Al Jean

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Despite what you may think of The Simpsons at this point, it’s still churning out new episodes. Fox recently renewed the show for two more years, which means that even if the final episode of season 28 ends up being the last episode of The Simpsons ever, the series will still have run over 630 episodes. The Simpsons has run longer than any other prime time comedy or drama series, and unless the world ends sometime in the next two years, then The Simpsons is likely to go on too. Just now without Harry Shearer. In an odd announcement on Twitter Wednesday night, Shearer told fans that he was leaving the show, but what will happen to the some 100 characters, over 20 of them regular fixtures, when he goes? (more…)

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When you’ve been around a long as The Simpsons, you’re going to pick up some things. I don’t mean new skills or a sexually transmitted disease, but rather a quality more akin to an urban legend. Some popular fan theories about the show include the idea that The Simpsons predicted the Syrian Civil War in “New Kids On The Blecch,”and that Springfield exists in a Tesseract that keeps time inside it static as the rest of the world changes and ages around it. The theory that we’re addressing here though, I had never heard of before, but some fans are apparently of the opinion that when Homer fell into a coma in 1993’s “So It’s Come To This: A Simpsons Clip Show,” he never woke up. The show, like revealed at the end of St. Elsewhere with Tommy Westphall, has apparently taken place in Homer’s comatose mind ever since. (more…)