The Simpsons Guy – The Simpsons – Family Guy Crossover

By John Baggett
PSDC Pop Culture Guru

I grew up on The Simpsons. For 25 years I have watched this show and remember its glory days fondly and continue to watch simply out of nostalgia. I can pretty much say the same thing about Family Guy. Both can be listed amongst the greatest TV animated shows of all time but both are kinda past their prime. The Simpsons remains amusing and Family Guy continues to go for the shock laugh but the quality has dipped over time. (How South Park is still consistently funny is amazing to me.)

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So, naturally the fanboy in me was excited about the crossover episode that opened up season 13 of Family Guy, titled “The Simpsons Guy.” The episode made headlines for first being a thing and then for making a rape joke that offended some people. Naturally the joke stayed in because it already made the rounds online and that’s the humor Family Guy goes for. And in the context of the show the joke actually works. [Read more…]

TV Bracket Elite Eight: The Sunnydale Region

TV Bracket Elite Eight: The Sunnydale Region continues…

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#1 MASH vs #2 The Simpsons

It’s been all chalk up to this point. Can MASH continue the trend or will The Simpsons emerge victorious and earn a Final Four berth? Your vote decides.

TV Bracket Sweet Sixteen: The Sunnydale Region

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The Sweet Sixteen continues…

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#1 MASH vs #4 I Love Lucy

This matchup has Generation X written all over it. Will MASH continue its run for championship by besting Lucy? Vote and we’ll find out.

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#2 The Simpsons vs #3 Arrested Development

It’s an intriguing matchup with a spot in the Elite Eight on the line. Both the Simpsons and the Bluthes have dysfunctional family written all over them. Who prevails? That’s your decision.

Simpsons-Family Guy Crossover: 5 Minutes of Footage Revealed

By Chris Stuckey
Editor-in-Chief

If you didn’t already know about the upcoming Simpsons-Family Guy crossover episode appropriately entitled, “The Simpsons Guy,” that air on Sept. 28, now you do. It is not a rumor, it is happening. The idea is obviously awesome but the latest development is making it  even better.

On Saturday, the Family Guy panel at Comic-Con released five minutes of footage from the much anticipated animation collaboration. Entertainment Weekly is the online source and you can watch the VIDEO HERE.

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The Simpsons World Just Got Bigger

By John Baggett
PSDC Pop Culture Guru

“Simpsons did it!”

As one glorious episode of South Park proved The Simpsons set the standard for primetime animated comedies when it debuted in 1989. Now they are setting some new standards.

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According to an article at Newsday, fans of the long running show have something to “woo-hoo!” about. Actually, two somethings. [Read more…]

TV Bracket Round of 32: The Sunnydale Region

Sunnydale-Collage-32The Round of 32 continues…

Sunnydale Region

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#1 MASH vs #9 Scrubs

MASH is the favorite but Scrubs is poised for the upset. J.D., Elliot and Turk lead the attack against the MASH unit with hopes of a Sweet Sixteen berth.

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#2 The Simpsons vs #7 ER

Homer Simpson vs George Clooney. Ned Flaners vs Noah Wyle. It’s network television’s longest show and a show that helped NBC dominate primetime for so many years.

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#3 Arrested Development vs #6 Survivor

Could you call it Ron Howard vs Jeff Probst? Maybe but either way the Bluthes are favored over the reality TV show that might never end.

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#4 I Love Lucy vs #5 Law & Order

Can Lucy and Ricky buck that old school tag and put away the leading legal drama? It’s up to you.

TV Bracket Round of 64: The Sunnydale Region Continued

Click here for MORE form the Sunnydale Region, including The League, Arrested Development, Dexter, The Simpsons, MASH, and more!

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#5 Law & Order vs #12 The Walking Dead

One show is about a cop who wakes up from a post-shooting coma to find a post-apocalyptic world overrun by undead Zombies. The other show is a police-procedural legal drama that had a couple of characters who began to look like the undead before the show ended.

Law & Order is tied for second with Gunsmoke on the list for longest running scripted shows in television history at 20 seasons, and has spawned additional shows, creating a franchise with additional TV movies, video games and international versions of the series still in production.

The Walking Dead was an adaptation of a comic book series of the same name and reflects the entertainment industries fascination with zombies that has resurfaced in the last decade or so. The series runs on cable network AMC and has broken many basic cable show records with the most recent being a record 16.1 million viewers for the Season 4 premiere. - Johnny Griffith

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TV Bracket Round of 64: The Sunnydale Region

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The time has finally come. You have filled out your bracket to the best of your ability and you’re primed to begin the elimination process. The Round of 64 voting begins…now.

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#1 MASH vs #16 The League

This is a matchup that should be a no contest. You’ve got the show that for 27 years held the record for the most watched TV show in U.S. History versus a fringe show on a fringe network. These two shows couldn’t be more different in their subject matter and cultural significance. While technically both are comedies, MASH had a tendency to make us cry as it frequently tackled social, moral and ethical issues against the backdrop of the Korean War. The League tackles the social, moral and ethical issues surrounding the inner workings of a fantasy football league and the half crazed members that participate. Don’t get me wrong, I like The League, it makes me laugh and I’ve either been those people or know those people, but does it have the multi-demographic currency to carry it past the former record holder? - Johnny Griffith

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