A new The Simpsons: Tapped Out event has started today. After a longer than usual delay between iOS and Android, the major devices all have it available as a store update (You must download from the App Store or Play Store).
This new update features the entire Terwilliger family with a new plot, involving the Monsarno Corporation. There will be three phases of prizes with three different event currencies. Phase one uses spades, phase two uses gas masks and phase three uses music notes.
Prizes are obtained in order by collecting spades. Items can be crafted using fertilizer and corn. There are daily tasks that have to be completed to get more event currency too.
For full details about the event, including characters to unlock and how, buildings, phases and prizes, see the Wikisimpsons article.
As you may have read on Wikisimpsons, season 27 is confirmed. However, these are all leftover episodes from the last production season, which most of season 26 was made out of.
For those of you that don’t know, a production season is different to an airing season. Each episode has a production code, i.e. TABF14, the production code for the season 27 premiere, “Every Man’s Dream“. TABF is the production season whilst 14 is the episode number within that production season. Most airing seasons will have episodes from two different production seasons, the current and the last one.
So, whilst season 27 is confirmed, currently only episodes from the last production season have been confirmed. There are currently no new episodes from a new production season as no new episodes are being created.
The animators for the show are currently on hiatus, and have no return date to the show. According to one of the animators, this has only happened once in the past. The likely cause of this is due to contract negotiations with the cast taking longer than usual, and that is the popular theory although no confirmation has been given to this as of yet. Therefore, no one is currently working on new episodes. If contract negotiations with the cast fall through, there could only be half a season of episodes, rather than a full season, consisting of episodes from the last production season. This could also spell the end for The Simpsons.
However, don’t panic. That is only a worst case scenario. The Simpsons is a huge money maker for Fox and I doubt they’ll be letting it go any time soon.
EDIT: The Upfronts in May, the days when TV networks announce the shows that are being cancelled or renewed, will likely be the latest we hear some news about the future of The Simpsons.
Information about the plot for the episode “Bull-E“, which will air on May 10, 2015; has been released on SpoilerTV.com.
In the episode …
“After Bart gets bullied at the school dance, Marge convinces the town to pass anti-bullying legislation. Homer then gets arrested and sent to rehab for bullying Ned Flanders, only to subsequently leave rehab as a hero.”
According to the Listing, Johnny Mathis and Al Brooks will guest star in the episode as Himself and as Dr. Raufbold respectively.
For further information…
If you want to read the original listing from SpoilerTV.com, 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 26, visit our page for it in our Wiki!
Al Jean: ‘We did them purely for the love of hearing ourselves talk.’
FOX has announced that seasonal DVD releases of The Simpsons are being discontinued.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “A distribution source close to the series confirmed seasons of The Simpsons will no longer be released on DVD now that nearly every episode of the animated sitcom is available online at the touch of a button. ”
It is, however, is yet unknown if this decision will also affect Blu-Ray releases too. The extras and commentaries will all be available in Digital Platforms such FXNOW and SimpsonsWorld.com; but just for people inside the USA.
Throwback Thursday is here again and today it’s 9 years since we saw Abe Simpson become a bullfighter in a contentious bull-fighting ring after Springfield is awarded an NFL franchise – which Grampa ends up blowing their chances of actually getting it – which leads to Abe going to an assisted-suicide center. The scheme never goes through, and when Abe finally realizes that he isn’t dead, gets a new lease of life and decides to live it up, ergo bull-fighting.
Mr. Burns takes the Simpsons along on his annual summer vacation treasure hunt, but his South Seas adventure soon becomes a matter of life and death for everyone concerned. “Uncle Burn$” lust for gold leads them all to the island of Donrosa and the Gottfredson trench where the Simpsons begin to realize that there is something Huey, Dewey, and Screwy about this whole undertaking and that they might be “Barks”ing up the wrong tree! Plus two more stories of the Simpsons clan!