Let’s begin with some much-deserved kudos: Fan-o-rama, this fan-made Futurama flick, is just mind-boggling in its accuracy. The newly released trailer does its level best to capture the unusual characters, locations, and pastel palette of Matt Groening’s beloved show. Even the show’s character designs have been…
It’s really fun to see the genius eye of Stanley Kubrick get translated into the world of The Simpsons. Instead of the psychopaths in A Clockwork Orange, we get Homer, Moe, and crew. Instead of the stillness of 2001: A Space Odyssey, we see the goofiness of Homer eating in zero gravity. Instead of the eeriness of The…
Frinkiac, the delightful timewaster that lets Simpsons fans search for their favorite quote and instantly find the matching screencap, just got even better: now it lets you create gifs, too. The world’s productivity just took a serious hit.
The Simpsons have been around for so long (since 1989!) that it’s no surprise that they’ve influenced our culture so much. And though obviously it’s much easier to make a cartoon joke about fake inventions than to actually invent them in the real world (and they’re not always the first TV show to predict them), some…
You may have to speak up though. He’s wearing a towel.
We all love quoting The Simpsons, but the show has also done tons of quoting of its own, weaving countless references to movies and TV shows into its animation. This clip from Vimeo user cgmzz (Celia Gómez) offers 27 side-by-side comparisons that show just how much detail goes into these homages.
There’s a still—and a matching quote—from The Simpsons to fit pretty much every occasion in human history. Finding the perfect one, however, just got incredibly easy with the public release of Frinkiac, which trawls through millions of images to match whatever Simpsons quote you put in.
He gave us The Simpsons and Futurama—but it’s been years since Life in Hell author Matt Groening has spawned a brand new cartoon series. Now he’s in talks with Netflix about writing and creating something. But what is it? And could it live up to Futurama’s legacy of erudite weirdness?
This week, things start to get back to normal! Supergirl, Limitless, Teen Wolf, American Horror Story, Heroes Reborn, Reign, and Nova all return! The Shannara Chronicles, based on Terry Brooks’ fantasy novels, debuts! Plus a full week of Steven Universe, and a couple excellent insect movies! It’s all on This Week’s TV.
Treehouse of Horror V isn’t just one of the best Simpsons Halloween episodes—it’s one of the best episodes of the entire show. But, even for Halloween, it was a surprisingly blood-laden and gory episode for the cartoon. Why? It turns out it was because of complaints from Congress.
Halloween season means a new “Treehouse of Horror” episode from The Simpsons—at least, it has for the past 26 years. Here’s the wonderfully surreal couch gag from “Treehouse of Horror XXVI.” Frank Grimes makes an appearance, looking quite unlike we’ve ever seen him before.
This week, we say goodbye to the beloved time-travel TV show Continuum. But also, Gotham follows up that shocking twist, Doctor Who features a Game of Thrones stalwart, and LEGO Star Wars takes us aboard the Falcon. It’s all happening in this week’s television!
What happens when alcoholic mad scientist Rick and his grandson/sidekick Morty invade The Simpsons season finale? Well, first they manage to kill the whole family in the couch gag, meaning that the pair then have to scramble to put the whole lot of them back together.
The Simpsons is often represented by clutter — the most famous posters for the show feature hundreds of characters, crammed into Springfield. But this show also contains a wealth of distinctive imagery, that stands alone. Shirts.com created a set of minimalist Simpsons posters, that are instantly recognizable.
Given the time it happened and, you know, that he's a cartoon, the answer is that Homer Simpson did come pretty close to figuring out the mass of the Higgs Boson before scientists did.
If you talk to dedicated Simpsons fans, many will agree that the show peaked in the the mid-'90s, when the plots grew increasingly outlandish and fantastic. Others will pin the show's drop in quality to a point earlier in the decade, when it began to abandon its humanistic, grounded outlook for more joke-centric…
In another entry in the list of fake papers submitted to predatory journals, engineer Alex Smolyanitsky sent in some randomly generated text written by a pair of Simpsons characters — and Kim Jon Fun — and it was accepted by two of them
The Simpsons rolled out a big holiday intro sequence this week, and as it's now legally required for every media entity showcasing snow, they were forced to make a Frozen reference. The whole thing is adorable.