12:58 PM EDT 11/06/2013
Originally posted 11/04/2013 01:00PM
One of the hallmarks of The Simpsons has been the show's chalkboard gag: The audience is introduced to Bart Simpson as he scrawls some message repeatedly on a chalkboard during detention.
Through the show's history, the tone of the chalkboard gag has veered from pop culture commentary ("I can't see dead people") to sheer absurdity ("The First Amendment does not cover burping").
But this week's episode was different.
Originally posted 10/26/2013 09:55AM
Originally posted 07/28/2013 05:00PM
Sam Simon, who made a fortune as co-creator of The Simpsons, is enjoying giving away untold millions as he battles terminal colon cancer.
The nine-time Emmy-winning writer-producer, 58, says he is using his wealth to, among other causes, help shut down roadside zoos and abusive animal shows, fund a dog-rescue haven in Malibu, and fight hunger, he tells the Hollywood Reporter.
"I get pleasure from it. I love it. I don't feel like it is an obligation," says Simon, who more than 20 years ago co-created the animated FOX phenomenon with cartoonist Matt Groening.
Originally posted 02/19/2013 02:30PM
Maggie Simpson may not be much of a talker on her FOX cartoon, but this year she plans on making a statement on the red carpet.
The youngest member of The Simpsons clan stars in the Oscar-nominated animated short film The Longest Daycare and the eternal infant is looking for fans to help choose her dress for her big night out Sunday. Scroll through all of her proposed looks in our carousel of images above.
PEOPLE has a sneak peek at Simpson's three potential red carpet looks: a sparkly, red, backless stunner; a purple, tiered, strapless gown; and a leg-barring black number reminiscent of Angelina Jolie's 2012 Oscars dress. All can be paired with complementary pacifiers, of course.
Originally posted 05/19/2012 10:10AM
It's been 50 years since Marilyn Monroe offered a sultry musical greeting to then President John F. Kennedy on his 45th birthday. The song, "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" has become iconic – parodied and celebrated in pop culture for the past five decades ever since it was performed on May 19, 1962.
PEOPLE.com is paying homage to the cultural moment with this roundup of equally star-studded renditions – from Mike Myers in character as Wayne Campbell to Madonna's 1993 version on SNL to the stars of Smash, vying for a role in a Marilyn-themed musical, this year.
And then there's Marilyn's version, sung at a celebration for Kennedy 10 days before his actual birthday: It was followed up with a snippet of the song "Thanks for the Memory," which she amended with lyrics written specifically for Kennedy.
Originally posted 10/06/2011 02:10PM
Steve Jobs influenced how we talk on the phone, listen to music, watch movies and surf the web.
And along the way, he racked up his share of pop culture notoriety, too.
From Saturday Night Live to Toy Story to Sex and the City, the late Apple visionary's work and his many pervasive products made their mark in the world of entertainment.
Originally posted 12/30/2010 12:30PM
Call it "Homer-gate."
As the morning Deejays at Y101.7 radio in Jackson, Miss., discovered, Usher's hit song "OMG" bears a striking resemblance to another song by … Homer Simpson?
In a 2003 episode of The Simpsons, Homer sings a self-composed Christmas carol featuring the lines: "Christmas in December, wow, wow, wow. Give me tons of presents, now, now, now!"
And on his smash "OMG," Usher sings: "Honey got a booty like pow, pow, pow. Honey got some boobies like wow, oh, wow."
Originally posted 07/10/2007 03:20PM
After an online vote, the town of Springfield, Vt. – population 9,300 – has earned the right to host the world premiere of The Simpsons Movie on July 21, leaving 13 other Springfields across the U.S. saying, "D'oh!"
Originally posted 12/28/2004 08:00AM
All is not well in Springfield: Homer Simpson is going to die, warns The Simpsons creator Matt Groening.
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