Everything's Coming Up Simpsons

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 147: Two Bad Neighbors w/ Scott Gairdner

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Scott Gairdner

This week, Scott Gairdner (Podcast: The Ride, Moonbeam City) joins us in the studio to talk about Two Bad Neighbors. In 1992, President George Bush famously gave a campaign speech declaring he wanted to have American families be “a lot more like the Waltons and a lot less like the Simpsons.” This episode, which aired in 1996, was inspired by the animosity towards the show by the Bushes. Of course, the episode paints Bart as "bad little boy," and makes us considers what made "The Simpsons" so dangerous to children … this is meta-humor gold right here. Plus, Scott tells us how the theme parks from Springfield rank, and why he's obsessed with Simpsons dvd commentaries. Why don’t you come over and listen to this podcast, and we’ll have nachos? And then some beer.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 146: Life on the Fast Lane w/ J.Keith van Straaten

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J.Keith van Straaten

J.Keith van Straaten joins Allie and Julia to talk about a classic episode from season one of The Simpsons – Life on the Fast Lane. He's a big fan of the series and has seen every single episode in the series. Join us as they break down the complexities of Marge in this very early episode. They'll also talk about the brilliant voice work of the comedy genius Albert Brooks.

J. Keith's work has been featured in the LA Times and on the NPR game show "Ask Me Another." He's also the content producer for "Funny You Should Ask." And you might best know him as the host for Maximum Fun trivia show "Go Fact Yourself" – a live game show recorded as a podcast for the Max Fun.


They've got a couple live shows in NYC this weekend if you're in the area.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 145: The Cartridge Family w/ Hampton Yount

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Hampton Yount

Comedian Hampton Yount swings by the Max Fun studios to talk about one of his favorite episodes "The Cartridge Family." In the midst of the FIFA World Cup hope you guys are ready for some soccer! This episode was very controversial when it first aired for it's neutral depiction of guns. Yep, the soccer riot episode is the same episode as the gun obsessed Homer episode. Is it as odd as you remember? Plus, we'll tell you why we love a big angry mob … only in cartoons, of course!

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 144: The Critic w/ Al Jean

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Al Jean

We're doing something a little different this week! Al Jean – yes, that AL JEAN – swings by the Max Fun studios to discuss the short-lived cult classic series "The Critic."  In 1994, Al co-created the series alongside Mike Reiss. The animated show follows the life of film critic Jay Sherman, voiced Jon Lovitz. He'll break it down for us, including: why the show was originally planned to be a live action sitcom, how the series came to be, what it was like to work with Lovitz, and why the premise of the show would only work in the 90's.  Plus, he'll also sprinkle in some Simpsons trivia throughout our conversation, and discuss how he thinks "The Simpsons" series might end. Trust us, this episode doesn't stink!

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 143: Homer the Smithers w/ Hari Kondabolu

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Hari Kondabolu

This week, we'll welcome comedian, actor and filmmaker Hari Kondabolu! Last year, you might have seen his documentary called "The Problem with Apu," which aired and can be streamed on TruTV. Join us as he discusses one of his favorite episodes - "Homer the Smithers." Plus, we'll dive deep into his complicated relationship with the Simpsons over the years. Check out Hari in his new comedy stand-up special on Netflix called "Warn Your Relatives."

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 142: Homer Defined w/ Allan McLeod

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Allan McLeod

Writer, director, and comedian - Allan McLeod joins us to talk about "Homer Defined." He'll tell us why he loves the nuclear power plant, and how this episode is different than he remembers when he first saw it when he was a kid. Let's just say he came for the Homer story, but what sucked him in was the gut-wrenching Bart story. You can see Allan on "You're The Worst" as Paul on FXX, which is releasing it's fifth and final season later this year.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 141: Two Dozen and One Greyhounds w/ Melanie Bracewell

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Melanie Bracewell

Writer and comedian Melanie Bracewell joins us to talk puppies and dogs playing poker from the classic Simpsons episode "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds." We've got your Simpsons fix … plus, we'll talk about dogs eating spaghetti, relating to your grandma via shingles, why Project Runway doesn't use real fur in its competition, a spoiler free look at the this seasons finalists of Rupaul's Drag Race, film credits raps theme songs from the 90's, and a shoutout to Greg - who works at the Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood (poor guy ... justice for Greg).

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 136: When Flanders Failed w/ Ryan Quincy

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Ryan Quincy

Ryan Quincy joins us to talk about one of his son's favorite episodes. Ryan is a two time Emmy award winning animation director and producer for "South Park." He served as the creator of the IFC animated series "Out There." You can also check out his work on Disney XD's animated series "Future Worm," which will air its series finale later this month. He admits he may not be the biggest Simpsons buff, but he'll talk about how the show has made him closer to his kids. Find out what happens when fandom and fatherhood become intertwined!

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep 135: Lisa The Greek w/ Mac DeMarco

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Mac DeMarco

This week, Allie and Julia swing by singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco's home to learn about his love of The Simpsons. They'll chat about Lisa the Greek – in the episode Lisa tries to bond over sports with Homer. Meanwhile Homer secretly uses Lisa's ability to pick winning football teams to help him gamble. Mac will tell us why he always wanted to be as cool as Bart, and why he related to Lisa. Plus, he'll tells us about some of his Simpsons memorabilia, and why the saxophone is the perfect instrument for Lisa.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep 134: My Sister, My Sitter w/ Sean O'Connor

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Sean O'Connor

This week, Sean O'Connor returns to talk about another one of his favorite episodes – My Sister, My Sitter. In the episode, Lisa takes up babysitting. She does such a good job for everyone in Springfield that Marge and Homer ask her to babysit Bart. Things don't end pretty. Sean recounts a gruesome babysitting story of his own. Plus, he talks about what it's like to be a dad, and why letting other people watch your kids is terrifying. Check out Sean's work on the "Late Late Show with James Corden" and Comedy Central's "Hood Adjacent" for which he serves as executive producer and head writer. His latest writing can also be seen on Netflix's "Hilarity for Charity."

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