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Season 29 News: Homer and Marge Share Stories of Their D.I.N.K. Past in March!

Information about the plot for the episode “3 Scenes Plus a Tag from a Marriage“, which will air on March 11, 2018; has been released by FOX. The episode will be the 12th episode of Season 29. The episode set to air on that day, titled “Homer Is Where the Art Isn’t“, has been postponed.

In the episode …
“Homer and Marge recount the story of their transition from loving their life without kids to being miserable parents.”

Guest stars
The episode will have the following guest-stars: J.K. Simmons as JJ Gruff; Kevin Pollak as Ross, Bagel Man and Professor; and John Baldessari as Himself.

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Season 29 News: A Special Guest for the episode “Bart Is Not Dead” has been announced

A Special Guest for the upcoming season 29 episode, titled “Bart’s Not Dead“, has been announced!

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

Stay tuned for more new episode titles!

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

Season 30 News: A special guest for “Krusty the Clown” has been announced

A Special Guest for the upcoming season 30 episode, titled “Krusty the Clown“, has been released by FOX. The episode will air sometime this year.

The episode will probably air during the 30th broadcast season (2018/19 TV season).

Stay tuned for more new episode titles!

Don’t forget to visit our page on Season 30, as we always try to keep it up-to-date!

Bye 2017, hi 2018! The summary of 2017!

2017 is gone and 2018 has arrived. Which means it’s time to recall what has happened during 2017 in the universe of The Simpsons.

The year 2017 has brought lots of news related to The Simpsons. It’s been a long year, and lots of events have taken place. There have been good news and bad news, milestones to celebrate, Tapped Out updates to play with (and connection issues to get mad with), and much more. In conclusion, here’s a summary of the most relevant Simpsons-related news from 2017!

The Simpsons airs its first one-hour episode, “The Great Phatsby”


On January 15, The Simpsons aired its first one-hour episode, “The Great Phatsby“!

In the episode, Mr. Burns tries to relive his glory days, and crosses paths with a mysterious music mogul. After being conned by him and reduced to bankruptcy, Mr. Burns seeks revenge on the music producer with the help of Homer, Bart, rapper Jazzy James and the mogul’s ex-wife, Praline. Also, Lisa is courted by the richest kid in town, Smithers begins a perilous journey and Marge opens an obscure boutique store.

See also: The official plot for “The Great Phatsby” has been released!

“Kamp Krustier”, the sequel of “Kamp Krusty”


On March 5, the episode “Kamp Krustier” aired as a sequel of the season 4 episode “Kamp Krusty”.

In the episode, when Bart and Lisa return home abruptly after a traumatic incident at Kamp Krusty, they put an end to Homer and Marge’s romantic encounters. Without sex to distract him, Homer becomes a more productive worker and caring husband, but Marge misses the old Homer. Then, Bart and Lisa return to camp to confront the source of their trauma.

See also: he Plot, Air Date and Special Guests of “Kamp Krustier” have been released!

“Embiggen” becomes a perfectly “cromulent” word


On April 12, the Oxford English Dictionary added the words “embiggen” and “cromulent”. The words were both made popular in The Simpsons episode “Lisa the Iconoclast“.

See also: “Embiggen” is now a perfectly “cromulent” word!

30 Years of the Simpson family


On April 19, the world celebrated the 30th anniversary of the first ever appearance of the Simpson family, as the first Simpson short from The Tracey Ullman Show aired on April 19, 1987.

See also: 30 Years of the World’s Most Beloved Family!

DVDs are back!


The ‘Simpsons’ panel on Comic-Con 2017 brought a huge surprise for the fans: DVDs are back. After FOX cancelled the production of Simpsons DVDs and Blu-Ray back in early 2015, showrunner Al Jean announced during the 2017 panel that S18 was going to be released on DVD on December 5.

See also: SD Comic-Con 2017: Panel Highlights!

Alf Clausen got ‘fired’


In late August, Alf Clausen, long-time composer for The Simpsons, was “fired” from the show after 27 years composing music for the show. ‘The Simpsons’ producers said that he would continue to have a role on the show.

He is currently being credited as “Compositor Emeritus”.

See also: Alf Clausen Fired from ‘The Simpsons’!

Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson


On October 22, a documentary about the episode “Homer at the Bat” aired on FOX Sports. The documentary was titled “Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson”.

See also: A documentary on “Homer at the Bat” was announced!

Disney to Acquire Rights to ‘The Simpsons’


In early December, Disney announced that they plan to buy a majority of 21st Century Fox‘s assets.

Among these acquisitions are the X-Men, Avatar and The Simpsons.

It is currently unknown what impact, if any, this deal will have on The Simpsons (apart from the fact that Princess Kashmir would technically become a “Disney Princess”).

See also: Disney to Acquire Rights to ‘The Simpsons’!

 

In Memoriam



Among the Simpsons-related people who left us during 2017 are:

*Sooan Kim, age 62, on January 20.
*Dan Spiegle, age 96, on January 28.
*Chuck Berry, age 90, on March 18.
*Adam West, age 88, on June 9.
*Martin Landau, age 89, on July 15.
*June Foray, age 99, on July 26.
*Dell Hake, age 73, on August 10.
*Jerry Lewis, age 91, on August 20.
*Len Wein, age 69, September 10.
*Hugh Hefner, age 91, on September 27.
*Tom Petty, age 66, on Octobe
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Thanks for reading this post and let’s hope that 2018 will continue to bring more Simpsons-related news as 2017 and previous years have done.

Happy New Year 2018 from Wikisimpsons/The Springfield Shopper!

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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).

Stay tuned for more new episode titles!

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

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.

Season 29

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!

Stay tuned for more!

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!

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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!