Yeehaw and howdy cowdudes and dudettes! How’s life?
Wookiee popping in with just a bit of Simpsons News for all my favorite tappers. In fairness, Alissa the Amazing did a lot of the work finding a bunch of this stuff but let me keep my desk for the News. Also probably wanted to keep me in place due to the amount of pants I wear under said desk lol. Now that that fuzzy image is in your brains… let’s get on with the program.
First up, a lot of you are probably familiar with the idea of “the Simpsons did it.” Made popular by another cartoon, the idea is that nothing original has been done that the Simpsons didn’t do first. Seriously if you’ve never seen the episode I’m referencing set in North Dakota and incolving an uncouth foursome you should watch it but I won’t debate whether this is true or not (it sort of is). Here’s a fun video about 10 moments where our favorite cartoon predicted inventions.
Next up, an article from April 2016 about how well the very first simpsons short holds up 29 years later.
So have you heard about the upcoming Live episode this season? Rolling Stone did a swell article this month (May 2016) about the technology used for it.
Speaking of episodes, not every episode ever imagined makes it on to our TV. In this particular case, it’s Prince (as in the Purple One… purify you in the water of Lake Minnetonka… Prince) who almost made it on to the Best. Show. Ever. Somehow I picture Martin Prince crying a pitiful Excelsior on the cutting room floor since this doesn’t exist. Here’s two articles about the Lost Prince Episode.
Wowza… now I want to sing Purple Rain. Anywho… one of the things I feel seperates the Simpsons from a lot of other animated sitcoms is its heart. Apparently I’m not alone in this opinion since we found this April 2016 article about The Simpsons Most Heartbreaking Moments. Did any of these moments NOT tug your heart strings?
By now, everyone has probably heard about FX showcasing Every. Simpsons. Ever. on their network. Their app has been one of the best additions to my life in a long time. The commercials for them are usually quite different. Here’s a compilation of some of the Trippy Promo Clips.
That Krusty one will probably stick with me for quite a while. Thankfully I’m not afraid of klowns. In other news, did you see the E News article about the Homage to Disney Couch Gag? I know some folks caught it before “Fland Canyon” (S27:E19). I’m a big Disneyfile (as is Alissa) so I’m in love with this.
If you have a bit of time… this next video is definitely worth a watch. Conan O’Brien had a reunion with writers from the show and posted a video about it. It’s long (read 1 hr 21 min) but worth a watch.
The next article might appeal to any of our Vegan readers out there. Did you know that some fans are petitioning for Lisa to become a Vegan?
I don’t see why not. She’s been the spokeskid for vegetarianism, Free Tibet, and Buddhism so why not go to the next level? To round out this iteration of Simpsons “news”, Alissa wanted to end everything with a quiz about how well you know the Monorail Song. I rocked this quiz, will you?
So there you go friends… lots of stuff fit to print, errr post, on what I think of as one of the best Simpsons blogs there is (not that I’m partial or anything). Got any news you want to share that didn’t make it here? What do you think of it all? Anything in particular strike your fancy? Sound off in the comments and you stay classy world.
TTFN… Wookiee out!