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A Fun Simpsons Thing!

It’s the last day of my vacation, so my laziness is still at peak Sean. So how about we enjoy this Monday with this funny Simpsons/real life video from Katrin von Niederhäusern. It’s really fun!

I should probably visit New Orleans some day. I’ve lived in America for my entire life but I’ve barely visited a quarter of it.

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New Simpsons Documentary to Possibly Be Awesome

I haven’t seen a new episode of The Simpsons in a very long time. I assume that’s probably the case for most of us. But this weekend is giving me cause to watch because Morgan Spurlock has apparently made an hour-long sports documentary about that classic episode Homer at the Bat. It’s the one about softball with all the baseball guest stars!

I love this kind of thing. Making sports mockumentaries about TV shows and movies. Have you ever seen the Space Jam episode of 30 for 30? Hilarious!

And, of course, I can’t leave you with reminders of Homer at the Bat without also linking that great end credits song!

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My 6 Favorite Cartoons of All Time (This Week)

I have watched cartoons for my entire life. As a child in the 1980s, I was the perfect target for the glut of toy commercial cartoons that filled the airwaves (and now our movie screens). The ’90s saw not only the rise of Fox Kids and after school cartoons, but also the coming of The Simpsons and prime time animated entertainment. I sat through Nicktoons, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, and now I’m basking in a golden age of smart, intelligent and often amazing cartoons like BoJack Horseman and Steven Universe.

So through all these long years, which ones are my all-time favorites?

Oh man, remember Dinosaucers?

Oh man, remember Dinosaucers?

By popular demand, I’ve finally sat down and figured out my six favorite cartoon shows of all time — at least for this week. This list is subject to change on a whim, but I think it’s pretty rooted in solid cartoon enjoyment. I had to dig deep on this one, and it pained me to cast some of my favorites into the ‘Honorable Mentions’ at the bottom. But these six are truly some of the greats.

For the sake of my sanity and memory, we’re sticking to television cartoon shows. There are plenty of animated movies and web cartoons that are genius, but we’ll save those for another day, perhaps. And please feel free to share your own favorites in the comments below!

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A Bunch of Simpsons Movie References, Most of Which I Never Got as a Kid

The Simpsons is chockful of movie references. Just straight to the very chock. And here’s a fun medley of a bunch of them!

We have Vimeo user cgmzz to thank for putting this together and posting it online. It’s a fun celebration, which is the best way to enjoy The Simpsons. And seeing as how I was a kid during the Golden Age, I’m pretty sure I didn’t understand even half of these at the time!

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I Kind of Want to Watch The Simpsons Again

Somebody at The Simpsons gets it. I haven’t watched the show in years, and I’m fairly certain all the new episodes are humorless and desperate, but somebody, somewhere, has their finger on the pulse of the exact level of camp that’s hilarious in 2016. How else do you explain this amazing Coach Gag that parodies the 80s to such a perfect degree?

That’s gold. And it’s an official Simpsons Coach Gag, to appear on an upcoming episode. That whole parody video is one bit of brilliance after another. Only to blow it in the final seconds with that bit about Maggie. But somewhere, it’s good to know somebody at The Simpsons understands what the hell they’re doing.

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