This week Peter Atencio (@atencio, director of Key & Peele and Keanu) joins us to send you to heaven...before we send you to HELLLLLL...I mean, to discuss "Cape Feare." We dish on Kelsey Grammer, Up Late With McCain, the phenomenal direction of this episode, and being more familiar with the Simpsons versions of things than the originals.
Plus: We all learn who Linda Lavin is.
Hot dog! This episode is a real wiener! Cody Johnston (@drmistercody, Cracked) joins us to discuss those clowns in congress! What a bunch of clowns! We also passingly discuss the John Swartzwelder masterpiece "Bart Gets An Elephant." We get stampy about the gentlemanliness of Mr. Burns, how any news is unprecedented when your show has been running for 26 years, and the show's subtle yet effective sound design. Plus: Allie debuts a hot new character that nearly kills our sound guy!
It's time to get your heart broken and rebuilt piece by piece as we discuss one of the most touching Simpsons episodes ever, "Lisa's Substitute," with Daniel O'Brien (@DOB_INC, Cracked, author of "How To Fight Presidents"). We discuss chillin' on the phone with customer service, wanting desperately to make teachers laugh, how hard it can be to find your place as a kid, and Marge's subtly savvy parenting. Plus: Dan and Julia freak out our intern!
On this week's show we're joined by "Weird Al" Yankovic to discuss his first Simpsons appearance, "Three Gays of the Condo." Al shares some behind the scenes stories, his favorite moments, and why he chose a Simpsons clip for his song about prank calls. Plus: A brief cameo from Joe Kwaczala!
The girls are joined by comedian/writer Nick Mundy (of the upcoming Tween Fest! Adam Ruins Everything, Conan, Collegehumor and holy shit so much more you guys). They talk phobias, friends, and famous wedding officiants. Mundy comes to terms with his Homer-ness in the husband dept, and Allie explores the concept of a "Zoo Cruise" which as you would expect is a zany modern twist on Noah's Arc.
This week we set off the Independent Thought Alarm with Jackie Johnson (@jackie_michele, Quick and Funny Musicals, Punk Rock Barbie) as we go deep on "Lisa The Vegetarian." We discuss being a vegan in Dallas, Sir Paul's eyes, MYTH! MYTH!, tender Dad moments and making sure to stay woke af. Plus: An inspirational interlude!
We embrace our inner Milhouses* as we talk "Bart's Friend Falls In Love" with Jensen Karp (@jensenclan88, author of "Kanye West Owes Me $300"). We talk about mysterious safety deposit boxes, Bart's Dad/Bart's Friend, a horse dancing with a streetlight, "I am the greatest thing that has ever existed, ever," and this one kid, Lance. Plus: Don't get fingered young!
This week's show was recorded LIVE at the 2016 Los Angeles Podcast Festival, and features an insane line-up of guests! Joining us to discuss their favorite scenes are Simpsons writers Josh Weinstein, Matt Selman and Tim Long, plus super-fans Alex Hirsch, Samm Levine and Luke McGarry.
Plus: David Silverman makes a special video appearance! See it for yourself at bit.ly/ecpsilverman.
Listen up nerdlingers! This week we're going back to college as we discuss the beer-fueled mayhem of "Homer Goes To College" with Jeremy Smith (@MrBeaks, author of George Clooney: Anatomy Of An Actor). Aside from complaining about that lousy stupid Dean, we talk about mandatory nap time, South Park: Six Days To Air, "Is Matt Groening on this newsgroup?," and the humanity of hand drawn animation. Plus: Julia has yet another stroke!
We're having our first LIVE SHOW as part of LA PODFEST and we could not be more excited! Join us, along with our special guests Alex Hirsch, David Silerman, Josh Weinstein, Samm Levine, Tim Long, Matt Selman and Luke McGarry, on Sunday, September 25th as we throw the ultimate Simpsons clip show! Tickets are available at lapodfest.com.
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This week we go ambulance chasing with Jeff Loveness (@Jeffloveness, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Marvel Comics) as we take on the season two classic "Bart Gets Hit By A Car," and just like the episode, things get real. We discuss not being allowed to watch The Simpsons when you were a kid, Street Justice, and loose caskets. Plus: Allie tries desperately to recall The Wizard of Oz.
We've got our first ever LIVE SHOW coming up at this year's LA PODFEST and we could not be more stoked. Joining us will be Samm Levine, Alex Hirsch, Josh Weinstein and so many many more! More info and tickets at lapodfest.com.
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Get your ears ready for some sweet sweet audio candy as Joe McAdam (@joemcadam, The Wheel Show) joins us to discuss "Homer Badman." We get gummy about Walt Disney's frozen head, The Women's Expo, Bart's dad, the fallacy of male feminism, and whether or not this episode would play as well today as it did in the early 90s. Plus: Julia has yet another stroke!
We're having our first live show as part of the LA PODCAST FESTIVAL and we couldn't be more excited! Come join us and special guests Josh Weinstein, Matt Selman, Samm Levine, Alex Hirsch and more! Tickets and more info can be found at lapodfest.com!
Live under the sea and can't join us in person? No problem! Use the code "Everything" and save FIVE DOLLARY-DOOS on a live streaming pass for the entire weekend!
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This week Jake Flores (@feraljokes, "Humours" available on iTunes) joins us to discuss Homer Simpson's blood feud with America's greatest/worst city in "The City of New York Vs Homer Simpson." We discuss Beyonce Truthers, out of character jokes, creating awareness of Duff, the anthropology of this episode, and so much more stuff it'll make you wanna drink a piping hot glass of clam juice.
DON'T FORGET: We're doing our first live show at LA PODFEST on Sunday, September 25th! Tickets are available now at lapodfest.com! Get 'em before they're all gotten!
Who is that rapping* at our chamber door? Why it's MC Lars (@mclars), here to discuss a quaint and curious volume of Simpsons lore, the original "Treehouse of Horror." We talk about his Edgar Allan Poe album, using The Simpsons as a teaching tool, "I like that you like it," canned ham fandom (aka candom), and the indomitable spirit of Hans Moleman. Only this and nothing more.
*I make no apologies for this pun --Intern Brandon
On this week's show legendary Simpsons writer Jeff Martin ("Homer's Barbershop Quartet," "A Streetcar Named Marge," and many others) joins us to talk about his classic episode, "I Married Marge." He gives us the inside scoop on writing classic Simpsons songs, what he's pulled from real life for his episodes, "There's my buddy," meeting a Beatle, and messing with Conan O'Brien.
--which, if true, means death for us all! But now: A PODCAST!
It's Grimey, you guys! We're finally doing Grimey! And who better to join us than the hilarious and insightful Spencer Gilbert (Screen Junkies, @SpencerJGilbert) as we discuss one of the most important, and bleak, episodes in Simpsons history, "Homer's Enemy." We talk about real life Homers, the frustrating instinct to correct people, PEW PEW PEWWWWWW!!!!!!, and finally call B.S. on Dinosaurs. PLUS: O ZANNNN
PODCAST FOREVER! BARNEY NEVER! PODCAST FOREVER! BARNEY NEVER!
This week we enter the sordid world of barbershop quartets as we discuss "Homer's Barbershop Quarter" with Kali Fontecchio and Anthony Vanchure from the band Kali Kazoo (@kalikazoo). We talk about the humanity in the animation from these early years, the wildly underrated Beatles’ movie HELP!, and ol’ timey curse words. Plus: More Cool Dad talk!
LISTENER, I DEMAND SATISFACTION! I CHALLENGE YOU TO A PODCAST!
This week pop culture genius Abed Gheith (Rick & Morty, Channel 101, @AbedG) joins us to talk Tomacco as we dive deep into "E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)." We discuss the ever-ageless Jeff Davis, why Deliverance is NOT a party movie, and Alexander Hamilton (Who doesn't give a Damilton). Plus: There is more My Dinner With Andre talk than any of us could have possibly expected!
HEY THERE PODCAST BOY, FLYIN' THROUGH THE SKY SO FANCY FREE!
This week the delightful Kate Dwyer (Feeling Feelings, witchsy.com, @feelingsmusings) joins us to talk about "Lisa The Beauty Queen." We discuss Bob Hope, the allure of extracurriculars you may not be right for, and how easy it is to fake truther videos! PLUS: Julia has another stroke!
This week the ultra-talented Eric Appel (Son Of Zorn, @erockappel) joins us to discuss "Homer Loves Flanders," aka "That episode that the Homer in the hedges gif comes from." We discuss introducing his daughter to the show, the lighter side of Moe Szyslak, and the many impracticalities of a nacho hat. *Sings guitar solo from Two Tickets To Paradise*
SHAVE THOSE SIDEBURNS, MATTINGLY! IT'S TIME FOR A PODCAST!
This week we're talkin' softball with "Homer At The Bat" and the hilarious George Watsky (@gwatsky). We discuss an all-podcaster softball league, The Brooklyn Tip-Tops, and telling time via Simpsons reruns. We tried to give 110% this week BUT THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE. NO PODCAST CAN GIVE MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED PERCENT. BY DEFINITION THAT IS THE MOST A PODCAST CAN GIVE!
This week we all have Fred Savage-narrated flashbacks as we discuss the comic-centric classic "Three Men and A Comic Book" with the wonderful Dani Fernandez (@MsDaniFernandez). We talk about Bus-Man, secret stoner characters from our childhoods, getting culture second hand and get some patented JP LIFE HACKZ. Plus: THE APPLE DEBATE RAGES ON AND NEARLY DESTROYS A FRIENDSHIP!
It's about to get spooooooooky as the delightful Whitmer Thomas (Power Violence, @WhitmerThomas) joins us to discuss Treehouse of Horror XI. We discuss celebrity stunt casting in animation, the different expectations for comedy around the world, and the fact that cats seem to assume that Whitmer is just a statue for them to climb. Plus: MOMS CAN DIE?!?!?!?!?
What can I say? They just wanted it more...
Aaaah, podcast! Is there any word more thrilling to the human soul? This week the hilarious Chris Stephens (Funny or Die, @chrisstephensmd) joins us to discuss “The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase!” We discuss hat-based comedy, snackable content, Nancy Drew CD-Roms and wedding after wedding after wedding! Plus: Allie had a crush on Ted Knight! As a child! Ted Knight!
The episode of Conan O’Brien’s Serious Jibber Jabber with the Simpsons writers can be found here: bit.ly/simpsjibber
On this week's episode, concerned citizen Mike Mayfield (Mr. Pickles, @mikelmayfield) joins us to discuss the senseless violence and mayhem of season 2's classic "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge." We talk about writer/animator tension, outrage culture, and whether or not it's really easier to draw a pie than an ice cream cone. Plus: HAS ALLIE BEEN A PARENT ALL ALONG?!?!?!?!?
This week we’re joined by the wonderful Haley Mancini (The Powerpuff Girls!) to discuss the heartbreaking and hilarious season three opener “Stark Raving Dad.” We read the episode’s bafflingly odd Wikipedia summary, marvel at the show’s mastery of “kid moments,” and discuss famous Simpsons “writer” Roy G. Royerson. Plus: couldeatatarbys is back in action!
NOTE: THIS EPISODE WAS RECORDED BY ALLIE AND JULIA’S DESIGNATED VOICE DOUBLES.