“How was it?” – Bart Simpson
“It wasn’t that great.” – Lisa Simpson
“Be honest.” – Bart Simpson
“It was the greatest movie I’ve ever seen in my life!” – Lisa Simpson
This week we’ve got lots of links to those lucky bastards who got to see the Hollywood Bowl show last week, many of them with cool pictures. Sure, YouTube is better than nothing, but it’s a poor substitute for the real thing. In addition to that, we’ve got a bunch of .gifs, Duffman in the big leagues, a couple of disappointing lists, and a huge Sam Simon profile.
D’OH! Eat my shorts! Ha-ha! Don’t have a cow, man! Ay, caramba! - Looking at the long history of the show and its influences on subsequent cartoons.
How The Simpsons Co-Creator Sam Simon Is Facing His Own Tragedy - A full blown writeup of Sam Simon’s life in Vanity Fair. It’s chock full of stuff like this:
“I’m the best contract negotiator in the world,” he says. “But I had help. I had lawyers and stuff. Relative to the average person Don King negotiates with, I think we were bringing somewhat of an advantage to the situation.” Sam laughs as he recalls a memorable dinner with Don King at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. “So, I call the lawyer in, and we start talking about a contract to join the stable of fighters that Don King promotes and hopefully to get a shot at the heavyweight championship of the world. We negotiated for three and a half hours, running back and forth, making Xerox copies in the lobby. I just remember how thick the thing was; even though it was only about eight or nine pages, there’s so much sweat from people handing it back and forth and all the scribbling and initialing. Anyway, Don King says, ‘O.K., we have a deal. And I’m going to have my lawyers type up everything that we’ve discussed. So: Here. Sign the bottom of this blank piece of paper. And let me get all three of your signatures. And then I will have everything else typed in above it.’ ”
Sam laughs. Hard.
Graphs of every word used on The Simpsons (Also: all other TV and movies) - There is a link at the bottom to a tool dedicated to just The Simpsons.
Hank Azaria: Simpsons, Ray Donovan Star on His First Time in Variety - An interesting little interview with Azaria about his career. The drawing of him at the top is also pretty cool.
90s Cartoon Party by Makomali - Cool fan made drawing of various 90s cartoon characters.
Possibly The Best Simpsons GIF - I don’t know if it’s the best, but an old tape of Homer, Lenny and Carl working is pretty good.
The Simpsooooons - Pictures and an account of the Hollywood Bowl show.
The Simpsons Take the Bowl at the Hollywood Bowl last night was so amazing - Lots of pictures and video and one gigantic donut.
Highlights - Great picture of the start of the show, even getting the sign in the background.
Guest Post – The Simpsons Hollywood Bowl Show! - Another write up by some lucky person.
The 6 most memorable moments from ‘The Simpsons’ Hollywood Bowl concert - And the official write up from Entertainment Weekly.
There’s just so much purity in this moment. It’s my ‘plastic bag flowing in the wind’
Tee 452 - Clever Homer/Jaws shirt.
Lisa Simpson Loses Out in Mensa Poll - Bart is the favorite of people who belong to Mensa, the group for people with low self esteem.
The NFL Simpsonized - Some NFL players in yellow. Nice of them to have Jay Cutler smoking.
I guess you just have to do your best in making your baby comfortable. Unfortunately, sometimes that means being awake at all hours of the night. Remember that episode of the Simpson’s where Homer’s brother (did you remember he had a brother?) invents that machine that can translate baby talk into English? Someone needs to get on making that a reality. Now.
New trending GIF on Giphy - Milhouse being literally labeled “Fat”.
New trending GIF on Giphy - Homer thinking.
New trending GIF on Giphy - Ha ha, you love me.
Crazy Cat Lady Begin - Fan poem that ends with the beginning of Crazy Cat Lady. Neat.
5 Things The Simpsons Predicted - The Yard Work Simulator has come terrifyingly true.
‘The Simpsons’ star Yeardley Smith heads to ‘The Mindy Project’ - Everything there is to know is in the headline.
Return To The Idiotbox! – Four Cartoons That Are Great To Revisit As An Adult - The show comes in at a mere #3.
The Top 10 Lists: Top 10 Cartoons (Part 1) - And #6 here.