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With the 500th episode of The Simpsons airing last Sunday, the last few weeks have been a celebration of everything Simpsons, where all your favorite pundits and prognosticators have combed through the show’s venerable timeline to select their favorite gags, cameos, characters and episodes. And, we, like them, desire to reside within the seem geekish… More »

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Watch Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” Soundtrack A Scene In Last Night’s Simpsons

The Simpsons hasn’t been transcendent television in a long while, but the show is still gracefully chugging along, and last night they utilized Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” to charming effect. After Bart is haunted by a devilish embodiment of puberty in the form of the squeaky voiced teen, he decides to participate in his school… More »

By: James Rettig / May 11, 2015 - 10:58 am

Watch Pharrell Visit The Simpsons And Get Kicked Out Of Springfield

The Simpsons have a long legacy of incorporating pop stars and other cultural figures into episodes. The latest celebrity to join the fold is Pharrell, who found his animated self competing with his real self on the 2015 Grammys broadcast. Of course, even cartoon Pharrell is sporting his signature enormous hat from last year’s Grammys,… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 9, 2015 - 11:45 am

Pharrell’s Gonna Be On The Simpsons Next Month

It feels like every famous person ever has already popped up on The Simpsons at one point or another, but it turns out Pharrell hasn’t. Until next month, anyway. The artist will play himself in a cameo appearance in an episode called “Walking Big & Tall,” according to Entertainment Weekly. He’ll offer to write Springfield… More »

By: James Rettig / January 22, 2015 - 9:23 pm

Girl Talk & Freeway – “Suicide (Remix)” (Feat. A$AP Ferg) Video

Earlier this year, Girl Talk and Freeway released a pretty great collaborative EP called Broken Ankles. A$AP Ferg hopped on a remix of EP track “Suicide” a little bit later, which now has a video to go along with it. The clip was created by artist Lisa Ramsey, who turned all three of them into… More »

By: James Rettig / October 20, 2014 - 6:10 pm

Last Night’s Simpsons Couch Gag Was Replaced By Cat Stevens

The Simpsons theme song has gotten increasingly experimental in the show’s twilight years (see: the thoroughly weird one from the season premiere) and this week, they paid homage to Cat Stevens, now Yusuf Islam, by playing Stevens’ “Tea For The Tillerman” from the 1970 album of the same name instead of the show’s regular theme. More »

By: James Rettig / October 13, 2014 - 10:27 am

Watch Awesome Performances From The Simpsons Take The Bowl By Weird Al, Conan O’Brien, & The Los Angeles Gay Men’s Chorus

The Simpsons took over the Hollywood Bowl last night to celebrate their 25th anniversary and highlight some of the show’s best musical moments. Weird Al was there to perform a song about Homer and Marge set to the tune of John Mellencamp’s “Jack And Diane,” Conan O’Brien did “The Monorail Song” from the famous SimpsonsMore »

By: James Rettig / September 13, 2014 - 11:43 am

Check Out The New Simpsons Figurines Of R.E.M., Elvis Costello, & Weird Al

For the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons, the merchandising machine behind the show has been going all out with an FXX marathon, Hollywood Bowl concerts, cosmetics, and the release of collectible figures of various guest stars. Today The National Entertainment Collectibles Association and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announced the fourth wave of these “25… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 9, 2014 - 7:02 pm

The Simpsons Apologize To Judas Priest In Chalkboard Gag

Until very recently, Stereogum/Black Market contributor Aaron Lariviere worked at Gracie Films, in the same offices as The Simpsons production team. Frequently, when a notable celebrity would stop by, Aaron would inform me via Gchat. The only time he seemed genuinely flustered by the appearance of a star, though, was last July, when Judas Priest… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 13, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Watch Sigur Rós On The Simpsons

Earlier this month, we learned that Sigur Rós would guest on, and provide music for, an episode of The Simpsons entitled “The Saga Of Carl,” one that involves Homer’s friend Carl returning to his homeland in Iceland. We also learned what they’d look like. Well, last night, the episode aired, and Sigur Rós were indeed… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 20, 2013 - 9:02 am

See What Sigur Rós Looks Like On The Simpsons

Today on the band’s website, Sigur Rós posted details about an upcoming episode of The Simpsons that they scored. In addition to featuring new, original music by the band, the episode also features a Sigur Rós version of the Simpsons’ theme song. The episode airs on May 19th. Check out what the band looks like… More »

By: Liz Pelly / May 4, 2013 - 7:16 pm

Sigur Rós To Appear On The Simpsons

Sigur Rós will join the ranks of Bands That Have Appeared On The Simpsons for the show’s two-part season finale starting 5/19. The group has composed music that will soundtrack part of the show, and it has been rumored that they will also be drawn in. The episode will take place in their native Iceland,… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 3, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Watch The Simpsons’ Harlem Shake Parody

As you might know already, Baauer’s song “Harlem Shake” fueled an Internet meme last month, seeing hundreds of thousands of individuals posting YouTube videos of themselves doing random dances set to the song. It’s a cultural phenomenon for sure, but as the New York Times pointed out yesterday, the videos are not inspired by the… More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 2, 2013 - 12:29 pm

Watch The Decemberists, Daft Punk On The Simpsons

The Simpsons: It’s still on! Last night’s episode of the venerated animated institution, which I did not watch, concerned the hipsterification of Springfield, and the episode’s guest voices included Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Patton Oswalt, and the Decemberists, who managed to look smug even as cartoons. Watch a quick glimpse of the band in SimpsonsMore »

By: Tom Breihan / December 10, 2012 - 9:48 am

Decemberists, Tom Waits To Appear On The Simpsons

According to a tweet from the Decemberists’ Colin Meloy — that tweet’s attached image is up top — his band will star in the upcoming season of The Simpsons. On a related note, Tom Waits will be appearing this season as well, and Simpsons writer recently Al Jean set the scene for Waits’s episode. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 28, 2012 - 4:46 pm

Check Out Animal Collective, Hot Chip In The Simpsons

Somebody must have a new music supervisor! Last night’s episode of The Simpsons didn’t feature guest voice-acting from any big indie celebs or anything, but it did open and close with montages set to a couple of songs that may sound familiar. In the opening montage, we hear Hot Chip’s “Boy From School,” while the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2012 - 11:45 am

Joanna Newsom Denies Simpsons Rumors

Earlier this week a rumor started going around that Joanna Newsom was set to appear on The Simpsons. According to Malibu Magazine, Newsom’s credentials included, “… a future scheduled stop with her harp on The Simpsons” (the line has since been removed from the story). Her appearance at the Matt Groening-curated ATP Festival earlier thi… More »

By: jessica / October 20, 2010 - 2:13 pm

Kanye Raps For Cleveland, Conchords Visit Simpsons’ Sprooklyn

Kanye West — playing Kenny West — returned to The Cleveland Show (i.e., your favorite show) Sunday night, where he debuted a new song called “Be-Cleve in Yourself.” It was dedicated to Cleveland, who, according to West, helped him get back on his feet. Watch:… More »

By: jessica / September 28, 2010 - 11:11 am

Does The Simpsons’s Ke$ha Credits Mean We Are Officially Done With The Simpsons?

Because the show’s writers would surely not try to win us back with a Ke$ha “Tik Tok” lip dub as the opening credits last night. Surely that was a mistake, and we can go back to ignoring each other, and occasionally checking in when we hear a musician’s going to make a guest appearance, a… More »

By: jessica / May 3, 2010 - 10:12 am

Coldplay Visit The Simpsons

True, the Grammys perpetrating their special brand of outmoded misery upon people dumb enough to watch (like me!), but there were also intentionally funny moments in televised music last night. For instance, the Chris Martin Band quietly dropped in on Springfield to “film” a cameo. The video we have starts with a look at the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 1, 2010 - 9:05 am
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