Articles for The Simpsons Season 19

Halloween is just around the corner. It‘s that time of the year again when kids gear up with their costumes, go trick or treat and indulge in scary movies.  But for fans of The Simpsons, it also signifies the release of the much awaited Bart Simpson‘s Treehouse of Horror #13.Treehouse of Horror, which is now available in market, is an annual anthology released by Bongo Comics.  It is considered as one of the highly anticipated comics of the animated series not just because of its horror theme, but because of the diverse pool of talent it attracts from mainstream writers and artists who are not usually associated with the franchise and the creative freedom they‘re allowed to infuse. Given its Halloween-themed premise, creators, as well as the writers, are not forced to follow any style guides and are at liberty to depict the Springfield population in their own artistic tone. Read more »
The Simpsons Game, featuring a donut-wielding giant robot will hit video game stores October 30.  Demos of the game are currently available for Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony Playstation 3. The Simpsons Game features our beloved dysfunctional Springfield family as each of them comes to grips with their new video game abilities.  Each member of the Simpsons brood has his or her own distinct power to tackle the various challenges in different parodies of popular game titles. Read more »
For nearly two decades, The Simpsons has given television audiences countless reasons to laugh at the antics of the dysfunctional yellow-orange tinged family from Springfield.  Part of the reason behind its success are the actors that lend their voices to the characters.  One of those vocal talents is Yeardley Smith, who has provided the voice of smart, talented and pint-sized Lisa Simpson for years. Smith has been voicing Lisa for the animated sitcom‘s entire run.  Smith took time out to offer insight on her Simpsons toon persona when she spoke to the U.K. Telegraph this month. Read more »
Nothing sells The Simpsons better than an actual Kwik-E-Mart.  Yes, Springfield‘s favorite convenience store is now open for business full time at Universal Studios.  The Kwik-E-Mart was originally part of a marketing makeover of a dozen 7-Elevens in conjunction with the opening of The Simpsons Movie last summer. The new Universal Studios Kwik-E-Mart, which formally opened last October 17 is the perfect one stop shop for all things Simpsons, especially Bart and Homer. Read more »
Those rooting for Prime Minister Gordon Brown to follow in Tony Blair‘s footsteps and make an appearance on The Simpsons will be disappointed to know that the 56-year-old British official has declined to do so. "I think Tony Blair did that, I don‘t think that is for me," Brown told GMTV television, insisting also that he would not appear on any music talent competition or ballroom dancing shows. Read more »
On Tuesday, Jose Duarte, a Sydney man who was arrested in August for uploading a pirated copy of The Simpsons‘ feature film, was fined $888 by a magistrate for breaching copyright. Duarte, 21, had uploaded The Simpsons Movie to the Internet after capturing it on his cell phone.  Twentieth Century Fox worked with the Motion Picture Association and the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) in an international operation, and their search eventually led them to the home of Duarte. Read more »
After raking in over $500 million at the worldwide box office, the nearly 20 years in the making Simpsons full-length motion picture will soon conquer home theaters with its release on DVD and high definition format next month. The Simpsons Movie is scheduled to come out on both DVD and Blu-Ray Disc (BD) on separate launch dates for North America and the rest of the globe. Read more »
Fans of FOX’s The Simpsons will have to wait until the end of this month to catch a brand-new episode of the long-running animated series.  However, some details about the fresh installment have hit the web, which means that eager fans can opt to put themselves up for a little bit of spoilery. Read on to know what happens in the new Simpsons entitled "That 90’s Show." Read more »
FOX‘s long-running animated series is about to be stopped short on its tracks. Due to the ongoing WGA strike, The Simpsons is in danger of not being able to complete its current season, as not enough episodes have been completed in order for the show to survive the strike.Because each episode of The Simpsons takes a significant amount of time to make, show executives have been unable to create a backlog that will last them through the strike, which has caused several television shows – old or new, hit or miss – to shut down production. Read more »
UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown could make an appearance on FOX‘s long-running animated series, The Simpsons, but show animators said that they‘d probably need to input subtitles in his episode to make sure U.S. audiences would be able to understand his Scottish accent. "He‘s Scottish, I don‘t know if anyone would understand him, he would probably need subtitles," animator Dan Povenmire told Sky News Online. Read more »
More than half a year has passed since the big screen adaptation of The Simpsons came out and became a box office success, but the much-talked about sequel still has yet to hit the drawing board.  At the root of the delay is the ongoing WGA strike.“At the moment we have a little situation, a little labor dispute,” series director David Silverman told MTV recently.  “It has put things on hold.” Read more »
Actor Hank Azaria, known for lending his voice to several characters in FOX‘s The Simpsons, has landed starring roles in two upcoming flicks, Night at the Museum 2: Escape from the Smithsonian and Year One.  Both movies are of the comedy genre. The Night at the Museum sequel is being directed by Shawn Levy, whose resume includes the hit first installment as well as The Pink Panther, Just Married and Cheaper by the Dozen.  Ben Stiller is returning to reprise his role as museum night watchman Larry Daley, while Amy Adams (The Office, Enchanted) will serve as the lead female character. Read more »
In honor of Mother‘s Day, BuddyTV has compiled this list of our 10 favorite motherly moments.In the long history of The Simpsons, Mother‘s Day always reminds me of one special episode and one special moment. In the season 7 episode “Home Sweet Home-Diddily-Dum-Doodily,” Homer and Marge are deemed unfit parents and their kids are sent to foster care, living with the Flanderses. Though Bart and Lisa resist, Maggie quickly becomes emotionally attached to Ned and Maude. Read more »
The Simpsons ends its 19th season run with an installment that puts the spotlight on the Simpsons family‘s middle child, Lisa.  Though extremely intelligent and has a quintessentially good nature, she hasn‘t exactly been considered as a social butterfly unlike her self-described underachieve brother Bart. However, tonight‘s season ender will attempt to prove otherwise.“All About Lisa,” the 20th episode of the 19th season, follows Lisa as she becomes the new assistant of Krusty the Clown. Unexpectedly however, she steals his spotlight and eventually gets her own show, leaving Krusty behind.  She even wins Entertainer of the Year at the Springfield Media Awards but soon realizes that show business isn‘t the right place for her after all. Read more »
Although FOX has already included The Simpsons in its fall lineup as part of its usual Sunday night timeslot, the 20th season of the award-winning animated series remains at risk seeing that no deal has been struck yet with the show‘s voice actors.According to Variety, production on the show‘s 20th season has been on hold for months, which hints that the studio will most likely produce just 20 installments, rather than 22 episodes next season.  Despite of this, sources close to both the voice actors and 20th Century Fox TV are optimistic that they‘re on the road to a new deal. On the other hand, if a deal is not reached anytime soon, the number of episodes in the upcoming season could further be reduced. Read more »
Over the years, The Simpsons have caught the attention of many viewers with its soft-satirical parody of a fictional community in Springfield.  One townie that stands out in the animated series, apart from the titular family consisting of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie, is character Morris Lester Szyslak who is popularly known as Moe the Bartender. While many have pondered on how show creator Matt Groening came to develop the bad-tempered bar owner, comedian Rich Hall reveals that Moe is actually based on him. Hall, a 53-year-old writer and TV personality, speculated that he was the inspiration for the Simpsons character since he used to work with one of the producers of the show. Consequently, his hunch was confirmed by Groening. Read more »

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