Comic Riffs: the simpsons


Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 11/01/2012

CAMPAIGN 2012: ‘The Simpsons’ ‘endorses’ Romney; ‘Pearls’ goes for third-party candidate

‘The Simpsons’ ‘endorses’ Romney; ‘Pearls’ proposes a third-party candidate.

By Michael Cavna  |  06:51 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the simpsons, pearls before swine, blondie, barack obama, mitt romney

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 04/10/2012

THE ‘SIMPSONS’ REVEAL: And the real Springfield is located in...

For the first time, creator Matt Groening shares the true inspiration of a town behind the Fox animation landmark’s setting.

By Michael Cavna  |  05:02 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the simpsons, matt groening, springfield oregon

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 02/17/2012

‘THE SIMPSONS’ HITS 500th EPISODE: The Top-15 Episodes Ever (*And Top-5 Moments)

To mark the occasion, Comic Riffs asked Gammill to share his Top 5 favorite moments from the show.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:19 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the simpsons

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 02/06/2012

ANNIE AWARDS: ‘Rango’ tops animation honors

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Annie Awards, rango, kung fu panda 2, the simpsons

Posted at 08:42 PM ET, 10/07/2011

‘THE SIMPSONS’: Show renewed for 2 seasons after cast ends salary impasse

By Michael Cavna  |  08:42 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the simpsons, fox tv

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 10/07/2011

LINKS OF THE WEEK: From ‘xkcd’s’ inspired Jobs tribute to Neil Gaiman art

By Michael Cavna  |  04:15 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  xkcd, randall munroe, steve jobs, richard thompson, cul de sac, the simpsons, harry shearer, neil gaiman

Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 10/05/2011

#OccupySpringfield: D’ough! The 15 Best ‘SIMPSONS’ quotes about labor and greed

By Michael Cavna  |  05:15 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the simpsons, fox tv

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 07/14/2011

EMMY NOMINATIONS: ‘Robot Chicken’ celebrated, ‘Family Guy’ snubbed

By Michael Cavna  |  10:12 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  emmy nominations, family guy, the simpsons, robot chicken

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 12/14/2010

FOX NEWS JABS: Is 'The Simpsons' guilty of overkill?

From the Banksy intro to the Vatican's adoption of Homer to Katy Perry's puppet canoodling, "The Simpsons" has managed to make headlines often this season -- yet nothing on the show has proved to be a more consistent attention-getter...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:15 AM ET, 12/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation | Tags:  Fox News, The Simpsons

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 12/05/2010

ANIMATION OF THE WEEKEND: The "Simpsons"/FOX News brouhaha

If Comedy Central won't hire the Taiwanese artists at Next Media Animation, then former "Simpsons" writer Conan O'Brien -- himself a recent target of their overseas spoofage -- certainly should bring them to TBS. For consecutive weekends, of course,...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:00 PM ET, 12/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation | Tags:  Fox News, NMA tv, Next Media Animation, The Simpsons

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/11/2010

ANIMATION OF THE DAY: Banksy delivers the quasi-dark satire on 'THE SIMPSONS' (Updated)

(20th Century Fox) In terms of grabbing headlines, "The Simpsons" continues to be on a cultural roll this season. The show announced last month that Katy Perry -- deemed too steamy for "Sesame Street" -- would be featured on...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation | Tags:  Al Jean, Banksy, Matt Groening, The Simpsons, Tom Gammill

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 08/22/2010

Disney's animated 'Prep and Landing' wins 4 creative Emmy Awards

Disney's "Prep and Landing" was animation's big winner at Saturday's Creative Arts Emmys. The ABC holiday special was named Outstanding Animated Program and also won three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievements in Animation: background key designer William M....

By Michael Cavna  |  02:00 PM ET, 08/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation, The Animation | Tags:  Prep and Landing, Robot Chicken, Star Wars, The Simpsons

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/10/2010

Anniversary special: The 20 best things HOMER SIMPSON ever said

Even though many viewers have drifted away from regularly tuning in to the once-mighty "The Simpsons" (D'oh!), the Show That Helped Build a Network (with a nod to Tracey "Mama" Ullman) itself still stands as one of TV's great...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation | Tags:  Homer Simpson, The Simpsons 20th-anniversary special