Monthly Archives: May 2015

Scheduled Maintenance – May 26/27

homer-computer-dohThis is a notice to all of our users that we will be conducting site maintenance at some point between 5/26 at 6:00 PM EDT and 5/27 at 6:00 AM EDT. This maintenance will affect all Wikisimpsons sites, including the English wiki, Svenska Wikisimpsons, The Springfield Shopper, and Wikisimpsons Answers. We do not expect the maintenance to take the entirety of the maintenance window, and the site will likely only be offline for about 45 minutes.

In preparation for this maintenance, a full backup of the sites will be taken and editing Wikisimpsons will be disabled from 5:30 PM EDT until maintenance is complete. Full function of all sites will be restored no later than 6:00 AM EDT on May 27th.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but rest assured that we only take down the site when absolutely necessary.

Thank you, as always, for being a member of the Wikisimpsons community!

Jake, Wikisimpsons Server Admin

We all know Maggie did it, this Throwback Thursday

Yes, today, it’s been 20 years since the first part of the Who Shot Mr. Burns? mystery aired, and the dramatic summer which ensued threw up more wrong answers than not. Interesting factoid, one person actually correctly guessed Maggie the night after broadcast but the show’s producers couldn’t contact them after the summer because they had used a then not-defunct college email address.

Anyway, what happened was this: Mr. Burns brought tons of misery to the town and trying to block the sun out was the last straw, before he tried to take Maggie’s candy and sh- someone shot him, bringing the end to season six.

It was Burns’ shadow… sorry, I’m still thinking it’s the summer of 1995.

Anyway, let’s move on from the tin foil hats and onto a behind-the-scenes look at the Simpsons. Ish.
Continue reading We all know Maggie did it, this Throwback Thursday

Duff Beer to get international release

Duff Beer is set to get an international release. The fictional beer has been on sale in The Simpsons parts of Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando. Now 20th Century Fox plans on releasing the beer for sale over the US and Europe.

Jeffery Godsick, the Consumer Products president of 20th Century Fox, said in an interview with the Irish Sun that “You will enjoy it at home and eventually at bars. We are treating this as real beer, not a novelty.”

In the past, Matt Groening has expressed worry at Duff going for sale as it could promote drinking among kids, as a huge amount of children watch the show.


The Harry Shearer Situation

This post will be updated with any news when we get it

You’ve most likely heard by now that Harry Shearer‘s future with The Simpsons is in doubt. He has announced that he has left the show, but is willing to return if he is given more freedom to do what he wants outside of The Simpsons. However, the producers have said that he has that freedom, and they don’t know what the problem is.

He wasn’t forced out of the show, and it’s not a case of money causing him to leave. He got offered the same contract the other main cast members got offered, and they all signed on May 1st. The contract he was offered is estimated to have been for $14 million over the 2 seasons.

In an interview with CNN Money, Shearer said “Stay tuned” when asked if there was a possibility he could be back. This might mean he’s willing to go back into negotiations, although it’s unlikely the contract will change.

If Shearer does not return to the show, his characters will be recast to different actors. It’s estimated that they have the Summer to get a deal made to keep him on the show and after that, they’ll have to look for new actors.


It’s the Last Mad Tree Suit, this Throwback Thursday

OK, I don’t think suit depicting a mad tree actually exists, but it was a pun on one of the episodes which aired on May 14 in the past. And, let’s get on with that episode which inspired the pun.

In season 11, a formerly tension-free (almost) Marge finally lets off all of her years-built up and hidden steam (again) as Otto dumps his bride-to-be on the Simpsons’ front garden and she, Becky, ends up staying with them. Marge quickly finds herself playing hostess to a Becky, and when Becky’s attempts to earn her keep upstage Marge’s own homemaking abilities, Marge quickly finds herself losing her mind. You could call it, a battle of the housewives. No pun there, couldn’t think of one.

Marge thinks she sees Becky holding a gun…
….but it just turns out to be her holding a hairdryer.

Continue reading It’s the Last Mad Tree Suit, this Throwback Thursday

Harry Shearer leaving The Simpsons

After the TABF-production Harry Shearer will not be part of the main cast in The Simpsons. He has voiced many characters over the years, including Kent Brockman, Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Julius Hibbert, Kang, Lenny Leonard, Timothy Lovejoy, Otto Mann, Seymour Skinner, Waylon Smithers and Rainier Wolfcastle. He has been part of the cast since the first episode was aired in 1989. He is leaving the series because he wants the freedom to do other work. In the last four years, he starred in a UK TV series and starred on the London stage. Shearer has, however, said that he will be willing to continue working on the show as long as he can do other stuff too.

Al Jean has stated on Twitter that if Harry Shearer does not return, his characters will be recast.


The title of an upcoming episode of S27 has been revealed!

The title for an upcoming episode of S27, which has VABF02 as the production code, has been revealed. The title of the episode is “Barthood“.
The script cover of the episode

The script cover of the episode was posted in Instagram by an instagram user.
Stay tuned for more!

To know about the latest news about The Simpsons and Season 27, make sure you always keep an eye on this blog!

To see everything known about Season 27 (until this moment), visit our wiki page for it! We’ll keep it updated!

And I repeat,
Stay tuned for more!

5 Promotional Images for “Mathlete’s Feat”, Season 26’s Season Finale, have been released!

FIVE promotional images for the upcoming 22nd episode and Season Finale of season 26, titled “Mathlete’s Feat“, have been released by FOX. The episode airs on May 17, 2015.

An Episode Full of Maths!
The plot of the episode was given out by SpoilerTV, but Al Jean had already given out information about this episode saying that there would be an upcoming episode in which Lisa joins Springfield Elementary’s Mathlete Team and that the episode would feature “the most complicated math jokes the writers of the show can think of”.
The official plot is:
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.”

If you want to know more about the episode, check out our post on its plot and its details!

Stay tuned for more!

Promotional Images