There's only seven episodes left in this limited series! Allie and Julia share an update on the podcast – we'll be taking a short break as we secure more Simpsons folks. Stick around, Allie and Julia also catch up on what we've been up to in their quar corner. They've got movie and reality tv recommendations. Plus, hot tips on how to make your own peanut butter and mustard.
Dana Gould! Dana Gould! Dana Gould! Long time stand up comedian, and a prolific television writer joins us for a trip down memory lane. Dana served as co-executive producer for The Simpsons from 2002 to 2008, with an astonishing 145 episode credits according to IMDB –meaning Dana Gould has helped produce nearly 1/5 of the entire Simpsons catalog! He shares some wisdom he's learned along the way during his time in showbiz. Plus, we ask him about one of his most beloved voice acting gigs – a little character named Gex.
1 hr 12 min
Simpsons' consulting producer Christine Nangle joins us on the latest episode! Before The Simpsons Christine was a writer for Inside Amy Schumer, Saturday Night Live, Kroll Show, and The President Show – we get into all of it! Plus, we dig into her time studying improv and how it helped her find herself in the world of comedy. She'll also reflect on her childhood and why it took her so long to try to give comedy a try. We get deep everyone … like therapy session DEEP with this one.
1 hr 7 min
We'll welcome back actor, director, writer, producer, Jay Kogen! He's probably best known for his Emmy-award winning work on "Frasier," and contributions on "Malcolm in the Middle" and the "Austin Powers" film series. On "The Simpsons" he wrote some truly classic episodes like "Lisa the Greek," "Homer's Odyssey," "Last Exit to Springfield," and more. He worked on "The Simpsons' at a time when it was still finding its footing – he co-created characters like Mr. Burns and Edna Krabappel … we get into it! Plus, we take a look back at the short-lived Nickelodeon show "Wendell & Vinnie" and why it's one of the things he's most proud of.
It’s the final week of the #MaxFunDrive 2020! Thanks to everyone who has joined or upgraded their Maximum Fun membership so far. Right now is the best time to support this show and all of the Max Fun podcasts you love by starting a monthly membership or upgrading your existing one! Listen carefully and find out how you can help out during the drive.
We’re joined by legendary Simpsons director David Silverman! He's currently a consulting producer on The Simpsons – but he's contributed to the show in so many ways including animation and writing. We'll take a deep dive into old school cartoons. David throws us back to his childhood and explains how his mother's career as an art historian changed his life. He'll chat about some run-ins he had with some of his heroes. Plus, BURNING MAN and his FLAMING TUBA. So many truly unbelievable stories!
1 hr 7 min
It's week two of the MaxFunDrive! Right now is the best time to support this show and all of the Max Fun podcasts you love by starting a monthly membership or upgrading your existing one! Listen carefully and find out how you can help out during the drive, and get your very own Round Springfield enamel pin. Plus, learn about other great gifts for becoming a member.
We’re joined by legendary Simpsons voice actor Maggie Roswell! She’ll give us a behind the scenes look at her iconic Simpsons characters and how she brought them to life: Maude Flanders! Helen Lovejoy! Miss Hoover! Luann Van Houten! Maggie chats about her journey in voice-over – and her road to The Simpsons.
1 hr 9 min
We're thrilled to share this conversation with author and illustrator, Liz Climo! She'll tell us about her longtime stint at The Simpsons where she was a character artist and storyboard revisionist. Her path to The Simpsons is truly something else! She's the author of Please Don’t Eat Me, Rory the Dinosaur, The Little World of Liz Climo, Lobster is the Best Medicine, and more. She shares a very touching story about her book: You're Mom: A Little Book for Mothers. Liz also talks about her line of greeting cards, upcoming projects, working on The Simpsons Movie, and shares an incredible story about Julie Kavner!
This week, we welcome back Simpsons writer Brian Kelley! Last time on "ECUS" we talked to him about the Season 29 premiere episode "The Serfsons". This time, we expand the conversation to include his experiences writing on Futurama, NewsRadio and the much-maligned Friends spin-off Joey! Brian's impressive resume is as long as his spirit is embiggening to the smallest man (which is to say, a LOT). Join Allie and Julia as we venture down this '90s-centric walk down Brian's memory lane -- including the time he wrote sketches for his comedy hero Steve Martin on SNL!
1 hr 2 min