Of course, it would be wrong to suggest this sort of mayhem began with rock-and-roll. After all, there were riots at the premiere of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. So, what’s the answer? Ban all music? In this reporters opinion, the answer, sadly, is ‘yes’.— Brockman
The Futurama straight-to-DVD movie, titled Bender's Big Score was released yesterday! This is the first of four movies: the others are
The Beast with a Billion Backs, Bender's Game and The Wild Green Yonder.
The 'other show' by Simpsons creator Matt Groening was axed in 2003 but gained popoularity through DVD sales and re-runs on Comedy Central.
The Simpsons Game has been released on Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and 2, Sony PSP and Nintendo DS.
(We're a bit late posting this news, but here it is.)
EA's forthcoming The Simpsons game parodies 30 years of videogaming and gaming IPs, but there are games companies that have refused to see the funny side of things.
Cartoon Network [adult swim] viewers were surprised and astonished this weekend when the network aired the uncensored version of the recent Family Guy episode "Movin' Out (Brian's Song)".
During the scene where Lois and Brian talk about whether or not Brian should move in with Jillian, a fake advertisement for The Simpsons with Marge appears on the bottom of the screen. Quagmire walks in and tries to rape Marge. Marge runs offscreen with Quagmire following her with his pants down. After Lois and Brian finish talking, Marge and Quagmire return while Marge exclaims how wonderful sex with Quagmire was; Quagmire suggests going to Marge's house for "round two." (Offscreen), Quagmire finishes having sex with Marge at The Simpson home, but then kills the entire Simpson family after they walk in on them (also offscreen). This scene was cut from the Fox airing, but aired on Global in Canada and on Adult Swim in the United States. The version shown on Fox cut abruptly to commercial prior to the scene referencing The Simpsons. US viewers can watch this on repeats of the episode on [adult swim] or wait for the Season 6 DVD.
A new 27 minute previews of the new Simpsons Game has been released. PC World has written up a blogged review of it.
"Otherwise it seems like your average team-driven action game draped in friendly Simpsons pastiche. Play as Bart and you can shoot with a slingshot, switch to Bartman and float or hover on updrafts with your cape, or grab a power-up helmet to become RoboBart and fire lasers. Play as Homer and you can morph into a gigantic rolling ball of flab, or inhale a bunch of helium to float. You power up using electricity, oddly enough, which can unleash "super" attacks if you hold down each character's ability button, and you can switch between characters easily by tapping the d-pad (the game auto-controls your team member, though it unfortunately tends to leave them doddering in the line of fire)."
"I know it's just the demo, and the prospect of exploring Springfield and interacting with 170 series characters through 16 episodes in the final (due 10/30) still sort of has my interest. Plays as all four characters (and Maggie in special sequences)? Use Marge to "nag" NPCs with a megaphone? Matt Groening (the series creator) as a boss at the end of the game?"
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Dictionaries have found a new master of the modern quotation to challenge the best of Oscar Wilde and Groucho Marx... Homer Simpson's creator Matt Groening.
The brains behind the world's favourite cartoon series has three new entries in the latest volume of quotations from the experts at Oxford University.
The latest edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, published today, is a testament to the growing popularity and influence of characters from The Simpsons.
Homer Simpson phrases include: "Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is never try."
Another Homer quotation featured is: "Kids are the best, Apu. You can teach them to hate the things you hate. And they practically raise themselves, what with the internet and all."
Also included is the much-repeated reference to the French by the Scottish caretaker Willie who remarks: "Bonjour, you cheese-eating surrender monkeys" in a 1995 episode.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Simpsons, PCMag.com has posted their "top 10 gizmos for The Simpsons fans".
From the site: “In addition to the television series, the family has shown up in a variety of places: They demonstrated their vocal prowess on The Simpsons Sing The Blues album, been branded (it didn't hurt, promise) for special editions of board games, such as Clue and Monopoly, and starred in their first feature-length film, The Simpsons Movie, which debuts today.
“Today we celebrate this not-so-tech-savvy family and pay homage to the long-running TV show. So, of course, we searched for the some of the greatest branded The Simpsons merchandise this side of Springfield.”
The list includes a robotic Homer, doughnut maker, talking shower radio and more.
Last week CMH Records released an album of bluegrass versions of songs from The Simpsons.
Entitled Four Finger Music: The Bluegrass Tribute to the Music Made Famous by The Simpsons, the album is a compilation of Simpsons' classics performed by the twangy bluegrass band Hit & Run.
It is available digitally through vendors such as iTunes, eMusic, and Napster, or you can buy a physical CD through their website, where you can also listen to audio samples. The album will hit retail stores like Best Buy and Wal-Mart in September.