1. 13:55 4th Jul 2012

    notes: 115

    reblogged from: mmmsimpsons

    tags: The Simpsons


    alienspacebats:

Marge vs. the Monorail
Season 4, Episode 12

And that concludes our intensive three week course.

    alienspacebats:

    Marge vs. the Monorail

    Season 4, Episode 12

    And that concludes our intensive three week course.

     
  2. 19:36 26th Jun 2012

    notes: 593

    reblogged from: mmmsimpsons

    tags: the simpsonsart school


    minusmanhattan:

“I would like a single plum floating in perfume served in a man’s hat.” 

    minusmanhattan:

    “I would like a single plum floating in perfume served in a man’s hat.” 

     
  3. I was very nervous [when I started]. They showed me into this office and told me to start writing down some ideas. They left me alone in that office, and I remember leaving after five minutes to go get a cup of coffee. And I heard a crash, and I walked back to the office, and there was a hole in the window and a dead bird on the floor—literally in my first 10 minutes at The Simpsons, a bird had flown through the glass of my window, hit the far wall, broken its neck, and fallen dead on the floor. And I remember [writer] George Meyer came in and looked at it, and he was like, “Man, this is some kind of weird omen.”
     
  4. abloodymess:

Well, this reporter was possibly a little hasty earlier, and would like to reaffirm his allegiance to this country and its human president.  It may not be perfect, but it’s still the best government we have … for now … Oh, yes, by the way, the spacecraft still in extreme danger, may not make it back, attempting risky reentry, blah blah blah blah blah, we’ll see you after the movie.

    abloodymess:

    Well, this reporter was possibly a little hasty earlier, and would like to reaffirm his allegiance to this country and its human president.  It may not be perfect, but it’s still the best government we have … for now … Oh, yes, by the way, the spacecraft still in extreme danger, may not make it back, attempting risky reentry, blah blah blah blah blah, we’ll see you after the movie.

     
  5. abloodymess:

USA USA USA!!!

    abloodymess:

    USA USA USA!!!

     
  6. longreads:

Twenty years ago, The Simpsons gave the Fox Network its first-ever prime-time ratings victory with an all-star baseball episode that beat out The Cosby Show and the Winter Olympics:

Aside from the logistics of recording nine separate guest roles, plot lines had to be rewritten on the fly. Jose Canseco’s scene originally called for him and Mrs. Krabappel to engage in Bull Durham-inspired extramarital shenanigans. Canseco’s wife rejected the scene, and the staff had to do a last-minute Saturday afternoon rewrite when Oakland came south on a mid-August road trip.
Instead of Lothario, Canseco got to play hero, rushing into a woman’s burning house to rescue her baby, then cat, followed by a player piano, washer, dryer, couch and recliner combo, high chair, TV, rug, kitchen table and chairs, lamp, and grandfather clock. Requesting the new sequence turned out to be the wiser move. Canseco and his wife had nearly divorced earlier that year before reconciling, and a week before “Homer at the Bat” aired, Canseco was arrested by Miami police for chasing down and ramming his wife’s BMW twice with his red Porsche at 4:30 a.m. After the chase ended, he allegedly got out of his car, came over to his wife’s driver-side window, and spit on it.


“The Making of ‘Homer at the Bat’.” — Erik Malinowski, Deadspin
See also: See also: The Making of ‘Nevermind’ (Excerpt from ‘Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge’) — Mark Yarm, MTV Hive, Sept. 19, 2011

    longreads:

    Twenty years ago, The Simpsons gave the Fox Network its first-ever prime-time ratings victory with an all-star baseball episode that beat out The Cosby Show and the Winter Olympics:

    Aside from the logistics of recording nine separate guest roles, plot lines had to be rewritten on the fly. Jose Canseco’s scene originally called for him and Mrs. Krabappel to engage in Bull Durham-inspired extramarital shenanigans. Canseco’s wife rejected the scene, and the staff had to do a last-minute Saturday afternoon rewrite when Oakland came south on a mid-August road trip.

    Instead of Lothario, Canseco got to play hero, rushing into a woman’s burning house to rescue her baby, then cat, followed by a player piano, washer, dryer, couch and recliner combo, high chair, TV, rug, kitchen table and chairs, lamp, and grandfather clock. Requesting the new sequence turned out to be the wiser move. Canseco and his wife had nearly divorced earlier that year before reconciling, and a week before “Homer at the Bat” aired, Canseco was arrested by Miami police for chasing down and ramming his wife’s BMW twice with his red Porsche at 4:30 a.m. After the chase ended, he allegedly got out of his car, came over to his wife’s driver-side window, and spit on it.

    “The Making of ‘Homer at the Bat’.” — Erik Malinowski, Deadspin

    See also: See also: The Making of ‘Nevermind’ (Excerpt from ‘Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge’) — Mark Yarm, MTV Hive, Sept. 19, 2011

     
  7. mmmsimpsons:

“Hello, I’m Doctor Cheeks. I’m doing my rounds and, uh, I’m a little behind”

    mmmsimpsons:

    “Hello, I’m Doctor Cheeks. I’m doing my rounds and, uh, I’m a little behind”

    (Source: elmundodefranco)

     
  8. 13:24 15th Jan 2012

    notes: 2700

    reblogged from: thediaryofadisappointingman

    tags: the simpsons


     
  9. aoltv:

    Is this the beginning of the end for ‘The Simpsons’?

    Fox wants to cut our salaries in half because it says it can’t afford to continue making the show under what it calls the existing business model,” he wrote. “Fox hasn’t explained what kind of new business model it has formulated to keep the show on the air, but clearly the less money they have to pay us in salary, the more they’re able to afford to continue broadcasting the show. And to this I say, fine — if pay cuts are what it will take to keep the show on the air, then cut my pay. In fact, to make it as easy as possible for Fox to keep new episodes of ‘The Simpsons’ coming, I’m willing to let them cut my salary not just 45 percent but more than 70 percent — down to half of what they said they would be willing to pay us. All I would ask in return is that I be allowed a small share of the eventual profits.

    Considering The Simpsons makes millions in DVD sales, merchandising, syndication, CD sales and the like, Fox’s reasoning is pure bullshit.

     
  10. Here’s something that I bet even die-hard Simpsons geeks weren’t aware of: when you put all of the McBain clips back-to-back in order, they form a mini-movie with a plot and story arc. It’s amazing, and I can’t believe we’re just figuring this out now.

    [college humor]

    [text from here]

     
  11. "Close this show! Close it I say!"

     
  12. *GASP*