Matt Groening

10 ‘The Simpsons’ Facts Fresh From the Kwik-E-Mart

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 10, 2015 @ 12:53 PM
They’ll never stop The Simpsons, so have no fear, they’ve got stories for years, but did you know America’s favorite animated family was thought up in the lobby before a pitch meeting? Or that Matt Groening based most of the characters on his own family? These are just some of the Springfield kwyjibos populating the tenth episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which pays a visit to The Simpsons’ home state of … uh, somewhere!

‘The Simpsons’ Voice Harry Shearer Leaving the Series, Iconic Characters to Get New Voices

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 14, 2015 @ 12:56 AM
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The Simpsons has gone on long enough that fans will inevitably face cast departure or a potential end to the series, but despite the recent renewal for Seasons 27 and 28, that end may already be in sight. Iconic Simpsons mainstay Harry Shearer appears to have revealed his exit from the long-running FOX animated series, and not even Ned Flanders could find the optimism here.

‘Portlandia’ Season 5 Gets an “Epic” Star-Studded Trailer

by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 20, 2014 @ 10:15 AM
The always-welcome weirdness of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s IFC ‘Portlandia’ will return in 2015 for its fifth season (might it be the last?) on January 8, and this season might be the biggest yet. The first full trailer for ‘Portlandia’ season 5 has eco-biked its way down the hill, bringing an “epic” tone and more guest stars than we can rightly shake an organic celery stalk at.

Watch 'Futurama' Cross Over with 'The Simpsons' in Official "Simpsorama" Couch Gag!

by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 6, 2014 @ 2:57 PM
Say what you will about 'The Simpsons' recent crossover efforts with 'Family Guy,' we're actively excited to bring the 31st century back when the cast of 'Futurama' arrives for this Sunday's coming "Simpsorama" crossover. Watch Homer get his first taste of Hedonism-bot with the newly-released couch gag from 'The Simpsons'-'Futurama' crossover!

Updated!: 'The Simpsons' Hometown Revealed!

by Damon Houx April 10, 2012 @ 5:45 PM
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Woe be unto the person who is kept up late at night wondering where 'The Simpsons' is set. There are a number of Springfields in America, though one could think Massachusetts might have a lead if only because Mayor Quimby is so obviously modeled on a Kennedy Brother. But Matt Groening has revealed his source of inspiration...