It turns out Lisa didn’t get sung ‘Happy Birthday’ by Michel Jackson on that episode of The Simpsons. But everything else really was the King of Pop. According to Matt Groening, the iconic Michael Jackson ‘Stark Raving Dad’episode of The Simpsons‘s third season really did include a cameo from the legendary singer in 1991. In the episode a […]

In an episode of The Simpsons that aired earlier this year, the longest-running scripted series in television history acknowledged Hari Kondabolu’s documentary The Problem with Apu, and made everything worse. While Marge is reading a childhood-favorite book to Lisa, she realizes it’s a lot more problematic than she remembers. But by removing the racism, she also, as Lisa notes, takes […]

In an interview with USA Today about the show’s recording-breaking 636th episode, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening publicly addressed the Apu controversy for the first time. To recap: comedian Hari Kondabolu made a documentary, The Problem with Apu, that addresses how Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, an Indian immigrant voiced by a white man, is symptomatic of a bigger issue: how people of color […]