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Season 12 DVD released

Simpsons News — Posted 23 Aug, 2009 by Scott

Season 12 head box Season 12 standard boxThe Simpsons Complete Twelfth Season was released this week (Tuesday 18th).

The set features Comic Book Guy, with the overall theme being science fiction convention. Unfortunately the set still contains tight sleeves to contain the discs like Season 11 did, giving the potential for discs to get scratched.

The set will be released September 2nd in Australia and September 28th in the UK.

Homer & Marge to take up curling

Simpsons News — Posted 29 Jul, 2009 by Scott

An upcoming Season 21 Simpsons episode will focus on the sport of curling. In the episode (probably titled Rednecks and Broomsticks, though unconfirmed), Homer and Marge form a mixed-doubles curling team with Principal Skinner and his mother, Agnes.

Marge turns out to be a good curler because of her expertise at household chores, while Homer is not very good. Marge must decide whether to risk hurting Homer's feelings by dropping him from the team. Meanwhile, Lisa sets out to collect Olympic pins.

The episode is set to air in February, just before the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Sarah Silverman and Coldplay's Chris Martin to guest star

Simpsons News — Posted 26 Jul, 2009 by Scott

More guest stars have been confirmed for The Simpsons' upcoming 21st Season. Comedienne and actress Sarah Silverman will play Bart's new girlfriend, who "alternately loves him and hates him for no reason". In another episode, titled Million Dollar Maybe, Homer wins the lottery and hires Coldplay frontman Chris Martin to play a concert for Bart.

Other guest voices this Season include Seth Rogen, Anne Hathaway (again), Jonah Hill, Neve Campbell, Eartha Kitt, the Smothers Brothers, and the Manning brothers. Jackie Mason will also reprise his role as Krusty's father, Rabbi Hyman Krustofski.

Michael Jackson dies at 50

Simpsons News — Posted 26 Jul, 2009 by Scott

The pop star Michael Jackson has died at the age of 50. Paramedics were called to the singer's home around midday local time on Thursday after he stopped breathing and suffered a suspected cardiac arrest. He was rushed by ambulance to a local medical centre, but his death was announced shortly afterwards.

Leon: Hi, I'm Michael Jackson, from The Jacksons.
Homer: I'm Homer Simpson, from The Simpsons.
In 1991, he starred in the Simpsons episode Stark Raving Dad as Leon Kompowski, a big fat mental patient that believes he is Michael Jackson. After his release, he helps Bart write a song Lisa - Happy Birthday Lisa.

Jackson also wrote and produced the hit song, Do the Bartman, released in 1990.

Homer Simpson to star on Sat Nav!

Simpsons News — Posted 26 Jul, 2009 by Scott

Say goodbye to boring car journeys! TomTom, the GPS navigation system commonly known as "sat nav" has joined forces with Fox to release a voice module by none other than Homer Simpson.

The car Homer designed
You don't need to drive "The Homer" to hear the character's voice
Among the many phrases Homer spouts is You have reached your destination. And you can hold your head up high, because you are a genius!

You can listen to some samples on TomTom's website.

Futurama returns... again!

Simpsons News — Posted 26 Jul, 2009 by Scott

Nobody doesn't like Molten BoronThat's right, Futurama has been resurrected once more! Comedy Central has announced they have picked up the series for an impressive 26 new episodes.

Futurama was cancelled in 2003 after the fifth series. However it was revived in 2007 in the form of four straight-to-DVD movies, the last of which released earlier this year. Comedy Central will begin showing the new instalments in mid-2010.

Quipped Matt Groening, "We're thrilled Futurama is coming back. We now have only 25,766 episodes to make before we catch up with Bender and Fry in the year 3000." Added David X. Cohen, "We're excited and amazed that the show is coming back, perhaps due to some sort of mysterious time loop. We look forward to working with Comedy Central and 20th Television to make this the best iteration of the loop yet!"

Susan Boyle namedropped in Simpsons promo

Simpsons News — Posted 26 Jul, 2009 by Scott

Susan Boyle was namedropped in a Simpsons promoBritain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle has been mentioned in a new Simpsons spot advertising the show on Fox. Pieced together from old clips and redubbed, it shows Homer auditioning for Springfield's Got Talent. You can see a video below.

My name is Homer Simpson. I'm 39 and well... I've never been kissed, Homer says. My dream is to become a great singer like Susan Boyle.

Boyle became famous after dispelling the myth (apparently) that only attractive people can sing, and has since been the focus of an intense media storm. She ended up coming second in the talent show.

Cities fight over Groundskeeper Willie

Simpsons News — Posted 26 Jul, 2009 by Scott

Groundskeeper WillieCivic officials at two Scottish cities are fighting over the home town of Simpsons character Groundskeeper Willie. Both Glasgow and Aberdeen believe he hails from their city.

Glasgow City Council have put Willie in their online hall of fame alongside the likes of Billy Connolly and Lulu. In the Season 8 episode, Simpson-califragilisticexpiala (Annoyed Grunt) cious, Willie reminisces about Shary Bobbins: Then she got her eyesight back. Suddenly the ugliest man in Glasgow wasn't good enough for her!

However, in the Season 14 episode, 'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky, Willie wakes from a nap shouting Go Aberdeen!

But of course, any Simpsons fan will tell you that Groundskeeper Willie actually hails from North Kiltown!

Artist creates "Celebrity Simpsons" real-life Hollywood cast

Simpsons News — Posted 26 Jul, 2009 by Scott

Freelance graphic designer Brad Anderson has created an awesomely bizarre set of Simpsons character models based on real-life celebrities.

Celebrity Simpsons: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Ewan McGregor, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston
George Clooney, fat and bald is Homer J Simpson. Cate Blanchett is Marge, Ewan McGregor is Bart, Lisa is based on Reese Witherspoon and Maggie is Jennifer Aniston. Other celebrities include Steve Buscemi, Dustin Hoffman and Ricky Gervais.

See all designs

Simpsons Season 12 DVD Cover revealed!

Simpsons News — Posted 12 Apr, 2009 by Scott has revealed the DVD cover art for the Twelfth Season boxset! It features Comic Book Guy sporting a superhero costume.

The Simpsons Season 12 DVD
The choice is a little suprising, since Comic Book Guy - real name Jeff Albertson - is a relatively minor character compared to others such as Flanders, Moe, Apu or Mr Burns. CBG does have a whole episode to himself this Season - Worst Episode Ever - but so too does Ned and Sideshow Bob. The DVD set is currently sceduled to be released on 28th September in the UK. No word on the US release date yet but it will probably be August.

Site updates

The Yellow Impression

Website Updates — Posted 03 May, 2005 by Scott

We've got something very special for you today! We've gathered the best impressionists we could find to bring you a Simpsons fan-recording. Basically, it's a fan script acted out in the Simpsons voices by our impressionists.

None of the voices are perfect, but a couple are excellent. The recording quality also varies a bit, but we hope to work on this for future shows. Big thanks go to Poll aka OKC who has run the whole project, and chosen Simpson Crazy to host this file; and of course to the impressionists and everyone else involved in the show. Please let us know what you think!!
The Yellow Impression

Lots o' images

Website Updates — Posted 09 Apr, 2005 by Scott

Firstly, the DVD guide has been expanded and updated. It nows lists all the special features on the DVDs as well. More Easter Eggs have been discovered: I'm confident that we've got them all listed now, and a couple more animations were discovered. The guide is available from the Information page.

Furthermore, many new images have been added to the special gallery. It's too much trouble to list them here, but they're all marked on the page.
View the specials gallery

Simpsons DVD Guide

Website Updates — Posted 29 Mar, 2005 by Scott

Yet more in-depth information pages have been added to our growing library: a guide to the Simpsons "Complete Season" DVDs. The Simpsons is a fun show, and the DVDs reflect this with lots of special features, cool animated menus and even hidden bonus material, more commonly known as "Easter Eggs".

The section is split by DVD, and available from the information page or here:
Season 1 DVD
Season 2 DVD
Season 3 DVD
Season 4 DVD
Season 5 DVD

Continue reading


Website Updates — Posted 23 Mar, 2005 by Scott

A few lists have been updated with information from the first half of Season 16:
- Couch gags (which has been reformatted)
- Bart's blackboard gags (also reformatted)
- Newspaper headlines
- Church billboards
I also added another entry to the recycled animation page. Other lists also need updating (such as the song lyrics) - I will try to get them done asap. Frink out.

Official Simpsons websites

Website Updates — Posted 01 Mar, 2005 by Scott

Seems like ages since I last updated, but today I've added a small but quite interesting page about official Simpsons websites. It includes information about the main official site, as well as websites featured in the show. Enjoy!
Official Simpsons websites

Furthermore I have updated the Secret Sound and Which Character? contests. The last answers were: They Saved Lisa's Brain (sound) and Artie Ziff (character). Fredrik Larsson and Matt Starr still reign supreme at the top of the both leaderboards, well done guys!
Play the new contests

"Who wears short shorts?"

Website Updates — Posted 25 Jan, 2005 by Scott

I've got a huge update for you today! 14 more Tracey Ullman shorts have been added to the downloads section! See Homer try to take a family photo, Bart take an interest in art (!), the first appearance of Grampa and more! Definitely worth watching.

New Wallpaper & updated contest

Website Updates — Posted 24 Jan, 2005 by Scott

First content update for a little while, but it's a good one. I finally got around to updating the contests. The previous answers were: Simple Simpson and L.T. Smash (from New Kids On The Blecch). A new Secret Sound and Which Character contest can be found on the Interactive page.

I also added a new wallpaper of Homer and Bender from Futurama at Moe's! Go to the Wallpaper page to download.

New Video Clips & Pictures

Website Updates — Posted 17 Dec, 2004 by Scott

Our miscellaneous pictures section has been updated today, with several new Channel Four mosaics, and a whole bunch of very cool Halloween art from Simpsons Comics.

Furthermore, four new Butterfinger adverts have been added to the Videos page. They're pretty funny so check them out!

Sky One's A-Z of The Simpsons!

Website Updates — Posted 13 Dec, 2004 by Scott

Throughout December, UK television channel Sky One are running a new promotion, "The Simpsons A-Z". Every day for 25 days, episodes are shown which highlight a representation for the day's letter (with Y and Z together on one day). A is for Apu, B is for Bart, C is for Couch Gags, and so on. Each letter's alias also comes with a clip compilation, highlighting the best of that character or situation.

The promotion started last Monday and we are already up to the letter H (for Homer). I have archived the definitions and corresponding episodes into one page, which can be found in the articles section of the info page, or by clicking here.

I also added a new promo card I found for the Season 6 episode, "Itchy & Scratchy Land".

Ho ho ho! Merry Everyone!

Website Updates — Posted 04 Dec, 2004 by Scott

The holidays are coming! And to celebrate, we've put up a nice Seasonal design, hope you like it! And to brighten up your desktop, we've got five great Christmas-themed wallpapers!

Christmas Wallpaper!