• The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Halloween specials: A Complete Ranking

    The Simpsons’ annual Treehouse of Horror special is our favorite sign that Halloween is almost here. The 30th season’s Treehouse of Horror was the 643rd episode of the legendary animated series on Fox. They’re still making these! Can one truly make a definitive ranking of 29 episodes that span three decades of TV? Probably not. But we got darn close. Each hilarious Halloween horror story was judged on its originality,

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    Simpsons showrunner disputes Apu write-off reports

    The Simpsons are playing clean-up after an Indiewire interview with producer Adi Shankar claimed that the beloved Kwik-E-Mart shopkeep will be written off the animated series. Showrunner Al Jean tweeted, “Adi Shankar is not a producer on the Simpsons. I wish him the very best but he does not speak for our show.” Shankar responded, “Let’s work towards common ground.” The producer has been running a scriptwriting competition for diverse

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    ‘The Simpsons’ future is decided

    The Simpsons are staying on Fox for at least another two seasons as the network announced the renewal on Monday, not like anyone was truly worried about the show’s future. Seasons 27 and 28 will push the longest-running sitcom to 625 episodes. “I’ve outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and ‘McDreamy,’ because I have something they don’t: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction,” Homer Simpson commented. At this point, The Simpsons are simply an

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    Homer Simpson takes the Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

    Though the Ice Bucket Challenge began nearly one month ago the viral charity campaign is still going strong, having raised $94.3 million to date. Compare that to the $2.7 million The ALS Association raised last year during the same period. Impressive! The latest comedy star to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge is Homer Simpson. You may think he’s lazy and self-centered, but the truth is he cares. Check

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    The Simpsons Family Guy cross-over trailer with Homer Simpson, Peter Griffin: Watch 5 minutes now!

    Peter Griffin meets Homer Simpson and the rest of the yellow-skinned family in an epic cross-over episode of The Simpsons this Fall. Fox released a five-minute trailer for the episode at the San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend. The Family Guy folks find themselves lost in Springfield and becoming friendly with the Simpsons while indulging in a series of meta jokes. Typical Simpsons humor ensues, as Bart teaches Stewie how

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    Simpsons and Family Guy crossover coming to Fox

    Homer Simpson, meet Peter Griffin. At their upfront presentation to advertisers on Monday, Fox exec Kevin Reilly announced that The Simpsons and Family Guy will (finally) appear together in a crossover show. The Simpson family will appear on a one-hour episode of Family Guy in September in an episode called “The Simpsons Guy”. The two powerhouse animated comedies will be one of several “eventizing” efforts that Fox has planned. If

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    The Simpsons pay tribute to Marcia Wallace in opening credits (Photo)

    The Simpsons inserted a heart-warming tribute to deceased cast member Marcia Wallace in their first episode since the actress’ death. Wallace was the iconic voice behind Bart Simpsons’ teacher Mrs. Krabappel. She passed away from pneumonia complications on October 25. In the opening credits sequence where Bart writes repeated lines on the chalkboard, this week he instead writes one line, “We’ll really miss you Mrs. K.” A photo of Mrs.

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    Which character on The Simpsons will die? (Poll)

    Simpsons fans are on notice: one of their beloved characters will be killed off. Executive producer Al Jean told The Hollywood Reporter that a character will pass away in either this season or in next year’s season 26. “We are doing this story for the same reason we do all others– we think it has a good emotional through line,” Jean commented. The news marks a major point for the

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    Laughspin’s 10 favorite comedy-carved Halloween pumpkins

    Halloween will be upon us on Monday, and you know what that means: only a few more days until stores start decorating for Christmas. Hooray! It’s never too early to start shopping, at least according to Walmart. But it also means people are also carving pumpkins. Amazing pumpkins. Some people aren’t satisfied with the stereotypical triangle eyes, single tooth pumpkin carving, though – so they get a little bit more

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    Paul Provenza and friends bring improvised stand-up comedy to Montreal, Edinburgh

    Improvised stand-up? Have you ever heard of such a thing? Or, maybe you think you’ve seen that go down when some stand-up has nowhere to go with their material. Actually, a new live show produced by comedians Troy Conrad and Paul Provenza, Set List, further refines the idea of “improvised stand-up” into a hilarious showcase of some of stand-up comedy’s best minds working– like Dana Gould (former producer on the

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    Flight of the Conchords reunite– as Simpsons characters

    The Simpsons kicked off its 22nd season Sunday night, with a guest spot by New Zealand’s comedy duo, Flight of the Conchords. In the clips that follow, Bret and Jemaine lend their voices to their Simpsonized selves and act as counselors for Lisa and her fellow campers. Also making a surprising “appearance” is Stephen Hawking.

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