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Season 29 News: A new special guest for “Springfield Splendor” has been announced

A new Special Guest for the upcoming 2nd episode of season 29, titled “Springfield Splendor“, has been released by FOX. The episode airs this Sunday, October 8, 2017.

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

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Season 29 News: New information and guest stars have been revealed!

New information and guest stars of Season 29 have been revealed in interviews with Entertainment Weekly.

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Al Jean stated, regarding surpassing Gunsmoke’s record on Tv’s longest-running scripted primetime series, “It’s a tribute to everybody that’s worked on the show, and how hard they’ve worked. It used to be an unthinkable number and here we are!… I don’t even know if [the Gunsmoke producers and actors] were aware that they were establishing a record when they went off the air, or I don’t remember anybody saying, ‘Take that!’ but we’re beating it.”

The Serfsons

In the season premiere, the family will be trasported to a fantasy-themed world, paying tribute to movies, shows and books of that genre.

In an interview with EntertainmentWeekly, Matt Selman said: “It’s a sprawling epic fanatsy episode that’s worthy of a 9-hour movie trilogy — 10-and-a-half hours after you count the extended edition. Setting an episode in a fantasy world allowed us to tell a deeper, more emotional story that had huge surges of emotion and feeling but also is really silly. It has a lot of satire and asks interesting philosophical questions — and makes fun, pointed political commentary.”

In the episode, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones star, will make an appearance. Selman continues: “The part is more Needle than Longclaw, but no less deadly.” About the role he adds: “He has a very Jaime Lannister-type relationship with one of the Simpsons. It is an acceptable level of disgusting.”

Regarding the plot, Selman states: “Homer Serfson has to lead a rebellion against what he loves most: feudalism itself. If you thought one Milhouse was annoying, imagine dozens of goblin Milhouses. Krusty has a uniquely magical venereal disease. And Moe’s bar is, if anything, a little nicer.”

Springfield Splendor

The story is inspired of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, where Lisa and Marge creates a graphic novel of Lisa’s life (Lisa says the words, while Marge draws them.)

Tim Long, the co-writer of the episode, says: “It becomes an unexpected hit and it takes Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con, which is our version of Comic-Con, by storm. Everything is going great, but an eccentric theater director played by Martin Short turns it into a musical extravaganza, à la Fun Home, and ends up sewing chaos and driving a wedge between mother and daughter. Maybe, just maybe, those bonds can be repaired by the end of the episode, but tune in to make sure.”

In the episode Rachel Bloom guest stars as an intelligent, highly neurotic student psycohologist. Long adds: “The Simpsons send Lisa to her to deal with her neuroses because they’re both loving parents and incredibly cheap. It’s her idea to get Lisa expressing her feelings through art therapy, which sets the whole graphic novel part in progress.”

There will also be a subplot with Boom: “There’s a funny, very small subplot where it turns out that Rachel’s character has a complicated relationship with her academic supervisor, so if you love comedy about academic supervision, you’re going to love this episode.”

Treehouse of Horror XXVIII

There will be laughters more than fright screams, but the last segment, according to Al Jean, will change that: “We have what I think is the scariest segment we ever did. I don’t want to say more. I’ll give you the title: ‘Mmmmmmm, Homer.’ We actually put a disclaimer on it again like we used to — a warning to the audience.”

The second segment’s title is also revealed to be a 3D parody of Niel Gaiman’s Caroline, titled “Coralisa”. Al Jean says: “Lisa finds a perfect world, except that they make you sew buttons on your eyes.”

Regarding the first segment, The Exor-Sis, Al Jean says: “Maggie says, ‘You’re all going to die,’ and Marge is excited, because it’s Maggie first words.”

Regarding the candy bars opening, Al Jean says “Bart is Barterfinger, so nobody takes him.”

Fears of a Clown

Jon Lovitz returns as Llewellyn Sinclair in another episode. Al Jean says “Bart pulls a prank using clown masks, and that makes everybody horrified of clowns, so Krusty loses his job and tries to come back as a dramatic actor and Llewellyn Sinclair is his director. They don’t get the rights to Death of a Salesman, so the play is called The Salesman’s Bad Day.”

Haw-Haw Land

In the episode will feature a love triangle. Long states: “It fulfills many of my longheld Simpsons dreams, which include hearing Nelson sing. Nelson is a deceptively soulful character. About 12 years ago, he was lamenting the fact that his father wasn’t around and he sang, ‘Papa, Can You Hear Me?’ from Yentl, and I remember thinking, ‘This is a crazy thing,’ and also thinking, ‘I’m incredibly moved.’ There’s a lot of pain inside that sleeveless vest that we tried to draw upon.” Ed Sheeran will play as the musician Brendan whom Lisa falls for, and Brendan will sing. Al Jean adds “He’s a great musician and he’s a little condescending to Lisa, but also thinks she could be great. So it’s a choice that she makes between Nelson and him. At one point he goes, ‘Why is this even a choice?'”

Lisa Gets the Blues

In the episode, the family will go to New Orleans during the Jazz Fest. The start of the episode sees Lisa’s music teacher telling her she’s just a big fish in a small pond, and that’s she’s not a good musician. Al Jean says: “She gets the yips and she can’t play, so she’s really heartbroken.” She’ll also have a nice moment with Louis Armstrong’s statue.

Frink Gets Testy

In the episode, Burns will be the center of it. Al Jean states: “There’s an episode where Burns sees an old Orson Welles show where he talks about Nostradamus, and Burns believes that the end of the world is near. He wants a test to determine who should go on a spaceship with him, and Fring comes up with a new way of testing everybody in town.”

Mr. Lisa’s Opus

The plot of Mr. Lisa’s Opus has been also revealed, Lisa’s version of Barthood. Al Jean states: “You see her as a little precocious kid where Homer first discovers how smart she is, and you see her in college wondering if she’s going to fit in, and finally getting out of Springfield and being really scared. You also see Flanders try to cure Homer of his alcohol problem.”

Valerie Harper will play as Lisa’s teacher, and Norman Lear will appear as a cameo.

More episodes

In another episode, Daniel Radcliffe returns to play as himself, and Bart will use Sun Tzu (voiced by Silicon Valley star Jimmy O. Yang)’s The Art of War to destroy Homer. Al Jean says “They go to a Minecraft-like convention and Daniel is there wearing a costume. That’s how people like him go to conventions without being seen, and Homer unmasks him, and he gets torn to shreds.”

In one episode, Marge and Homer have memories of the fun before forming a family, with Marge working on a newspaper, J.K. Simmons playing her editor, with Al Jean stating he’s “Gruff and loud”.

In another episode, there’ll be an art heist, in the style of a ’70s detective show, with Bill Hader guest starring as the detective investigating the case and all the eyes are on Homer. Selman says “He falls in love with a painting and when it goes missing, he’s the main suspect.” Cecily Strong will guest star as one of the other suspect.

The last teased episode will feature Moe’s family backstory. Selman concludes: “It’s a Shakespearean family drama, set against the backdrop of a fading mattress store empire.”

Source: EntertainmentWeekly

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

Stay tuned for more information!

Don’t forget to visit our page on Season 29, as we always try to keep it up-to-date!

Season 29 News: The plot and a returning guest voice for Treehouse of Horror XXVIII have been revealed!

Informations about the plot and a returning guest voice for the episode “Treehouse of Horror XXVIII“, which will air on October 22, 2017; have been released by FOX. The episode will be the 4th episode of Season 29.

In the episode …
“Maggie becomes possessed by an ancient demon, Lisa discovers a creepy/perfect version of her family in an alternate universe, and Homer cannibalizes himself.”

Guest Voices
Mario Batali will guest-voice as Himself.

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 29, visit our page for it in our Wiki!

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Season 29 News: A new guest voice for Treehouse of Horror XXVIII has been revealed!

A new guest voice for the next installment of the Treehouse of Horror series has been revealed!

Neil Gaiman will appear in the episode, voicing the silent cat Snowball! He confirmed the news on his Twitter account.

He hints it as a spoof to his 2002 novella Coraline, with Lisa as Coraline Jones, and Snowball will be Coraline’s sarcastic black cat, both adventuring in and out of a parallel dimension.

Gaiman also retweeted a tweet about another British celebrity voicing a character that have never spoken before, referencing Elizabeth Tailor voicing Maggie’s first word in the 1992 episode “Lisa’s First Word“.

Gaiman’s segment is the third announced after The Exor-Sis and MMM… Homer. He has voiced himself in the past in the 2011 episode “The Book Job“.

Source: The Telegraph

Season 29 premieres October 1, 2017. Treehouse of Horror XXVIII will air October 22, 2017.

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Season 29 News: Homer Discovers Maggie’s Secret Talent in October!

Information about the plot for the episode “Whistler’s Father“, which will air on October 15, 2017; has been released by FOX. The episode will be the 3rd episode of Season 29.

In the episode …
“Homer discovers that Maggie is a whistling savant and launches her baby-celebrity career. Meanwhile, Marge impresses Fat Tony with her interior design taste, and he hires her to style his brothel.”

Guest Voices
Nick Fascitelli will guest-voice as Prof. Whistler and Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony.

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 29, visit our page for it in our Wiki!

Stay tuned for more!

Season 29 News: Lisa Writes a Pop-Culture Hit in October!

Information about the plot for the episode “Springfield Splendor“, which will air on October 8, 2017; has been released by FOX. The episode will be the 2nd episode of Season 29.

In the episode …
“Marge and Lisa turn Lisa’s sad experience into a successful graphic novel-turned-Broadway show, but they struggle with creative differences and ego.”

Guest Voices
The episode will have the following guest voices: Martin Short as Guthrie Frenel, Roz Chast as Herself, Alison Bechdel as Herself, Marjane Satrapi as Herself and Rachel Bloom as Herself.

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 29, visit our page for it in our Wiki!

Stay tuned for more!

Season 29 News: Lisa Uses Illegal Magic to Try and Save Marge’s Mother on the Season 29 Premiere in October!

Information about the plot for the episode “The Serfsons“, which will air on October 1, 2017; has been released by FOX. The episode will be the 1st episode of Season 29 and its Season Premiere.

In the episode …
“In a magical medieval world, Marge’s mother is turned into an Ice Walker and the only way for Homer to afford the cure is to force Lisa to use illegal magic. When the King discovers this, he kidnaps Lisa, and Homer must lead a feudal uprising to save her.”

Guest Voices
In the episode, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will guest-voice as Marge-Like Man.

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 29, visit our page for it in our Wiki!

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SD Comic-Con 2017: Panel Highlights

Comic-Con 2017

The Simpsons has just finished their panel at the San Diego Comic-Con 2017 and here are the highlights, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter.

The panel started with Matt Groening, turning the discussion to President Donald Trump, showing the “Donald Trump’s First 100 Days In Office” video.

He continues talking about how 21st Century Fox asking to taking it easy on Fox News after a joke that dubbed them “not racist, but No. 1 with racists.”

Matt adds “Then Bill O’Reilly called us pinheads and look what happened,” just before asking the crowd to chant a new take on the “Lock her up” chant used in reference to Hillary Clinton by the conservaties.

Matt Selman continues commenting on their take on Trump’s actions: “Our show holds up a Springfield mirror to society so that never fails to inspire us.”

Al Jean afterwards reveals they’ll do a Bob’s Burgers couch gag in Season 29, saying “Now you have no reason to turn your TV off between them and us anymore.”

Additionally, Groening revealed that artist Bill Plympton will be doing a second couch gag for the series.

They next revealed guest stars for the season, including Shaquille O’Neal, Martin Short, Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, whose character Al Jean teased “has a very inappropriate relationship with one of the Simpsons.”

David Silverman is working on an episode where the family travels to New Orleans for JazzFest, and Al Jean talked about an episode set in Lisa’s future “You see where she might wind up and she might end up with a woman,” and an episode where they’ll re-imagine Stephen King’s It but with Krusty.

The team was asked about Bartman and Matt Groening joked “We didn’t realize superheroes were so popular,” before saying “One day he’ll come back.”

Bart Simpson also appeared live, doing a Q&A with the crowd, answering his favorite curse word (“boosum”) and the City of San Diego’s recent less (“Screw the Chargers, am I right?”), just before Nancy Cartwright appeared and joined the crew.

Al Jean revealed the show will be back on DVD, starting with Season 18 on December 5th, including commentaries, extras and deleted scenes, revealing Season 18’s dvd cover, with a shot of Fat Tony, and just after the voice actor, Joe Mantegna, joined the panel.

Matt Groening gave away some gifts for the fans that asked questions, just before showing a preview of the Treehouse of Horror XXVIII segment “The Exor-Sis”, which closed the panel.

SD Comic-Con 2017: ‘The Simpsons’ panel!

The panel has started! Here’s the live report of the panel:
(Time is local San Diego time)

Season 18 DVD to be released on December 5!!!!

11:58 – Al Jean announces a “big surprise” for the panel.

12:05 – The panel starts with a screening of the video “Donald Trump’s First 100 Days In Office”

12:09 – Live animation again! Only that this time Bart is donig a live Q&A!

12:15 – The Simpsons will be released on DVD again!

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12:23 – Al Jean confirms that commentaries for Seasons 18-20 have been recorded and the S20 ones will soon be available on Simpsonsworld.com!

12:26 – “How did you react to Homer being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?” “They must’ve lowered their standards.”

Note: Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart) and Joe Mantegna (voice of Fat Tony) are also panelists this year.

12:32 – “I’d tear the arms off that guy.” ???? @nancycartwright on who would win in a fight between Bart and Stewie! #SDCC2017 #TheSimpsons

12:37 – A future episode could show a timeline where Lisa is married to a woman.

12:39 – Chants against Trump (“Lock Him Up”) are heard in the room!

12:43 – There will be a Futurama announcement at the end of the month!

12:43 – Lucky fans at #SDCC2017 panel are viewing an EXCLUSIVE first look at this year’s Treehouse of Horror! (Spoiler: Maggie gets possessed) The segment is called “The Exor-Sis”.

12:45 – And the panel is over for this year!

Stay tuned for more because in some minutes we’ll do a post with the panel highlights!

Season 29 News: A new Special Guest announced, plus a joke change?

A new guest star for Season 29 has been revealed as Nikolaj Coster-Waldau joins the list, in the episode “The Serfsons“!

Matt Selman in an interview with EntertainmentWeekly said about the episode as “a love letter to the fantasy genre of books and movies and TV shows.”

Regarding the character played by Nikolaj, Matt hints: “He plays a character not unlike Jamie. He has a surprising and sexy connection to one of the main characters.”

Matt says also regarding Game of Thrones and characters and actors appearances on the show: “We would love to have all of them — hopefully we don’t wait too long before they’re all killed. They’re all terrific. Peter Dinklage has an amazing voice. We’re just nerds who want to meet our nerd heroes.”

Season 29 premieres on October 1st.

Source: EntertainmentWeekly


On further note, a scene for an episode of Season 29 was going to have Sideshow Mel say that they want a female Doctor Who, with the crowd agreeing and chanting with him.

The scene would have appeared in the episode “Homer Is Where the Art Isn’t“.

(*Note: Show 5 means XABF05)

The joke is likely going to be changed in the episode though, as on July 16, 2017, Jodie Whittaker was announced to be the Thirteenth Doctor.

Stay tuned for more new information!

Don’t forget to visit our page on Season 29, as we always try to keep it up-to-date!