When Disney+ was announced, then launched, it was described as one of Netflix’s biggest threat, not to mention the mouse’s largest entertainment entry yet. Then, when news came out that The Simpsons was going to have all 30 of its seasons available on the new service following The Walt Disney Company’s purchase of 20th Century […]

Well, Kodak Black has been quite the busy rapper over these past few weeks. Not only has he found himself embroiled in beef with T.I. and The Game, but he was also picked up and detained by the border patrol, and even has found time to get himself a new haircut! Via | HotNewHipHop Kodak […]

Among the previously celebrated pieces of art affected by the release of HBO’s controversial Michael Jackson doc is an episode of the history-making animated sitcom The Simpsons. The episode, season 3 opener “Stark Raving Dad,” is often cited as a fan favorite and includes a then-uncredited voice cameo from Jackson himself. Earlier this month, however, the show’s team announced plans […]

“Stark Raving Dad,” the classic 1991 Simpsons episode featuring an uncredited voice cameo from Michael Jackson, is being pulled from the long-running series’ rotation. “I’m against book burning of any kind,” executive producer James L. Brooks told the Wall Street Journal Thursday, adding that this was a collective decision backed by creator Matt Groening. “But this is our book, and we’re allowed […]

The Simpsons is the longest-running prime-time animated series, and the longest-running sitcom (live-action or otherwise), AND the longest-running scripted primetime series, with the most episodes, in American television history. There are no run-length achievements left for Homer to conquer, with the exception of the 15,000-plus episodes of soap opera Guiding Light. The Simpsons probably won’t get there (although you […]

Apu has worked at the Kwik-E-Mart in Springfield for 28 years. That may soon be coming to an end. “The Simpsons” is said to be preparing to drop the long-running character in response to complaints of racial stereotypes. Multiple news organizations are reporting that the character is set to be dropped, citing producer Adi Shankar, who recently […]

In the latest episode of South Park, “The Problem with a Poo,” Matt Stone and Trey Parker (who, as nearly always, wrote the script) appeared to take a shot at The Simpsons. It’s right there in the title: “The Problem with a Poo” is a reference to The Problem with Apu, Hari Kondabolu’s documentary centered on the problematic Kwik-E-Mart employee. […]

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 […]

“I’ve had plenty of guys come after me and I’ve buried them all. Hobos, sea captains, Joey Bishop…” “Don’t forget the Special Olympics.” “Oh, yeah. I buried the Special Olympics!” Krusty the Clown’s boast, about his failed competition over the years, might as well be The Simpsons‘. The animated series, which aired its first episode in […]

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 […]

Ted Cruz is a big Simpsons fan. This, in theory, should make him relatable to the millions who also enjoy the longest-running scripted show ever. In actuality, though, his impressions are creepy and off-putting, he’s been known to misquote famous lines, and even Harry Shearer made fun of him. But that hasn’t stopped Cruz from quoting the show like he […]