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...
'The Simpsons' may not be the attention-grabbing powerhouse it once was (except when they make epic 'Game of Thrones'-syle couch gags), but they're never lacking for a bit of classic nerd fan-service.
Former 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' star Brent Spiner announced months ago via his Twitter that he'd be lending his voice to an upcoming episode of 'The Simpsons,' playing appropriately enough, a robot, but today we get to see the first images from forthcoming March 18 'Simpsons' episode "Them, Robot."
You know you've officially made it to the big time when 'The Simpsons' has it in mind to skewer you, not that 'Game of Thrones' really needed much confirmation of its popularity.
Last night's otherwise un-remarkable episode of 'The Simpsons' "Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart" sought to brilliantly capture 'Game of Thrones' memorable title credits sequence through its weekly couch gag, transforming the whole of Springfield into the landscape of Westeros that famously rises and comes to life as the credits roll! As if the amazing new trailer for 'Game of Thrones' Season 2 weren't enough, the fires of anticipation for the April 1 premiere only burn hotter with this homage.
After 23 seasons of laughs, it's hard to imagine a world where 'The Simpsons' aren't on television. In addition to being the longest-running scripted series in TV history, 'Simpsons' quotes and references have become part of our daily vernacular. And yet, the show's storied history and the behind-the-scenes tales of how the characters came to life have been barely noticed in the large shadow its iconic characters have cast on the world.