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Nancy Cartwright talks about how primitive things were when The Simpsons started
January 25th, 2022 under The Simpsons. [ Comments: none ]

The Simpsons are going to turn 35 this year. The cast are all bazillionaires who are treated like royalty when they record their episodes today. However, it was not always that way.

Nancy Cartwright, who has been voicing Bart Simpson since 1987, talked about how primitive things were when they were part of The Tracy Ullman Show and the early years of The Simpsons.

The voice actress said, “We were finding our own. We were learning how to record in a booth that wasn’t meant for recording in. I was way pregnant. We were sharing one microphone. It was taking two hours to record 30 seconds. I’m like, ‘Do these people have any idea what they are doing?'”

Did the cast mind? Nope because they were having fun. And, for Cartwright, who was the only professional voiceover artist in the cast, she was looking forward to seeing how animation would play during primetime. While the genre was popular in the ’60s, only three new nighttime cartoons launched between 1970 and The Simpsons.

Did she, in her wildest dreams, think it would still be going strong over 30 years later? All she has to say to that is, “Thank you! Thank you, the fans. We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you.” Nice to see someone acknowledge us!

I love hearing stories like this. I am so happy she shared it with us, the loyal fans of more years than we want to admit, because that would make us old. Something her characters like Bart Simpson, Maggie, and Nelson Muntz never get.

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Smithers find love on The Simpsons tonight!
November 21st, 2021 under The Simpsons. [ Comments: none ]

Tonight at 8p on Fox, something huge is going to happen on The Simpsons. After a third of a century, Smithers finally finds love! And the shocking part is that it is Homer Simpson who brings them together.

It is a magical time for Smithers and fashion designer Michael DeGraff (Victor Garber). The billionaire flies him to only the most romantic places, and they are having the time of their lives. Michael even moves to Springfield to be with his new love. So, are their wedding bells in their future?

You just have to tune in for a really sweet episode of television’s longest-running scripted show to find out. We totally needed this episode after the last two that were a little darker than usual. Not that I am complaining about them, but we just needed a little lightheartedness, and we get with Portrait of a Lackey On Fire.

Oh, and did I mention that Michael gives Lisa a makeover? Wait until you see what he does!

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Will Ned Flanders survives tonight’s The Simpsons
November 14th, 2021 under The Simpsons. [ Comments: none ]

Last week on The Simpsons, Ned Flanders found a lot of money and donated it to an orphanage. However, there is a man, who is known as The Collector, and it is his money. Therefore, he wants it back and will do anything to get it. He will kill for it, and he has. And now he has kidnapped Homer Simpson to get Flanders to give him back his money. So it is up to Flanders to save his neighbor.

Tonight at 8p on Fox, Flanders will do the unthinkable to get Homer back. But will it be enough? What happens when he finally comes face to face with The Collector? Find out in an episode you don’t want to miss.

Part of the reason that The Simpsons is still on the air after 33 years is that the writers always find a way to keep it fresh. Tonight’s episode is a perfect example of that.

I can’t wait to see what else do over the next 33 seasons.

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The Simpsons gets serious for a two-part episode
November 7th, 2021 under The Simpsons. [ Comments: 2 ]

Tonight at 8p, The Simpsons does a dramatic episode on Fox.

There is a new bad guy in town, and he has come to collect a debt from Ned Flanders. In the process, people are going to wind up messing, and some will even be killed. What did Flanders do to get himself into such trouble? You just have to tune in to find out. That and to see whose wife Flanders is philandering around with.

Who knew he was so bad? That is what makes the first part of this two-episode storyline so good!

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Dan Castellaneta does not do Homer Simpson’s burps
October 15th, 2021 under The Simpsons. [ Comments: none ]

Are you sitting down? You are about to learn something that is going to rock your world.

You know those iconic Homer Simpson burps that rattle your soul? Well, Dan Castellaneta, who voices the beer-loving patriarch, is not the one who makes those belching sounds.

Nancy Cartright, who plays his son Bart, revealed that she is the voice behind them.

Don’t take her word for it? Take her burps for it.

I just love that a petite woman is the one who makes such a powerful sound. That and her addictive laugh.

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