Articles for The Simpsons Season 22

You know you‘ve arrived as a pop cultural icon when you‘re spoofed by The Simpsons. Well, they may be a little late in the game on this pop culture gem, but they are taking a stab at it anyway. In the 21 installment of The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror special will take aim at the two hottest things in popular culture right now: Vampires and Twilight.In the episode titled "Tweenlight," Lisa becomes smitten with a new mysterious, pale, brooding student, Edmund (get it, not Edward). Edmund (voiced by another pop culture phenomenon: Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe) has a dark reason for his appeal, he‘s a vampire. Lisa falls for Edmund and the pair run away together to "Dracula-la Land" (I don‘t get the reference). Homer sets off to rescue Lisa before she gives in to Edmunds charms completely and turns into a vampire herself. Read more »
On Sunday night, Simpsons fans got more than they expected from the series‘ "couch gag" (what happens in the intro when Homer, Marge and the kids hit the sofa before the credits), as famed, enigmatic U.K. street artist/activist Banksy directed the scene and took it in a distinctly dark direction. The extended sequence took viewers to an Asian sweat shop, where children work in toxic waste, kittens are murdered to stuff little Bart and Lisa dolls, and a malnourished unicorn is enslaved to poke holes into Simpson DVDs. Wow. Yikes. ... Awesome!If you haven‘t yet watched the dark, depressing and amazing Bansky intro, check it out below. And then see five more epic couch gags from Simpsons past. Though it‘s hard to say now whether any of them live up to the epic subversion that Banksy was able to convince The Simpsons to air at the expense of its own name.  Read more »
It is the considerable opinion of BuddyTV that the people should not be allowed to vote. This morning the 2011 People‘s Choice Award nominees were announced and the choices are less than inspired. Sure, like a broken clock, some of the choices show an impressive exhibition of taste (nominating Ian Somerhalder‘s highly entertaining performance on The Vampire Diaries), but mostly, it‘s an embarrassment. Read more »
Here‘s what‘s hot, what‘s room temperature, and who‘s leaving us a little cold.LOVE: Glee‘s Jayma Mays Bakes for a Good CauseJayma Mays may be connecting with her Glee character‘s last name--Pillsbury. Mays sat down with E! Online‘s Kristin Dos Santos for an interview to talk about celebrity cookie bake-off, Cookies for Kids‘ Cancer, AND to dish on upcoming episodes of Glee.  Read more »
FOX released its mid-season schedule today, and there are more big changes for American Idol. The show already has new judges and new rules, and now there are new days. The show is being pushed to Wednesdays and Thursdays, most likely to keep Glee safely where it is since the show is doing so well.  Read more »
It‘s fair to say that Glee is a hit. Lots of awards, a bunch of imitating shows on the way and oodles of fans make that obvious. But how did we get Glee? There‘s a long history of musicality on television, and every step brought us a bit closer to the crazy success of Glee. Read more »
FOX released its 2011-2012 schedule today, and as expected, it‘s all about The X Factor. The new Simon Cowell-led singing competition featuring Paula Abdul (thus making it Idol 2.0) will continue to fill the same three-hour Wednesday/Thursday block currently held by American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.  Read more »

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