The Simpsons

7 Unforgettable Summer Vacation TV Episodes

Summer vacations are a staple of television shows. Gathering up the main characters, shoving them into a packed car (or small airplane), whisking them away to a different location to form relationships with new characters — what could go wrong? A million opportunities for mishaps combined with beautiful and exotic locations (how many TV families have made the trip to Hawaii?) make for an episode that breaks up the monotony of a season. Summer vacation episodes can have a timeless feel — we all remember Monica getting stung by a jellyfish on Friends or that bad-luck tiki in The Brady Bunch — and are great year-round, but work best when the weather outside matches the weather on the screen. Here are seven memorable (and occasionally dark) summer vacation episodes to enjoy this Memorial Day. … Read More

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Finally, a Revealing Trailer of ‘The Simpsons” Lego Makeover

Tabloids reeled today at the bounty of startling before/after pictures of the Simpson family’s plastic surgery mishaps. As with most aging stars… Read More

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Flavorwire Interview: ‘Over Easy’ Author Mimi Pond on the “Moral Swamp of the ’70s” and What Restaurants Teach Us About Life

Mimi Pond’s Over Easy is a charming fictionalized memoir/graphic novel based on Pond’s real-life experience of coming-of-age in the druggy late ’70s as an art school dropout who finds employment working at the seedy Imperial Cafe. It’s gentle and generous, a smart and well drawn look at how a girl, in this case, Pond’s alter ego Margaret, learns how to be a person through her experiences with the patrons at the diner, becoming an artist in the process. Each line and scene is infused with weight, love, and memory. Pond is one of the great cartoonists working today, with an eclectic resume that includes writing a cult classic, The Valley Girls’ Guide to Life, and writing episodes of The Simpsons and Pee Wee’s Playhouse. I had the chance to talk with her about Over Easy and other highlights in her career. … Read More

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Hilarious Portraits of ‘Twin Peaks’ Characters in ‘The Simpsons’ Style

The recent wave of Twin Peaks mania has gotten to the point that I’ll be happy not to hear anything more about David Lynch’s TV masterpiece for a while — but, you can always make an exception, especially when you’re looking at something as hilariously awesome as these renditions of the show’s characters as Simpsons drawings. They’re the work of a Belgian illustrator who goes by the moniker ADN, and they appear on his Tumblr Simpsonized, wherein he has made strikingly Groening-esque Simpsons mockups of True Detective‘s Rust and Marty, Macklemore, and a bunch of Belgian soccer players. Click through to check out his portraits of Agent Cooper, Gordon Cole, Sheriff Truman, and more. (There’s no Bob, but that’s probably just as well.) … Read More

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Watch the Real-Life ‘Simpsons’ Children in Groening Family Home Video

The Simpsons characters exist in an alternate universe where aging doesn’t exist, celebrities flit in-and-out of their Springfield existence and… Read More

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Watch ‘The Simpsons’ Tribute to Japanese Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki

Japanese director of magical animations such as Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, Hayao Miyazaki, has a new film in… Read More

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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments

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, lots of shows come out of winter hibernation, including the now one-hundred-episode old Parks and Recreation. … Read More

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