• This was not done as any kind of political statement at all.
• Indeed, production just needed severed heads, and the prop department had a Bush head laying about.
• As you can tell from the pic — which is a severe close-up of part of the shot where Joffrey makes Sansa look at her dad’s head on a pike and not an actual shot in the show — they put a wig on it and turned it away from the camera to minimize the chance anyone could tell it was Bush.
• In fact, no one would have even know it was Bush except that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss mentioned that it’s Bush in episode 10 director’s commentary track.
A phone call from Bart Simpson huh? Thats pretty exciting
I found this inside a Simpsons gaming manual for the NES and thought that it’d be worth sharing.
Homer described “Calvin Klein, Gloria Vanderbilt and Antoine Bugleboy” as “people who saw an overcrowded market and said, ‘Me, too!’ ”
Well, Kathy Griffin is nothing if not brave. She saw an overcrowded talk-and-comment market and said, “Me, too!”
most of my clips are from the first eight seasons when the show was focused on the characters much more than the newer episodes are.
Speaking of body parts, welcome to the strangest fruit that I have ever encountered–the Buddha’s Hand (a clever segue, even if I do say so myself). This citrus fruit is kind of creepy looking–like the hands of a Simpsons character that has hung out at Mr. Burns Nuclear Power plant a little too long.
Just take a photo of whatever is on your TV. it could be a funny moment in your favourite show, an advert that annoys you, or a cool scene from a video game you’re playing. Whatever really, as long as it’s a photo and not a screen grab. Keep it pure people.
Dialogue from an episode of The Simpsons tells us the kind of image the shirts have today. Homer: "Marge, our son was wearing a Hawaiian shirt today! There’s only two kinds of guys who wear Hawaiian shirts: gay guys or big fat party animals! And Bart doesn’t look like a big fat party animal to me!" Marge: "So if you wore a Hawaiian shirt, it wouldn’t be gay?" Homer: "Right! Thank you."
Homer: Marge, the boy was wearing a Hawaiian shirt.
Homer: There’s only two kinds of guys who wear those shirts, gay guys and big fat party animals. And Bart doesn’t look like a big fat party animal to me.
Marge: So if you wore a Hawaiian shirt it wouldn’t be gay.
Homer: Right. Thank you.
The key to this fine example of deixis is of course (17-year-old spoiler alert) that we assume that “it” is a gun and “you” is a would-be murderer, but in fact Mr. Burns has come upon baby Maggie Simpson with a piece of candy that he decides to take (after having earlier declared an interest in taking candy from a baby). He only gets shot when the gun accidentally goes off in the struggle for the lollipop. Performance– or an imagined performance– is therefore the key to interpreting deictic language. We begin by imagining one version of events, only to see an entirely different one unfold through the same dialogue.
A true classic of literature made into a classic of television and pop culture.
It is through ideas like this that The Simpsons have cemented itself as THE best show in television history.
The comedy is where the references come in. The "dance of the dinner rolls" is probably the most recognizable as Abe Simpson did the same thing on "The Simpsons" while the show was in its prime.
For those, like me, who haven’t ventured down the "five weeklies for $5" aisle of a Civic Video store lately, just think of that episode of The Simpsons when Homer carries Marge out of the nuclear power plant and declares: "I’m going to the back seat of my car with the woman I love and I won’t be back for 10 minutes!"
The man has a way with romance, it’s true, and if your film hasn’t been referenced in The Simpsons, you haven’t really made it in Hollywood.
But just because a film was once popular doesn’t mean it will be a hit on stage.
The Simpsons. The longest-running primetime television sitcom of all time, in its 23rd season with two more secured, The Simpsons has simply run its course. No longer as funny, edgy or interesting as it was in its first 10 seasons it’s time to get out of Dodge, er Springfield.
After more than 500 episodes and 23 seasons, however, it’s the staggering stupidity of this character that is contributing to the series’ decline in quality.
Season after season, Homer Simpson has abandoned what little sarcasm and irony he had, to become a simple ignoramus which, along with his other more ordinary vices – gluttony, laziness, envy and anger – makes him almost unbearable.