The Simpsons

‘Goodfellas’ Actor Frank Sivero Wants $250 Million for Inspiring ‘Simpsons’ Character

This is one of those cases that makes for a great, baffling headline, but is, in actuality, something much… Read More

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‘Simpsons World’ To Launch Tomorrow With On-Demand Access to Every Episode of ‘The Simpsons’

Just when the effects of FXX’s “Every. Simpsons. Ever.” marathon were beginning to wear off, just when you were finally… Read More

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‘Family Guy’ Injects Cruelty Into ‘The Simpsons’ in Awful Crossover Episode

A crossover episode between Family Guy and The Simpsons has been inevitable since the former premiered. The only surprising thing is that it took this long for it to finally happen. It’s a smart gimmick, regardless of your personal opinion on Family Guy, because regular viewers of The Simpsons will check in just to see how big of a wreck it could be. And last night’s convergence really was a wreck that showcased the general awfulness of Family Guy by introducing its offensive brand of cruelty to the town of Springfield.  … Read More

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What to Watch on Television This Week: September 22-28

The television season kicks into high gear this month, with dozens of premieres for new and returning shows each week. With such an onslaught of questionable new programming and a packed slate of returning gems all overlapping with each other, planning out your TV schedule can get overwhelming. So for the next few weeks, Flavorwire is here to help you out with the week’s best — and worst — bets by telling you which shows to watch, DVR, or just ignore. … Read More

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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: ‘Every Simpsons Ever’ Over

There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This round, FXX swaps out its epic Simpsons marathon for The League.  … Read More

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‘The Simpsons,’ ‘The Wire,’ and Why You Should Care About Cropped TV Shows

“I hold this truth to be self-evident, that all movies deserve to be seen in their original aspect ratios,” Roger Ebert wrote in 2001, describing a Chicago outdoor film series where classic movies were being “cropped” to create a widescreen presentation — leading, he fumed, to a screening of An American in Paris where “the projector was cutting off, among other things, Gene Kelly’s feet” and a Top Hat presentation “cutting off of the even more sublime feet of Astaire and Rogers.” That series was presented by HBO, who elected to screen the films in widescreen “so that people will not think we’re showing television.” That was 13 years ago, before HDTV put a wide screen in everyone’s living room, and now even television itself isn’t safe. Hard on the heels of FXX’s Simpsons marathon, which cropped all of the show’s pre-2009 episodes, HBO has announced a “remastering” of The Wire, and rumor has it that show will be cropped to widescreen as well. We’re seeing a trend here. And it’s a genuinely worrisome one. … Read More

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The Devil’s Music: 10 Songs Based Around the Tritone Interval

If you’ve ever studied any music theory or are just given to reading about music, you’ve probably heard of the tritone — it’s an interval that’s three whole tones apart, and its dissonance means that it sounds sinister as hell. Some time in the 18th century, possibly earlier, it was dubbed diabolus in musica (the devil in music), and its use has historically been frowned upon in liturgical music, which generally relies on unison and harmony. (This, perhaps, gives rise to the oft-repeated story that the tritone was banned by the Catholic Church.) All this, of course, means that using it in your songs carries a certain inherent badassness — something exploited by the musicians who populate this list. … Read More

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