FX's spinoff network FXX has proven something of a challenge for the company in its initial months, recently forcing 'Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell' into an early grave, but it seems the cable network offshoot will finally start turning some major heads. 'The Simpsons' has licensed their first 24 seasons to FXX in a major syndication deal that will also see America's favorite animated family available on demand for the very first time.
Fans of both 'The Simpsons' and the late Marcia Wallace had known that FOX would pay tribute to the fallen actress this past Sunday, both in re-airing classic Emmy-winning episode "Bart the Lover" and the placement of a credits card in new episode "Four Regrettings and a Funeral." But those aren't the only ways 'The Simpsons' mourned their fallen friend this past Sunday.
The news of 'Simpsons' voice actor Marcia Wallace's recent passing was made all the more sad by needed clarifications that Wallace's Edna Krabappel would not, in fact, be the peripheral character scheduled to be killed off next year. And while Wallace had recorded an additional year's worth of material for her character, FOX has plotted a special tribute to the actress for this upcoming Sunday.
A few weeks ago saw 'The Simpsons' giving rise to one of its most elaborate couch gags yet, tasking horror master Guillermo del Toro to craft a glorious 'Treehouse of Horror' homage, but this time 'The Simpsons' has in mind to go a bit more epic. See the Simpsons family reimagined as 'The Hobbit' in an unexpected adventure across the map to reach "The Comfy Couch" in the latest parody!
Over the weekend 'Simpsons' fans were distressed to learn that voice actress Marcia Wallace had tragically lost her battle with breast cancer, though producers of the long-running FOX series were left in the unfortunate position of having to explain that an upcoming character death wouldn't be that of Wallace's Mrs. Edna Krabappel. The character will now be retired, but how do producers plan to handle the exit?
Marcia Wallace, whom many know best as the voice of Mrs. Edna Krabappel on the long-running Fox animated series 'The Simpsons,' has passed away at the age of 70. Wallace, who was also starred on the classic sitcom 'The Bob Newhart Show,' died just one week before her 71st birthday due to complications from breast cancer.
We knew that 'The Simpsons'' current season would pack a wallop with its existing crop of guest stars, as well as an upcoming installment produced from a decade-old Judd Apatow script, but this is getting ridiculous. Newly added to the season are Apatow himself, along with frequent collaborators Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann and even Channing Tatum, while 'Parks and Recreation' star Nick Offerman will appear later on!
'The Simpsons' has been having itself a banner week, boasting the talk of the town with Guillermo del Toro's upcoming "Treehouse of Horror" couch gag, but the good news doesn't stop there. Joining 'Sleepy Hollow's early renewal for 2014, 'The Simpsons' has officially been guaranteed a return for season 26, while 'The Daily Show' vet John Oliver has been chosen to lend his voice to an upcoming episode.
By now, you may have already seen Guillermo del Toro's epic, guest-directed opening for the next Halloween-themed episode of 'The Simpsons.' But have you really seen it? The three-minute opening is as dense with jokes, sight gags and movie references as anything we've ever seen, so multiple viewings isn't an option -- it's a necessity.
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Months ago we learned that horror master Guillermo del Toro would craft the couch gag for 'The Simpsons'' 2013 "Treehouse of Horror" Halloween special, previewing the sequence at Comic-Con 2013. But are you ready for the whole enchilada? From Hellboy to Harryhausen, see what the 'Pacific Rim' creator unearthed for what might be the most impressive 'Simpsons' gag yet!