Season 29 News: A new episode title has been revealed!

The title of the fourth episode of the 29th production season (XABF04) has been revealed. It is titled “Frink Gets Testy“!

Also announced for Season 29 the return of Sideshow Bob!

The episode will air during the 29th broadcast season (2017/18 TV season).

Stay tuned for more new titles!

Don’t forget to visit our pages on Season 28 and Season 29, as we always try to keep them up-to-date!

30 Years of the World’s Most Beloved Family!


Today is April 19, 2017. It’s a special day. 30 years ago (April 19, 1987) from today, a father and a mother debuted on TV along with their three children. These parents appeared saying ‘good night’ to their children and they did that as bad as possible, though they didn’t notice it.

These parents were no other than Homer and Marge Simpson. Their children (Bart, Lisa and Maggie) also debuted on TV.

The Debut

It’s April 19, 1987. FOX is airing the third episode of The Tracey Ullman Show. During the episode, an animated short is shown.

“Good Night”

Good Night” airs and the Simpson family debutes on TV. No one could have imagined that 30 years after, that family would still be on TV. The airing of that short marked a milestone in the history of television.

30 years ago, a legend was born but, how did it all really start? Just keep reading…

The Birth of a (Yellow) Legend

In 1987, Matt Groening waits in the lobby of TV producer James L. Brooks‘ office. He has been asked an idea for a series of one-minute shorts that will be used to separate segments on The Tracey Ullman Show.

Adapting his comic strip Life in Hell seems the best option but, at the last moment, Groening is afraid of throwing his beloved rabbit Binky into the bonfire of television failure, so he thinks of an emergency solution and draws it on a yellow sheet of paper. He draws an american family. His own family: Homer, the father; Marge, the mother; and his sisters Lisa and Maggie. Finally, he renames himself Bart, an anagram of “Brat”. The Simpsons are born.

Two years after, the family got its own TV show, which is still on air.

Present and Future

The Simpsons family keeps on airing new episodes of its TV show on Sundays. Their show is currently on the final stages of its 28th season with 615 aired episodes (to date). The show was renewed for two more seasons (29th and 30th) in November 4, 2016. With more than 600 episodes aired, the show is still an icon all over the globe.

And remember,
Stay tuned for 30 years more!

Season 28 News: Promotional Images for “Looking for Mr. Goodbart” and “Moho House” have been released!

Promotional Images for the upcoming 20th and 21st episode of season 28, titled “Looking for Mr. Goobart” and “Moho House“, have been released by FOX. Looking for Mr. Goodbart airs on April 30th, 2017, while Moho House airs on May 7th, 2017.

Stay tuned for more!

Looking for Mr. Goodbart Promotional Images




Moho House Promotional Images



Season 28 News: The writer for “Looking for Mr. Goodbart” has been revealed!

The Writer for the episode “Looking for Mr. Goodbart“, which will air on April 30, 2017; has been revealed by FOX. The episode will be the 20th episode of Season 28.

For further information…
If you want to know further info about the episode, check our Wiki article on it. We’re always keeping it up-to-date.

If you want to know more about Season 28, visit our page for it in our Wiki!

Stay tuned for more!

“Embiggen” is now a perfectly “cromulent” word!


The Oxford English Dictionary has added the words “embiggen” and “cromulent”. The words were both made popular in The Simpsons episode “Lisa the Iconoclast” and were both added to the dictionary on April 12th, 2017.

The word “embiggens” is also part of Jebediah Springfield‘s motto; “A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man.”.

Embiggen:

verb

[WITH OBJECT]humorous

Enlarge.
‘you need to embiggen your vocabulary’

Cromulent:

adjective

humorous

Acceptable or adequate.
‘the continental breakfast was perfectly cromulent’
‘however you spell it, it’s certainly a cromulent word’

Season 28 News: Homer and Marge try to improve their marriage in May

Information about the plot and a Guest Star for the episode “Moho House“, which will air on May 7th, 2017; has been released by FOX. The episode will be the 21st episode of Season 28.

In the episode …
“Homer and Marge attempt to work on their marriage, not knowing that Mr. Burns and Nigel have a bet on whether Nigel can break them apart. With the successful, albeit unconventional, help of Moe, the couple gets back their mojo.”

Guest stars
This episode will guest star Michael York as Nigel.

For further information…
If you want to read the original listing from FOX, visit this page.

If you want to know further info about the episode, check our Wiki article on it. We’re always keeping it up-to-date.

If you want to know more about Season 28, visit our page for it in our Wiki!

Stay tuned for more!

Season 28 News: Bart Befriends Springfield’s Grandmothers and Springfield Gets Addicted to an App in April!

Information about the plot and a Guest Star for the episode “Looking for Mr. Goodbart“, which will air on April 30, 2017; has been released by FOX. The episode will be the 20th episode of Season 28.

In the episode …
“Bart gets in trouble on Grandparents Day at school and is forced to hang out with Skinner’s mother as punishment. After spending time with various grandmas in the neighborhood, he learns the benefits of hanging out with the elderly, but eventually recognizes the dangers of taking advantage of them. Meanwhile, Peekimon Get has taken over the town of Springfield.”

Guest stars
This episode will guest star Jennifer Saunders as Phoebe.

For further information…
If you want to read the original listing from FOX, visit this page.

If you want to know further info about the episode, check our Wiki article on it. We’re always keeping it up-to-date.

If you want to know more about Season 28, visit our page for it in our Wiki!

Stay tuned for more!

“The Simpsons” goes fractional and sinks to lowest-ever audience

“What happened? Oh, yeah, FOX didn’t figure in the ‘American Music Awards’ variable.”

“The Simpsons” is the name, four all-time ratings lows in one season’s the game.

Last season there was “The Burns Cage“, which scored a then new all-time low of a 1.044 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.315 million viewers.

First this season was “Fatzcarraldo“, with a 1.02 rating.

Then came along “A Father’s Watch“, with a 1.00 rating.

Next arrived “The Caper Chase“, last Sunday night’s episode, with an all-time low 18-49 rating and a new low in viewership, with 0.90 and 2.128 million viewers Sunday’s episode also garnered a 3% audience share – not the lowest ever, probably the only thing about Sunday’s episode that wasn’t!

Three all-time lows in 18-49s and one all-time low in total viewership, all in one season. That’s not good, especially with the last new low being fractional (under a 1.0 rating).

The season average so far is 1.89/5.8 and 4.443 million viewers. By this point last season, it was 1.79/5.8 and 4.401 million viewers.

“The Simpsons” managed to stave off going fractional with its last episode, but the American Music Awards (which caused “The Burns Cage”‘s low ratings last year, which at that point were the lowest ever ratings in 18-49s and total viewership for the show) struck it again, and “The Simpsons” lost.

Nevertheless, irrespective of the low ratings, “The Simpsons” was actually first in scripted shows on broadcast TV (the main four networks), among the 18-49 demographic, on Sunday night, tying with “Chicago Justice”, and in all shows on broadcast, tied fourth!

The show officially (to one decimal place) went fractional in the preliminary ratings (it was fractional to third-decimal places last episode), and was at just 0.896 to three decimal places.

The equivalent episode last year was “The Burns Cage” – a bit of a coincidence that for the same Sunday two years running “The Simpsons” drew a new low for total viewership.

Despite the “American Music Awards”‘ large 18-49 rating, it only skewed 25% to that audience, with “The Simpsons”‘ 56% skew tying with “Family Guy” for the third largest skew of the broadcast TV night.

The audience against “The Simpsons” in its timeslot, on broadcast TV, added up to around 23 million viewers.

Why must FOX keep putting the Simpsons against shows they know are going to attract huge audiences and therefore knock their own shows (which they’ve already experienced by putting “Fatzcarraldo” against the Grammys and it pulling in the show’s lowest 18-49 rating ever)? Who knows why they didn’t air a repeat like “Family Guy” did. And usual powerhouse “Little Big Shots” was knocked by 0.5 down to 1.2 – very low for its standards. FOX was even fractional (below a 1.0 rating) for all of its night!

See you on May 2nd for analysis of the next episode’s ratings!