Monday, April 21, 2008

"Apocalypse Cow"

Airing Sunday, April 27, 2008:

After Bart joins the 4-H club, he and Lisa save a cow, Lou, from going to the slaughterhouse and give it to Mary, a farm girl (guest voice Zooey Deschanel). Her father mistakenly believes it to be a token of marriage, prompting Homer and Marge to attempt break the two up and save the cow.

"Any Given Sundance"

Airing Sunday, May 4, 2008:

When Lisa creates a hit documentary about her family for a school project and enters it into the Sundance Film Festival, Homer, Bart and Marge become embarrassed by the candid behind-the-scenes look at their lives, leading them to capture John C. Reilly and Jim Jarmusch, who guest star as themselves.

Monday, March 31, 2008

"Papa Don't Leech"

It's the return of Colonel Homer and Springfield's own country music star Lurleen Lumpkin (voice of Beverly D'Angelo), plus a guest appearance by the Dixie Chicks, in the April 13, 2008 episode of The Simpsons.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

"The Debarted"

Airing March 2:

Bart teams up with a new kid at school, Donny, to pull some pranks, but when the hijinks go haywire, Groundskeeper Willie tips Bart off to the fact that there might be a rat amongst his friends. Meanwhile, Homer becomes attached to a loaner vehicle while his is in the shop being repaired.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

"Love, Springfieldian Style"

Airing February 17:

After being stranded in a Tunnel of Love ride at a carnival, Homer, Marge and Bart pass the time by sharing some of the greatest love stories of all time.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

"That 90s Show"

"Weird Al" Yankovich and Kurt Loder will guest-star as themselves in the January 27 episode of The Simpsons.


When Bart and Lisa discover Marge's diploma from Springfield University, Marge reveals that she attended the university back when she and Homer first started dating.
In a flashback, Homer gives up his dreams of becoming a musician and takes a job at his father's laser tag warehouse to support Marge while she attends Springfield University. However, when Marge finds herself attracted to the offbeat Professor August, Homer decides he has had enough of Marge's wandering eye. Homer focuses his emotions on his music, inventing a new sound called "grunge."

As Marge continues to date the pretentious professor, Homer becomes the hottest grunge artist around, as evidenced by Weird Al's parody of his music. But when Marge sees a special news report on MTV with Kurt Loder announcing that Homer's band, Sadgasm, has broken up and that Homer is holed-up in a mansion hopelessly addicted to drugs, Marge must choose between her new life and her old love.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Ralph Wiggum For President

Ralph in '08!

The Simpsons website is kicking off a presidential campaign site for Ralph Wiggum, in honor of the January 6th episode, "E. Pluribus Wiggum."

You can download a printable campaign poster here in PDF format.

The poster has the address on it, but at the time of this post, it just points to

I'm sure if we keep checking back, we'll eventually find out everything we need to know about Ralph's campaign platform.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Giant Inflatable Spider Pig

Is it a bird? is it a plane? No - it's a giant inflatable Spider Pig.

The cartoon balloon rose above London's iconic Battersea Power Station to mark the release of The Simpsons Movie on DVD.

The stunt was a cheeky recreation of Pink Floyd's Animals album cover shoot in 1977 - when their pig broke loose, shot up into Heathrow's flight path and startled pilots at 40,000ft.

This time, to make sure history did not repeat itself, an SAS trained marksman was on standby to take Spiderpig down if he looked like flying off.

--Channel 4 News

Saturday, December 22, 2007

"E. Pluribus Wiggum"

Jon Stewart, the host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, will be making a guest appearance as himself on the January 6, 2008 episode of The Simpsons, along with Dan Rather.

"It's truly a great honor and I'm very excited about it," said Stewart.


After Springfield becomes the first city in the nation to hold a presidential primary election, excitement builds as reporters from around the country, including Jon Stewart and Dan Rather, descend upon Springfield to cover the debates. When the candidates turn out to be less than compelling, Kent Brockman announces an unexpected turn of events: Springfield voters rejected all of the candidates and embraced a write-in: notorious bed-wetter Ralph Wiggum.

With Ralph as the new presidential front-runner, Republican and Democratic party leaders fight to win him over as their candidate. Find out if Ralph can make the leap from Sesame Street to Pennsylvania Avenue.
Comics Continuum has a video of Jon Stewart recording his dialogue for the episode here.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

"Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind"

Airing December 16:

Homer wakes up one morning only to find himself outdoors and covered with snow. With no recollection of what happened the night before, he makes his way home only to find his entire family missing. Hopelessly confused, he goes to Moe's bar, where Moe reveals that Homer drank a "Forget-Me-Shot" the night before - a drink so potent, it wipes out a the last 24 hours of one's memory.

When Wiggum informs Homer of a domestic disturbance at the Simpson house the night before, Homer begins to worry that he may have done something awful. Homer turns to Professor Frink, who hooks him up to a device that allows him to explore his memories to piece together the night's events.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

"Funeral for a Fiend"

Airing November 25, 2007:

When Bart accidentally kills his old nemesis Sideshow Bob (voice of Kelsey Grammar), Bob's brother Cecil (David Hyde Pierce) and father (John Mahoney) invite Bart to attend the memorial service to bury the hatchet for good.

Keith Olbermann makes a guest appearance as himself.