The Simpsons originally got its start as short skits in 1987 on The Tracy Ullman Show. When the program was cancelled due to poor ratings, The Simpsons was given a shot on their own. Safe to say it worked out.
The nation’s Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults recently issued an edict that forbade the sale of any Simpsons toys in any Iranian store. The nation banned the toys for their ability to promote Western culture and the “destructive cultural and social consequences” they supposedly promote. Iran has also placed Barbie dolls on the same list. In response, we simply say Argo f*ck yourself.
Creator Matt Groening told the BBC, “An animator came up with the Simpsons’ yellow and as soon as she showed it to me I said: ‘This is the answer!’ because when you’re flicking through channels with your remote control, and a flash of yellow goes by, you’ll know you’re watching The Simpsons.”
TomTom hired Castellaneta in 2009 to record directions for a Homer voice that customers could download for their GPS devices. At one point, Homer’s voice was downloaded 128,500 times in the U.S. alone, which accounts for more than 40% of GPS devices in the world.
Every other person only has 4.
Not a bad work hour to iconic song ration for Mr. Elfman.
Dan Castellaneta, the voice behind Homer, made up the phrase when the script simply said, “annoyed grunt”.
And what age were you when you disappointingly discovered Bart Simpson was voiced by a girl?
From 1991 to 1993 ,when he got his late night gig, Conan was credited as a writer/co-writer for four episodes including the iconic “Marge vs. The Monorail” and “Homer Goes To College”.
Over 600 stars have lent their voices from all walks of life including Michael Jackson, Steven Hawking, Jose Canseco, Jon Stewart and Katy Perry.
The team also uses 100 animators in South Korea to get the job done.
The script originally had Barney giving Smokin Joe a TKO, but Fraizer didn’t like that idea at all. The script was changed to having Joe knock out Barney.
Bart would be at least 35 years old. Wow.
764-84377 (one more number than required) is what Bart dialed to make his crank calls. The number also spells out “SMITHERS”.
If an episode is running long, the couch gag is kept brief, but if extra time is needed than the gag is extended.
Eh, that probably would’ve got real annoying real quick.
The song, written and produced by Michael Jackson, is actually a fiery jam. Give it a listen if you don’t remember what 1990 was like.
Ryne Sandberg and Carlton Fisk were offered spots before Steve Sax and Mike Scioscia but wanted no part.
The voice actors currently haul in $400,000/episode while the syndication rights alone have brought in over $3 Billion. That doesn’t include the $1.5+ Billion brought in annually through merchandise.
As you can see from his mother’s obituary, there are a lot of recognizable names.
More reasons why I love dogs…
Look at these cool photos of the moment of impact when you blow up everyday items. Amazing!
These are some of the most Canadian things you’ll ever see. What’s not to love??!!
Well played, you little jerks…
There’s no better way to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY
than with a card like one of these LOL
This might be one of the funniest Craigslist ads of all time. Not for what’s being sold – a 1996 Subaru Outback with almost 300,000 miles, which is probably near the very bottom of things anyone wants to buy online. But the seller’s flair and his Subaru’s totally unique special qualities almost make us want to buy the car, or “The Toad,” as he lovingly calls it.
Unfortunately, the original Craigslist posting was flagged for removal, but thanks to Huffpost, most of the ad lives on. Our sincere hope is that “The Toad” has found a new home with an owner that appreciates the honesty and humor of it’s previous owner:
Watch out, they’re breakin’ out of this joint!!! (sorta)