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“The Simpsons” Recap: The Homer of Seville

After a summer movie that was, if not great, at least well above average, and a season premiere that was equally solid (at least during the first half), I had almost forgotten just how unbearable a bad episode of The Simpsons can be. Now I remember. The bad ones usually start out with a ridiculous premise — such as the Simpsons unwittingly crashing a wake after their post-church search for a meal yields only long lines at establishments such as Griddler on the Roof, Thank God It’s Fried Eggs, Luftwaffles, Bodacious Frittata, Buffet the Hunger Slayer and Denny’s. If the […]

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“The Simpsons” Season 19 Premiere Recap

Posted by Mike (who is aroused … and confused) If you’re like me, you loved the Season 19 premiere of The Simpsons. Of course, if you’re like me, that means you’re also a rabid fan of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and Joe Jackson (not the one who played for the Chicago White Sox) — all of whom were featured in the episode. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The Simpsons is one of the only shows on television that offers its viewers something new each week during its opening credits, and this week’s sequence was reworked to include […]

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FOX TV Dads Pick NFL Games

FOX got the dads from its “Wildest Shows on Earth” Sunday animated lineup to pick this weekend’s NFL games. Homer Simpson of, uh, The Simpsons, Hank Hill of King of the Hill, Peter Griffin of Family Guy and Stan Smith of American Dad all weigh in on this weekend’s slate. We’ll check back on Tuesday to see how they did. Just remember guys: When you participate in sports, it’s not whether you win or lose — it’s how drunk you get. I’ve always wondered who’s actually writing these interviews with cartoon characters. Do they get a writer from the show, […]

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“The Simpsons” Season 19 Premiere Is Almost Here

The Simpsons are going to Chicago! Well, at least Homer is — by private jet —in Sunday night’s Season 19 premiere, titled “He Loves To Fly and He D’ohs.” Chicago may be called the Second City, but it’s got to be at least the dozenth one the Simpsons have visited during their long run on FOX. But, after the long wait, at least Matt Groening and company get it right, by paying tribute to Chitown’s sports teams and landmarks as Homer and his unlikely dinner date Mr. Burns tour the Windy City. (You know, what Chicago really needs is a […]