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Canada's Pot Legalization Finally Made A Classic Simpsons Scene Make Sense

When it was announced Canada would be legalizing marijuana in its country I was super confused. All this time I thought it was already legal because The Simpsons said it in that episode where the guys went to Canada to get free prescriptions.

The scene has always felt weird to Canadians who knew the line wasn’t technically true, although enforcement has always been lax.

Now this whole scene feels like someone in The Simpsons’ writers room accidentally read too far ahead in the book of future history they kept stashed away and got their current events switched up.

If you don’t remember the scene check it out below and let us know what you think.
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The Best Animated Shows for Adults on Netflix

Cartoons aren't just for kids anymore. Thanks to early adapters like The Simpsons, Beavis and Butt-Head and South Park, and their modern brethren like Family Guy and Rick and Morty, animated series are now commonly made to entertain us adult types, too. So, if you're looking to stream another show


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‘The Simpsons’ Predicted Canada’s Legal “Reeferino” 13 Years Ago

‘The Simpsons’ Predicted Canada’s Legal “Reeferino” 13 Years Ago
Stick around long enough and you’re bound to get some prognostications under your belt. Now one more old joke on The Simpsons has come to life: legal Canadian weed.

On Wednesday, when Canada became, in the buzz-kill authoritative words of The New York Times, “the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana,” astute Simpsons watchers might have flashed back to 2005. That’s when the episode “Midnight Rx” first aired, with neighbor Ned Flanders meeting his Great White North doppelgänger who was similar to the goody-goody Christian Ned is seemingly all ways but one: he hits the “reeferino.”

“It’s legal here,” the Canadian says, offering Ned a toke. Says Ned to Homer, “They warned me Satan would be attractive. Let’s go!”

In the episode, Ned, Homer, Grandpa Simpson and Apu are in Canada looking for cheaper prescription medications.

Canada’s pot law isn’t the first real-world event predicted by The Simpsons,
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Judy Bloom's Classic Novel Are You There God? It's Me, Margret is Finally Getting a Film Adaptation

50 Years ago Judy Bloom wrote the groundbreaking book Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Over the years Hollywood has come knocking at her door trying to get the rights to adapt the book into a feature film, but she has always turned them down… until now.

The author has finally said yes and has granted the right to producer James L. Brooks, who has developed films such as Big, Say Anything, War of the Roses, Jerry McGuire, As Good as it Gets, The Edge of Seventeen, and The Simpsons.

It was also announced that Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen) will write and direct the adaptation of Bloom’s book. It’s said that Brooks and Craig are “giddy about how they find themselves in the middle of this opportunity.”

For those of you not familiar with Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, it was
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These baffling Simpsons memes about Limewire are peak internet

  • The AV Club
The hot new meme has been found and it’s about two of the internet’s very favorite things: nostalgia and The Simpsons. By combining memories of the heady days of pre-BitTorrent file sharing and classic scenes from the cartoon series, mad image tinkerers have brewed up a potent mix designed to take the online world by…
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The Simpsons Pits Futurama Ship Against The Orville in 'Treehouse of Horror Xxix' — Watch Sneak Peek

The Simpsons Pits Futurama Ship Against The Orville in 'Treehouse of Horror Xxix' — Watch Sneak Peek
The residents of Springfield are overtaken by evil alien body snatchers in Sunday’s “Treehouse of Horror Xxix” episode of The Simpsons (Fox, 8/7c), but we’re here to discuss a far more dire confrontation. As you’ll see in TVLine’s exclusive clip from the episode, this particular segment features two very familiar space ships — Futurama‘s Planet Express and The Orville‘s titular vessel — and their meeting isn’t exactly a friendly one.

Planet Express is the first to appear, proudly displaying a banner that reads “Bring Back Futurama,” a sentiment I think we can all appreciate.
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‘The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror’: A ‘Jurassic World’ Parody Includes a Very Familiar Dinosaur

‘The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror’: A ‘Jurassic World’ Parody Includes a Very Familiar Dinosaur
It’s well-established at this point: Even in a rarified tropical environment, nothing good happens inside a glass-walled circular travel pod. That lesson seems to play a part in the upcoming “Treehouse of Horror Xxix” episode of “The Simpsons,” which sees the family trapped in a “Jurassic World”-style park. The twist here seems to be that someone has infused dinosaurs with DNA from some familiar faces.

It’s the latest installment of the long-running animated series’ annual Halloween episode, a tradition that dates back to the Season 2 in 1990. This year’s edition featured prominently in the show’s San Diego Comic-Con poster, unveiled back in July. Last year’s “Xxviii” featured riffs on “The Exorcist,” “Coraline” and general cannibalism.

True to “Treehouse” form, this is just one of the segments from this year’s 29th edition. Aside from the dino-infused Mr. Burns shenanigans, other parts include an eating contest
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The Simpsons 2019 "Treehouse Of Horror" Will Be Episode 666

Not to downplay this year’s upcoming “Treehouse Of Horror,” but The Simpsons next installment in 2019 is primed to be its greatest of all time! Why? Executive producer Al Jean revealed to EW that next year’s Halloween episode will be episode 666:

Next year, ‘Treehouse of Horror XXX‘ will coincidentally be Simpsons episode 666. As we planned it in 1989!

We can all assume that second sentence was tongue-in-cheek, as who would’ve thought back in 1989 this series would Still be on the air? I’m not complaining of course, but you gotta wonder just how many more seasons the series can go at this point before hanging it up? Let’s hope it goes at least one more season so we can see this awesome and coincidental milestone achieved!
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This Canadian Couple Went All ‘Alien’ for Their Maternity Photo Shoot

  • The Wrap
Father-to-be Todd Cameron has taken to Facebook this month to share seemingly conventional maternity photos with his expectant partner Nicole. The Canadian couple, surrounded by pumpkins, made typical maternity poses — from a sweet, standing embrace to a sitting belly hug.

However, as photos in the post progress, the shoot takes an extraterrestrial twist. Nicole laid on her back with a bloodied “Alien” franchise-style Chestburster emerging from her torso. Splattered in fake blood, Todd chased after the wriggling Xenomorph.

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After successfully wrangling the creature,
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Netflix Adds 7 Million Subscribers, Beats Estimates, Sends Stock Soaring 12%

  • Deadline
Netflix demonstrated that its second-quarter miss was an anomaly, reporting record third quarter subscriber growth.

The company added 7 million subscribers in the September, exceeding its conservative forecast for 5 million net additions to the service in the third quarter. Netflix added 1.09 million subscribers in the U.S., and 5.87 million internationally, bringing the total number of subscribers to 137 million.

Netflix reported earnings of 89 cents a share, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of 68 cents a share. Streaming revenue surged 36%, reaching nearly $4 billion in the quarter — a performance that matched Wall Street’s forecasts of $4 billion.

Investors reacted strongly to Netflix’s results, driving the stock up nearly 12% to $388.49 in after-hours trading.

Wall Street’s confidence took a hit after Netflix reported disappointing subscriber gains this spring, with the stock falling sharply in the next day’s trading. At the time, one analyst called the miss a “gut punch.”

“After handily blowing away Street expectations
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Next Year’s “Treehouse of Horror” Will Be the 666th Episode of “The Simpsons”!

Next Year’s “Treehouse of Horror” Will Be the 666th Episode of “The Simpsons”!
It’s become an annual tradition for “The Simpsons” to celebrate Halloween with a horror-filled episode of “Treehouse of Horror”, which puts a genre spin on the classic animated comedy. In anticipation of this year’s episode, executive producer Al Jean tells EW that next year’s episode will be landmark decades in the making. “Next year, ‘Treehouse of Horror XXX‘ will […]
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TV Ratings: ‘Charmed’ Solid in CW Debut

  • Variety
The CW’s reboot of “Charmed” made a solid debut Sunday night. The supernatural drama drew a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen overnight numbers, even with its lead-in, the season premiere of “Supergirl.” In total viewers, “Charmed” built slightly on the DC Entertainment drama, averaging 1.54 million compared to 1.53 million. In the network’s key 18-34 demo, “Charmed” drew a 0.4 rating, while “Supergirl” drew 0.3.

NBC’S “Sunday Night Football” was the evening’s top program, averaging an overnight household rating of 14.6 in metered markets.

On CBS, “60 Minutes,” featuring an interview with President Donald Trump, drew a 1.9 in the 18-49 demo following an NFL Sunday afternoon game. “God Friended Me” was down two tenths of a point from last week at 1.1. “NCIS: Los Angeles” drew a 0.9. “Madame Secretary” drew a 0.6.

On Fox, “The Simpsons” drew a 1.0, followed by “Bob’s Burgers” (0.9), “Family Guy” (0.8), and “Rel” (0.5). On ABC,
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Donald Trump Takes Ratings Nosedive In ‘60 Minutes’ Interview; CW Returns Respectably To Sunday

Donald Trump plunged in ratings with his 60 Minutes interview Sunday night.

The newsmag’s 1.8 rating among 18-49 year olds and 11.3 million viewers, while the strongest showing of any non-nfl program Sunday night, marks a 47% dive in the demo and 43% in total viewers, relative to Trump’s most recent previous 60 Minutes sit-down. Trump had bagged a 3.4 demo rating, and 20M viewers overall, in his November 13, 2016 interview on the CBS newsmag, broadcast shortly after his election. That time, unlike this past Sunday, Trump enjoyed no NFL lead-in support.

Trump’s Sunday 60 Minutes interview also appears to be down by double digits compared to the newsmag’s most recent broadcast benefiting from an NFL overrun. On September 30, the newsmag logged 2 2 demo rating and 13.537M total viewers.

This past Sunday, Trump had been handed an NFL overrun lead-in of 14.39 million viewers and a 3.6 demo rating.

In the key news demo, adults 25-54, CBS’s Trumpcast earned a 2.6 rating,
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‘South Park’ Will Make Fun of Vaping in Next Episode (Video)

Butters has a new business on this week’s episode of “South Park” and Kyle is none too happy about it.

This week’s “South Park” episode will tackle the vaping epidemic, which sees Butters selling vape pens to school children, including Kyle’s brother, Ike.

“Butters, you understand this stuff is an epidemic at our school?” Kyle asks Butters, after he, Cartman, Kenny and Stan confront him in the clip. “Yea, and at five bucks a pop we’re going to be rich!” Butters responds.

Also Read: 'South Park' Goes After Brett Kavanaugh Hearing in Episode With Mr Hankey on Trial (Video)

According to Comedy Central’s description of the episode, “Butters is selling vape pens and all kinds of fruity-flavored vape accessories at school. Meanwhile, Randy decides he should move the family to the country and take up farming.”

South Park” has also taken the topical
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Ratings: ABC’s ‘Alec Baldwin Show’ Bombs in Premiere, Ties Univision in Key Demo

Ratings: ABC’s ‘Alec Baldwin Show’ Bombs in Premiere, Ties Univision in Key Demo
The Alec Baldwin Show” was not a match with TV audiences on Sunday. The ABCMatch Game” host’s brand new 10 p.m. talk show actually settled for a ratings tie with Univision’s “Cronicas” among adults 18-49, which is the demographic most coveted by those advertising on broadcast TV during primetime.

With just a 0.4 demo rating, Baldwin’s series premiere edged out Telemundo’s “Don Francisco Te Invita” by just one-tenth of a Nielsen point.

Closing out ABC’s Sunday primetime, “The Alec Baldwin Show” settled for 2.2 million viewers. That essentially doubled the Spanish-language audiences, though it was way behind CBS and NBC.

Also Read: Ratings: The CW's 'All American' Gets Benched in Debut

Elsewhere, The CW is officially back to programming six nights per week. With its first scripted Sunday primetime since 2009, the new “Charmed” debuted as CW’s most-watched fall series premiere since “Jane the Virgin
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Watch The Simpsons Online: Season 30 Episode 3

Did God and St. Peter make the right decision?

On The Simpsons Season 30 Episode 3, the duo discussed who should be allowed into heaven.

Watch The Simpsons Season 30 Episode 3 Online

In a surprising turn of events, they both changed the entry requirements, and it led to an influx of new additions, but was it worthwhile? 

Meanwhile, the Simpson family realized they needed to chat about everything that had changed for them over the years. 

How did it all play out? 

Use the video above to watch The Simpsons online right here via TV Fanatic. 

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The Simpsons Season 30 Episode 3 Review: My Way or the Highway to Heaven

The Simpsons miss the off-ramp on a heavenly interstate in My Way or the Highway to Heaven.


This The Simpsons review contains spoilers.

The Simpsons: Season 30 Episode 3

The good, and yet bad, news is we won't be going to hell for watching The Simpsons season 30 episode 3, "My Way or the Highway to Heaven." It has bite, but not that communion wafer aftertaste.

The episode opens as God and St. Peter, who we know because he wears a sash, bemoan diminishing attendance in heaven. It seems there's nobody getting in anymore except little old ladies, promise keepers, who creep out even God a little, and Tracy Morgan, who wasn't informed he got better after almost dying in the tour bus accident. Morgan will be making another guest appearance this season, and could make for a natural recurring voice, like Jon Lovitz, who also puts in an appearance in heaven.

While God and St.
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‘The Simpsons’: Top 40 greatest episodes ranked worst to best – Can you guess what’s #1?

‘The Simpsons’: Top 40 greatest episodes ranked worst to best – Can you guess what’s #1?
The Simpsons” has returned for its 30th season. If you wish to honor this momentous occasion like a Stonecutter, you can do so by having ribs! However, we have chosen to commemorate this unbelievable milestone by putting together a list of the 40 greatest episodes of the series, ranked worst to best. Click through our photo gallery above and see if your favorite episodes made it on to the list.

America’s favorite cartoon family was the brainchild of cartoonist Matt Groening, known at the time for his comic strip “Life in Hell.” He was asked to help create a series of cartoon shorts for Fox’s Emmy winning sketch program, “The Tracey Ullman Show,” by Oscar and Emmy winner James L. Brooks. Groening drew from his own upbringing to develop “The Simpsons,” including naming the characters after his own family members. The family first debuted on April 19, 1987, and their popularity took off,
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DreamWorks Animation TV Chief Margie Cohn Talks Female Superheroes, Streaming Pros and Cons

  • Variety
Cannes — DreamWorks Animation Television caught the streaming wave early and has built a bustling studio thanks to the high demand for kid-centric programs from Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

DreamWorks Animation Television president Margie Cohn detailed the company’s rapid expansion during the past five years during her keynote address Sunday at the Mip Junior conference, held in Cannes one day before the international TV community gathers here for the annual Mipcom sales conference.

Dwa Television had all of five employees at the time the company signed a mammoth multi-series deal with Netflix in 2013, Cohn said. Today it employs about 800 people. Getting the company up to speed quickly forced Cohn and her team to consider everything they liked and didn’t like about the production experience in the past.

“The ability to create everything from the ground up and do it the right way — it was like a gift,” Cohn said
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