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Before there was Coachella or Bonnaroo, there was “Homerpalooza” – an eclectic lineup of artists assembled for a memorable episode of The Simpsons that aired on May 19, 1996. The story was the brainchild of writer Brent Forrester, who based the script on his own experience attending Lollapalooza and feeling like an elder outcast at the music […]

The Simpsons executive producer Al Jean has revealed why their new Star Wars crossover short film on Disney+ removed a cameo from The Mandalorian. Speaking about mini-episode ‘The Force Awakens From Its Nap’, in which Maggie meets Lando Calrissian, General Grievous, BB-8 and Ahsoka Tano at daycare, Jean explained why Grogu/Baby Yoda was off-limits. “There was a […]

Disney+ has announced plans to celebrate May 4 with a Simpsons and Star Wars crossover short. Dubbed ‘Star Wars Day’, May 4 is an informal commemorative day observed annually to celebrate George Lucas’ mega sci-fi franchise. Disney+ has now revealed that it is dropping a Star Wars-themed Simpsons short called Maggie Simpson In ‘The Force […]

Renowned The Simpsons writer John Swartzwelder has given a rare interview about his work on the long-running show. READ MORE: The Simpsons: 10 real-life inspirations behind the show’s best-loved characters Swartzwelder wrote some of the show’s most iconic episodes, including ‘Itchy & Scratchy & Marge,’ ‘Bart the Murderer’, ‘Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment,’ ‘Homer at the […]

The Simpsons has recast another of its characters in an ongoing bid to increase the diversity of its cast to better represent the characters they’re playing. Julio, who many know as Marge Simpson’s hairdresser, has long been a part of the show’s LGBT+ community, having previously dated Waylon Smithers. Previously voiced by Hank Azaria, the character has […]

Flight Of The Conchords comedian Bret McKenzie has revealed that he worked on the upcoming Simpsons episode that sends up The Smiths. The episode, titled Panic On The Streets of Springfield, will reportedly see Lisa get a new imaginary friend – a depressed indie singer from 1980s Britain. While the show has stopped short of getting Morrissey onboard […]

The Simpsons is set to send up The Smiths in a new episode this weekend, marking the latest chapter in the show’s long history of sending up pop culture. The episode, titled Panic On The Streets of Springfield, will reportedly see Lisa get a new imaginary friend – a depressed indie singer from 1980s Britain. While the […]

The Simpsons cast and crew members have explained how cult segment ‘Steamed Hams’ nearly launched a spinoff series. Reflecting on 25 years since the episode during which the segment aired, ’22 Short Films About Springfield’ first premiered, actor Hank Azaria and co-showrunners Al Jean, Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein recalled initial plans in an interview […]

Long-time animator and director on The Simpsons, Edwin Aguilar has died. As reported first in The Hollywood Reporter, Aguilar died on Sunday (April 11) after suffering a stroke; he was 46-years-old. On Twitter, The Simpsons producer Matt Selman said Aguilar was “a talented artist and beloved fountain of love and inspiration to all.” Simpsons character designer Eric Keyes added: “This […]

by: Rugby Scruggs Apr 14, 2021 NTS Radio is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by inviting an eclectic group of 10 guest curators to program an episode. From April 19 to April 23, curators such as creator of The Simpsons Matt Groening, My Bloody Valentine, Patia’s Fantasy World, Arca, Detroit’s Theo Parrish, and more will […]