The Simpsons (TV Show)

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Spinal Tap's Harry Shearer Bringing His Katrina Documentary to Houston

    Harry Shearer: Bringing the Katrina story to the Alamo Drafthouse​Harry Shearer, known for being one-third of Spinal Tap, one-half (it seems) of The Simpsons and just about all of the syndicated radio program Le Show, has adopted New Orleans as home. He's become wrapped up in the city's recov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Houston Musicians Explain Their Facebook Cartoon Pics

    ​For the last week or so, Facebook campaign has asked users to change their profile pictures to a beloved cartoon character from their youth. Some claim it's to bring attention to the plight of abused children. Others - like your humble reporter, who is currently sporting Link from the old Leg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    What Does Batman Have To Do With "Jingle Bells"?​Jingle Bells! Batman smells Robin laid an egg. Batmobile lost a wheel And the Joker got away. Everyone has heard this parody of "Jingle Bells." In fact, for a couple of years Rocks off had recited this version so many times that when called upon to sing the original ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Houston Texans -- R.I.P. 2010

    Dr. Kubler-Ross is here to see you, Texan fans​In her 1969 book Death and Dying, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross describes in detail the five stages of dealing with grief and tragedy. Simply put, the human progression is to exhibit feelings of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance (like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Ten TV Shows That Need To Go Away Now

    ​We're barely a month into the fall TV season and have already lost three new network shows. My Generation, the show that was to catch us up on a group of high school graduates ten years after the fact (and presumably set to the music of The Who) pulled a Keith Moon after two episodes. Lone St ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2010

    Ira Glass

    Ira Glass returns to Houston to let us in on the drama of presenting America to Americans

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Five Things We're Not Looking Forward To In The Upcoming Fall TV Season

    ​Just when you were afraid the lack of fresh content on your television might finally force you to get up off your couches and engage in some meaningful interaction with your loved ones, here comes the 2010 fall season and its annual helping of canned laughter, reality shenanigans, and FCC-app ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Homer No Function Beer Well Without: Geeks Who Drink Present an All-Simpsons Pub Trivia Night

    ​Homer Simpson and beer are virtually inseparable. Just take a look at some of his finer quotes on the malty beverage: There are endless pages of them. It's fitting therefore that the Geeks Who Drink host an annual Yellow Fever night, an all-Simpsons pub trivia challenge. On August 18 at Taps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    The Week In TV: Enjoy Hulu While It Lasts

    The good stuff won't be free for much longer.​My backyard flooded, I went half-blind on fireworks, and I am exponentially losing my agility. This was the week in TV Land: • As if to taunt my very desires, Hulu announced last week that it's launching Hulu Plus, a paid version of the site th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    He Said She Said: Our 10 Favorite Fictional Bands

    ​ It's a sad state of affairs when a parody band ends up being funnier/better/more entertaining that the original (we're lookin' at you, The Beatles). She Said started thinking of this list last week after making one in a million lifetime references to the fake band Blues Hammer from the movie Gho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Game Time: Texans Battle Titans Tonight In The Most Important Athletic Event In Our's Nation's History

    ​Ladies and gentlemen, I've been to Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq, and I can say without hyperbole that this is a million times worse than all of them put together." -- Kent Brockman, Channel 6, Springfield (The Simpsons)If you are wondering what "this" was in that quote, it was the Bart Simpso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    For The Lebowski Bash: Five Dudes Better Than The Dude

    The Big Lebowski has undergone a hell of a transformation since hitting big screens over a decade ago. A (very) mild financial success upon theatrical release, it's gone on to become a bona fide cult phenomenon, spawning "Dudeism" -- an online religion with over 60,000 ordained ministers -- and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    TV Land: 30 Rock Is Back! And Some Other Stuff Happened Too

    It was a long week in TV Land, so let's get some Cheesy Blasters and do it to it: • 30 Rock is back! 30 Rock is back! I know that some of you -- most of you? -- probably thought that Texas' victory was the best thing on TV this week, but that's because you're young and don't know much yet. Trus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Marge Simpson In Playboy Two Franchises On The Way Down

    ​So it seems Marge Simpson is appearing in Playboy: Simpsons matriarch Marge Simpson is gracing the cover of Playboy magazine, becoming the first cartoon character in the publication's history.The November issue sees Marge posing on a chair with the distinctive Playboy Bunny logo. It marks the 2 ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 14, 2009

    ¿Quieres Chingar?

    amd other suave ways of getting in her chonis

  • Culture

    March 5, 2009
  • Culture

    October 16, 2008
  • Music

    May 22, 2008

    Americans Recording Mexican Songs

    The Bueno, the Bad and the Muy Ugly

  • Home Entertainment

    November 29, 2007
  • News

    August 23, 2007
  • Film

    August 2, 2007

    The Simpsons Movie

    Breathe easy, Simpsons fans

  • Music

    October 26, 2006

    An Open Letter to Nick Lachey

    Ten reasons why you're better off without her

  • Home Entertainment

    August 17, 2006
  • Music

    January 20, 2005
  • Calendar

    December 2, 2004

    Hollywood Holiday

    Judith Owen and Harry Shearer spread some Christmas cheer, L.A.-style

  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    Wigged Gigs

    A selection of some of the wildest, weirdest, and most dangerous bands and shows in Houston history

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Classics Rock

    Which Greek god is your favorite musician?

  • Dining

    November 13, 2003

    Slow Down for Crabs

    Blue Water Seafood's got a wonderfully crusty coastal feel

  • Dining

    May 29, 2003

    The War with Chirac

    Guerin's Bistro fights the good fight while anti-French sentiment swirls about Houston and the United States

  • Music

    March 13, 2003

    Bowling for Bands

    Pinmonkey scores a strike against Nashville's solo-singer system

  • Culture

    March 6, 2003

    That '60s Show

    Oliver Beene goes against fake millionaires and phony idols

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    Cat's Eye

    Red Cat manager Dan Bowie makes it his business to spot soul talent

  • Culture

    July 26, 2001

    It Happens

    Ohmigod! Five seasons in, South Park's the funniest show on TV.

  • Culture

    April 26, 2001

    Shearer Delight

    The voice of Flanders is the voice of reason, absatively posilutely

  • Culture

    September 7, 2000

    School's Out

    When Fox-TV canceled American High, the network hit a new low

  • Film

    June 22, 2000

    Free-Range Chicken

    No secret recipe here: The creators of Wallace & Gromit and Wat's Pig cook up a bucketload of inventive fun