April 12th, 2013
03:20 PM ET
“The Simpsons” is paying homage to “Breaking Bad” on Sunday night with a special opening sequence that mimics the crime drama’s intro - right down to its use of the periodic table.
“The hardest part was making sure there were elements whose symbols were Th and Si,” “Simpsons” executive producer Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly. “Once we had that, we were off to the races.”
February 20th, 2012
11:45 AM ET
Let me just say it up front: The 500th episode of "The Simpsons" wasn't terrible, but it also wasn't spectacular - especially after all of the hype.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was an odd choice as a guest, and the jokes were only chuckle-worthy. Yet even with all of these elements and numerous references put together, this episode still served as a fitting tribute to a classic that we love.
At the very start of the show, longtime "Simpsons" fans were treated to a mash-up of some of the best couch gags from the past 23 years.
February 1st, 2012
11:12 AM ET
Although he's been under house arrest in Britain, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will nevertheless have a cameo in an upcoming episode of "The Simpsons."
The controversial figure will voice the "Simpson-ized" version of himself in the 500th episode of the long-running series, which will air February 19.
Entertainment Weekly reports that Assange will serve as a sort of "new Flanders" for the animated family after they "go off the grid" once Marge and Homer learn that Springfield's residents have been holding secret meetings to try to kick them out of town.
November 18th, 2011
06:31 PM ET
Fantasy writer and Geek Out favorite Neil Gaiman's work might be just about as far away from the tween fare of "Twilight" as anything that also bears the "fantasy" genre tag.
But don't expect Gaiman, who will play an animated version of himself Sunday on an episode of "The Simpsons" that sends up the Stephenie Meyer stories, to take any shots at the sparkly vampire series.
In fact, he says they're staples around the Gaiman residence.
October 4th, 2011
03:05 PM ET
"The Simpsons" may not make it past its 23rd season.
The Daily Beast reported Tuesday that the studio and the six principal actors who lend their voices to the show are battling over pay, with 20th Century Fox Television trying to get the actors to take a 45 percent pay cut.
Twentieth Century Fox Television tells CNN in a statement, "23 seasons in, 'The Simpsons' is as creatively vibrant as ever and beloved by millions around the world. We believe this brilliant series can and should continue, but we cannot produce future seasons under its current financial model."
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