• The Simpsons Get A Minecraft Makeover [Video]

    In case you don’t have any gamers in your life, Minecraft is the hugely successful, multi-platform, open world game with no particular objective other than gathering materials and building cool stuff. Kids all over the world are obsessed with it and Microsoft recently purchased it for $2.5 billion, so it’s a pretty big deal. Because of the open nature of the game, creative folks are always coming up with interesting Minecraft recreations of real life places. But that gets boring after a while, because if we wanted to see a real place, we’d just really go there. But we can’t go to Springfield, because the damn creators won’t tell us what state the Simpsons live in! So we’ll have to enjoy this Minecrft recreation from Bearly Regal instead.

  • 8 Of The Strangest Animated TV Shows From The 1980s [Link]

    Saturday morning cartoons were a way of life in the 80s. We didn’t have DVR and we couldn’t record all the shows on differant channels at the same time with a VCR. For four hours every Saturday, we would anxiously switch back and forth between ABC, NBC, CBS, and later Fox to catch all the terrible cartoons. Relive some of the most bizarre shows from that time and be amazed that Turbo Teen, featuring a boy that turns into a car, isn’t even the weirdest.

  • The Vocal Track To The Seinfeld Theme Song Revealed

    At a time when just about every sitcom featured a theme song with goofy vocals (think Leon Redbone’s catchy Mr. Belvedere ditty), Seinfeld was an anomaly, with a theme that was nothing more than some funky bass and a brief horn line. But it turns out, the song had a long lost vocal track that was used by nu metal superstars Limp Bizkit in 1999, a year after the hit comedy ended its run. That’s right, when you were rocking out to “Break Stuff” in your Jnco Kangaroos, you were actually justifying ripping someone’s head off to the Seinfeld theme. Or not. But you have to admit, they fit together pretty well.

  • Parks And Recreation By The Numbers Infographic

    NBC’s Parks and Recreation ended its run last night after seven seasons. But instead of saying goodbye, we will now binge-watch the show every few months and pick up on new jokes each time, just like Arrested Development. Apparently, the folks over at Vanity Fair are already way ahead of us, keeping track of every “literally” uttered by Chris, every name of Andy’s band, and even the hilarious names of the Pawneean townsfolk. Li’l Sebastian was only mentioned 11 times? That doesn’t sound right. Time to watch the entire series!

  • House Of Cards Gets The Sesame Street Treatment [Video]

    Sesame Street has been lampooning adult-oriented TV shows and confusing children for years with such parodies as “Birdwalk Empire,” “Homelamb,” “Desperate Houseplants,” and “True Mud,” but their latest might just be our favorite yet. Check out this brilliant retelling of the Three Little Pigs as a parody of Netflix’s House of Cards, complete with Frank Underwolf complaining about there being too much pork in town.

  • Brother from Another Mother: Key and Peele’s Chameleon Comedy [Link]

    Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, which recently wrapped up the first half of its fourth season, is one of the biggest hits the channel has ever produced. The sketch comedy show has solidified Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele as comedic geniuses, featuring dozens of recurring characters deftly portrayed by the two funnymen. Now you can get to know the men behind the makeup and wigs in this in-depth profile from The New Yorker.

  • There’s A “Batter Call Saul” Online Comic Book

    On Sunday, AMC’s long-awaited spinoff of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, will premier. But if you have some sort of bizarre, dire medical condition wherein you can’t wait a few days to watch a TV show, you can catch up with sleazeball lawyer Saul Goodman and all-around badass Mike Ehrmantraut in a digital comic book from AMC. The comic, written by the team from Better Call Saul, is an in-depth look at a scene from Saul’s first appearance on Breaking Bad, when Saul and Mike were gathering info on Walter White. Check out the comic for yourself at AMC, then watch Better Call Saul Sunday night at 10 on AMC.

  • The Simpsons As Animated Pixel Art [Video]

    Why do we love pixel art so much? Is it because it reminds us of the hours we spent playing Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis as kids? Or the hours we spent drawing pictures on our calculators in high school instead of paying attention to whatever we were supposed to learn in Calculus? Whatever the nostalgic reasons for loving pixel art, it makes sense to use the medium to pay tribute to another nostalgic favorite—The Simpsons. Pixel artists Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon recreated the iconic Simpsons intro while adding in references to so many episodes, you’ll nostalgia-gasm before the 2 minute video is through. The Danny Elfman-scored theme song has also been recreated by Jeremy Dower in a retro style that sounds like something from a Commodore 64 SID chip. Now excuse me while I fall down the rabbit hole of Simpsons reruns.

  • You’ll Never Guess How Many Simpsons Characters Are Voiced By These Few People

    Imagine if some of your favorite TV show characters were played by the same person. Then it would probably look something like an Eddie Murphy movie, but I digress, The Simpsons is one of TV’s longest running shows and with a voice over cast that can handle the brunt of characters, now we know why. All though most dedicated Simpsons fans already knew Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer account for 75% of character voice overs, it’s quite astonishing to see it visualized. How does Hank have any time for scuba voicing all of those characters? South Park is very similar, but the kicker about South Park is that Trey Parker ad Matt Stone not only have to voice 55 characters, but write the synopsis for each episode as well. This graphic by @jishai shown on Kotaku

  • Artist Creates Neon Signs For Famous Fictional Businesses [9 GIFs]

    Boston-based artist and designer Alejandro Smal has decided to help out famous fictional businesses with their advertising by creating these great neon signs. Each GIF showcases a business from a movie, such as Terminator’s Cyberdine, or TV show, such as Breaking Bad’s Better Call Saul and A1A Car Wash. To be honest, we can’t really see most of those gigantic, evil conglomerates advertising via neon signs, but Saul Goodman’s fits him quite well. Be sure to check out more work from Alejandro at Behance.

  • Larry David Lynch Is Our New Favorite Tumblr

    The surreal creations of filmmaker David Lynch, such as Eraserhead and Twin Peaks, are visually stunning works where seemingly normal characters live in a most bizarre world. Larry David, on the other hand, created over-the-top characters involved in the most normal of situations in TV’s Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. So it makes plenty of sense to combine Larry David’s dialogue with David Lynch’s visuals. Plus their names fit together well. Keep up with our new favorite Tumblr at Larry David Lynch.

  • “Parks and Rec” Was The Best Thing to Ever Happen for It’s Cast. Here’s Why

    Parks and Recreation is about to embark on it’s final season, set in a not so futuristic 2017, where drones patrol neighborhoods and Tom Haverford is the mogul he’d always dreamed he’d be. Now Andy (Chris Pratt), goes by Johnny Karate and is the star of a new hit show and Jerry goes by Terry, because no one would listen when he tried to correct them. Still not much is known about Ron Swanson or the rest of the cast besides Leslie and Ben, but we just got ourselves amped up for the final season. So we thought we’d create a meter of success each main character has acquired from the show’s prime time dominance. We used Lil’ Sebastian as an optimal arbitrary rating system.   Donna Meagle- Retta Retta already wins because she only has one word in her name. Other than that Retta’s been playing some one-off roles on The Kroll Show, Kay & Peele and Drunk History. Her defining moment on the show was “Treat yo’self” day, top 5 funniest moments on the show. I award Retta 1 Lil Sebastian Jerry- Jim O’Heir Jim’s been staying busy. Very busy. Since 2009 Jim has appeared in over 60 different pieces of more »

  • The Ladies Of Twin Peaks As Pin-Up Tattoos

    Emma Munger is an illustrator who works at a comic book store and draws Sailor Jerry-inspired pin-ups of her favorite TV and movie characters. You can find character from Hocus Pocus, X-Files, Orange is the New Black, and plenty of others on Emma’s blog, but our favorites have to be the ladies of Twin Peaks. Even Denise Bryson, the DEA agent portrayed by David Duchovny, is included in the series! And with Twin Peaks making a comeback in 2016, it’s a sure bet that tattoos like these will soon be appearing on Whole Foods cashiers and Starbucks baristas (we kid). If you like what you see, you can purchase a poster or calendar featuring the Twin Peaks babes from Emma’s store.

  • President Obama Takes Over The Colbert Report

    Stephen Colbert is nearly done with The Colbert Report for good, taking a final leave for a desk job on CBS. Last night was the first of his last 10 shows and he began the final countdown by having President Obama on the show for an interview, but the Prez decided to come out early and read Colbert’s renowned segment, “The Word”, which Obama renamed “The Decree”. Obama joked “you’ve taken plenty of shots at my job, I’m going to take a shot at yours.” The segment circled around Obama-care, first knocking in Colbert-style, then lifting it back up while taking shots at Republicans on the matter, noting how if they wanted to destroy it they’d have to replace it, to where “The Decree” stated “Fracking the Elderly?”. The President then went on poking fun at the significant physical change he’s endured, no doubt because of stress, since he took office. The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive

  • How Long Does It Take To Binge Watch Your Favorite Cartoon? [Infographic]

    With a holiday weekend on the way, you may be looking for an escape from familial obligations. Maybe you don’t want to have to keep explaining why you’re single to every relative. Or maybe you know you’ll be sitting next to Uncle Chet, who always rubs your shoulder and who you’re pretty sure isn’t even actually your uncle. Whatever your reasons for hating the holiday, there is no better escape than cartoons. But before you commit to binge on a series, you should know what you’re getting into. Wait a sec, how the hell does Pokemon have more episodes than The Simpsons, a show that’s been on for 25 years? Source: Nielsen

  • Netflix Lets You Know What Your Favorite Characters Are Watching

    If you’ve logged into Netflix in the past week, you may have noticed subtle advertisements for Netflix originals in the form of “Watched By” suggestions. Users have been sharing screenshots featuring suggestions from characters featured in Bojack Horseman, House of Cards, and Orange is the New Black. Check out the ones we’ve been able to track down below. So far, the Arrested Development suggestions are our favorites. Gob watching The Natural History of the Chicken? So somebody in the Bluth family HAS actually seen a chicken! Maybe we’ll see a better chicken dance form Gob in season 5…

  • South Park Reveals The Gang in Real Life

    Last night’s South Park episode was more than laughable adding to what has been one of the funniest seasons in their 18 year span. But last night the episode ended with a twist no one expected, revealing how the show was all just an Oculus Rift simulation when Stan took off the virtual reality headset. This however was the second time the gang was shown in real life, the first was in episode six of Season 16, depicting the characters in their adult form.

  • Jeopardy Had A Category With Fake Rapper Names And It Was Ridiculous

    Despite constant rumors saying otherwise, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek has said again and again that he has no plans to retire. But he just might reconsider after having to read a ridiculous category this week called “Not a Successful Rap Musician” in which contestants were given three names and had to determine which was not a real rapper. Not only was the category extremely simple for anyone with even a cursory knowledge of pop culture, we now fear it will result in enterprising young rappers taking the fake names for themselves. As soon as we hear about a mixtape dropping from Corn Dogg, we’ll know who to blame, Trebek.

  • CNBC Host Illustrates The Importance Of Geography Education

    In case you’re not familiar with “Squawk Box” on CNBC, it’s a show where a bunch of people sit around a table “squawking” over each other in an effort to be the loudest one with nothing to say. The most egregious offender is co-host Joe Kernen, who apparently missed the memo that Ireland became a sovereign nation about a century ago. While speaking with IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan, Kernen couldn’t figure out why Ireland used Euros instead of British Pounds. After all, Kernen was recently in Scotland where he used pounds, and Scotland and Ireland are all on the same island, right? Not so much. It’s also interesting to note that Kernen has written a book bashing economics education in America titled Your Teacher Said What?!: Defending Our Kids from the Liberal Assault on Capitalism. Obviously the “Liberal Assault” has struck again!

  • Hulu Will Soon Begin Streaming Your Favorite Nostalgic Saturday Morning Cartoons

    Attention all ’90s children; you’re Saturday mornings can once again be spent laying in bed watching the same cartoons you grew up with. Streaming service, Hulu, just struck a major deal with Viacom, which means shows from Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, TVLand, Spike, BET, Logo and more will begin streaming immediately.  With Nickelodeon also under the Viacom umbrella ’90s cartoons such as Hey Arnold! and Ren & Stimpy will once again become watchable, this time at your beckoning call… With 60 seconds of pre-roll every 5 minutes. As for comedies, full seasons of Key & Peele, Drunk History, Inside Amy Schumer  and Workaholics will be made available from Comedy Central. [h/t] Mic

  • New Episodes Of “Friends” Via The Sims 4…Sort Of

    Just because it ended 10 years ago, that’s no reason why we shouldn’t get to see new episodes of Friends. Oh wait, that’s a great reason why we don’t get new episodes. But through the magic of surreal life simulator The Sims 4 and Friends fans with too much time on their hands, we can still watch the inane New York adventures of Ross, Chandler, Monica, Rachel, Joey, and Phoebe. Ian Roach is a master when it comes to recreating sitcoms int he world of The Sims. He’s created characters and sets based on shows such as Seinfeld, The Golden Girls, and Arrested Development, but it was his Friends creations that sparked the imagination of Vulture. They asked Roach to run simulations of a bunch of wacky scenarios, including who would pee on the floor first if no bathrooms were available and how long would it take for Joey and Chandler to fall in love when locked in a room. Here’s a sample of the results, but you can check out the full story at Vulture.

  • Ralph Steadman Tackles “Breaking Bad” With New Blu-ray Covers

    Artist Ralph Steadman, best known for his longtime collaboration with Hunter S Thompson and illustrating the the packaging for Flying Dog Brewery, has now created covers for a new Blu-ray collection of “Breaking Bad.” Each season has its own case with a different character drawn in Steadman’s signature style. Walter, Jesse, Saul, Gus, Mike, and Hank are each featured. The set should be available February 2015. And for more info on Ralph Steadman, check out his website.

  • Celebrate The Return Of The Walking Dead With Walking Dad Meme

    “The Walking Dead” returns to AMC this Sunday, so we thought we’d celebrate by taking a look at the greatest meme the show has spawned, Walking Dad. If you haven’t seen the show, we won’t spoil anything by explaining the depressing, dramatic scene where these stills were taken from. Instead, just enjoy the dad jokes and the expense of whiney little Carl. Or Coral.

  • Every Movie Would Be Better With Mike Tyson [25 Photos]

    Now that Mike Tyson has given up on beating people to near death and biting off the ears of his enemies, it’s safe to really like the guy. Hell, he raises pigeons! How adorable is that? And his delightful lisp endears him to us even more. And as his roles in “The Hangover” and “Rocky Balboa” and…uh…”Scary Movie 5″ prove, he’s also an enjoyable actor, or thethpian if you will. Take a look at these posters and see what other films would benefit from Iron Mike. Then Check out even more at Mike Tython.

  • What the F*ck is Twin Peaks and Why Should We Care About It’s return to Television?

    I’ve read at least 7 articles today about the return of a show called Twin Peaks after a twenty-five year hiatus. Short blogs about how executive producer David Lynch teased a video hinting at a return of the show after a long gap between it’s first two seasons and a sought after return that was called out in the final season by some hot blonde lady. One problem, not one of the articles noted the premise of the show. So why the hell should we care and why is this such a big deal? So what exactly is this show that is dubbed a phenomenon all about? All I know is someone was murdered, the two-hour premiere drew in a mind-boggling 34.6 million viewers in April of 1990, and if you Google image search “twin peaks” you stumble upon a plethora of scantily clad women servers from a ‘Hooters-esque’ restaurant chain known as “Twin Peaks”. Well after a lengthy reconnaissance mission I conducted myself here’s what I found out about the once popular show and the cult following it’s acquired over the past two and a half decades. After a interminable Google search, I found this on a little site called more »

  • An Entire Episode Of Wheel Of Fortune Can Be Edited Down To 3 Minutes [Video]

    Wheel of Fortune is a great show to watch, as long as you’re a child or are braindead. But for everyone else, there’s nothing worse than when Jeopardy ends and you can’t find your remote and you have to see more than a few seconds of Wheel of Fortune. Unless you live in one of the markets where Wheel is first, in which case it’s equally bad when you tune in too early and have to watch Pat and Vanna banter about some inanity as the credits roll. Listening to people tell stupid stories about their families or failing to grasp the rules of the game after 30 years (you have to buy vowels, dummies!!) is pure torture, but the game itself is just fine. That’s why we enjoy this video that edits a complete episode down to a very watchable 3 minutes. It even includes all the “Bankrupt” spins so you can still enjoy the contestants’ misery.

  • Remember Those 80s and 90s Style Game of Thrones Drawings? These Cosplayers Brought Them To Life [13 Photos]

    We’re huge fans of Mike Wrobel of Moshi Studio and have shared his 80s and 90s style reimagining of Game of Thrones characters both here and here. As much as we admired the artwork, we never thought we’d see real life versions of the characters. But we were wrong. Prop and costume designer Kuiosikle Industries has taken the drawings from Moshi Studio and transformed them into these brilliant cosplay outfits that appeared Dragon Con 2013 and 2014. Now we just hope they find a model suitable to portray Tyrion.

  • We Want These Vinyl Figures Of Bill Murray

    UK-based A Large Evil Corporation has produced numerous animated television advertisements, but their talent doesn’t end there. Recently they have also been creating incredible vinyl figures based on popular UK TV shows, like “The Office” and “The IT Crowd” and movies, such as “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz.” But best of all, they have made three figures of everyone’s favorite actor Bill Murray, featuring his characters from “The Life Aquatic,” “Zombieland,” and, best of all, Big Ern McCracken from “Kingpin.” No doubt it, A Large Evil Corporation is on a gravy train with biscuit wheels. For more info and to keep up with new figures, check out their blog and Facebook.

  • Watch The Ninja Turtles Scar These Kids For Life [Video]

    So of you younger folks may not remember, but in the early days of Oprah Winfrey’s talk show career, long before she interviewed a hysterical Tom Cruise or gave away cars to everyone in the audience, she was just as inane and trashy as any other talk show host. To compete with the Neo-Nazi hookers on Sally Jesse Raphael, Oprah needed guests just as gimmicky, so when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hit the road on their “Coming Out Of Their Shells” tour, they were the perfect guests. And naturally, the questions would lead to the possibility of sexual relations between April and her turtle buds. Oh yeah, and there were kids in the audience who were suddenly forced to grow up way too soon. For shame, Oprah.

  • Michael Che Joins ‘SNL Weekend Update’ as First Black Co-Anchor

    This season will be nothing short of a historic one for the cast of Saturday Night Live, acquiring Michael Che from the Daily show and throwing him front and center, behind the Weekend Update desk along side Colin Jost. The former Daily Show correspondent will be the first African-American cast member to be a Weekend Update anchor and also the first co-anchor to be part of a two man duo. Cecily Strong, the glue of Weekend Update over the past two seasons will be stepping down upon her own request in order to appear in more sketches. i wanna thank Jon & the entire @TheDailyShow staff for letting me do this. i had a FANTASTIC time there. 1st class all the way — Michael Che (@CheThinks) September 12, 2014 SNL creator, Lorne Michaels told the New York Times Che is “a strong writer,” and “really funny.” Che is a native New Yorker started performing stand up in 2009, then began writing for SNL in 2013, and joined the “Daily Show” cast this year. Streeter Seidell from College Humor was also added to the list of new writers this season. The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on more »

  • Ferris Bueller And Other Movies Recreated With LEGO [11 Photos]

    Each year, a group of Swedish LEGO enthusiasts called Swebrick hold a design contest. Each year has a different theme and this year’s was movie or television vehicles. The winner of this year’s competition was Etzel, who recreated the iconic 1961 Ferrari GT California Spyder from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off complete with bewildered Ferris, Sloane, and Cameron staring in disbelief as the car flies out the window. It’s pretty impressive and definitely deserved to win, but check out some of the other entries below, too.

  • 14 Photos from the Simpsons-Family Guy Crossover Episode

    Mark your calendars, Sept. 28th will be a night of anticipation, confusion and hysteria, when the Griffins of Quahog find themselves amongst yellow beings of Springfield. It looks as the Peter and his family befriend Homer and his family, at least until a wrench is thrown in the gears and sets the families off against each other. Lisa befriends Meg and try and land on something Meg is good at, Obviously Marge and Louis hit it off, Stewie takes a serious liking to Bart, Maggie and Chris share a few interests, Brian and Santa’s lil’ helper couldn’t be farther from friends and Homer and Peter hit it off, until they scuffle over beer choices. Not much else is known about the episode, but we can expect enough satire to make Seth McFarlane’s head implode. Images via: Mashable

  • Your Favorite Musicians Are Being Turned Into Simpsons Figurines

    You would think that people would be sick of The Simpsons after the 12-day marathon, but let’s face it, we all watched it and loved every minute of it. If anything, the 25th anniversary celebration has renewed interest in the series that most of us grew up and began to neglect years ago. While our short-attention spans are focused on Springfield, a special series of toys (or action figures for you Comic Book Guy-types) will be released featuring yellow, four-fingered versions of popular guest stars over the years, including many musicians. Check out some of the Simpson-ized celebs below and get them while you can at Toys”R”Us. Looking at these figures, all I can think is how unfortunate it is that Bill Berry left REM before he could be immortalized in cartoon and toy form.

 

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