Category Archives: Classic Simpsons

Simpsons Brackets: The Rock Bottom Interview

One of the biggest Social Media hits in the Simpsons fan community this past year has been the pair of “Best Episode” elimination competitions run by Simpsons Brackets. If you’ve ever heard of NCAA basketball’s March Madness, it’s like that … Continue reading

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Simpsons Joke Origins: Gee, Your Lip Looks Hairless

In the Simpsons’ Season 2 episode “Principal Charming,” Marge’s sister Patty is seen getting ready to go on her first date in 25 years by applying a chemical depilatory product called “Gee, Your Lip Looks Hairless.” That’s funny in itself, … Continue reading

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Mike Reiss Interview: Jokes In Vast Quantities

  Mike Reiss’ new book, “Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons” is a biography and tell-all of sorts about his years working on “The Simpsons”, and much more. He’s honest, friendly, funny, and blunt when … Continue reading

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Simpsons in Mourning: Bell, Forman, Ermey (updated, Barbara Bush)

If you don’t have a hero in your life, you at least have someone distant that you look up to. We hope that our heroes never grow old, that they stay strong, vibrant and important forever–just as they are in … Continue reading

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Merriam-Webster Embiggens Our Lives with New Word

You never know what your lasting contribution to the world will be, if that thing you create will be your legacy. The Simpsons has gifted pop culture with many indelible moments: pink donuts, the monorail episode, the show’s years long “war’” … Continue reading

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So Long, Stinktown! January 2018 at Flim Springfield

We at Flim Springfield have been offline for a while, and as 2018 FINALLY begins there’s time at last to explain why. A few months back, Ms. Flim Springfield got her dream job, working as a mechanic in the cutting … Continue reading

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Simpsons Peaks: The Rock Bottom Interview

from SIMPSONS PEAKS by Joel Day This is the third in Flim Springfield’s series covering the return of Twin Peaks, and its connections to The Simpsons, and Simpsons fandom. Tonight we’re speaking to Tricia Bogumill: Simpsons fan, Twin Peaks fan, … Continue reading

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Simpsons in Mourning: Gregory, Lewis, and Campbell

These are turbulent times, in the real world, just as in Springfield, we look to our heroes for inspiration and strength even as they pass on. This week The Simpsons and their neighbors are mourning the loss of two comedy … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks: The 1990s Return

TWIN PEAKS is probably the most important television show of the 1990s, its byzantine exposition and use of dream logic made it the most watched TV show week-after-week for the better part of a year. Even after the series’ decline … Continue reading

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Simpsons Joke Origins: Superstar Celebrity Microphone

The episode Radio Bart centers around Bart being given a toy microphone for his birthday, and the pranks he uses it for. These start innocently enough with him tricking Homer into believing an alien invasion is happening, or ordering the Flanders … Continue reading

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