Get Bent: I Watched The Simpsons Marathon For 24 Hours Straight

I wasn't allowed to watch The Simpsons growing up. It wasn't until I was 10 or so that my parents let my sister and I watch a single episode, and then only because they'd heard it had some kind of moral: "Bart learns a lesson," something along those lines. I remember the exact episode: "Radio Bart," season 3, episode… » 8/26/14 10:38am 8/26/14 10:38am

More Gimmicks The Simpsons Should Consider

The longest marathon in TV history is just one of several stunts The Simpsons has launched following April's revelation of record-low ratings. For starters, there was the recent Lego episode; next season, we'll get a Family Guy crossover and an episode where a character will be killed off. But why stop there? » 8/22/14 3:15pm 8/22/14 3:15pm

Anderson Varejao Wig Night Was Exactly The Whimsical Clown-Nightmare…

The Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday gave away 10,000 wigs to fans for "Wild Thing Wig Night," a.k.a. Anderson Varejao Wig Night, a.k.a. Sideshow Bob Appreciation Night, a.k.a. Bill Walton Merkin Night, a.k.a. Beyoncé Perm Re-enactment Night, a.k.a. Mad Hatter Cosplay Night, a.k.a. Will Ferrell as Jackie Moon from… » 12/29/12 7:25pm 12/29/12 7:25pm

Back In 1995, The Simpsons Visited The NFL On Fox, And Homer Took A…

This only came to my attention yesterday, and—as I'm a Simpsons fan and something of a sports enthusiast—I figured that if I hadn't seen it, most people likely hadn't. In 1995, the Simpsons did what has to be the best promo for the NFL on Fox—for any pre-game show—ever. It's not quite vintage, untethered Simpsons;… » 12/16/12 12:30pm 12/16/12 12:30pm

The Making Of “Homer At The Bat,” The Episode That Conquered Prime Time…

On Feb. 20, 1992, more American homes tuned into The Simpsons than they did The Cosby Show or the Winter Olympics from Albertville, France. A foul-mouthed cartoon on a fourth-place network bested the Huxtables and the world's best amateur athletes. Fox over NBC and CBS—its first-ever victory in prime time. New over… » 2/20/12 6:49pm 2/20/12 6:49pm