• 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 Apu getting axed instead of fixed according to Adi Shankar

    UPDATE: took to TwitterSimpsons showrunner Al Jean to dispute reports that the beloved and controversial character Apu will be written off the show. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon may be being quietly written off The Simpsons, according to Indiewire. The controversial character was introduced on the eighth episode of the animated behemoth back in 1990. Voice actor Hank Azaria has voiced Apu—as well as a slew of other characters—for almost three decades, for which

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    10 Simpsons Treehouse of Horror posters you need this Halloween

    Ever since The Simpsons premiered its first Treehouse Of Horrors segments in 1990, Simpsons fans have been totally obsessed over the annual tradition every Halloween. If you can believe it there’s been a total of 78 segments! You may remember “Hex And The City,” “Starship Poopers,” “Attack of the 50 Foot Eyesores,” “Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace,” “Bart Simpson’s Dracula,” “Citizen Kang,” or “The Shinning.” And there’s three more on the

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    13 times Harry Shearer made Simpsons fans say ‘Exxxxxcellent!’

    Doh! When it was recently announced that Harry Shearer would be leaving The Simpsons after 26 years, mega-fans were feeling a bit more than what a mere annoyed grunt could express. It’s not just the fact that Shearer is departing – following what amounts to virtually an entire career lifetime with one series, it’s reasonable to expect that the stars will want to retire gracefully and move on when the timing

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    Finally! Sideshow Bob Will Kill Bart Simpson This Halloween!

    It took Sideshow Bob nearly three decades to accomplish but finally, he will get his chance to exact his revenge on Bart Simpson — and ultimately put an end to often trouble-making 10-year-old. Simpsons producers announced Saturday during the show’s ATX Festival panel in Austin, Texas that Sideshow Bob — the former on-screen companion to Krusty the Clown voiced by Kelsey Grammar — will kill Bart Simpson off during this

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    Harry Shearer leaves Simpsons over contract dispute

    Shortly after Fox renewed The Simpsons for another two seasons, Harry Shearer has decided not to return to the longest-running sitcom on television. Shearer voices a slew of Simpsons characters including Mr. Burns, Principal Skinner, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Dr. Hibbert, bus driver Otto and many many more. The former Saturday Night Live player is walking away from a reported $14 million in guaranteed money. Showrunner Al Jean does not

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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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    Late Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon featured in Fusion documentary (Video)

    Mega-Simpsons heads like myself were devastated to hear about the death of Sam Simon, who passed away after a long battle with colon cancer on Sunday, March 8. He was just 59 years old – younger than both of my parents currently are, and certainly much younger than Homer and Marge Simpson would be, if they were aging in real time. But perhaps it’s not fair to say that just

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    FXX snags Axe Cop, Lucas Bros Moving Co., more for Animation Domination High-Def

    The Lucas Brothers are returning to television, along with several other animated comedy series. Animation Domination High-Def late-night programming block from Fox will relaunch on FXX in the new year. New episodes of Lucas Bros. Moving Co. will be joined by new Stone Quackers and reruns of High School USA!, Axe Cop and other ADHD animated shorts. Episodes of The Simpsons will be used as the block’s lead-in, as FXX

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    Win The Simpsons complete 17th season + watch an exclusive preview clip!

    In honor of the release of The Simpsons complete 17th season on Blu-ray and DVD, we’re please to gift Laughspin readers with a pair of goodies. First, an exclusive clip from season 17 below, wherein Marge and Homer explore the intricacies of marriage counseling. And second, we’re giving away The Simpsons complete 17th season to one lucky Laughspin reader! That’s right, you can win the three-disc set which includes 686

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    George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin get The Simpsons treatment in series of wedding illustrations by aleXsandro Palombo (Gallery)

    George Clooney shocked us all when the veteran actor and professional very handsome human announced he’d finally be getting married. After all, when you’re 53 and can presumably have sexual relations with literally anyone on Earth, marriage seems like it would be at the bottom of your to-do list, maybe something you fall into when you hit the age of 92 or so. But, it turns out everyone, even George

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    Simpsons Family Guy crossover episode draws fire from parents council for ‘rape’ mention

    On the heels of celebrating its 25th anniversary with a string of live shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the start of The Simpsons’ 26th season happens in just four days! That means the long-awaited Simpsons and Family Guy crossover is also nearly upon us. But not everyone is celebrating the union of the Simpson and Griffin families. The Parents Television Council, lead by president Tim Winter, is

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    Simpsons writer John Swartzwelder created an absurd Western comedy. Watch the recently surfaced pilot episode!

    In light of the recent barrage of Simpsons output, it’s nice to know that some things about the long-running show are still a bit of a mystery. In this case, the enigma is John Swartzwelder, one of the show’s longtime writers and a veritable JD Salinger/Hunter S. Thompson of the Simpsons world. With a weird and absurdist view on things, Swartzwelder is perfectly suited for writing animated comedies, where pretty

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    Conan O’Brien and Weird Al Yankovic sing Simpsons classics at the Hollywood Bowl (Video)

    The Simpsons family, as well as other beloved citizens of Springfield, came to life last week night during The Simpsons Take the Bowl in Los Angeles. The three-night concert featured live performances of Simpsons musical numbers from the show’s first 25 seasons. Voice actors Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardly Smith and others took the stage to sing as their classic characters. They were backed up by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra,

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