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More SIMPSONS MOVIE Plot Points ("Springfield Dome" Clarified)!!

Merrick was crushed to learn the restaurant sign actually read: Pei Wei Hunan, not Pee Wee Herman…


Earlier this afternoon, Jared-Syn dispatched an electronically transmitted communiqué following-up on Monday’s report about a plot point in the forthcoming SIMPSONS MOVIE.


SPOILERS FROM THIS POINT FORWARD!!!


In Monday’s article, a source named Krusty the Clown’s Nephew wrote:


"All of the original cast, and writers, are involved. The main plot is that a goof by Homer at the power plant results in the government putting a dome over the city limits of Springfield."


Jared says this is not entirely correct, but he thinks he knows where the confusion came from.

Here’s Jared…


In the movie Homer causes an accident at the nuclear power plant - which causes the town’s drinking water to be spoilt. Therefore, Erin Brockovich is guest starring - playing herself. After the incident, Homer gets fired from the plant, and majority of Springfield's citizens move away.

There is not going to be a dome built over the town.

But, in one scene, when people are trying to figure out what to do at the city hall meeting - Professor Frink suggests a “giant dome” should be built around the town. The dome rumors could've started from that.

There will also be cameos by Albert Brooks' previous characters, but I don't know who they are, and I don't know whether he's going to play any bigger part.


So, there you go. THANK YOU for the clarity, Jared. Very much appreciated!


Talkbackers Ho! (“Ho” as in, “There be Talkbackers!” – not “Talkbackers are hos!”, or “Talkbacker ho!”)


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  • April 5, 2006, 5:47 p.m. CST

    first?

    by Holodigm

    and didn't they already do the whole erin brockovich thing on the show?

  • April 5, 2006, 5:48 p.m. CST

    First!!!

    by Synoptic23

    Yeah I really don't care about this movie at all. I just wanted to be first

  • April 5, 2006, 5:49 p.m. CST

    That sounds pretty lame.

    by JKrow21

    Booo.

  • April 5, 2006, 5:49 p.m. CST

    by Synoptic23

    AHhhh man. I'm second. This movie should be interesting. I'm gonna go see it.

  • April 5, 2006, 5:49 p.m. CST

    I can't wait

    by spindude

    For clerks 2

  • April 5, 2006, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Ho!

    by halfmahalfn

    It could be interesting if the movie fundamentally changes what will happen in the series. Most of the residents move away? For good? Expect much sharks jumped, teh suck, family guy, blah blah, blah blah to follow

  • April 5, 2006, 5:50 p.m. CST

    D'oh!

    by Buddapest

    Thanks for the clarification...

  • April 5, 2006, 5:51 p.m. CST

    or maybe it's the studio planting false stories

    by oscarmike

    you know like the fake scripts for "matrix 2"

  • April 5, 2006, 5:54 p.m. CST

    HANK SCORPIO PLEASE GOD!!!!!!

    by robotdevil

    HANK SCORPIO PLEASE!!!!!!

  • April 5, 2006, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Gooooood

    by Krillian

    A lot of the animated movies lately haven't been great (Shark Tale, Magascar, Chicken Little, Doogal, etc.) At least we know one will be funny next year. Why did they never make a South Park II? That made money.

  • April 5, 2006, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Grind House shut down?

    by LHombreSiniestro

    Could someone clarify whether or not they've shut down production on Grind House?

  • April 5, 2006, 6:04 p.m. CST

    it could work

    by GooBoy

    there really is NOTHING the Simpsons haven't done, so to do a movie would be tough. Maybe putting them all in different cities in different scenarios would work. I dunno... I just don't wanna cry cuz it sucks balls... and I will cry, cuz I am a sissy nancy queen.

  • April 5, 2006, 6:10 p.m. CST

    'dispatched an electronically transmitted communiqu

    by Lone Fox

    The term you're looking for is 'email'. Or, at a stretch, 'fax'.

  • April 5, 2006, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Really Really Lame. Erin Brockovich. Good Grief.

    by George Newman

    That is the most retarded idea for Simpsons I have heard in a while. There is nothing funny about an Erin Brockovich cameo, and it will become anti-funny after an extended period. This will be a serious waste of time. Why Brockovich????? The trapped-in-a-dome-cuz-of-homer-and-a-nuclear incident is almost fine, but to throw in Brockovich???!! BLARGH!! Bring back Nimoy, Hartman, or something!!(sorry that was a bit tasteless)

  • April 5, 2006, 6:11 p.m. CST

    wheres a franks grimes relative?

    by executiverockerX

    He should be the arch nemesis

  • April 5, 2006, 6:16 p.m. CST

    sorry but that sucks

    by quadrupletree

    Like I said in the last talk back. That's not trying very hard, it's just like any other episode of the simpsons. "Homer screws up Springfield" has already done. And by the way, I thought Homer didn't work at the power plant anymore. I don't know, this is sounding more and more like a rental.

  • April 5, 2006, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Remix "The Bartman" and I'm there.....

    by Kubla_Khan

    For one tragic moment, if I might be the voice of "sense"...we got a year til this comes out. We actually know next to nothing, as this article confirms. You know how the Simpsons goes --the story will probably start small and mushroom outwards. It'll do the job. The funny will come. Who knows? Maybe Erin Brokovich will be tied to a giant catapult, and flung at the moon without a helmet. Here endeth the bleating.

  • April 5, 2006, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Maude, Bleeding Gums...

    by halfmahalfn

    ...and now Barney in the movie. He finally succumbs to liver failure. Homer rethinks his drinking habits. One other major character is gonna kick it as well. Along with other characters leaving Springfield for good (and Cyclops dies as Bart skates out the school in the opening credits) . Expect to see cameo characters taking a more predominent role in the series after the film's release. Well, that's what I heard. Anyone else think it could happen?

  • April 5, 2006, 6:27 p.m. CST

    I'll see this movie ... but is all this hype and

    by dregmobile

    curiosity warranted? Who cares? It's a fucking Simpsons Movie ... get excited in a year's time. Until then, watch an episode of the show, I hear there are quite a few of them ...

  • April 5, 2006, 6:28 p.m. CST

    All I ask for is...

    by Lone Fox

    ... wall to wall Lenny & Karl. 'I hear that!'

  • April 5, 2006, 6:30 p.m. CST

    old hat

    by washisdead

    its a shame, but the simpsons is dead... family guy killed it. this movie is the death rattle. pretty soon family guy will be dead too. you can only do so many pop culture references until it stops being funny

  • April 5, 2006, 6:34 p.m. CST

    ok, enough rumors.

    by PushTheButton

    This is all hearsay. I mean, when Fox studios, or the good folks at No-Homers, who get inside information, can't even get the synopsis of a forthcoming episode (2 days before it premieres) right... what do these rumors a year before the movie comes out do, aside from toss flamebait to the talkback?

  • April 5, 2006, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Thundercats, Ho!

    by Jubba

    Thundercats should be uncancelled. Until then, Simpsons movie should be fun.

  • April 5, 2006, 6:48 p.m. CST

    The Passion of The Simpsons...

    by onefalsemove

    THe Simpsons has been really bad for the last 5 or 6 years on TV, why do we want to see a movie? I don't even watch the shows reruns anymore let alone the new episodes.

  • April 5, 2006, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Hank Scorpio is your God!

    by Tall_Boy

    The movie needs a bad guy, every movie needs a bad guy. HANK SCORPIO *is* that bad guy!

  • April 5, 2006, 7:46 p.m. CST

    For all you know, Brockovich could have one line...

    by Flim Springfield

    Hell, Elisabeth Taylor was hyped up for one WORD. Complaining about Erin Brockovich when we have no idea what the movie is going to be like seems a little silly.

  • April 5, 2006, 7:46 p.m. CST

    There's only one villain for this film

    by Terry_1978

    The dog with shifty eyes. Tell me that's not inspired casting.

  • April 5, 2006, 7:52 p.m. CST

    How is this going to be anything but a 2-hour episode?

    by Freakemovie

    I hate to do it, yeah, play the part of the negative Aicn talkbacker, but after fifteen-odd years of full seasons, how is a Simpsons movie going to be any bigger/better? You might say that a movie-length version of the normal show is a good thing anyway because the show is so good; however, tickets cost $10.75 here. By the time it comes out they'll probably cost $11. I hope I'm wrong, but it doesn't sound worth it.

  • April 5, 2006, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Hank Scorpio is your God!

    by Tall_Boy

    The movie needs a bad guy, every movie needs a bad guy. HANK SCORPIO *is* that bad guy!

  • April 5, 2006, 7:56 p.m. CST

    On that note...

    by megazord2006

    They should end the series with this movie. Maybe build the episodes up to it.. then finish with a bang. The Simpsons deserves to go out with a bang, and a funny-ass movie could do it justice.

  • April 5, 2006, 8:41 p.m. CST

    lame

    by Mr Brownstone

    I like the dome idea better.

  • April 5, 2006, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Sounds good

    by Froggerrr

    have the simpsons go around america running into former springfielders living diff lives.

  • April 5, 2006, 9:46 p.m. CST

    There wont be a dome?

    by Thumper2k1

    Ha! That's some good non-information there, Lou.

  • April 5, 2006, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Oh God

    by zikade zarathos

    Erin Brockovitch? That joke's, oh... about ten thousand years too old. Here's what I would do: ZERO CELEBRITIES/PSEUDO FAMOUS PEOPLE. Just straight, classic Simpsons. If you're going to use a famous people, do what they use to do and have them PLAY someone, not just be themselves for a self-reflexive "topical" joke. Whatever happened to the days when Susan Sarandon would play a Romanian dance instructor, or Dustin Hoffmann would play a school teacher? I mentally bought my tickets about ten years ago, so I'm kinda karmically stuck going, but please don't make me hate myself for doing so.

  • April 5, 2006, 11:34 p.m. CST

    I want a dome

    by BCfreeB

    The Simpsons movie can only reach its true potential with a large dome. www.unseenfilms.com

  • April 5, 2006, 11:41 p.m. CST

    This is bogus.

    by JonQuixote

    As crappy as SIMPSONS has gotten, they're not just gonna throw out a bloated regular episode. The stakes are gonna be higher than "something wacky happens to Springfield." Take it to the bank. Albert Brooks is in it? Yeah, look for Hank Scorpio to make a comeback. At the very least, the movie is gonna go to MAN CALLED FLINSTONE heights in terms of taking the usual plots up a notch. Jon Lovitz was mentioned too? Maybe the Simpsons will be caught Yojimbo style in the middle of a Ziff/Scorpio battle.

  • April 5, 2006, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein

    by Robert K S

    Will somebody with the DVD of this be a pal and help me clear up some of the dialogue? It's the part where they're arguing over their dates: "All right, you take Joan and I'll take Sandra." "Oh, Sandra's [something]." "Well then I'll take Joan!" "Joan's [something something]." "Now listen, you [something something something something]"

  • April 6, 2006, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Professor Frink, Professor Frink...

    by Osmosis Jones

    ...he'll make you laugh, make you think, with the thing, and the...person...

  • April 6, 2006, 12:35 a.m. CST

    megazord2006

    by Azlam Orlandu

    I agree with you completely.

  • April 6, 2006, 12:43 a.m. CST

    matt groening said this will be paced similar to

    by mrgreentheplant

    the south park movie (which MG liked a lot), not just 4-5 episodes crammed together (ie the family guy dvd movie). and the south park movie was a musical, which makes me optimistic this will be too. ps im shocked Hank Scorpio has such a cult following, he was only in one episode after all (dont get me wrong, You Only Move Twice is my 3rd favorite ep. of all time, right after They Saved Lisa's Brain and Homer to the Max)

  • April 6, 2006, 1:36 a.m. CST

    I really like Albert Brooks' self-help guru.

    by Barry Egan

    "C'mon, people. Tell me your problems." Mr. Burns: "I'm too nice." If the movie has a lot of Burns in it, I will be happy. You do get to hear him say "Excellent" in the teaser.

  • April 6, 2006, 2:16 a.m. CST

    He likes German beer!

    by hktelemacher

    Hank Scorpio needs his own reality show.

  • April 6, 2006, 2:42 a.m. CST

    erin brockavich???? stuuuuupid

    by shalashaska

    this crap is retarded.

  • April 6, 2006, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Oh, a Brockovich cameo. I had to refresh memory NOW...

    by SalvatoreGravano

    ...to recall what the hell "Erin Brockovich" could be. Excellent idea, superb timing and the one right way to assure that the film will remain timeless. Perhaps Haxtone-Graham can spoof Phantom Menace again, or throw in some fresh jokes about that freak with the weird mustache, who's currently taking over the Reichstag?

  • April 6, 2006, 3:11 a.m. CST

    By the way, idiotic, unwanted "celebrity" cameos...

    by SalvatoreGravano

    ...doomed "Futurama". The cast of Star Trek in such a series is fine, but... some boxers and baseball players? Lucy what? Paulie who? (I still don't know who the hell the unfrozen "Paulie" was supposed to be, nor do I care...) Yankee president Nixon and Earth having the US flag? For heaven's sake...

  • April 6, 2006, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Albert Brooks = Hank Scorpio

    by deanamatronix

    And the report said all Brooks' characters will return. If Scorpio makes an appearance, I will gladly empty my bank account for Matt Groening. Scorpio is the greatest one-off Simpsons character of all time.

  • April 6, 2006, 4:07 a.m. CST

    SalvatoreGravano

    by Monkey Butler

    has no idea what he's talking about.

  • April 6, 2006, 4:18 a.m. CST

    GERVAIS

    by Darth Kong

    Ricky Gervais' character should be in it!

  • April 6, 2006, 5:29 a.m. CST

    "But, Homer, on your way out...

    by BannedOnTheRun

    if you wanna kill somebody, it would help a lot." Were truer words ever spoken?

  • April 6, 2006, 5:32 a.m. CST

    Spoiler Warning

    by BannedOnTheRun

    The Simpsons movie will feature popular characters from the TV show, will look bigger than usual when shown in theaters and will run between one and two hours. If you use this, call me "Deeper Throat." P.S. I cut trailers for a living.

  • April 6, 2006, 5:44 a.m. CST

    I don't believe this at all

    by BendersShinyAss

    I mean, it might be something that happens, but if this is the premise of the film.... then.... damn.

  • April 6, 2006, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Hank Scorpio is truely a cult character

    by BendersShinyAss

    And if he's in the film then all is forgiven for him appearing in only 1 episode. Even Watching Nemo all i could hear was Scorpio. He is just a fantastic character. Pure evil, yet the nicest man you'll ever meet. Here's hoping Scorpio is a main character!

  • April 6, 2006, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Hacksaw Jim Duggin says:

    by DOGSOUP

  • April 6, 2006, 7:01 a.m. CST

    The Return of Roy

    by durhay

    and Homer's reading glasses.

  • April 6, 2006, 7:46 a.m. CST

    The Last Two Seasons of the Simpsons Have Been Good...

    by The Tao of Joe

    Yes, the show took a downward turn for a while, but I think the last two years have been good. The jokes have been funnier, and the plots were motivated by character.

  • April 6, 2006, 7:59 a.m. CST

    First!!!

    by HansDelbruck

  • April 6, 2006, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Hank Scorpio RULES ALL ASSES!

    by JohnnyBlueJeans

    Especially yours. Ever see a shoe fly? Hehe once

  • April 6, 2006, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Homer, if you could kill a few people on your way out..

    by Pumpkinsboy

    ..it would help me a lot.

  • April 6, 2006, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Jon Lovitz had better be in this someplace.

    by Chastain-86

    Unless you're telling me with a straight face that he wouldn't be available for Hollywood scale and an all-you-can-eat craft services spread.

  • April 6, 2006, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Comic book guy leaves and opens a web site.

    by cookylamoo

    Changes his name to Harry.

  • April 6, 2006, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Robert K S - re: A&C meet Frankenstein

    by The K.O.B

    "Oh, Sandra sends me." "Well then I'll take Joan!" "Joan sends me too." "Now listen, you.....I'm going to send you"(cocking his fist) "Sorry, you don't even appeal to me." Sorry for the missing bit, just going off of memory.

  • April 6, 2006, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Sometimes Talkbackers can be hos

    by Craiggers

    I'm just sayin'.

  • April 6, 2006, 10:31 a.m. CST

    someone has already reviewed the script!!

    by HypeEndsHere

    "It Stinks!!" --Jay Sherman

  • April 6, 2006, 11:17 a.m. CST

    dispatched an electronically transmitted communiqu

    by casinoskunk

    wow, that is a really nerdy thing to say! but i guess that is why we are here!

  • April 6, 2006, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Mr. Burns needs to be the bad guy! No stunt casting!

    by StudioPlant69

    Oh and I want to see Smithers pretend to be straight and get married. Like Julien on the Shield only played for laughs not to scare the shit out of people. I'd love to see more about Frank Grimes too, his son was perfect. "I didn't know Grimey had a wife" "He didn't, he just like hookers" Comedy gold! Hank Scorpio cameo would rule! GFY

  • April 6, 2006, 12:40 p.m. CST

    This has got to be a Red Herring

    by Boneyard

    Anyone think this premise of "Homer poisons the well" is just the kick off of some sort of larger shenanigans in the movie? I would expect the plot to be "bigger" in some way (Homer is president, Springfield gets invaded by aliens, Bart leaves home to search for the true America (oh wait, wasn't that the Beavis and Butthead movie?) Anyway, I think this is all just what's going to happen in the first 10 minutes of the movie just like they do in the tv show when they pull a 180 on the plot after the first commercial.

  • April 6, 2006, 1:03 p.m. CST

    No Scientology Joke = Not Topical Enough

    by Doctor_Sin

    I'm just saying I hope they keep some kind of relevance to what's going on. I mean, it's a *movie*. This is their chance to pull out all the stops and go for broke. Yet, we get Homer fouling the precious bodily fluids of Springfield and people...move out?!? Gasp! The drama! I'd almost rather watch my "Who Shot Mr. Burns" episodes again.

  • April 6, 2006, 1:04 p.m. CST

    there needs to be an Itchy and Scratchy

    by durhay

    "Jump the Shark" debate in the movie.

  • April 6, 2006, 1:15 p.m. CST

    re: "Pulling Out All The Stops and Going For Broke"

    by Incrediburgible

    I hope Groening agrees with you. But how do we define "pulling out all the stops"? It is my sincere hope that the full-tilt all-out go-for-broke effort and care that goes into this movie is focussed simply on the task of RECAPTURING FORMER SIMPSONS GLORY. Everyone involved with the franchise is painfully aware of what we're all bitching and moaning about, re: the glory days of the Simpsons being behind them. Fact of the matter, it doesn't matter what the plot of the movie is. I don't give a flying fuck. What matters is that they put the Frankenstein monster back on the slab and perform some long-overdue widescreen surgery on him and restore and heart and soul that's been lost in the last five or six seasons. This is the big opportunity that is their's for the missing. I am encouraged to hear that Groening and Co. are involving themselves. That tells me that some custodial TLC is going into this project, and that it's not just a malignant out-cropping of the flawed (at the point) TV show. The movie needs to be a testemant to the greatness of the Simpsons. Somewhere amid all the conflicting opinion and argument is a point of greatness that all Simpsons fans recognize, where agreement intersects. (Poochie. Mr. Plow. Hank Scorpio) The effort of the screenwriters on this movie has to be focussed on that, on being faithful to that. Because the TV show is no longer in a position, nor is it even capable of being that self-reflective or "true" to what the Simpsons was... or could be... it is too much of a profit center. Not to say that a theatrical Simpsons is not a profit center, but they HAVE put it off for so long now... and for these original potentates to involve themselves... to me it's like Larry David returning to write the final episode of Seinfeld. Dr. Frankenstein returning to take his prodigal son under his lab coat and make sweet sweet love to him, the way only a mad scientist father-creator can do, or will bother to do, or has a RIGHT AND AN OBLIGATION to do.

  • April 6, 2006, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Not Hank Scorpio but Cowboy Bob!

    by G'ster

    Albert Brooks should play Cowboy Bob, the very first character he ever played in The Simpsons. It was the first or second episode, where Homer buys a shitty old trailer from Cowboy Bob. "You ever known a siren to be good? No, Mr Simpson, that was the computer telling me, sell the vehicle to this fellow and you're out of business."

  • April 6, 2006, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Re: Incrediburgible

    by Doctor_Sin

    *applause* Better said than I could ever have done.

  • April 6, 2006, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Ah, the Bartman...

    by GaiustheBrave

    where have all the good songs gone? My first memory of disappointment not involving my parents, God, or Santa Claus involved calling the radio station to play the Bartman, but the jackass on the phone said they'd just played it, I should've been listening, and no they weren't going to play that stupid song again. Damn them to the fiery inferno! Damn them! I hope Albert Brooks voices the fat camp coach with father and spelling issues. (A Da Vinci Code-esque reference to Tori Spelling? Alas, I've said too much. I have to go before they find out where I am.)

  • April 6, 2006, 2:55 p.m. CST

    thanks, Doctor_Sin!

    by Incrediburgible

    They will probably fall short of this lofty goal... but if they just have it in mind and HEW TO THAT as much as possible (i.e. restoring former glory)... the film AND the fans AND the somnabulisitic TV show will all be better off because of it.

  • April 6, 2006, 3:20 p.m. CST

    South Park Should Steal Their Movie Synopsis

    by flamingrunt

    And do it as a 30 minute south park cartoon. That way when the movie comes out we can all say "South Park Did It!"

  • April 6, 2006, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Joseph!

    by OurManInMontr

    I think the concept of a constantly changing tagline is appealing (I'm taking this tagline thing to heart). Bit of a challenge for you and, by the same token, a chance to constantly surprise/impress/amuse your growing readership. And I really liked "Talkbackers are go!" -that one should be a constant. Oh, and thanks for that tidbit on The Simpsons. Many people would need to consciously exercise sabotage for this not to rock.

  • April 6, 2006, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Simpsons Movie

    by Evil Lincoln

    Is it just me or did this boat sail on this project in '93? If they had played their cards right, they could already have been on THE SIMPSONS MOVIE VII: THE SEARCH FOR KUSTY'S GOLD.

  • April 6, 2006, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Jerkwads!

    by Evil Lincoln

    I can't stand people who refuse to check what they have written before they hit "Post to TalkBack!"

  • April 6, 2006, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Hell yeah Jon Lovitz!

    by BannedOnTheRun

    I'll write the check; just promise me he'll be in it. "Critic" reruns are my reason to wake up on Sunday.

  • April 6, 2006, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Sounds like it would make a shitty episode...

    by a goonie

    let alone a shitty movie. Fucking hell. Erin Brockovich cameo? Gimme a break. This movie is going to suck more assjuice than a drunken Paris Hilton.

  • April 6, 2006, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Why?? Mad max 2

    by BendersShinyAss

    Crappily Guy is fucking awesome. you've never seen it, hey?

  • April 6, 2006, 10:38 p.m. CST

    It's still good, it's just a little dirty.

    by RezE11even

    It's still good, it's just a little wet. It's still good, it's just a little airborn. ...........Dad.. It's gone. Much like the show.

  • April 7, 2006, 8:52 a.m. CST

    it's OVER

    by Rcamacho2278

    why are they making a movie about the simpsons NOW?!?!? it's over!

  • April 7, 2006, 12:57 p.m. CST

    I Know It's Over

    by BannedOnTheRun

    Thing is, when I was in grad school, I didn't have cable TV and thus had never seen South Park or Beavis and Butthead. Then the films hit, the critics were kind, and my friends dragged me to the theater, and I loved 'em both (the movies, not the friends). I don't think it is too late for a Simpsons movie. A Basic Instinct sequel? Yes.

  • April 7, 2006, 2:15 p.m. CST

    My vote for best Simps quote ever

    by JohnnyBlueJeans

    "You, sir, have the boorish manners of a Yalie!"

  • April 8, 2006, 7:04 a.m. CST

    You see...

    by Napoleon Park

    ... years ago they announced they would make a movie when the series ended. But year after year the series didn't end. Look, if your show ran nineteen years and then you had to make one big capper episode to top everything that went before, expectations would be so high you could never satisty everyone or probably even anyone. So they tagged the movie announcement onto the news that the shows been renewed for two more years, that way it doesn't have to be "the big finish, folk", just a 'very special' overlong episode. Contrary to mid-20th century conventional wisdom, movies aren't automatically better than TV, just more expensive. There have been 17 years worth of Simpsons TV episodes 9with two more to go), plus the original special and the Ulllman show shorts, about 120 issues of the comic book, several albums and now a movie. It's just another Simpsons story. Hopepfully it'll be a good episode.

  • April 8, 2006, 9:51 p.m. CST

    My vote for best Simps quote ever

    by aeon phoenix

    "I am the Lizard Queen!"

  • July 16, 2007, 6:38 p.m. CST

    FIRST!

    by Dietrich

    Yea, i think so.

  • July 16, 2007, 6:39 p.m. CST

    See that?

    by Dietrich

    Anyhow, I can't fathom what sort of things would ruin a Simpson MOVIE...unless it's a bunch of crap we've already seen for free on tv.

  • June 22, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Bart's testicles

    by EDGARWRIGHTS_TESTICLESOBSESSION

    Great to see. Really a step in the right direction for a testicles lover like me. I am obsessed with testicles. I love everything about them and it's so great to see movie makers doing this kind of thing. Maggie Gyllenhaal frequently has sex with her father Stephen. So here's hoping that more films include scenes where male characters reveal their testicles.