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The Simpsons

  1. humor writing
    Reclusive Former Simpsons Writer John Swartzwelder Emerges With Writing Advice“It’s like a crappy little elf has snuck into my office and badly done all my work for me, and then left with a tip of his crappy hat.”
  2. on comedy
    Morrissey Isn’t Charmed That The Simpsons Made Him a Racist Carnivore“It only serves to insult the artist. They should take that mirror and hold it up to themselves.”
  3. apologies
    Hank Azaria Wants to ‘Personally Apologize’ to Every Indian Person for Apu“It’s important. I apologize for my part in creating that and participating in that.”
  4. renewals
    The Simpsons Will Outlive Us AllFox has renewed the long-running series for seasons 33 and 34.
  5. tv
    Matt Groening Responds to Simpsons Recasting Characters“All of our actors play dozens of characters each, it was never designed to exclude anyone.”
  6. animation
    Harry Shearer Will No Longer Voice Dr. Hibbert on The SimpsonsKevin Michael Richardson will take over the role moving forward.
  7. tributes
    The Simpsons Brings Back Late Marcia Wallace’s Voice for Edna Krabappel TributeThe Simpsons actress passed away in 2013.
  8. animation
    The Dub ConundrumAs white actors in the U.S. step back from voicing nonwhite animated characters, where does that leave their international counterparts?
  9. in memoriam
    A Look Back at Alex Trebek’s Best Non-Jeopardy! TV WorkThe beloved host was prone to pop up in some of our favorite shows.
  10. the simpsons
    Better Things Actor Alex Désert Replaces Hank Azaria as Carl on The SimpsonsIn the show’s upcoming Season 32 premiere.
  11. politics
    Marge Simpson Heard What You Said About Kamala Harris Sounding Like Her“Lisa says she doesn’t mean it as a compliment.”
  12. explainers
    So, How Do You Actually Watch Hamilton on Disney+?A guide for anyone looking to get Lintroduced to the service.
  13. animation
    The Simpsons Also Steps Away From White Actors Voicing Characters of ColorFive months after Hank Azaria announced he would no longer voice Apu.
  14. the simpsons
    Disney+ Will Let You Watch The Simpsons in the Correct Aspect Ratio After AllThe episodes will return in their original glory on May 28.
  15. vulture lists
    10 Kids Shows That Are Actually GreatStoryBots, Phineas and Ferb, Shaun the Sheep, Peep and the Big Wide World, and more
  16. the simpsons
    Hank Azaria Says He Will No Longer Voice Apu on The Simpsons“What they’re going to do with the character is their call.”
  17. now streaming
    The 15 Best TV Holiday Specials on Disney+Vintage Simpsons, Mickey Mouse classics, Aaron Carter cameos, and more.
  18. jokes
    16 Cropped Simpsons Jokes You Can’t See on Disney+A lot of comedic gold gets lost when you crop out 25 percent of the screen.
  19. disney+
    The 100 Best Simpsons Episodes to StreamThe only guide you’ll ever need.
  20. disney+
    Why The Simpsons Episode With Michael Jackson Is Still Worth Watching“Stark Raving Dad” has been shelved indefinitely. But it’s still an important cultural artifact.
  21. disney+
    When Disney Gains The Simpsons, What Do We All Lose?The streaming boom has warped our sense of pop-cultural history. And it’s going to get a lot worse.
  22. chat room
    Kelsey Grammer on Dracula, Sideshow Bob, and His Favorite Forgotten Voice WorkAnd how, one time, he wound up playing piano for the Vandals.
  23. rankings
    Every Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Segment, RankedThe Simpsons’ long-running Halloween specials are indeed a disturbing universe.
  24. how mysterious!
    How ‘Who Shot Mr. Burns?’ Unlocked The Simpsons’ PotentialWriters Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein look back on how one mystery led to a beloved two-part episode and a parade of marketing stunts.
  25. tv review
    Bless the Harts Shakes Up Animation DominationThe promising new series from Emily Spivey is suggestive of what Fox’s Sunday night animation block has been, and what it could be in the future.
  26. lawsuits
    The Simpsons Long-Time Composer Alf Clausen Sues Fox Over 2017 FiringClausen alleges the show let him go after 27 years due to his “perceived disability and age.”
  27. r.i.p.
    Russi Taylor, Voice of Minnie Mouse, Dead at 75Taylor also played Martin Prince in The Simpsons and many other beloved animated characters.
  28. memes
    The Full-Circle Journey of ‘Homer Simpson Backs Into the Bushes’The story behind The Simpsons meme that got so popular it was used by Homer himself.
  29. you got the dud
    Even Simpsons Writers Have Favorite Simpsons Memes“He looks just like you, Poindexter!”
  30. tribeca film festival
    The Simpsons Creators and Stars Reveal Their Dream Guest Stars at TribecaHarry Shearer also offered an idea for a Simpsons spinoff series.
  31. vulture lists
    5 Great TV Episodes to Watch After Paying Your TaxesFrom The Simpsons to The Honeymooners, sitcoms have mined the comedy of Tax Day for decades.
  32. the streaming wars
    Disney+ Will Be The Exclusive Streaming Home of The SimpsonsThe cartoon family welcome its new corporate overlords.
  33. twitter
    Why You Should Follow Reclusive Comedy Genius John Swartzwelder on TwitterOne of the most brilliant Simpsons writers somehow only has 7,000 followers on Twitter.
  34. the simpsons
    The Enigma of The Simpsons’ Hans MolemanHow one “potato-looking man” evolved into the comedic blank check of the Simpsons universe.
  35. 20/20 hindsight
    The Simpsons Is Pulling Their Episode Starring Michael Jackson“Star Raving Dad” will be taken out of syndication, off streaming services, and future box sets.
  36. renewals
    The Simpsons Gets a Double-Season Renewal at FoxSeasons 31 and 32 of The Simpsons are locked in.
  37. let it d’oh
    How The Simpsons’ Christmas Debut Changed TV“Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” felt like a watershed moment 30 years ago, and seems even more significant in retrospect.
  38. best of 2018
    The 10 Best Comedy Books of 2018Featuring Chris Gethard, Nell Scovell, The Simpsons, The Kids in the Hall, and an intimate look at Robin Williams.
  39. encores
    Fox to Re-Air First-Ever Full-Length Episode of The Simpsons for ChristmasTitled “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire.”
  40. the simpsons
    The Simpsons’ Matt Groening to Stop By Late-Night for the First Time Since 2007Like a comet, if comets really wanted to talk about their new show, Netflix’s Disenchantment.
  41. Fox Addresses Simpsons Apu Controversy: ‘We Trust Them to Handle It’They’re not touching this one.
  42. Hank Azaria Says Stepping Aside from Voicing Apu ‘Feels Like the Right […]Here’s a clip from last night’s Late Show, where Stephen Colbert chats with Hank Azaria about the controversy surrounding his voicing Apu […]
  43. last night on late night
    Hank Azaria Addresses Apu Controversy, Calls for South Asian Writers on SimpsonsHe also told Stephen Colbert he’s willing to “step aside” from voicing Apu.
  44. tv
    The Simpsons Showrunner Responds to Critics of the Show, AgainThis time on Twitter, the place where things only get more civil.
  45. The Simpsons’ Apu Response Is What Happens When You’re on the Air for Too LongWhen you’ve been on TV for nearly 30 years, it’s hard to come across as the rebellious outsider sticking it to the man.
  46. ‘The Simpsons’ Defends Itself Against Apu Stereotype Accusations Comedian Hari Kondabolu has been voicing his disappointment in the harmful stereotypes he sees within The Simpsons’ character […]
  47. tv
    The Simpsons Finally Responded to the Problem With Apu Criticism“Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect.”
  48. nightmares and dreamscapes
    The Simpsons Explores the President’s Nightmares in ‘A Tale of Two Trumps’ ShortRest easy, POTUS. It was all a dream.
  49. magic
    Remember That Time When The Simpsons Predicted USA’s Olympic Gold This Year?There’s always an episode.
  50. bad ideas
    Ted Cruz Really Did Not Nail This Simpsons Analogy About Gun ControlIf only the senator from Texas had thought this one through a little bit more.
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