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Harry Shearer leaves Simpsons over contract dispute

Harry Shearer leaves Simpsons over contract dispute

By | May 14, 2015 at 11:39 am | No comments

Shortly after Fox renewed The Simpsons for another two seasons, Harry Shearer has decided not to return to the longest-running sitcom on television. Shearer voices a slew of Simpsons characters including Mr. Burns, Principal Skinner, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Dr. Hibbert,...

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‘The Simpsons’ future is decided

‘The Simpsons’ future is decided

By | May 4, 2015 at 6:42 pm | One comment

The Simpsons are staying on Fox for at least another two seasons as the network announced the renewal on Monday, not like anyone was truly worried about the show's future. Seasons 27 and 28 will push the longest-running sitcom to 625 episodes. "I've outlasted Letterman, Jon...

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Late Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon featured in Fusion documentary (Video)

Late Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon featured in Fusion documentary (Video)

By | March 10, 2015 at 9:33 pm | No comments

Mega-Simpsons heads like myself were devastated to hear about the death of Sam Simon, who passed away after a long battle with colon cancer on Sunday, March 8. He was just 59 years old – younger than both of my parents currently are, and certainly much younger than Homer and...

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FXX snags Axe Cop, Lucas Bros Moving Co., more for Animation Domination High-Def

FXX snags Axe Cop, Lucas Bros Moving Co., more for Animation Domination High-Def

By | December 18, 2014 at 9:43 am | 2 comments

The Lucas Brothers are returning to television, along with several other animated comedy series. Animation Domination High-Def late-night programming block from Fox will relaunch on FXX in the new year. New episodes of Lucas Bros. Moving Co. will be joined by new Stone Quackers...

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Win The Simpsons complete 17th season + watch an exclusive preview clip!

Win The Simpsons complete 17th season + watch an exclusive preview clip!

By | December 5, 2014 at 12:02 pm | One comment

In honor of the release of The Simpsons complete 17th season on Blu-ray and DVD, we're please to gift Laughspin readers with a pair of goodies. First, an exclusive clip from season 17 below, wherein Marge and Homer explore the intricacies of marriage counseling. And second,...

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George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin get The Simpsons treatment in series of wedding illustrations by aleXsandro Palombo (Gallery)

George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin get The Simpsons treatment in series of wedding illustrations by aleXsandro Palombo (Gallery)

By | October 6, 2014 at 7:04 pm | No comments

George Clooney shocked us all when the veteran actor and professional very handsome human announced he’d finally be getting married. After all, when you’re 53 and can presumably have sexual relations with literally anyone on Earth, marriage seems like it would be at the...

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Simpsons Family Guy crossover episode draws fire from parents council for ‘rape’ mention

Simpsons Family Guy crossover episode draws fire from parents council for ‘rape’ mention

By | September 24, 2014 at 3:18 pm | 2 comments

On the heels of celebrating its 25th anniversary with a string of live shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the start of The Simpsons’ 26th season happens in just four days! That means the long-awaited Simpsons and Family Guy crossover is also nearly upon us. But not...

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Simpsons writer John Swartzwelder created an absurd Western comedy. Watch the recently surfaced pilot episode!

Simpsons writer John Swartzwelder created an absurd Western comedy. Watch the recently surfaced pilot episode!

By | September 21, 2014 at 10:24 pm | No comments

In light of the recent barrage of Simpsons output, it’s nice to know that some things about the long-running show are still a bit of a mystery. In this case, the enigma is John Swartzwelder, one of the show’s longtime writers and a veritable JD Salinger/Hunter S. Thompson of...

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Conan O’Brien and Weird Al Yankovic sing Simpsons classics at the Hollywood Bowl (Video)

Conan O’Brien and Weird Al Yankovic sing Simpsons classics at the Hollywood Bowl (Video)

By | September 17, 2014 at 10:38 am | No comments

The Simpsons family, as well as other beloved citizens of Springfield, came to life last week night during The Simpsons Take the Bowl in Los Angeles. The three-night concert featured live performances of Simpsons musical numbers from the show's first 25 seasons. Voice actors...

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