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It was the season finale of The Simpsons yesterday (24 seasons, that’s crazy) and I thought it would be fun to do a Simpsons themed article. So I present to you…My Five Favourite Non-Human Characters on The Simpsons!
Wait…what? Seriously? Isn’t that the type of article you’d write once you’d…I don’t know…completely exhausted all other options? I mean…you’ve only done two articles so far…not counting all those Star Trek ones last week.
My god, so…so this is really happening, we’re really doing this then? Favourite non-human characters from a cartoon show? For real? This is…this is what we’re doing?
Alright, here goes. Strap yourselves in folks ’cause this will be…something. Poor dear, I fear he’s lost his mind.
The Simpsons take on AMC’s Breaking Bad in this Sunday’s couch gag. Two of the greatest shows ever, so take a look obviously:
Seth MacFarlane, the creator and star of Fox’s Family Guy is headed to Springfield for a guest spot after recording an episode that will air next fall says EW. MacFarlane will appear in an episode titled “Dangers on a Train” (I see what they did there) in which he’ll voice a charming married man named Ben, who tries to romance Marge when she meets him through an Ashley Madison-type website that she mistakenly believed to be a cupcake-themed page. Lisa Lampanelli has also been tapped to voice Ben’s wife.
“We thought we had a great part that he’d be perfect for, and it would be great to have him on our show, so it worked out just right, Simpsons executive producer Al Jean told EW.com. “There’s been a little rivalry. We’re both humor shows and we make jokes, but it’s always been friendly.”
When you go see Ice Age: Continental Drift on July 13, you can see a dialogue-free 4 and a half-minute short from The Simpsons that follows Maggie as she returns to the Ayn Rand School for Tots (last seen in A Streetcar Named Marge). The Simpsons 3D short is called The Longest Daycare.
The Longest Daycare, directed by David Silverman (The Simpsons Movie), stars Maggie as she returns to the Ayn Rand School for Tots, “where her lone friend is a butterfly.” “They put each baby through an airport security-style testing machine to measure their future and hers says ‘Nothing Special,’ so they put her in an area that’s not great. If they put her in a good area, it wouldn’t be much of a plot.” And yes, you can expect to see the one eyebrow baby too.
*Updated June 2012*
If you look around CoF you can find loads of Ricky Gervais related news. To save you some time I have put together the top stories we have on Gervais including great stories, links to videos, and more. It might take up most of your afternoon if you’re not careful. Visit Ricky’s blog for more! Keep it here for Ricky Gervais Week III for more!
There will be another animated feature film starring our favorite cartoon family, some day. For now, a four-and-a-half minute 3D short will just have to do. It will debut with Ice Age: Continental Drift on July 13th.
The Simpsons shared a quick (very quick) announcement at the tail end of the season finale this past Sunday. You might remember they put a surprise teaser before Ice Age 2 in 2006.
The CoF Weekend Preview: The Simpsons Isn’t Just Making Television History, It Is Television History
I would like to take a break from our regular weekend movie guide to plug The Simpsons and this Sunday’s 500th episode. There are not a lot of records left for The Simpsons to reach and with a guaranteed 25 seasons at least, it’s safe to say it will have done it all.
In this Sunday’s 500th episode, “The townsfolk of Springfield hold a meeting and decided to vote the family out of town,” explains showrunner Al Jean. Why? “They’re sick of the Simpsons.” Leave it to The Simpsons to hold up a mirror to themselves and poke fun at many the impression of the show after 23 years in some people’s eyes; some are sick of them. Others like myself make it required viewing, what can I say, the show makes me happy.
It’s safe to say that it will be for financial reasons that the show ends, not creativity. Contracts won’t be renewed or FOX won’t be making as much profit off the show. It’s sad way for a show like The Simpsons to go, but one day it will end. Until then, we get to celebrate milestones such as the one this Sunday, 500 episodes and counting. And there are a lot of awesome quotes out there for cheap laughs:
How could you?! Haven’t you learned anything from that guy who gives those sermons at church? Captain Whatshisname? We live in a society of laws! Why do you think I took you to all those Police Academy movies? For fun? Well, I didn’t hear anybody laughing, did you? Except at that guy who made sound effects. Makes sound effects and laughs. Where was I? Oh yeah! Stay out of my booze.
Here are some of our past Simpsons posts: