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  • 'The Simpsons' at 25: Still going strong and rolling in the d'oh

    'The Simpsons' at 25: Still going strong and rolling in the d'oh
    "If TV has taught me anything, it's that miracles always happen to poor kids at Christmas," the now-familiar spiky-haired boy said on Dec. 17, 1989. "It happened to Tiny Tim. It happened to Charlie Brown. It happened to the Smurfs. And it's going to happen to us."
  • 'Goodfellas' actor sues Fox over 'Simpsons' character

    'Goodfellas' actor sues Fox over 'Simpsons' character
    Frank Sivero, a character actor who played Frankie Carbone in "Goodfellas," filed a $250 million lawsuit against Fox on Tuesday, claiming that his likeness was ripped off for use as the wiseguy Louie character on "The Simpsons." Sivero claims that he...

    How 'Simpsons World' Went from Deal Point to Immersive App Via FX Networks

    The genesis of "Simpsons World" -- the authenticated app that is the multimedia playground for all things connected to the iconic toon -- was a deal point in the megabucks syndication deal that brought "The Simpsons" to reruns to FXX. As FX Networks...

    'The Simpsons' celebrates its 26th season with -- what else? -- a death

     'The Simpsons' celebrates its 26th season with -- what else? -- a death
    Conservatives branded it an assault on family values. The nation's drug czar warned recovering addicts not to watch it. Schools barred clothing featuring its images. But when "The Simpsons" premieres its 26th season Sunday, TV's longest-running prime-...

    Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks

    Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks
    A more ponderous proposition there is not than a scholarly analysis of what comedy is and why we laugh at something. Take Arthur Schopenhauer — please. Humor, Schopenhauer writes, can be "traced to a syllogism in the first figure with an...