just now.
I noticed yesterday that a bunch of links in the new top menu were broken so I've fixed them I hope. If you come across any broken links, feel free to fire an email off to me - contact [at] simpsoncrazy [dot] com.
We've got a brand new page for you! This one is a guide to the U.S. Constitution, Simpsons-style. It was written by Dave Hettel and was hosted elsewhere until Dave decided he didn't have time to maintain it, and generously donated it to us!
Just a mini-update to say a new contest has started, following last week's bumper Halloween special. Six people got all five THOH segments correct!
Take a look at the answers to see if you got it right, and check the leaderboard from the main contest page, where you can of course enter the new Secret Sound.
Since Halloween is just around the corner, we thought we'd put up a few decorations! Hope you like the new look.
Today we also celebrate the return of our regular "Secret Sound" contest! This week it's a bumper Halloween special with 5 clips from Halloween segments.
I've been busy behind the scenes improving the scoreboard script so it's easier for me to mark. Hopefully the contests will be updated more regularly than they used to be.
Play the contest
“Well, dang blast it, isn't anybody on this dag gummed Internet dead?”
So... it's been a pretty long time since something happened on this web site. You may have noticed the hints in various posts about a redesign coming to this site. This has been in the works on and off (mostly off) for about three years! Now I've realised that this is gonna get done quicker if I implement it in stages.
Today begins the first phase of what I'm calling the "Simpson Crazy redevelopment". I've started a gradual switch from SHTML pages over to PHP pages, which will provide more flexibility behind the scenes.
I've also uploaded new content layouts for a few pages. These have been sitting on my computer for over a year and they fit into the current site's design so I added them in. Specifically, the main Image gallery page, wallpapers section and Simpsons Comics guide pages have been updated. If you click on a thumbnail you'll get a nice new image viewer where you don't have to leave the page!
Finally, keep your eyes peeled for the return of our regular Simpsons contest very soon!