Yeehaw and howdy cowdudes and dudettes! How’s life?
The world is one big place but one of the things which brings me joy has always been The Simpsons. I quote it in life, joke with coworkers/classmates, write on a blog about it… it’s just always there. Who’d have thought almost 27 years ago that these silly yellow characters would still be around? Seriously, there are people who have never lived in a world without them (barring those poor folks in North Korea). Anyhoo… it’s time for the resident walking carpet to pop in with some more Simpsons News for all my favorite tappers. I know anyone with a computudora and access to the interwebs can find this stuff, but we like to collect it all for you just in case.
First up, an interesting article with Simpsons info from Al Jean. To quote About Entertainment, they discovered “more about how Al Jean keeps The Simpsons running. Jean shared secrets of his job and some other tidbits about The Simpsons over the years.” Definitely worth a read.
I think it’s safe to say that a lot of us think Hank Azaria is the man. Having seen him do Simpsons voices live, I can tell you it’s a real treat. Imagine how excited Massachusetts students at Tufts University were when he gave a commencement speech and busted out some of his famous voices to see them off into the future. You’re welcome for this GQ article with video to compliment your imaginations.
Remember “Homerpalooza” (S7:E24)? It’s been twenty years and I enjoyed this article remembering it and discussing where a few of the artists are now. I wonder what a new palooza line-up would look like besides having Taylor Swift lol.
Why is it that the first official store dedicated to The Simpsons is opening in Beijing, China? I must admit I’m jealous but I guess I’ll have to settle for the Kwik-E-Mart in Hollywood.
Hopefully a lot of you got to see Homer Live on May 15th, 2016. (Don’t worry, I’m actually working on the recap for this episode with some video if you haven’t.) Here’s an article with lots of info about the technology behind it.
And I know some people aren’t fans of reading too many “words, words, words” so here’s an ABC news page which is just a link to the Good Morning America video about it.
So there you go. All the Simpsons News that’s fit to print/post/talk about. What do you think of all of it? Any in particular catch your fancy? Find anything else we haven’t shared? Sound off in the comments and keep it classy world.
TTFN… Wookiee out!