Posts Tagged ‘The Simpsons’

Every Homer Simpson “D’oh!”

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

At least up through season 20…

The Cheet Sheet for Guillermo Del Toro Simpsons‘ Couch Gag

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

A German film website has gone through and labeled every one of Del Toro’s SF/F/H references from The Simpsons couch gag.

Caveat: I think the video is Brightcove, which I have blocked in my main browser.

Also, unless Del Toro’s script departed radically from the original source material, Cthulhu never actually appeared in At the Mountains of Madness

(Hat tip: SF Signal.)

Guillermo Del Toro Simpsons‘ Couch Gag is Awesome

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

This came out two days ago, and already has over 6 million hits, but I still thought Guillermo Del Toro opening couch gag for The Simpsons forthcoming “Treehouse of Horror” episode was too awesome (and too full of SF/F/H references) not to share.

Hat tip: Hank Wagner’s Facebook feed.

Can’t Sleep, The Clown Will Eat Me

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Via Gardner Dozois’ Facebook comes news that it’s International Clown Week. I don’t suffer from Clownophobia, but I’ve known people who do.

So let’s take this moment to remember Bart Simpson’s awesome bed:

Alice Cooper even did a song:

And speaking of bed:

Maybe International Clown Week exists to remind us it’s just three months until Halloween

Troy McClure Film, or Actual Bad Movie?

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

A more difficult quiz than you might think.

Neil Gaiman to be on The Simpsons this Sunday

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Neil Gaiman will be appearing on The Simpsons this Sunday. Neil has been mentioning it for a while, but this week is when it actually airs.

And here he is on Craig Ferguson talking about the episode:

Chewing on Bob’s Burgers

Monday, January 10th, 2011

So, I finished watching Bob’s Burgers, and thought I would delay writing about it until today because I’m incredibly lazy I wanted to ruminate on it for a while. The short description is: It’s not great. Not awful, but not great.

A few random thoughts:

  • Right now it seems more than a little generic (family with three kids: lord knows we’ve never seen that on a Fox animated Sunday show).

  • The setup (small business owner vs. the bureaucracy) has the potential to be good, but most of the restaurant gags already seem stale.
  • I like two of the three kids, but the quiet girl and the father don’t do much for me.
  • The mother, with her generic New York Jewish Mother accent, does less than nothing for me. If you talk like that, you damn well better look like Fran Drescher if you want people west of the Hudson to endure your voice.
  • The edgy stuff (the suggestions of cannibalism, the funny daughter putting up a notice for a hamburger special called The Child Molester (“it comes with candy on the side”)) didn’t bother me (after all, I watch South Park), but the “can’t remember my wedding anniversary/old boyfriend” business was so old it might have been written by Henny Youngman. (No, scratch that; if Henny Youngman had written it, it would have been funnier.)
  • Every now and then there was a funny bit, but there weren’t enough of them.
  • I don’t want to write it off entirely, because the first episodes of animated shows frequently suck (have you watched “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” recently?); it might very well get better.
  • I was able to watch all of it, unlike Sit Down, Shut Up (I’m amazed that lasted all of four episodes).
  • It’s still better than The Cleveland Show, which I couldn’t last beyond the first commercial break of the premiere, and even that took willpower. Every time since I’ve happened to catch part of it, something would make me turn it off before two minutes had passed. It seems that every time Seth McFarlane creates a new show, his old shows become half as funny. Which is why I gave up on Family Guy shortly after the O.J. Simpson episode.

I’ll probably watch the next episode of Bob’s Burgers, but if it doesn’t improve I expect it to fall off my list well before Fox axes it 6-8 weeks from now…

Bob’s Burgers: Flash 1/3rd of the Way In Report

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

So it’s the first commercial break for Bob’s Burgers, the new animated show after The Simpsons on Fox. So far, I’m sort of enjoying it, not because it’s great (it’s OK: moderately funny, too predictable), but simply because it’s not The Cleveland Show