Category Archives: TV

Twin Peaks: I Have Absolutely No Idea What’s Going On

TWIN PEAKS runs neck and neck for “most important TV series of the 1990s” alongside The Simpsons. Each program defined the decade in which they were created, in their own way. Completely different, and seemingly impossible to imagine actually making … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Diane, 11:30 a.m., February Twenty-fourth…

That Gum You Like is Going to Come Back in Style… There’s been a lot of renewed interest in the early 1990s TV show Twin Peaks. I remember watching it in first run, friends and I spent hours puzzling over … Continue reading

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The Simpsons & Coping with Loss: Tovar, Cohen, Castro and More in November 2016

2016 has been a rough year for losses in the entertainment industry, and culture at large. November has been a particularly terrible month, it seems that nearly everyone in Springfield has been touched by the passing of some significant cultural figure. … Continue reading

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Flimtoberfest! (week 2)

Days 1-7 here! Day 8: We’re dreading the upcoming Presidential debate. Talk about a real-life halloween nightmare. How can you celebrate your love for The Simpsons, AND let the world know you’re terrified for the future? Hmmm… and… There ya … Continue reading

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“Does Marge Have Friends?” A Poem by Raphael Bob-Waksberg

As you know if you read this post, in addition to The Simpsons, we at Flim Springfield also love Bojack Horseman. So I’m very glad that today I stumbled over this small masterpiece by Bojack Horseman creator and showrunner, Raphael Bob-Waksberg. It’s … Continue reading

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Joke Origins: Poochie, The Whatizit? and the ’96 Olympics

In advance of the 2016 Summer Olympics, Atlanta Magazine published a deep and delightful oral history of The Whatizit?. If you don’t remember the Whatizit?, also known as Izzy, don’t worry. There are gloomier memories from Atlanta’s Summer Games besides its star-farting, … Continue reading

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“Stole, made up, what’s the difference?” Bojack Horseman and The Simpsons

Kidding! The minds behind Flim Springfield have been enjoying the hell out of Netflix original cartoon Bojack Horseman. Its unique blend of heart-wrenching drama and adult humor plus its unflinching look at life with depression have made it a favorite in … Continue reading

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