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by on July 5, 2015


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“Reverend Lovejoy, you’ve come to comfort me?” – Dream Bart
“Yes, Bart.  There, there.  There, there.” – Dream Lovejoy

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‘Batman’ Nearly Caused Danny Elfman To Have A ‘Nervous Breakdown’

by on July 4, 2015

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Danny Elfman sat down to chat with the New York Post ahead of his upcoming show at the Lincoln Center. He’ll be playing some his most memorable movie pieces with a full orchestra, many from his long-running partnership with Tim Burton. But according to Elfman, the relationship had a rocky beginning on Pee Wee’s Big Adventure because the composer “was hoping I didn’t ruin this guy’s movie.”

The Post interview dives through some of the memorable signposts in Elfman’s career, starting with Oingo Boingo and moving on to Batman. You would think the film would be a heroic triumph, but it turns out that it almost broke Elfman:

“Batman” was very stressful — almost nervous-breakdown stressful. All I had done up to then was quirky comedies. Nobody but Tim wanted me on the movie. I really had to prove myself. There was a desire to have me collaborate with Prince [who wrote additional music for the film], but I was not open to that.

He also revealed that a long running rumor relating to his work on The Simpsons theme song is true, noting that the work is still paying dividends today in the strangest way:

You also composed the theme to “The Simpsons” — allegedly in 15 minutes. Is that true?

It was probably about 30! I took a meeting with [show creator] Matt Groening, and by the time I got home, [the tune] was already in my head. It took a couple of hours to put together a demo, and the next day, I got a call saying “Yeah, that’s it!” I’ve written 95 hours of film score but if I died right now, that would be inscribed on my tombstone. Either that, or “D’oh!”

Does that irritate you?

Not at all. It was like winning the lottery. It’s kept me in health insurance to this very day, not because I wrote it, but because I sang “the Simpsons” at the start [of the song]. That got me into the Screen Actors Guild. Three syllables, 30 years of health insurance.

That’s not bad. Pretty good timing too considering both came out around the same time. I’d gladly have a nervous breakdown with guaranteed health insurance by my side. Fill me with meds and let me drool my month away.

(Via New York Post)

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Ted Cruz Turns ‘Simpsons’ Jobseeker; He’ll Take Any Part

by on July 1, 2015

Ted Cruz wants to be president, but he’s got another job in mind as well: voice actor for “The Simpsons.”

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Homer And Marge Headed For Divorce?

by on June 30, 2015

D’oh — Homer and Marge Simpson are separating!

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The Simpsons: Marge and Homer Simpson finally speak out about the divorce rumours

by on June 27, 2015

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Quote of the Day

by on June 26, 2015

Twinkie

“This is what I think of your store!” – Customer
“Silly customer, you cannot hurt a Twinkie.” – Apu Nahasapeemapetilon

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Homer and Marge squash split rumors in new Simpsons video – Entertainment Weekly (blog)

by on June 21, 2015


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Homer and Marge squash split rumors in new Simpsons video
Entertainment Weekly (blog)
Not that you needed any more proof that Homer and Marge were not really going to divorce and live unhappily ever after, but The Simpsons wants to reassure you one more time that its patriarch and matriarch are going to be juuuuuuust fine.
The Simpsons say divorce rumours are 'baseless'BBC News
The Simpsons: Homer And Marge Address Separation RumorsComicbook.com
Homer and Marge Simpson release video, insist they're not splittingCNET
Stuff.co.nz -Latin Post
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How to contact EA directly?

by on June 19, 2015

Hello fellow helpers,

Many people has various problems and ask how to solve them.
When we can’t find a solution, there is only one, sometimes painfull, way: contacting EA directly.
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Important Note: TSTOTopix is in no way, shape, or form affiliated with EA.  We have no way to go into your game, fix things, refund donuts, etc. Only EA can. We can only provide help with our personal expierience with the game.


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One enterprising fan tracked the quality of The Simpsons over the last 26 … – Express.co.uk

by on June 17, 2015


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One enterprising fan tracked the quality of The Simpsons over the last 26
Express.co.uk
I haven't seen the Simpsons for ages, but I would happily watch it if it were on Netflix or similar. "I don't watch standard TV and I don't have a Freeview/Sky/Cable service (UK here), but if but came to a streaming service I already pay for, I would

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One enterprising fan tracked the quality of The Simpsons over the last 26 … – Express.co.uk

by on June 15, 2015


Express.co.uk
One enterprising fan tracked the quality of The Simpsons over the last 26
Express.co.uk
I haven't seen the Simpsons for ages, but I would happily watch it if it were on Netflix or similar. "I don't watch standard TV and I don't have a Freeview/Sky/Cable service (UK here), but if but came to a streaming service I already pay for, I would

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