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Simpsons Creator Matt Groening Has a New Netflix Show Starring Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson

As Variety reports, Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening is the latest big-name industry vet to pen a deal with Netflix.  The partnership between the two…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 25, 2017

Ed Sheeran Will Parody La La Land on an Upcoming Episode of The Simpsons

A lot of people complained about Ed Sheeran's guest spot on Game of Thrones; I thought it was okay. The newest news of Sheeran's small-screen…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 17, 2017

The Simpsons Mock Donald Trump’s First 100 Days In New Short

In a newly released short, The Simpsons have skewered Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. The clip first depicts Donald Trump reading tweets in a…
Emma May / April 27, 2017

A History of ‘The Simpsons’ on Billboard’s Charts

Mmm, charts … Exactly 30 years ago, on April 19, 1987, The Simpsons' first skit appeared on Fox's The Tracey Ullman Show. Minute-long bits aired during…
Xander Zellner / April 19, 2017

Stream the Simpsons’ Hip-Hop Episode Featuring Beyoncé, Spike Lee, RZA, Common, More

If you missed it on Sunday, you can now stream the hip-hop-themed, Great-Gatsby-parodying Simpsons double-episode "The Great Phatsby" via Fox and Hulu. The episode…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 17, 2017

Pharrell Joined ‘The Simpsons’ Last Night For a ‘Happy’ Cameo

Last night, Pharrell took over the Grammys with a somber take on his hit single "Happy," but at the same time, his animated self popped…
Brennan Carley / February 9, 2015

See Judas Priest Atone for ‘Breaking the Law’ on ‘The Simpsons’

Last season, producers for The Simpsons showed off their musical savvy with an impressive list of guest stars. Tom Waits, Sigur Rós, the Decemberists, and…
Kyle McGovern / January 6, 2014

Speaking in Tongues: A Conversation With Sigur Ros’ Jonsi

Of all the "post-rock" bands that came to prominence around the turn of millennium, Sigur Rós' success is both the biggest and most surprising. Sharing…
Marc Hogan / June 13, 2013

Sigur Ros, Bjork Welcome ‘The Simpsons’ to Iceland

This past season, The Simpsons have turned Tom Waits, Carrie Brownstein, and the Decemberists yellow, and last night, Springfield's finest welcomed Icelandic iconcs Sigur Rós and Björk into…
Kyle McGovern / May 20, 2013

Sigur Ros Drawn Into a Very Icelandic ‘Simpsons’ Season Finale

The Simpsons will go to Iceland for the finale of Season 24, due to air Sunday, May 19, and post-rock giants Sigur Rós will be…
Chris Martins / May 3, 2013

Watch the Simpsons Do Their Very Own ‘Harlem Shake,’ Homer Style

Well, this was an inevitability as Baauer's "Harlem Shake" slowly worms its way into the very fabric of the universe. As a side effect of…
Chris Martins / March 1, 2013

Tom Waits, Uh, Waits for the Apocalypse on ‘The Simpsons’

Tom Waits lent his gravelly bark to The Simpsons for a January 6 episode titled "Homer Goes to Prep School" and now the entire broadcast…
Kyle McGovern / January 14, 2013

The Decemberists Score Springfield’s Hipsterfication on ‘The Simpsons’

In Sunday night's episode of The Simpsons, "The Day The Earth Stood Cool," Homer went hipster after meeting a goateed food truck proprietor played by…
Chris Martins / December 10, 2012

Tom Waits Takes Downtown Train to Springfield for ‘Simpsons’ Cameo

As if to counter Simpsons fans' "collective d'oh!" upon learning that Justin Bieber would be making an appearance sometime next season, the show's producers have…
Kory Grow / August 27, 2012

WATCH: Coldplay Guest on ‘The Simpsons’

While the Grammys were in full swing on CBS, one of the world's biggest bands -- Coldplay -- made a short, unheralded, and pretty cool…
Peter Gaston / February 1, 2010