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Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon: Day 12 - HitFix Picks

31 August 2014 8:00 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.] It's all over! Day 12 of Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever takes us from "A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again" through "The Yellow Badge of Cowardge" and that's the end of the road for "The Simpsons," at least so far.  To close things out, we have five Day 12 recommendations and only one to skip. And I'm probably going to be using this day to catch up on a few episodes I missed from last season when there was just too much TV on Sunday nights to catch "The Simpsons" every week. [I'd also add that "Bob's Burgers" has, for me, usurped "The Simpsons" as Fox's funniest Sunday comedy and the one I seek out first on Hulu or OnDemand. "Bob's Burgers" earned that Emmy this year. But let's see what "Bob's Burgers" looks like in Season 25.] We've had a lot of fun going on this 12-day journey and I hope that these »

- Daniel Fienberg, Alan Sepinwall and Katie Hasty

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BoJack Horseman – Season One Review

31 August 2014 3:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras reviews the first season of BoJack Horseman

Netflix has created such an interesting paradigm. Binge watching has become everyone’s favorite buzz phrase. Releasing an entire season of a show all at once used to seem daunting (to me anyway). Television had always been a weekly medium. You watch a variety of hours or half-hours, then process the episode over the next week while waiting for the next installment. The concept of instant gratification in entertainment is still relatively new. Like all relics I found myself incredulous to new technologies and was only capable of slowly dipping my toes into the water.

Netflix has released a lot of original shows but it seems that everything that isn’t House of Cards or Orange is the New Black receives little attention in the media. You’ll be hard pressed to find a lot of words dedicated to Lillyhammer, Hemlock Grove, »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon: Day 11 - HitFix Picks

30 August 2014 8:00 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.] We're nearing the end! Day 11 of Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon takes us from "The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed" (mid-Season 21) through "Beware My Cheating Bart" (late-Season 23). Personally, I was shocked to see at least one or two episodes in this period that I haven't seen, as well as a lot of episodes I haven't seen multiple times, which was almost unheard-of for the first eight or nine days of the Marathon. But we still have preferences for you. Yup! We're gonna make it through this whole darned Marathon, for which we're unlikely to receive a prize. But we've got commitment.  [Oh and the episode guest-starring Katy Perry is "The Fight Before Christmas," airing at 7:30 a.m. It was neither good nor bad enough to get mentioned here, but it makes for a good picture.] Check out our recommendations for Day 10 and chime in with your own favorites... Katie Hasty Recommends: "The Bob Next Door" (3 a.m.) Episode #463 Why it's worth watching: The best Sideshow Bob is an evil Sideshow Bob. And the best kind of Nicolas Cage movie is "Face/Off." The premise of »

- Daniel Fienberg, Alan Sepinwall and Katie Hasty

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Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon: Day 10 - HitFix Picks

29 August 2014 8:00 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.] Day 10 of Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon takes us from "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpsons Mind" (mid-Season 19) through "Stealing First Base" (mid-Season 21). It's a reasonably good day, both because it starts with a near-classic, but also because mid-morning will see the show transition into HD, which will finally end those conversations about Fxx's cropping decisions and whether they've hindered the comedy thus far.  The shift to HD didn't reinvigorate "The Simpsons" back to its Season 4-ish peak, but it absolutely gave new juice to the storytelling, inspiring the show to take more visual risks -- the couch gags have never been better -- and to add more aesthetic depth. "The Simpsons" always had moments of beautiful animation, but they were usually wedged amidst plainer stuff. Since the HD transition, "The Simpsons" has been a consistently good-looking show. If you're like a lot of the HitFix staff, you may have already stopped watching by this point, »

- Daniel Fienberg, Alan Sepinwall and Katie Hasty

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Memo to TV Academy: Here are six other Voice-Over artists overdue for Emmys

29 August 2014 7:32 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

With Harry Shearer's first ever Emmy victory this year for Character Voice-Over Performance for "The Simpsons," we saw a very deserving performer finally get his due for his work in this field. The same also happened in 2011 and 2012 when veteran performer Maurice Lamarche won the category for his work on "Futurama." -Break- Creative Arts Emmys trivia: Bill Maher, Harry Shearer win first career Emmys However, there are still many working voice-over actors and actresses who deserve Emmy recognition but haven't gotten it yet. So here's a look at six performers who should also be singled out by the TV academy. Their careers have spanned decades, and while some may not be voicing current characters, voting members should nevertheless keep their eyes out for anything they're a part of. Billy West Since starting in the business in the early 1980s, West has been one of the hardest working people in the fi. »

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Labor Day marathon guide: Meet the 'Housewives of Melbourne' and more

29 August 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Three-day weekends are an excuse to be lazy, kick back with a glass of wine (or five), and meander around the home in a constant state of bliss. Then again, that’s the life of a Real Housewife everyday of the week.

For the plebes of the world with a few days off from toil, this Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to catch up on the marathon of shows playing on television, that range from gross (Botched) to fecund (19 Kids and Counting) to a marathon that’s finally coming to an end (The Simpsons). EW has compiled a »

- Teresa Jue

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What's Trending: A Boy Goes Off on His Mom, a Frolicking Piglet, and More!

28 August 2014 12:55 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

One little boy doesn't take the news that his mom is pregnant very well. Though Ross, Joey, and Chandler didn't make an appearance, the women of Friends reunited in their old apartment, and hilarity ensued. In honor of #ThrowbackThursday and their recent wedding, relive Brad and Angelina's steamiest Pda moments. Speaking of Brad and Angelina, check out Brad's shiny new wedding ring - you won't regret it. Yes, this bounding little lamb is the best thing you will see this week. Shakira is pregnant with her second child. In sadder news, Joan Rivers was rushed to the hospital after she stopped breathing during throat surgery. She is currently in critical condition. Look out, Homer and Marge! Kate Middleton is getting in on The Simpsons' thunder. If that lamb wasn't cute enough for you, check out this little pig frolicking through the grass. »

- Aemilia-Madden

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David Hyde Pierce Returns to TV in The Good Wife

28 August 2014 12:22 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

David Hyde Pierce is returning to TV on one of the best shows around: The Good Wife. The Frasier veteran will recur in season six of the CBS drama. This is his first TV role—aside from The Simpsons voice work and a spot on Sesame Street—since Frasier ended in 2004. E! News has confirmed Pierce will appear in episode seven of the legal drama and "play a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office in order to affect change," according to CBS. "We couldn't be more thrilled and flattered that David's making The Good Wife his first TV role since Frasier," showrunners/executive producers »

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Strange Hill High: The best kids' show on television

28 August 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

"Kids' TV isn't what it used to be."

We've all said it, our rose-tinted spectacles firmly affixed - but there's an animated show airing right now on Cbbc that's earned plaudits across the board.

Strange Hill High - a fantasy mystery series created using a combination of puppetry and digital effects - was nominated for a BAFTA in 2013 and has been branded "sharp, funny" and "a sure-fire success" by critics.

Set in a school filled with fantastical secrets, the series follows the quick-witted and street smart Mitchell Tanner (Doc Brown), ever-confident Becky Butters (Emma Kennedy) and class nerd Templeton.

"It's my favourite thing that I've ever done - even more than The Simpsons," says head writer Josh Weinstein, who penned some of the Springfield clan's most memorable episodes - 'Who Shot Mr Burns?' , '22 Short Films About Springfield' and more - and worked as showrunner on the long-running animation »

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11 Actors Who’ve Guest Starred on ‘The Simpsons’

28 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

As television lovers may know, we’re in the midst of a 12-day marathon of “The Simpsons” on Fxx. The longest-running American primetime series boasts a cast of supremely talented voiceover actors, including Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, and Yeardley Smith, and has featured the talents of over 600 actors and celebrities. There’s a reason the show was awarded the Guinness World Record for having the most guest stars featured in a TV series. Appearing on “The Simpsons” is both a great opportunity for performers to flex their voiceover muscles, and a sign they’ve definitely made it. Check out which favorites have lent their voices to the ever-growing population of Springfield. Click Here To View The Slideshow. Inspired by this story? Check out our voiceover audition listings! »

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The Simpsons top 50 episodes

28 August 2014 8:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob counts down the top 50 episodes of TV's longest-running animated series, The Simpsons...

Since its debut in 1989, across 552 episodes and 25 seasons, The Simpsons has become one of the most revered and beloved TV programmes of all time. It’s a true cultural phenomenon that’s influenced not just animation, but all areas of TV comedy and sitcom. For so many of us, its quotes and catchphrases have permeated our everyday vernacular, from single words like “crisitunity” and “embiggen” to phrases “you don’t win friends with salad” and “everything’s coming up Milhouse.”

Personal opinions may vary, but for me the show’s peak years were from season 4 through to 10. They’re consistently funny, all killer and no filler runs with barely a dud episode to be found between 1992-1998. Past this point the standard becomes a little more mixed, and recent seasons have been distinctly average at best. The »

- louisamellor

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First Look: Family Guy and The Simpsons Crossover Episode

28 August 2014 6:57 AM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

D'oh...nuts! Homer Simpson and his clan make a guest appearance on the Sept. 28 season premiere of Family Guy (9/8c, Fox) when the Griffins visit Springfield.

Brats Bart and Stewie team up for trouble, Lisa teaches Meg how to play the sax, and Homer and Peter shoot the bull over brewskis. "We let [the Family Guy team] do their thing with the script," says The Simpsons executive producer Al Jean. "Both shows are all about satire. We weren't about to say, 'You can't make fun of us!'"

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- Michael Logan

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Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon: Day 8 - HitFix Picks

27 August 2014 8:00 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.] And then there were only two. Day 8 of Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon takes us from "The Regina Monologues" to "The Italian Bob," or from early in Season 15 through to early in Season 17.  Honestly, I think that some of these are mighty funny installments for a show that went past its 350th episode in this period, but there's no question that a fair amount of repetitiveness had set in here and an impressive number of plots feel either cribbed from earlier shows, or at least siblings to earlier plots. I mean... Homer gets an Rv again! Sideshow Bob tries to kill Bart a couple times! The Simpsons go to... Italy and England and China! Perhaps that's why we're now just down to me and Sepinwall and Katie Hasty giving recommendations. But don't worry, we offered five up good episodes and I added two episodes that you can skip, though I »

- Daniel Fienberg, Alan Sepinwall and Katie Hasty

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Kate Middleton and Nearly Every Outfit She's Ever Worn Get Immortalized As a Simpson -- See the Amazing Pictures!

27 August 2014 2:47 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Royally Simpsonized! Artist aleXsandro Palombo has immortalized Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton as a Simpson and included her in nearly every outfit she's publicly worn. In a post titled "Welcome to Buckingham Palace" on his blog Humor Chic, Palombo, who is not affiliated with The Simpsons, posted the array of sketches of Prince William's wife along with some featuring Queen Elizabeth. In one sketch, the artist managed to capture nearly every outfit Middleton has famously worn, including her beloved Lk Bennett "Detroit" dress and that headline-worthy Jenny Packham [...] »

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Homer Simpson completes the Als Ice Bucket Challenge

27 August 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Celebrities, politicians and everyday folk (including myself) have taken part in raising awareness for Als research. Yesterday we saw Henry Cavill and Amy Adams as Superman and Lois Lane complete the Ice Bucket Challenge for Als and now we have Homer Simpson completing the challenge.

Less impressive when a cartoon does it, but at least there’s a few cameos in there including Olaf from Frozen and the Wampa from The Empire Strikes Back

Now the longest-running scripted show in television history, The Simpsons reside in the town of Springfield. Homer (Dan Castellaneta) works as a safety inspector at the local nuclear power plant; Marge (Julie Kavner) tries to keep the peace in her family; Bart (Nancy Cartwright) is the mischievous 10-year-old hellion; eight-year-old Lisa (Yeardley Smith) is the intelligent, saxophone-playing, vegetarian member of the family; and baby Maggie conveys emotions via pacifier sucks.

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- Luke Owen

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10 Insane X-Files Episodes‏ That Went Unmade

27 August 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Fox

Basically everything good about the modern television renaissance began with The X-Files. Fox’s pioneering sci-fi, conspiracy theory, supernatural drama was a total risk when it began in 1993 – a risk that definitely paid off, as it became a ratings and cultural phenomenon, the latter of which lasts until this day. It also paved the way for more daring, experimental and downright weird TV programmes, the likes of which had never been seen before, and acted as a proving ground for writers who would go on to create and run many hit shows we like to have oh-so-serious discussions about around water coolers and internet forums to this day. Pretty impressive given the show was, more often than not, downright insane.

Seriously. You know the episode of The Simpsons where David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson guest star as FBI agents Mulder and Scully? That could practically be considered X-Files canon, »

- Tom Baker

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Homer Simpson Chills Out in This Als Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

27 August 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you've ever wanted to see Homer Simpson get squished by a Tauntaun or yeti or something in the name of charity, your wish has been granted.

The Als Ice Bucket Challenge has wended its way through social media over the past month or two, prompting all sorts of people to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise awareness of Lou Gehrig's Disease, aka amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Of course, awareness isn't the only thing it's supposed to raise; the challenge is supposed to inspire people to make a donation to the Als Association. You can actually make a donation without pouring a bucket of ice water over your head, as per Patrick Stewart's charming video, but where's the fun in that?

No matter how cynical you might be about watching cartoon characters shiver after being doused by ice water, you've gotta admit it's been an effective way to raise funds. »

- Jenni Miller

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Vma Awards, Rising ‘Big Brother’ Top Week’s Ratings

27 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS’ “Big Brother” had its best week of the summer and claimed the top three series spots in the weekly demo rankings, but it was no match for MTV’s “Video Music Awards.”

Though it was down from last year, the Sunday awards show remains a popular draw among adults under 50 — attracting about as many as the Primetime Emmys one night later on NBC.

It was another transitional week overall, with lots of coming and goings in primetime, including the final episode of HBO’s “True Blood,” the season-ender of hot rookie drama “The Last Ship” on TNT and a record-setting season premiere for BBC America’s “Doctor Who.”

It was also a big week for pro football — the first of many over the next five months — as three NFL preseason games cracked the top 15 in adults 18-49. In a surprise, it was Espn’s Monday matchup between Cleveland and »

- Rick Kissell

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11 late-period 'Simpsons' episodes you should watch this week

26 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

When the “Every Simpsons Ever” mega-marathon of The Simpsons began last Thursday on Fxx, it renewed interest in a show that will go down as one of the all-time greats—but has nevertheless been struggling commercially and creatively for awhile at this point. The show’s unimpeachable heyday in the ’90s is rightfully heralded, and as the marathon got going, it was those episodes that created the most excitement. Sure, they’ve been out on DVD for some time, but rebroadcasting them in order emphasized how great the show was at its peak.

Precisely when The Simpsons began to descend »

- Kyle Ryan

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Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon: Day 7 - HitFix Picks

26 August 2014 8:00 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.] Day 7 of Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon goes from "Simpsons Tall Tales" (the end of Season 12) through to "The President Wore Pearls" (the beginning of Season 15). I must admit: The "Simpsons" fans on Team HitFix are beginning to drop like flies. Josh Lasser's fandom carried through the Tomacco episode, but no further. David Lewis wrote a blurb here for "Simpsons Tall Tales," the episode he says ended his active support of the show.  Fortunately, Sepinwall and I had a pair of favorites apiece and Katie Hasty also had a preferred episode, so we've got some recommendations for you, plus a couple episodes you can avoid.  [And while I only wrote up two episodes I love, there are at least 10 more that I'll be happy to rewatch if I'm around and another 10 more that I'd enjoy having on in the background. Possibly more. This may be the worst period for "The Simpsons" thus far, but I'll always maintain that middling-to-poor "Simpsons" is still more rewatchable than nearly anything else on TV.] Check out our recommendations for Day 7 and chime in with your own favorites... Katie Hasty Recommends: "She Of Little Faith" (3 a.m.) Episode #275 Why »

- Daniel Fienberg, Alan Sepinwall, Dave Lewis and Katie Hasty

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