Wednesday, January 31, 2007

"Yokel Chords"

In the March 4 episode, guest voices will include Andy Dick and James Patterson as themselves, Meg Ryan as Dr. Swanson, Stephen Sondheim as himself and Peter Bogdanovich as a psychologist. In a parody of The Sound of Music, Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel's children become a singing group on the Krusty the Clown Show.

Other upcoming episodes include:
"Little Big Girl" (airing February 11)

"Springfield Up" (airing February 28)

"Bartman Begins" Update

The Super Simpsons Handbook is now updated with the characters and events of "Bartman Begins," including Crimson Cockatoo, The Diddler, Mr. Mole, Poison Lenny, Serpent, Sugar & Spice, and The Toker. This marks Snake and Patty & Selma's first appearances in the Handbook.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Homersapien 2

I keep noticing that some people are finding this blog while searching for "Homersapien," and landing on this post. Since I'm guessing they're actually looking for the monstrosity above, I thought I'd go ahead and post a picture of it.

According to this article, toy robotics company WowWee launched a Homer Simpson version of the Robosapien recently at the Toy Fair in London. The Homersapien, which is being released in conjunction with The Simpsons Movie, is supposed to come with "a unique Simpsons accessory" and say "D'oh!"

King Homer Returns

King Homer, not seen on The Simpsons since "Treehouse of Horror III," made an appearance back in September in the couch gag of the "Jazzy and the Pussycats" episode (the one with a special appearance by the White Stripes):

My favorite part, besides Homer's trademark scream at the end when the biplanes open fire, is how he he deftly transfers Marge from his hand to his foot while climbing the Empire State Building -- an obvious homage to Peter Jackson's King Kong movie, in which the giant ape tossed Ann Darrow around like a ragdoll so often that she should have suffered whiplash.

Anyway, I've updated the King Homer entry in the Super Simpsons Handbook with screencaps from the above clip.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

"Bartman Begins"

Tonight's episode of The Simpsons (JABF05, "Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Three Times") added a whole new set of supervillains to Bartman's Rogues Gallery.

Combined with the fact that Simpsons Super Spectacular #4 ships this week, that means I really need to update the Super Simpsons Handbook.