Posts Tagged ‘Al Jean

09
Jan
19

Quote of the Day

“Comin’ through!” – Barney Gumble
“Barney!” – Homer Simpson
“Oh, yes, they call him the Streak!” – The Larry Davis Experience
“Well, that young man’s bought himself about a decade of detention.” – Principal Dondelinger

Happy birthday, Al Jean!

09
Jan
18

Quote of the Day

“Hey, kids, while Sideshow Mel mops up, let’s see the names of our Krusty Birthday Pals for today!” – Krusty the Klown
“Alright, here comes my name! . . . Wow! Best eight bucks I ever spent.” – Bart Simpson

Happy birthday, Al Jean!

26
Aug
17

Zombie Simpsons Gains YouTube Stardom

“Hey, wolfie! Put down that hors d’oeuvre. It’s time for the main course.” – Groundskeeper Willie

No sooner do I decide to take a few days away from the internet than a popular YouTuber drops a 30 minute video that cites this blog and promptly racks up 900,000 views and counting. (My thanks to everyone who alerted me to it via Twitter and email.) The whole thing is worth watching:

Excellent. For starters, my thanks to John Walsh/Super Eyepatch Wolf for the kind mentions and the link to Zombie Simpsons. More importantly, I heartily endorse this event or product’s analysis of how the show went to hell. It identifies Season 8 as a turning point, gives great examples of how layered jokes have been dropped in favor of lazy setup-punchline crap, and contains one of the best explanations of Homer vs. Jerkass Homer I’ve ever seen (22m28s).

Most flattering of all, it led to this tweet from Al Jean himself:

Aww, thanks.

 

 

09
Jan
17

Quote of the Day

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“Bart, I’ve noticed your birthday presents are a poor crop at best. I hope this turns the tide.” – Martin Prince
“Ooh, just gorgeous.” – Patty Bouvier
“Now we can be twins!” – Martin Prince

Happy birthday, Al Jean!

09
Jan
16

Quote of the Day

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♫”And Bingo was his name-0!”♫ – Bart Simpson
“Added extra clap.  Not college material.” – Kindergarten Teacher

Happy birthday Al Jean!

21
May
14

Last Night, On Twitter . . .

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“I can’t remember the last time we were all together.” – Principal Skinner
“Last year, on that stupid Dame Edna special.” – Apu Nahasapeemapetilon

Al Jean continues to ever so gingerly dip his toes into the never ending torrent of love, hate and general bullshit that is Twitter.  Last night, he tweeted out this undated picture of some of the old staff:

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I wasn’t sure who everybody was, so I asked him, and he was kind enough to reply.  From left to right it’s him, Mike Reiss, Wallace Wolodarsky, Jay Kogen, Jon Vitti, and Jeff Martin.  He also said this:

Aren’t you the guys that trash us every week? Peace and love, man.

I’d quibble with “trash” and substitute “criticize”, but I don’t begrudge him his point of view on that.  Al, we love you all the same, and thanks for the picture!

09
Jan
14

Quote of the Day

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“Boy, someone’s really gobbling up the juice, sir.” – Mr. Smithers
“Excellent, excellent.  Perhaps this energy conservation fad is as dead as the dodo.” – C.M. Burns

Happy Birthday Al Jean!




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