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New episode: Treehouse of Horror XIX

Simpsons News — Posted 04 Oct, 2008 by Scott

OK enough about next year's THoH, here's the scoop on Treehouse of Horror XIX, airing November 2nd.

The opening scene has been leaked on YouTube. It's election day, and Homer tries to vote for Barack Obama. However, the machine is rigged and forces him to cast six votes for John McCain! Just as Homer is complaining - "I only meant one of those votes for McCain!" - the voting machine sucks him in to his death.

Watch the clip here! And hit continue for more details on the THoH episode.

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28 D'ohs Later - the Simpsons become zombies

Simpsons News — Posted 04 Oct, 2008 by Scott

The Simpsons' 20th Season has only just started but believe it or not, we already have some information about next year's Halloween special!

Treehouse of Horror XX will air November 2009 and Al Jean has revealed that they will do a parody of 28 Days Later. "Krusty makes his hamburger out of mad cows, and it winds up turning everybody into zombies." We even have a promotional picture for the episode, showing how the family will look:

The Simpsons as zombies
The Simpsons as zombies

The drawing style is reminiscent of the Simpsons Comics Treehouse of Horror specials (you can see samples from Simpsons Comics here) but will be a first for the animated series.

UPDATE: it seems we've been duped by that abysmal excuse for a newspaper, The Sun. Although the plot for next year's THoH is legitimate, the image above is actually from Simpsons Comics - this year's Halloween special (#14), to be exact.

Nonetheless, here's hoping the Simpsons animators do something great with the animation style regardless. It would just look amazing.

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New episode: Sex, Pies amd Idiot Scrapes

Simpsons News — Posted 27 Sep, 2008 by Scott

The Simpsons 20th Season kicks off this weekend with Homer getting into yet more trouble. Airing on Sunday, Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes (KABF17) starts at the Springfield St. Patrick's Day parade, where Homer causes a brawl and is sent to jail.

In jail he meets some bounty hunters and decides to become one, teaming up with the unlikely ally of Flanders! Meanwhile, Marge unknowingly begins working at an erotic bakery.

Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes
Promo card for Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes

The episode will guest star Robert Forster. Joe Mantegna and Julia Louis-Dreyfus also reprise their roles as Fat Tony and Gloria (Snake's girlfriend) respectively.


Simpsons win another Emmy!

Simpsons News — Posted 15 Sep, 2008 by Scott

The Simpsons won their tenth Emmy for "Outstanding Animated Program (Less Than One Hour)" at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards this weekend.

The nominated episode, "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind", fended off competition from King of the Hill, Robot Chicken, Spongebob Squarepants and Creature Comforts.

Interestingly, regular nominees Family Guy and South Park were instead listed in the category for more than one hour, for their "Blue Harvest" and "Imaginationland" features respectively.


Jodie Foster & Anne Hathaway to guest star

Simpsons News — Posted 13 Sep, 2008 by Scott

Entertainment Weekly's Hollywood Insider Blog revealed that Jodie Foster will be giving a voice to Maggie, while Anne Hathaway is going to lend her voice to Bart's object of affection.

Jodie Foster and Anne Hathaway

In the episode that is said to be scheduled for early 2009 broadcast, Foster gets the honor to voice the adult version of Maggie. The blog further suggested that Foster's episode may be entitled "Four Great Women & A Manicure" which "reimagines the worlds of Macbeth, The Fountainhead, Citizen Kane, and Queen Elizabeth I, with Springfield residents in key roles". Before Foster, Maggie was once voiced by Elizabeth Taylor.

Meanwhile, Hathaway has been chosen to provide voice to a sweet, charitable girl, whom Bart has a crush on, in different episode which will also be aired in early 2009. This episode allegedly will see Bart turning himself to be a good Samaritan to win her heart. But when Hathaway's character finds out the truth, she breaks with him and Bart returns to his old devilish style.

The Simpsons returns for its 20th Season on September 28.


Season 11 DVD news

Simpsons News — Posted 26 Jul, 2008 by Scott

The Simpsons Complete Eleventh Season is on its way! After being delayed from December last year due to The Simpsons Movie DVD release, we can now confirm Season 11 will be released on October 7th. As usual, the set will feature commentary on every episode as well as deleted scenes and commercials. Click continue below to see the full list of commentaries.

For the box design, Fox have continued with the 'head' theme from Seasons 6-10, but appear to now be using the standard box shape. They now move into secondary characters with Krusty the Clown:

Simpsons Season 11 DVD box

No word yet on alternate head-cases, though
this one looks slightly raised

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Solutions2Go Releases Simpsons Controllers & More

Simpsons News — Posted 05 Jan, 2008 by Scott

Gamers, Solutions2Go Inc. makers of many gaming accessories for PS2/3, Nintendo DS, XBox and Wii Systems are rolling out a ton of Simpsons based accessories. From controllers, DS2 game packs and even limited edition Simpson guitars for Guitar Hero games the company started to release in the 4th quarter of 2007 and plans to roll out even more in 2008. These products can be found right now in the US at your local Virgin Megastores. More information can be found at the Solutions 2Go website.

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Jon Stewart to guest star

Simpsons News — Posted 04 Jan, 2008 by Scott

Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show, will be voicing himself in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, along with Dan Rather.

Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart plays himself

Airing this Sunday, E. Pluribus Wiggum revolves around an election in Springfield. However, all the candidates are so bad that Springfield voters reject them and embrace a write-in: Ralph Wiggum! Although no one knows for sure which political party Ralph is representing, he insists that everyone is invited to his party.

There is also an interview with Jon Stewart about the episode on YouTube, hit Continue below to see it.

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The Simpsons Movie Xbox 360s on eBay

Simpsons News — Posted 16 Dec, 2007 by Scott

Timed with the release of the movie on DVD, several special Xbox 360 consoles have made their way on to eBay. The official boxes, from a batch of only 100 made, comprise of Homer's face on a yellow background, with The Simpsons Movie logo on the side. The controller is also yellow.

Xbox 360, Simpsons style

The auctions can be found here, here, here and here. Some come with Simpsons games such as the recent The Simpsons Game and older classics like The Simpsons Hit & Run and The Simpsons Road Rage.

Note: Simpson Crazy is not selling these products, and we have no affiliation with these sellers or eBay. There may be more of these consoles on eBay than I've posted here, I suggest you search around.


Woolworths to get Simpsons makeover

Simpsons News — Posted 07 Dec, 2007 by Scott

Simpsons Movie DVDUK shopping giant Woolworths has signed a lucrative deal to promote The Simpsons Movie, due out on DVD Monday.

Matt Groening will redraw the store's puppet sheep and dog ad stars, Wooly and Worth, in Simpsons style.

Store fascia at 200 sites will be changed so the double 'o' in Woolworths is replaced by doughnuts - Homer Simpson's favourite treat.

Five Woolworth stores will be completely 'Simpsonised' by replacing the traditional red frontages with the cartoon's famous yellow, with life-size Homer and Bart Simpsons on hand. The coup is reckoned to be worth £5million to Woolworths.

Fox, which makes The Simpsons, transformed 12 North American 7-Elevens into real-life Kwik-E-Marts in July when The Simpsons Movie was first released.

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