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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' to Feature Channing Tatum, Judd Apatow, Paul Rudd in an Episode

October 11, 2013 11:10:08

"" is having a star-studded episode coming in January 2014. The long-running animated series has tapped , , , , as well as 's frontman Rob Halford to appear in the same episode. They all join who has been earlier announced to lend his voice for the said outing.

How these A-listers fit into the storylie has been revealed by executive producer Matt Selman. According to Entertainment Weekly, the story begins with Homer illegally downloading films and screening them in his backyard for folks in Springfield after he's fed up with movie theaters.

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'The Simpsons' Renewed for 26th Season

October 05, 2013 09:10:05

"" is here to stay on FOX. The network has renewed the Matt Groening-created show for a historic 26th season that will bring its episode tally to a whopping 574, strengthening its status as the longest-running American primetime, scripted television series.

Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, says in a statement announcing the renewal, "For more than a quarter of a century, 'The Simpsons' has captured the hearts and minds of fans in a way that transcends ages, languages and cultures. This groundbreaking series is not only the longest-running scripted show in television history, it's one of the greatest sitcoms of our time, and I'm looking forward to yet another landmark season."

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Guillermo del Toro Pays Homage to Classic Horror Films in 'The Simpsons' Halloween-Themed Opening

October 04, 2013 09:10:05

Guillermo del Toro has created an epic opening to "" annual Halloween episode, "Treehouse of Horror XXIV", and the couch gag is now debuted online. The renowned filmmaker brings classic monsters like Dracula and Frankenstein's monster in the 2-minute-45-second opening titles.

He includes homages to his own films with scenes featuring kaiju from "" and characters from "", "Blade II" and "" among others. the opening title additionally features a reference to Alfred Hitchcock's movies "The Birds" and "The Shining", and a take on "" as well as horror movies such as "The Car" and "Creature from the Black Lagoon".

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'The Simpsons' Killing Off Another Character Soon

October 02, 2013 08:10:58

Another "" character will soon meet his/her demise. In a conference call with reporters last week, executive producer Al Jean revealed that they're planning to kill off a character in the season ahead.

"We're actually working on a script where a character will pass away," he dished on, but refused to divulge details on which character would meet the end. "I'll give a clue that the actor playing the character won an Emmy for playing that character, but I won't say who it is."

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Promo: 'The Simpsons' Takes on 'Homeland'

August 28, 2013 10:08:45

"" takes on another hit series, this time spoofing "" in the upcoming season 25 premiere. In a promo video, Homer is not like his usual self after getting brainwashed, ordering a glass of water instead of beer.

According to a synopsis of the episode called "Homerland", Homer starts to act strangely polite after returning from a nuclear power plant convention, prompting a suspicious Lisa to ask an intense FBI agent to help her solve this mystery. guest stars as the voice of the FBI agent.

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'The Simpsons' to Pay a Visit to 'Family Guy' on Crossover Episode

July 19, 2013 04:07:00

It turns out that "" and "" will put their rivalry aside for a moment. The Matt Groening comedy will be featured in a crossover episode of the sitcom called "The Simpsons Guy". The special episode reportedly will air in fall 2014.

Entertainment Weekly learns that "Simpsons" cast members , Julie Kavner, , Yeardley Smith and are set to lend their voices for the mash-up episode, in which the Griffins will embark on a road trip and encounter Homer and his family in Springfield.

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Video: 'Downton Abbey' Gets 'The Simpsons' Treatment

May 17, 2013 03:05:09

After released a "" spoof via Funny or Die, now it's "' " turn to take on the Julian Fellowes-created series. The long-running animated comedy has given a look at the opening credits for its season finale which has been altered to imitate the Crawleys' life, featuring a tagline "Simpton Abbey".

"The Simpsons" will wrap up its 24th season with two episodes on Sunday, May 19 starting at 8 P.M. ET on FOX. In the first part called "The Saga of Carl Carlson", Homer, Moe, Lenny and Carl team up to buy a winning lottery ticket, but after Carl snags the ticket and flees to his home country of Iceland, the guys head there in hot pursuit.

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Sneak Peek of Justin Bieber's Cameo on 'The Simpsons'

May 08, 2013 02:05:44

gets animated in a first look of his upcoming appearance on "". Debuted via Entertainment Weekly, the photo features a Simpson-ized version of the "As Long as You Love Me" singer with his old side-swept hair style.

In "The Fabulous Faker Boy" to air Sunday, May 12 at 8 P.M. on FOX, Bieber will play himself. "He tries to get into a talent show that Bart is playing piano in and they won't admit him," executive producer Al Jean teased, before adding, "Draw your own conclusions."

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Video: 'The Simpsons' Takes on 'Breaking Bad' in New Couch Gag

April 12, 2013 11:04:28

"" goes "" in the opening credits for its Sunday, April 13 episode. Marge plays the cook, making blue cupcakes and building her business empire, while Bart helps with the sale. Wearing a pork pie hat similar to the one donned by Walter White a.k.a. Heisenberg, Homer lurks in the background when he's not sleeping on the couch.

The video, which is set to the 1960s song "Crystal Blue Persuasion", ends with a scene of 's Walter White and 's Jesse Pinkman in their lab suits watching the animated show on their own couch. "The hardest part was making sure there were elements whose symbols were Th and Si," says Simpsons exec producer Al Jean of paying tribute to the AMC series. "Once we had that, we were off to the races."

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Video: 'The Simpsons' Takes on 'Harlem Shake'

March 02, 2013 12:03:00

"" gets infected with the "Harlem Shake" craze. The viral phenomenon, which has spawned a numerous versions including by the likes of , and "" crew, will be spoofed in the upcoming episode of the FOX animated series.

In a sneak peek of the said outing, Maggie, wearing a helmet, is seen starting the frenetic dance while Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa sit on the couch. Moments later, the whole Simpson family follows lead, joined by other Springfield residents for what is called "Homer Shake".

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Seth MacFarlane to Guest Voice in Season Premiere of 'The Simpsons'

December 03, 2012 10:12:26

Comedian and "" creator, , is set to do a guest voice appearance in the long-running animated hit "". MacFarlane will voice a married man who falls in love with Marge Simpson as they share a common interest over a TV show called "Upton Rectory". The episode titled "Dangers on a Train" is the show's 25th season premiere in 2013.

MacFarlane's guest voice stint is a welcome turn of events for the actor, writer, and director. The two animated shows both air on Fox, and "Family Guy" has already featured , the voice of Homer Simpson, in a recent episode.

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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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