Though it’s still funnier than anything Seth MacFarlane is doing, there are those who might argue that the recently announced 26th season might just be a little too much for The Simpsons, the once-iconic yellow family that’s now just merely liked. Still, if you’re going to hate on them, please know that, like almost everything else, they’ve already beat you to it. Here’s ten of the best.
1. After the original airing of the season two episode “Three Men and a Comic Book,” a clip featuring Bart and Homer discussing The Cosby Show ends with Bart’s admission that, if he had a TV show, he’d “run that sucker into the ground.”
The admission comes after the video, produced by students at a new-media training school in Montreal, had gotten more than 2.7 million views on YouTube and been covered by dozens of media in Canada and internationally.
When it comes to handicapping the Oscars race (and winning the office pool), the films that matter are the ones the fewest people watch. Anyone can pick Christopher Plummer or The Artist as a likely winner, but what about the short films? Is Tuba Atlantic a better bet than Raju — and what do those titles mean anyway?
Canada pulling out of Kyoto accord “It’s now clear that Kyoto is not the path forward for a global solution to climate change. If anything, it’s an impediment.” Canada will formally withdraw from the Kyoto accord on climate change, Environment Minister Peter Kent said Monday.
Unlikely Hero: Animated documentary tells dark story of biker boss Maurice ‘Mom’ Boucher Maurice “Mom” Boucher was the ruthless leader of a criminal gang whose drive to control Quebec’s drug trade set off a deadly biker war. As a younger man, he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at gunpoint; now he is back in prison serving life sentences for the murders of two prison guards. In short, not your typical cartoon hero.
But in a new documentary drawing praise in Quebec, a filmmaker who grew up across the street from the Hells Angels main bunker offers a comic-book take on the biker boss.
In Mom and Me, Danic Champoux uses animation to portray a childhood spent idolizing his rowdy neighbours. Instead of cowboys and Indians, he played cops and Angels. When he had to give an oral presentation in school, he talked about growing up to be a full-patch biker. The glow eventually wore off, but his story helps explain the grip the once mighty gang held on the public imagination.
“It’s funny, because there is part of me that has remained a child and who still sees them as knights perched on their motorcycles gleaming in the sun,” Mr. Champoux, 35, recalled in an interview this week. “There is something that I still find beautiful, that I find romantic in that.”
Fox likely to axe The Simpsons after one more season After news broke earlier this week of labour disputes between the brass at Fox and the voice actors and producers of The Simpsons, The Wrap is now reporting that Fox is planning to take the animated sitcom off the air.
According to The Wrap, “Fox wants The Simpsons for one more season at most — and only if it can pay 25 to 30 percent less for it.” (Photo: FOX)