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Don’t Have A Cow, Man!

Don’t Have A Cow, Man! – $11.95 (front and back shown) Summer is here! It is time to shake the dust off your one-horse town, gather your gear,  and get out there and watch  TV in different time zones.  But wait!  Aye carumba, are you in need of a new water bottle?  Listen to your heart, [...]

The Voices Behind 6 Classic Cereal Mascots

Their faces aren’t as famous as those on the boxes, but odds are you’ve heard each of these beloved cereal mascots’ voices somewhere else. 1. Paul Frees Paul Frees was one of the most sought-after voiceover actors in his time. He recorded Boris Badenov in “Rocky and Bullwinkle,” but he’s probably more well-known for his commercial work: [...]

The First Episode of The Simpsons Aired 22 Years Ago Today

“Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” originally aired on December 17, 1989. Not long after, you couldn’t go anywhere without seeing a Bart Simpson t-shirt. To celebrate the show’s copper anniversary (I’m told copper is the 22nd anniversary), here are some of the Simpsons quizzes we’ve run over the years.

Those Aren’t Your Father’s Fireworks

When you’re a kid, the Fourth of July is devoted to finding a bigger, louder, awesome-r way to blow things up in a celebration of freedom. Sure, we happily played with the sparklers and the snakes and – if we were really lucky – Roman candles and bottle rockets our parents gave us. There were [...]

Ten Pop Culture Elephants (plus 4 reasonable facsimiles)

You’d have to look far and wide to find a child who doesn’t like elephants! An animal so big, so extreme, and which comes with a nose that can do things was destined to be a pop culture favorite. Here are some the “biggest” elephant characters, past and present. 10. Elmer Elmer the Patchwork Elephant is the [...]

6 Christmas Episodes Worth Mentioning

Holiday episodes tend to be a bit generic. How many times can you rework A Christmas Carol or The Gift of the Magi into a sitcom plot? Here are a smattering of episodes worth mentioning either because they’re rare, different or doggone it, because I just like ‘em. 1. Bewitched Bewitched had many traditional Christmas episodes during [...]

The Quick 10: Happy Anniversary, Simpsons!

If Sitcom Time progressed like real time, Bart Simpson would be 30 today. On December 17, 1989, the Simpson family debuted their own show – a Christmas Special called “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” – to rave reviews. Prior to that, they had just appeared as small skits on The Tracey Ullman Show. To [...]

Bart Simpson’s Blackboard Writings

Image:Fox Bart’s Blackboard is an archive of every sentence that Bart Simpson has been forced to write on the blackboard in the opening sequence to The Simpsons. So far, there are six seasons loaded in this ongoing project. Link via J-Walk Blog