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‘A wonderful, magical animal’

The Simpsons, "Lisa the Vegetarian," episode 705, 1995
Homeric Wisdom
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 01, 2013
Watch: Krusty the Klown shouts out Boston Phoenix on The Simpsons

Watch: Krusty the Klown shouts out Boston Phoenix on The Simpsons

Oh, Krusty: we heart you too, big guy.In last week's episode of The Simpsons (full episode now watchable here), Krusty gets a show on a...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 16, 2011

Gamers gather for retro glory in New Hampshire

A person prone to dumbass assumptions might have confused this past weekend's 13th annual International Classic Video Game Tournament with a four-day-long exercise in retro-fetishism.
Cathode-ray dreams
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  June 10, 2011

August 1, 2010: The would-be wedding day of Future Lisa Simpson

Today, Simpsons-quoterati brought some disturbing news to our attention: August 1, 2010 is the day that Lisa Simpson would have gotten married -- if she...
By Shaula Clark  |  August 01, 2010

Loving Barry: What, exactly, makes Barry White so sexy?

Barry White always made me crazy. I'd hear him on the radio and I'd just melt. When he said breathe, I'd say how deep.
“You realize it’s a fat 50-year-old you’re wrecking your life for ...”
By ELIZABETH WEIL  |  July 02, 2010

In which The Simpsons wastes a pretty good idea on Ke$ha of all people

Last night, the Simpsons turned their opening sequence over to an animated sort-of-parody-sort-of-straight-interpretation of Ke$ha's hit single "Tik Tok," complete with couch gag. I may...
By Ryan Stewart  |  May 03, 2010

Thoughts on the 20th Anniversary of the Simpsons

Thoughts on the 20th Anniversary of the Simpsons

The rake scene in "Cape Feare"In marking the 20th anniversary of The Simpsons (which Fox marked last night with a documentary retrospective special assembled by...
By Ryan Stewart  |  January 11, 2010
Monkey See, Monkey DON'T: The World's 6 Least Helpful Helper Monkeys

Monkey See, Monkey DON'T: The World's 6 Least Helpful Helper Monkeys

Photo via eyeonspringfield.tumblr.comEvery kid fantasizes about owning a monkey. Or maybe we mean pony, but you get the idea. Helping Hands, a self-proclaimed "monkey college"...
By webteam  |  October 22, 2009

This Simpsons game might be pretty good

Not since the side-scrolling beat-em-up arcade machine has there been a Simpsons-related video game worthy of the name. But maybe this upcoming one will buck...
By Ryan Stewart  |  October 11, 2007

Also releasing today: The Simpsons Season 10

We're getting close to the time when the Simpsons DVD sets will be anything but essential purchases, but for right now, they've still got enough...
By Ryan Stewart  |  August 07, 2007

Voting None of the Above

   If you’ve ever stayed home on Election Day disgusted with your choices, then this new proposal is for you. Or if you’ve ever idled in...
By Nina MacLaughlin  |  July 25, 2007

The latest in the never ending stream of Simpsons Movie promotions

Since at least the late seventeenth century, a hillside in Cerne Abbas, England, has been adorned by a 180-foot-long carving of a club-wielding giant. The...
By Ian Sands  |  July 18, 2007

UPDATE: Vermont wins bid to host Simpsons premiere

(On short notice, this was the closest thing to a Vermont-related Simpsons clip we could find. It involves syrup.)We'd call it a mild upset considering...
By Ryan Stewart  |  July 10, 2007

A Real-Life Kwik-E-Mart?

In preparation for the release of The Simpsons movie on July 27th, a 7-11 store in Burbank, CA has been made over into a real-life...
By Ian Sands  |  July 03, 2007

Will Springfield, Massachusetts host The Simpsons movie premiere?

Two New England Springfields are among the 14 vying for the chance to host the premiere of The Simpsons Movie. The cities submitted videos, and...
By Ryan Stewart  |  June 21, 2007


The Cambridge Castle of Comedy

“I have a summer castle out on the Cape,” says Harvard senior Kyle Berkman. “But for most of us, this is our only castle.”
Inside The Harvard Lampoon , where getting in could be your ticket to Hollywood — or not
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 02, 2006