The Simpsons agree to vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the forthcoming election in a new video clip released by 20th Century Fox.
The standalone clip, entitled 3am, has been made public via YouTube.
Donald Trump is seen with a copy of a book called Great Speeches by A. Hitler in the video.
When Homer Simpson signals that he might vote for Donald Trump, Marge says: “If that’s your vote, I question whether I can ever be with you again.”
He replies: “And that’s how I became a Democrat.”
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are set to face each other in the presidential election, which takes place on November 8.
Marge and Homer Simpson’ discussion comes about when Marge says that she “can’t make love until I’ve decided who to vote for”.
The narrator then poses the question: “It’s 3am and the phone is ringing in the White House – who do you want to answer that call?”
The question is a reference to Hillary Clinton’s political campaign of 2008, which ran an ad featuring a ringing phone at 3am, asking Americans who they wanted leading their country during a time of crisis.
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are then seen responding to such a phone call.
Donald Trump responds by saying: “Not now, I’m on Twitter.”
The Republican then orders an aide to: “Put my name on the Lincoln memorial, disband NATO… and make me some scrambled eggs on gold plates.”
Former President Bill Clinton is seen initially answering the phone with: “The situation room? I’ll be right there.”
Bill Clinton’s face then falls as he hands the phone to Hillary, saying: “Oh, it’s for you.”
Hillary Clinton replies: “Yes, from now on, it’s always for me.”
Harry Shearer has announced he will leave The Simpsons after more than 25 years following a dispute with producers.
The 71-year-old actor voices Ned Flanders and Mr. Burns in the show.
Executive producer Al Jean said in a statement to the New York Times that Harry Shearer had turned down a new pay deal.
The Simpsons “will go on” and the actor’s characters will be recast, Al Jean added.
Harry Shearer took to Twitter to say the decision “wasn’t about money” and that signing up to a new series would have stopped him from doing other work.
He provided the voice for addled school principal Seymour Skinner as well as rapacious millionaire Montgomery Burns and Ned Flanders, Homer Simpson’s chipper neighbor.
Harry Shearer has announced he is leaving the long-running animated series on Twitter claiming that a lawyer for executive producer James L. Brooks said: “Show will go on, Harry will not be part of it, wish him the best.”
In a follow-up tweet, the actor added: “This because I wanted what we’ve always had: The freedom to do other work. Of course, I wish him the very best.”
In response, Al Jean wrote: “Harry Shearer was offered the same deal the rest of the cast accepted, and passed.
“The show will go on and we wish him well. Maggie took it hard.
“We do not plan to kill off characters like Burns and Flanders but will recast with the finest voiceover talent available.”
Last week, the Fox network confirmed it had commissioned two more series of The Simpsons.
According to reports at the time, Harry Shearer had yet to sign a new contract.
On May 14, Harry Shearer stressed that he had no plans to retire.
The Simpsons has been on air since 1989, and the new series will take the total number of episodes to 625.
World’s second-biggest toymaker LEGO has confirmed that it will produce a construction set based on the hit TV animation, The Simpsons.
The new kit will include figures of the main characters including Homer, Bart, Marge and Ned Flanders.
LEGO struck the deal with the show’s owners, Twentieth Century Fox.
Fox is scheduled to air an episode of The Simpsons featuring the cast in Lego form in May, in the US.
LEGO will produce a construction set based on hit TV animation The Simpsons
“We know our fans will love the challenge of building the Simpsons’ family home in great detail and the ability to collect quintessential characters in Lego minifigure form,” Jill Wilfert, from the LEGO Group said in a statement.
The Simpsons, a satirical parody of family life, has been running for 25 years making it the longest running scripted TV show in the US.
LEGO new set will go on sale in the US in February priced at $199.99. The company plans to launch a separate line of 16 Simpsons mini figures in May.
Homer and his family travel to Middle-Earth in search of the Comfy Couch in this Hobbit spoof, the latest couch from the episode Four Regrettings and a Funeral.
Four Springfielders are prompted to try to right past regrets following the funeral of a beloved neighbor. Homer regrets selling his Apple stock to buy a bowling ball, Marge worries she caused Bart’s rebellious streak, Mr. Burns reminisces about a romance he gave up with a beautiful Parisian woman.
The Simpsons travel to Middle-Earth in search of the Comfy Couch
Kent Brockman admits he was too afraid to leave local news and follow his former partner, Rachel Maddow (guest voicing as herself), to cable news in the all-new The Simpson’s Four Regrettings and a Funeral episode airing Sunday, November 3, at 8 PM ET/PT on FOX.
According to the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, Americans spend $300 million on costumes for their pets every Halloween.
On last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, creative dog groomer Catherine Opson showed off several dogs that were painted and groomed in interesting ways for Halloween. The five different dog designs shown included a zombie, a leopard, a koi pond, Sesame Street, and The Simpsons.
On last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, creative dog groomer Catherine Opson showed off several dogs that were painted and groomed in interesting ways for Halloween
However, the most amazing design was likely The Simpsons, which were actually displayed on two dogs. Jimmy Kimmel quipped they were the only dogs “to be sued by FOX for copyright infringement.”
The Simpsons character Edna Krabappel will be retired following Marcia Wallace’s death, the show’s producer announced.
Mrs. Edna Krabappel, the chain-smoking fourth grade teacher with a derisive laugh on The Simpsons will be retired after more than two decades on the show, Executive Producer Al Jean said in a statement on Saturday.
The move follows the news that Marcia Wallace, the comedienne who gave voice to the character, died Friday at the age of 70 from complications related to breast cancer.
The Simpsons character Edna Krabappel will be retired following Marcia Wallace’s death
“I was tremendously saddened to learn this morning of the passing of the brilliant and gracious Marcia Wallace,” Al Jean said in a statement.
“She was beloved by all at <<The Simpsons>> and we intend to retire her irreplaceable character.”
Edna Krabappel has been a fixture on the Fox sitcom since the second episode of the first season in 1990. Divorced and congenitally disaffected, she would endure a series of romantic and professional misadventures, including getting fired for being drunk on the job and having a relationship with the wholesome Ned Flanders.
In the lead-up to the show’s 25th season, Al Jean teased that an iconic character would be killed off, telling reporters that the actor playing the character won an Emmy for playing that character, which Marcia Wallace did in 1992. However, Al Jean said he was not referring to Mrs. Krabappel.
“Marcia’s passing is unrelated and again, a terrible loss for all who had the pleasure of knowing her,” Al Jean said.
Marcia Wallace, best known as the voice of Bart Simpson’s teacher Edna Krabappel, has died at the age of 70.
The actress’ death was announced in a statement from executive producer Al Jean.
Marcia Wallace won an Emmy in 1992 for her work on The Simpsons, as a jaded, grumpy fourth-grade teacher, forced to put up with Bart’s antics.
Al Jean said her “irreplaceable character” would be retired from the show.
“I was tremendously saddened to learn this morning of the passing of the brilliant and gracious Marcia Wallace,” he said on Saturday.
Marcia Wallace won an Emmy in 1992 for her work on The Simpsons, as a jaded, grumpy fourth-grade teacher, forced to put up with Bart’s antics
“She was beloved by all at The Simpsons. It’s a terrible loss for all who had the pleasure of knowing her.”
Marcia Wallace had played Edna Krabappel since The Simpsons began in 1990.
Her character was known for the catchphrase “Do what I mean, not what I say” and exclaiming “Ha!” in disgust.
It is unclear when the actress died or what the cause was.
Marcia Wallace had previously survived breast cancer, which she wrote about in her memoir Don’t Look Back, We’re Not Going that Way, published in 2004.
Before appearing in The Simpsons, Marcia Wallace played receptionist Carol Bondurant on The Bob Newhart Show and guest starred on popular shows in the 1970s and 1980s such as The Love Boat and Magnum PI.
Executive producer Al Jean stressed that previous hints that a regular character on The Simpsons could be killed off in the next series were unrelated.
The Simpsons’ executive producer Al Jean revealed during a recent conference call that the writers are “working on a script where a character will pass away”.
“We are doing this story for the same reason we do all others – we think it has a good emotional through line,” Al Jean told The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday, keeping under wraps whether the character would be killed off or pass away.
“The story will be produced this year though it may air in season 26.”
The Simpsons executive producer revealed a major character will be killed off
Al Jean hinted that “the actor playing the character won an Emmy” for the role, stopping short of revealing which of the beloved animated gang would not survive.
He told The Hollywood Reporter that the episode would happen sometime in mid- to late-2014.
In its 25 seasons, The Simpsons has killed off seven characters – Homer’s Las Vegas wife, Amber (season 16) and Ned’s wife Maude Flanders (season 11) among them.
Pressed for details, Al Jean would not comment beyond the Emmy clue when asked if the death would lead into a “Who Shot Mr. Burns?”-type story, only noting that he hoped the stunt would get “Breaking Bad-type numbers”.
The Simpsons will meet Family Guy for a crossover episode, Fox announced Thursday.
The two highly popular animated comedies are scheduled to meet in autumn of 2014 in a mash-up which will surely have fans jumping for joy.
The episode will take place in The Simpsons’ hometown of Springfield, where Family Guy‘s Griffin family will show up for what will surely be hilarious interaction.
The mash-up has been dubbed The Simpsons Guy and will surely be a win for Fox, which is the home of both shows.
The Simpsons will meet Family Guy for a crossover episode
According to Fox, when the Griffin family arrives in Springfield during a road trip, they “get along famously” with the Simpsons.
Homer Simpson “welcomes his new <<albino>> friends with open arms”, the episode synopsis explains.
When the famous cartoon families meet, of course Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin will go head to head over which beer is better – Duff or Pawtucket.
Family matriarchs Marge Simpson and Lois Griffin are apparently set to become pals, whilst Stewie and Bart will bond over their mutual love for pranks.
Fox gave comments on behalf of their characters, with Peter Griffin saying: “Fox hasn’t spent this much money since they took Simon Cowell tight T-shirt shopping,” and Homer Simpson adding: “Finally I can get my hands on this guy!”
The Simpsons, created by Matt Groening, and Family Guy, created by Seth MacFarlane, have never had an official crossover episode.
Seth MacFarlane has appeared in an episode of The Simpsons, and Dan Castellaneta of The Simpsons made an appearance on Family Guy, but that has been the extent of it to date.
The Simpsons has been running for 24 seasons now, while Family Guy is in its 11th season.
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