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Frank Sivero Sues 'The Simpsons' Writers for Stealing His 'Goodfellas' Character

October 23, 2014 07:10:23

Frank Sivero is pretty sure that Louie on "" is based on his character in "Goodfellas". The character actor filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, October 21 against FOX and writers of the cartoon series for stealing his likeness to create the mafia sidekick character in Springfield.

In the lawsuit, Sivero claimed that he was neighbors with the "Simpsons" writers while he was preparing for his "Goodfellas" role in 1990. A year later, the long-running series debuted the character Louie who resembles Sivero in both his looks and mannerisms. Louie, a henchman for Springfield heavy Fat Tony, has had recurring roles in the series since then.

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'The Simpsons' Pays Brief Tribute to Joan Rivers in Season 26 Premiere

September 30, 2014 08:09:00

While mourning the loss of a character, Rabbi Hyman Krustofski, in the season 26 premiere, "" honored with a brief tribute at the same time. An animated version of the late comedian was featured briefly among a group of people in "Jewish Heaven" based on the imagination of Krusty who just lost his father.

During the closing musical number, after the dance scene featuring famous people in pairs (Albert Einstein and Golda Meir, Chico and Harpo, Groucho and economist/philosopher Karl Marx), Rivers can be seen sitting in the front row of the VIP section before the camera shows Jesus and Rodney Dangerfield in the Super VIP section.

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'The Simpsons' Producer Talks the Impact of Character's Death in Season Premiere

September 29, 2014 10:09:39

After all the teases and speculations, the character who's killed off on "" season 26 premiere was finally revealed on Sunday night, September 28. Showrunner Al Jean previously warned fans not to expect the death of an "iconic" character, but the story's indeed still emotional.

In the season opener, Krusty bid farewell to his father, Rabbi Hyman Krustofski. "I had suggested that we do an episode where Krusty's father passes away and the last word he says to Krusty is, 'eh.' I thought it would be funny and sad to deal with that being the last thing your father says to you," Jean tells The Hollywood Reporter.

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Video: Conan O'Brien Sings 'The Monorail Song' at 'The Simpsons' 25th Anniversary Show

September 15, 2014 01:09:53

"" took over the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for its 25th anniversary celebration on Friday night, September 12. During the show dubbed "The Simpsons Take the Bowl", stars like and made live musical performances.

The "" host, who was a writer on the animated series, sang "The Monorail Song" from his 1993 episode "Marge vs. the Monorail". He donned a red suit, a replica of the outfit that Lyle Lanley (originally voiced by the late Phil Hartman) wore in the episode, and dedicated the song to Hartman.

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First Day of 'The Simpsons' Marathon Breaks Ratings Records for FXX

August 23, 2014 12:08:51

"" boosted FXX ratings on day 1 of the long marathon. In its first 24 hours, the 12-day "Every Simpsons Ever" marathon delivered an average of 1.01 million viewers, almost four times of the network's regular viewership.

In the adults 18-49 demo, the special program averaged 623,000 viewers, a 461% surge for a typical primetime showing. It marks the most-watched day in the young network's history and ranks 18 of the top 30 highest-rated telecasts in the Nascent Channel's history.

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'The Simpsons' Marathon Promo Hints at Chaotic Aftermath

July 23, 2014 02:07:53

FXX has debuted a funny promo for "" long marathon scheduled for August. In the video, things go out of control as people abandon their routines to watch the popular animated series.

The longest-running marathon in television history is set to begin Thursday, August 21 for 24 hours a day, for 12 straight days on FXX. All 552 episodes of the show will air in a row before the season 26 premiere Sunday, September 28 at 9/8c on FOX.

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Record Breaking Marathon of 'The Simpsons' Available on FXX

July 22, 2014 09:07:54

All 552 episodes of "" will be aired on FXX along with the feature film. The cable network announced the "Simpsons" marathon at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Monday, July 21 after obtaining the exclusive cable network rights to the longest-running primetime animated series last year.

The record-breaking marathon begins Thursday, August 21 for 24 hours a day, for 12 straight days. After the marathon, "The Simpsons" will be added to FXX's regular schedule in primetime and late night. There will also be a mini marathon of eight episodes on Sundays, leading into the season 26 broadcast on FOX. A marathon of the Halloween-themed "Treehouse of Horror" episodes will be streamed on October 26 starting from noon.

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'The Simpsons' to Kill Off Character in Season 26 Premiere

July 21, 2014 01:07:54

"" has shared details of its upcoming 26th season, including the long-planned death of a character. The show will bid farewell to a familiar face in the season premiere with "an emotional story."

While the character is yet to be revealed, executive producer Al Jean has dropped details about the character who will meet his/her demise. The actor who voices this character has won an Emmy for the performance on the show and the character has appeared in more than two episodes.

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'The Simpsons' Mural to Be Painted in Oregon

June 02, 2014 02:06:56

"" will be immortalized with a mural. An artwork based on the long-running animated series will be painted on the side of the Emerald Art Center in Springfield, Oregon to commemorate the show's ties to the real town.

A print artist who works for 20th Century Fox Television is working on an original artwork on which the mural will be based. Series creator Matt Groening will have input on the mural, telling The Register-Guard that he planned "to sneak up in the middle of the night and sign the mural." He jokingly added, "I hope I don't get arrested."

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'The Simpsons' Debuts New Character in Mobile Game

May 31, 2014 10:05:56

"" has introduced a new character via popular mobile game "The Simpsons Tapped Out" instead of the TV show. The said character is Chester Dupree, who is described as the unemployed brother of Bernice Hibbert, the wife of Springfield's most prominent and competent doctor Julius Hibbert.

Fans of the FOX animated series may have heard the name before since he was briefly mentioned in a 2012 episode titled "Gone Abie Gone", when Mr. and Mrs. Hibbert talked about healty eating. The character, however, wasn't featured on-screen at the time.

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Video: 'The Simpsons' Teases Lego Episode

April 24, 2014 04:04:19

"" is getting a Lego treatment in its upcoming episode, which has been previewed in a video. The snippet shows Homer freaking out at the reflection of his Lego version in the mirror and accidentally pulling off Marge's hand. He additionally tells someone, "Kiss my flat, plastic butt."

The episode titled "Brick Like Me" will air Sunday, May 4 at 8/7c on FOX. The 550th episode of the animated series will see Homer Simpson waking up in a Springfield where everyone and everything is made out of Legos. He then must "put together" how he got there and figure out how to get home before he gets stuck in a world of bricks forever.

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'The Simpsons' Spoofs 'Mad Men' in New Promo Video

April 11, 2014 03:04:51

"" isn't intimidated by "" return this Sunday. The animated series even makes use of the hype to promote its new episode by spoofing the period drama in a new sneak-peek video.

The clip features dramatic music while showing quick cuts of the upcoming outing. "Sit down," Homer angrily says in one of the scenes. Viewers, however, will notice its reference to "Mad Men" when watching a shot of the Simpson patriarch from the back, sitting like Don Draper () in numerous promos for the AMC show.

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FXX to Air All Episodes of 'The Simpsons' in 12-Day Marathon

April 10, 2014 09:04:40

Those who haven't had a chance to watch "" in its early days can now binge watch the show. FXX will air all 552 episodes of the animated series in a 12-day marathon beginning August 21 through Labor Day.

The FX sister network aims for a record as "the longest continuous marathon in the history of television" with the 12-day event. "We don't care that other people had them first, we spent a lot of money and we're going to rock them," Jon Landgraf, chief executive of FX Networks, said at an upfront presentation held Wednesday, April 9 in New York.

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Video: 'The Simpsons' Dedicates Couch Gag to David Letterman

April 05, 2014 08:04:10

is not leaving "Late Show" yet until 2015, but already "" pays tribute to the veteran comedian in a couch gag. Debuted a day after Letterman's retirement announcement on Thursday, March 3, the clip follows Homer and his family as they make their way to "", overcoming all obstacles including a traffic jam and a security guard.

Since the 66-year-old TV star announced to audience on his show that he would retire as "Late Night" host sometime next year, talks have been brewing about who will replace him. , whose contract with Comedy Central will expire later this year, is reportedly the top choice to succeed Letterman. A source says the "Colbert Report" host has spoken to CBS about the gig.

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Video: 'The Simpsons' Pays Final Tribute to Marcia Wallace

March 11, 2014 03:03:08

"" paid tribute to the late Marcia Wallace in its latest episode aired on Sunday, March 9. The scenes, which have landed online, feature Ned Flanders, who married Wallace's character Edna Krabappel, recalling their sweet moment together.

Ned reminisces about a night dancing with her. The scene later is back in the present day, where Ned says, "I sure do miss that laugh," while looking at Edna's picture which is placed next to a picture of his other late wife, Maude. Nelson then pops up at his window, laughing before telling Ned, "I miss her, too."

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'The Simpsons' 'Reveals' the Yellow King of 'True Detective'

March 08, 2014 12:03:22

Who is the Yellow King on ""? Before the answer is given in the show's season finale this Sunday, "" may have 'spoiled' it in a new photo posted on its official Facebook and Twitter accounts.

The image features Homer Simpson almost naked, sitting comfortably on his couch while holding a sandwich in one hand and a can of beer in another. He wears antlers and sports the mysterious insignia 's Rust and 's Marty discovered on a dead body in the first episode, suggesting that the Simpson patriarch is the Yellow King this whole time.

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'The Simpsons' Plans Lego Episode for May 4

February 17, 2014 09:02:54

As "" is currently ruling the domestic box office, "" is planning an episode inspired by the toy. Homer and his family are going to be featured in their Lego version in a May 4 episode titled "Brick Like Me".

In the said outing, which will also be the 550th episode of "The Simpsons", Homer Simpson wakes up in a Springfield where everyone and everything is made out of Legos. He then must "put together" how he got there and figure out how to get home before he gets stuck in a world of bricks forever.

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FXX Lands 'The Simpsons' Reruns in Lucrative Deal

November 16, 2013 09:11:45

FXX is now the exclusive cable home for "". The network has acquired cable, VOD and non-linear rights to the animated comedy series and will become the first cable channel to air the long-running show.

The deal covers 24 seasons (530 episodes) of the Emmy-winning comedy as well as subsequent seasons after they first air on FOX. All seasons will become available starting in August 2014, with the 25th installment expected to air in September, when the 26th season premieres on FOX.

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'The Simpsons' Pays Tribute to Marcia Wallace in Chalkboard Gag

November 04, 2013 10:11:35

"" has paid a sweet, touching tribute to the late Marcia Wallace. During its ritual "chalkboard" gag at the opening of the November 3 episode, Bart Simpson, who usually writes repeated lines on the board, wrote one line, "We'll really miss you, Mrs. K," referring to Wallace's character of school teacher Edna Krabappel.

Though it wasn't a long tribute, the broadcast drew positive responses from fans. A Twitter user named Iceman wrote, "The Marcia Wallace tribute on the simpsons...it's honestly heartbreaking :( R.I.P Mrs K..." Another viewer, Branan Cooper, tweeted, "I'm impressed by the simple and touching and quite apropos tribute."

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Video: 'The Simpsons' Takes on 'The Hobbit' in Couch Gag

October 31, 2013 10:10:43

It's now "The Hobbit's" turn to get a simpsonized treatment. After paying tribute to various horror films in Guillermo del Toro-created couch gag for its annual Halloween episode, "" spoofs Peter Jackson's movie in another epic opening sequence for an upcoming episode.

In the new one-and-a-half-minute couch gag, the yellow-skinned family goes on a long journey to get to their iconic couch. Marge, dressing as Gandalf, leads the pack as they make their way through a jungle, a narrow cliff path, where Moe's Smeagol is lurking in a cave, and a snowy landscape.

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'The Simpsons' Renewed for 26th Season

October 05, 2013 09:10:05

Justin Bieber to Visit 'The Simpsons'

August 22, 2012 01:08:34

First Look of Jon Hamm on 'The Simpsons'

November 25, 2010 01:11:12

First 'Simpsons' Promo Featuring 'Glee' Kids

September 10, 2010 10:09:52

Homer Simpson Dubbed Best Character

May 28, 2010 02:05:19

Sneak Peek of Jonah Hill on 'The Simpsons'

November 21, 2009 02:11:56

Marge Simpsons' Playboy Pics Uncovered

October 19, 2009 03:10:19

Marge Simpson's Playboy Cover Revealed

October 09, 2009 02:10:38

Green Tips From 'The Simpsons' Family

April 23, 2009 11:04:01

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