Tag The Simpsons

The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

Per Matt Garry Shandling lived multiple lives, in terms of his success in Hollywood. Each time it looked like he had plateaued, he would break on through to a higher plane. And then, improbably, he’d top his past successes, creating… Continue Reading →

Congrats to Seth Green, Robot Chicken for 200 Episodes!

Per Matt Saturday morning cartoons. Just the simple concept of three network television channels airing four or five straight hours of animated TV shows (sometimes longer!) every weekend can be an alien concept for millennials to comprehend. Back in the… Continue Reading →

Neil Gaiman Dreams Dangerously

Per Matt I have had a love affair with books for a long time, now. I remember checking out unusual novels in elementary school, but I guess it really amplified when I was a teenager. Certain topics and certain authors… Continue Reading →

Only The Simpsons Can Reveal True Holiday Nightmares

After 31 seasons, The Simpsons keeps on going, or the animated comedy just won’t stop and simply go away… quietly. Regardless, I’ve been a fan of the show for many, many years, dating back to The Tracey Ulman Show. If… Continue Reading →

#cancelsouthpark

When Comedy Central advertised the 22nd season of South Park, it included the hashtag #cancelsouthpark. Was this a marketing ploy? A way to troll their fans? A cry for help from the show’s longtime creators? Or a preemptive strike against… Continue Reading →

Disenchanted with Disenchantment

You might want to taper your expectations when watching this latest entry from the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama. I expected more from Matt Groening, but a couple episodes into watching Disenchantment, I became… oh, what’s the word I’m… Continue Reading →

Disney Wins Fox Bidding War, Their Infinity Gauntlet is Nearly Complete

Much like Thanos seeking to gather all the Infinity stones throughout Avengers: Infinity War, so has the Disney empire sought to secure the rights to the outstanding Marvel comic book properties. And after Comcast faded from the bidding war this… Continue Reading →

Fandom and Fun at Hypericon 13

Hypericon returned to Nashville this past weekend for its 13th season. While the overall atmosphere felt a bit more subdued than last year when I covered it, the event was still fun and full of some of the most creative… Continue Reading →

Debating the Merits of Incredibles 2

For the longest time, The Walt Disney Company, as a motion-picture studio, generally never released sequels to its animated films in movie theaters. With the release of The Little Mermaid, followed by Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King… Continue Reading →

636 is a Record-Breaking Number for The Simpsons

With its 636th episode, The Simpsons set the record for being the prime-time scripted series that produced the most episodes in television history, surpassing the 1955-75 CBS Western¬†Gunsmoke,¬†which aired 635 episodes. Now the animated show is absolutely the longest-running primetime… Continue Reading →

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