Monthly Archives: April 2015

America’s weird and Arizona smells funny, this Throwback Thursday

How, you ask? Well, first, the Simpsons get castigated for not killing an alligator, then Springfield Elementary School thinks that girls can’t math, I mean, can’t do math. Talk about girls not being able to do math…. I’ll get on to why Arizona stinks in a minute.

This day in 2000 saw the episode which is considered one of the worst of the show by fans air – and it wasn’t even under Al Jean as showrunner – the one where Homer says Arizona smells funny and he runs over a town in Florida’s beloved alligator with a speedboat. Oh, my, God, so comedic. So the Simpsons go on the run and the sheriff catches them and then the alligator appears – it’s only been stunned, so the Simpsons are let go and can’t return to Florida again – because they hit a bloody alligator in some small town.
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Don’t play with mints, this Throwback Thursday

Don’t mess with the Simpsons. You should know that by now.
The Simpsons have been to family therapy twice now, once in Season 1’s “There’s No Disgrace Like Home,” but they also went before that in the 1989 short “Family Therapy”, wherein the Simpson family visit a psychologist, a B.F. Sherwood after Homer tricks them by pretending to take them out for frosty chocolate milkshakes. Continue reading Don’t play with mints, this Throwback Thursday

Can’t Sleep, Clown Will Eat Me

A new Tapped Out update hit today, an episode tie-in for the next episode, “The Kids Are All Fight“.

This update has a new questline and three new decorations; Bart’s Big Wheel, Lisa’s Kiddie Car and the Nightmare Pile.

Bart’s Big Wheel and Lisa’s Kiddie Car are pretty much standard decorations (Lisa gets a new task with the Kiddie Car) but the Nightmare Pile gives kids the chance to get their Halloween costumes out again and wear those in 4 hour tasks.

Read the Wikisimpsons article for more information.

Let’s all go out for some celebratory frosty chocolate milkshakes…

Troy McClure with pictures of The Simpsons, now and then.

…because today, it’s 28 years since the Simpsons first appeared on U.S. television, as split-up ad-break bumpers during The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. The short they first featured in was “Good Night”, which is one of the few shorts to have been released on home media, and is the only short to have been featured fully in an episode, “The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular”, which in the countries which show this episode, is the only showing to have occurred, as only countries such as Germany and the UK have aired the short standalone, but do not air it regularly now.
The first scene, featuring Homer and Bart in his simplistic bedroom.

The shorts came about, if you don’t already know, when show creator Matt Groening was invited by James L. Brooks to animate bumpers of his now-defunct comic strip, Life in Hell, between the advertisement breaks of The Tracey Ullman Show. With only a few minutes left until the meeting, Groening thought about if this all went wrong and then Fox would own his characters. To avoid using the characters from the comic, he drew up what is now known as the Simpson family, using names from his family to name the characters, substituting Bart for his name, an anagram for “brat”. This short was written and storyboarded by Groening, and the family was crudely drawn, because Groening had submitted basic sketches to the animators, assuming they would clean them up, but instead they just traced over his drawings. In further shorts, the Simpson family became much more smoother and cleaner in appearance and resembled how they are today.

Well, that’s another anniversary. Will the Simpson family be around to see their 30-year-anniversary of being on U.S. television? We’ll have to see…

Maths! Maths! Maths! in the Season 26’s Season Finale on May 17th

Information about the plot for the S26’s season finale episode titled “Mathlete’s Feat“, which will air on May 17, 2015; has been released on

The First Information about the episode …
Was given by Al Jean in person while in a Conference (about “Maths in the Simpsons”) in the Science Museum of London on September 26, 2014. He told the audience there about a future episode centered in Maths. He told:”It will have Lisa on a math team and features “the most complicated math jokes we [The Simpsons crew] can think of.” ”

Further Information about it was later given by other sources such as the website Another “official plot” has just been released by SpoilerTV. The Plot that we are giving here is a “Mix” of the two “official plots”.

In the episode …
When a modernized Springfield Elementary has a technical meltdown, Lisa transforms it into a Waldorf school. Meanwhile, Groundskeeper Willie becomes the coach of the mathletes. Lisa and other kids on the Springfield Elementary Mathlympics Team compete against Waverly Hills Elementary… Springfield has a natural genius… who uses ancient techniques to compute geometric figures… [and] helps the Mathletes.”

For further information…
If you want to read the original listing from, 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 desire to know more about Mathematics in The Simpsons, then just visit!

If you want to know more about Season 26, visit our page for it in our Wiki!

And If you want to know what’s being planned for next season (Season 27), visit our page for it in our Wiki! We’ll keep updating it as new information comes along!

Stay tuned for more!

From the lack of a school life to foraging in a one-time never-ending garden, this Throwback Thursday

Did you not hear?, the PTA disbanded!

Actually, it didn’t, so you can jump back in now.

Well, it did, for a brief minute in 1995. As tensions between Skinner and Krabappel rose to a tipping point, Bart exacerbated the situation and exploited the want for better pay by forcing the school’s teachers to strike – leading to delight for Bart, dismay for Lisa (who tried to disect her raincoat), and boredom for the tutor-striken Milhouse.
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More ‘Girls’ stars to guest star in season 27 premiere

Four new guest stars have been announced for the season 27 premiere, “Every Man’s Dream“. Lena Dunham‘s (who was previously announced to guest star as Candace) co-stars from Girls will guest star alongside her as Candace’s friends. The co-stars in question are Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke.

Also guest starring is radio talk show host Laura Ingraham. She will voice a therapist who finds no hope in Homer and Marge’s marriage.

“Every Man’s Dream” is set to air in Fall 2015 and is written by J. Stewart Burns.

Simpsons Comics #220 now available!

Simpsons Comics #220 is the latest comic in the Simpsons Comics series.

Ever need a place where you can find a sympathetic ear, get some friendly advice, and perhaps share an evening with friends while enjoying a lovingly prepared libation – or do you just end up at Moe’s Tavern. Well, there’s a new mixologist in town, Ned Flanders, and he’s serving up a fermented microbrew that may very well foment an unfortunate face-off. Enter Homer Simpson, who finds himself in the middle of it all-between a PO’d Moe and his holier-than-everyone else neighborino