In celebration of this Sunday’s FXX marathon of the first 24 Treehouse of Horror episodes (also known as the best day ever) and that Treehouse of Horror XXV just aired last week, entertainment Weekly has ranked all 75 Treehouse shorts from worst to first.
After I was finally able to access Simpsons World yesterday, I realized it was awesome. My favorite feature is the fact that I can hit play on an episode and it will just keep playing episodes until I tell it to stop. This is handy for the lazy person that I am, sometimes pushing a button on a remote can be so bothersome.
However, there is one change that needs to be made and it needs to be made immediately.
After appearing and then disappearing from the FXNow app on Apple TV earlier today, the Simpsons World area has returned.
I am happy to say that it is streaming just fine. I am watching an episode called Gorgeous Grampa where it reveals that Abe Simpson was a Gorgeous George style professional wrestler. It seemed most appropriate given we deal with that subject on this site as well.
In her first post yesterday, Mia wrote that if The Simpsons came to Netflix it would completely destroy her productivity. Well, the Simpsons isn’t coming to NetFlix but her productivity is probably doomed as of tomorrow.
The every Simpsons ever marathon is alive and kicking on FXX. It seems to be a popular thing for people to post their top 10 favorite episodes. Well, what you will find below is my list. I have excluded the Tree House of Horror episodes from this list because I’ll want to rank them at Halloween.
Let me say that this was a real challenge for me. Season 3 in particular had some great shows I had to leave off the list. “Bart the Murderer” and “Flaming Moe’s” and “Radio Bart” are all tremendous as is “Bart the Lover”. It is clear from my list that I am partial to the seasons 3-6 era as are most fans. The newest episode on my list is from season 12 and I will admit it is an episode that isn’t going to make a lot of people’s list.
On Thursday, August 21, at 10:00 AM ET, FXX will begin its Simpsons marathon. They will show all 552 episodes of the animated series with the marathon ending right before the clock hits midnight on Sept. 2.
I own up through season 16 on DVD and season 20. But will I be tuning in at 10:30 CT on August 22 to watch my favorite episode ‘Homer at the Bat’? You bet I will. If nobody hears from me from Aug. 21 to Sept. 2 this is why.
I can’t wait to see another stunt like this if the series ever comes to an end.
Oh and while I’m thinking about it, FXX had better do a Tree house of Horror marathon on Halloween or they fail.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go figure out what channel FXX is on my cable system…
When ‘Family Guy’ kicks off this season on Sept. 28 it will be in an hour long episode where the Griffin’s find themselves in Springfield but they’re not allowed to say which state.
There they will meet up with popular springfield residents ‘The Simpsons’. At the ‘Family Guy’ panel at the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday the panelists discussed the episode. Entertainment Weekly posted a five minute glimpse into the episode.
I have to pull back the Vail of secrecy that surrounds how we here at Combat Hooligans decide what to write about. Sure, you all probably just assume that we write about whatever we feel like whenever we feel like it. Well, that’s generally true. But sometimes, I will get a message on Facebook from Art saying something like ‘You might want to write about this’.
Sometimes when I see the message and the link he provides I think ‘Dude, if it is worth writing about, you do it’. Then what usually happens is I read the contents of the link he provides and think ‘it is wise that you came to me with this’.
Such is the case with this news item from this morning.
At an upfront presentation earlier today it was announced that ‘The Simpsons’ would debut on FXX with a 12 day, 552 episode marathon. This will make it by far the longest marathon in television history.
‘The Simpsons’ debut on the cable channel is a big deal in more ways than one. The most obvious is that this is the first time that the series will air on cable. The second is the $750 million price tag over the life of the contract. The third is that the show will also debut on the Fox Now Video on Demand platform. The current season is available on Hulu Plus but the entire run of the series has never been available on this type of platform.
A new Simpsons app, rumored to be called ‘Simpsons World’, is also coming soon.
The show will debut on FXX this fall. If you don’t see me post for awhile, now you know why.