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Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon: Day 2 - HitFix Picks

21 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

[As you probably already know, starting on Thursday, August 21, Fxx is running the Every Simpsons Ever Marathon, running through all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons," plus "The Simpsons Movie." To aid in your viewing process, Team HitFix is selecting our favorite episodes from each day, plus an episode or two that you can skip and use as a bathroom or nap break.] Picking episodes for Day 1 of Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon was relatively easy. Yes, "The Simpsons" was quite fine right off the bat and it only improved as the show moved into its second season, but the fans here at HitFix were able to cobble together a clear list of favorites without any hugely disappointing exclusions. Day 2 was far more difficult. We have five participants picking episodes here and we each snagged two favorites for the day, which stretches from "Bart's Dog Gets an F" through to "Last Exit to Springfield," or from Episode 29 through Episode 76.  I think we represented many of the best episodes from this fertile early period, but if I had been about to select four or five, I could have easily done it.  My greatest regret is that we didn't have room for "Selma's Choice," which has possibly my favorite opening of the entire series -- »

- Daniel Fienberg, Alan Sepinwall, Drew McWeeny, Josh Lasser and Dave Lewis

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Hank Azaria To Host Live Show At Hollywood Bowl Celebrating 'The Simpsons' 25th Anniversary

17 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

In celebration of The Simpsons’ 25th anniversary, castmember Hank Azaria will host a special live show at the Hollywood Bowl September 12, 13 and 14.

The Simpsons Take The Bowl

The Simpsons Take the Bowl will feature three special shows, each welcoming special guests and members of the cast, as well as guest-stars and more. Azaria has voiced countless characters on the animated comedy since it’s debut in 1989, but is perhaps most recognized for his roles Apu Nahasapeemapetilon and Moe Szyslak. Joining him will be Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson, and Yeardley Smith, who voices Lisa Simpson. Guest stars expected to appear include Jon Lovitz, Beverly D’Angelo and Weird Al Yankovic. Attendees will also get to hear from series creator Matt Groening as part of the behind-the-scenes portion of the show.

For the show, the Hollywood Bowl will reportedly be completely decorated to resemble Springfield, and live performances of »

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Ozzie Smith Talks 'The Simpsons,'€. the Baseball Hall of Fame and African-Americans in Mlb [Exclusive Video]

3 March 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Ozzie Smith, the Hall of Fame shortstop, spoke to Uinterview exclusively about teaming up with Budweiser to attempt to make Mlb’s opening day an official holiday.

Smith had a cameo playing himself in “Homer at the Bat,” one of the most famous episodes of The Simpsons. The episode first aired during the show’s third season in 1992.

Smith, nicknamed “The Wizard” for his defensive prowess, said that he’d be more than happy to do another episode of The Simpsons if asked.

Smith told Uinterview that it appears that the writers have “spoken very loudly and very clearly” concerning the candidacy of players who may have used performance-enhancing drugs.

In addition, he said of the Hall of Fame voting, “It’s sort of like a badge of courage to not let someone at this point be unanimous, but hopefully we will see that in the very near future.”

The legendary St. »

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