Round Springfield is a Simpsons-adjacent podcast hosted by Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott where they interview writers, directors, showrunners, and voice-actors from the Simpsons-verse on their various paths to Springfield, failed pilots, other projects, and beyond. In this 20-episode limited series, you'll hear David X. Cohen talk Futurama, Josh Weinstein talk Mission Hill, and Yeardley Smith dig deep into her diverse path of becoming Lisa Simpson.
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!
We’ll be back with a regular episode next week.If you’d like to support the Black Lives Matter movement here’s some of the organizations Max Fun staff have been donating to over the past couple weeks:NAACP Legal Defense FundBlack Lives MatterBlack Lives Matter LAReclaim the BlockKnow Your Rights CampEqual Justice InitiativeActBlue – Various Bail FundsBreonna Taylor PetitionMax Fun shows mentioned:Minority KornerFANTI
We’re joined by long time “Simpsons” writer Mike Price! He’ll tell us how he got his start as a writer, and various odd jobs he picked up along the way. Mike is the creator of “F is for Family” and gives us the scoop on the latest season. You can check out new episodes on Netflix starting June 12th.
We're joined by voice acting legend Maurice LaMarche! If you don’t know Maurice by name you certainly know his iconic voice work – he’s probably best known as The Brain in “Animaniacs” and “Pinky and the Brain.” His work can also be heard on “Futurama,” “Disenchantment” and many other video games, animated series, television shows and films. We'll dive into the life of a voice actor. Plus, some of his favorite projects from the 90's including "Hey Arnold," "Captain Simian & the Space Monkeys," "King of the Hill," and so much more.
Mike Reiss joins us on the latest episode of Round Springfield! He talks about his first big Hollywood gig working on "Airplane II: The Sequel." We also chat about punching up animated kids films like "The Lorax," "Ice Age," and "Despicable Me." Plus, he'll talk about the show he's most proud of you might not have seen – "Queer Duck." And what was the deal with "Teen Angel" on ABC's TGIF? This episode was recorded remotely during quarantine. You might notice differing audio quality from previous episodes – but we're trying to make it work for you! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.
We're joined by Bill Oakley on the latest episode! He'll chat about some projects that never saw the light of day. Plus, he'll share some exciting information about the cult-classic Mission Hill. Of course, we'll also spend a good chunk of time chatting about his Instagram food reviews.
We'll welcome Al Jean on this version of the podcast. And this time around we're chatting Simpsons! Listen up for some fun behind the scenes trivia about The Simpsons Movie. From how the movie was initially pitched to how it tested with audiences. Al brought in one of the drafts of the movie and shares some jokes that didn't make the final cut of the film.
We're joined by one of the longest serving Simpsons writers, Carolyn Omine! We'll chat about her long history with the show, and how she got her start in showbiz. She'll throw us back to her childhood in Hawaii and how formative that was for her creativity. Plus, politics, avocados, elementary school cafeteria duty, The Bachelor, and so much more.
Josh Weinstein talks really fast in this one. He tries to talk about every single show he's worked on post-Simpsons. Mission Hill! In Search of the Partridge Family! The Mullets! And, so much more. Can he recall 'em all? Will he have to return for another episode? Only one way to find out.
We're thrilled to share our conversation with writer Tim Long! We'll talk at length about the feature film he wrote called The Exchange, which is currently in post production. He'll briefly discuss the time he had to explain The Simpsons to basketball player Yao Ming, and convinced him to participate in the episode Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass. Talking about The Simpsons in therapy when your therapist doesn't watch The Simpsons. He'll also share a story about the first time he was freelancing for David Letterman.
This week, we’re trilled to shared our conversation with Yeardley Smith — the voice of LISA SIMPSON. She’ll throw us back to her childhood and opens up about her journey to The Simpsons. We’ll chat about her podcast Small Town Dicks — one of our favorite true crime podcasts out there! We’ll also learn about her work with Paperclip LTD, and other business ventures... did you know for a while she used to be in the high-end shoe industry? We chat about one of her favorite Simpsons characters — find out why she’s got a soft spot for Sideshow Bob. Round Springfield is a Simpsons-adjacent podcast hosted by Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott where they interview writers, directors, showrunners, and voice-actors from the Simpsons-verse on their various paths to Springfield. We’re a member supported show — go to maximumfun.org/donate to contribute.
Welcome to Round Springfield! In this 20-episode limited series, Allie and Julia interview writers, directors, showrunners, and voice-actors from the Simpsons-verse on their various paths to working on The Simpsons – other projects, failed pilots, and beyond. This season, you can look forward to conversations with folks like Josh Weinstein, Tim Long, Yeardley Smith, and many more amazing Simpsons-folk. First up, our conversation with David X. Cohen! He'll talk about getting his start on Beavis and Butt-Head. Plus, the struggles of getting Futurama made. Have you ever heard about Grandmaster Freak & the Furious 15? We've got you covered – David talks about the time he almost collaborated with rapper Ice Cube for that failed pilot. And of course, we'll talk about The Simpsons – because the Simpsons always has a way of coming up. He'll pull back the curtain with some behind the scenes hi-jinks about the writers room.
Howdily doodily! We wanted to give everyone an update on what we've been up to during our break. Amusement Parks! Allie got taller! New exercise routines with our cats! Investing money on pumpkins! We're currently hard at work to bring you our brand new podcast, Round Springfield. The new show will feature conversations with people who have worked on the Simpsons. We'll pull back the curtain and talk tangentially about just about everything in showbiz. Of course, we'll sprinkle in plenty of Simpsons chat, too! Get a sneak peak of some of the guests we have lined up for when the show is released in January. Smell ya later.
Well, this might be the moment you've been waiting for since we started the podcast more than four years ago. We're finally going to chat about "Marge vs. The Monorail," join us for one last episode of Everything's Coming Up Simpsons! We're going to take a break and when we return we'll be reformatting Everything's Coming Up Simpsons, and giving birth to our new project – Round Springfield. We want to line up some fantastic guests for when we return. Help us by spreading the hashtag #ConanRoundSpringfield , and don't forget to tag us @SimpsonsPod and tag people you'd like to hear on the show! We love you all , thanks for listening. Smell 'ya later!
We've been doing this show for nearly four years now! In this episode, we'll share a behind the scenes look at the origins of the show, and recall some of our favorite moments. We're going to take a break and when we return we'll be reformatting Everything's Coming Up Simpsons , and giving birth to our new project – Round Springfield. We'll share some exciting news about the future and plans for the show!
Join us as we relive some of our favorite Summer moments from The Simpsons. We're going to Mount Splashmore, Itchy and Scratchy Land, and making a stop in Australia. That's not all – plenty of fun awaits, buckle up kids school's out for Summer!
This week, we're joined by Mike Hollingsworth! He's supervising director for "BoJack Horseman" and "Tuca & Bertie." He'll tell us a story about being one of the first animators that Netflix ever hired. Plus, we take a look at "The Call of the Simpsons" an episode from season one. Albert Brooks made his first guest appearance in this episode as the voice of Cowboy Bob. Why we love the Springfield bears, and why they love Maggie. By the way, how much do you know about bird reproductive organs? Not much, you say – well, that's all about to change after this episode.
We're doing something a little different this week. You've heard us discuss this topic in the past before, but we're dedicating the entire episode to The Simpsons first album released – "The Simpsons Sing the Blues." Julia breaks down a bunch of tunes on the album for us, and Allie listens to the album for the first time!
This week's guest is best known as singer-songwriter and guitarist of Speedy Ortiz. She's also got a sweet solo project under the name Sad13. Plus, she's got a song with Lizzo! Last year, she released her first book – "Mouthguard," which is available now wherever you get books. We're thrilled to share our conversation with Sadie Dupuis about 'Round Springfield. We'll talk Simpsons tattoos, Steve Allen, jagged metal Krusty-O's and more!
We'll talk about the clip show of all clip shows with Brendan Hay. You've seen his work on "Dawn of the Croods," and as a writer on shows like "The Daily Show," and "Robot Chicken." Brendan's also the executive producer of "Harvey Girls Forever" on Netflix. Plus, he's written an episode of THE SIMPSONS. Make sure to stick around to the end – he'll explain how he ended up writing the season 20 finale.
Cookbook author, and recipe developer Laurel Randolph joins us to discuss Team Homer. We'll also chat about her blog The Joy of Cooking Milhouse. She takes your favorite Simpsons recipes and makes them reality. Whale of a Wife Cake! Little Meatloaf Men! Nacho Hat! NonKrusty Brand Imitation Gruel? Join us, this one is a treat!
This week, we dig into the archives to bring you an episode from long before the podcast joined Max Fun. Mike Mitchell (“The Birthday Boys", Doughboys Podcast, “Love” on Netflix) gives us a special behind-the-scenes look on what it’s like to go from Simpsons writer’s PA to VOICE ACTOR! You can listen to all our episodes from the archives to the Max Fun website. This episode was produced before "Everything's Coming Up Simpsons" was on the Max Fun Network.
We're breaking format this week to bring you a special episode that celebrates our favorite moms from Springfield. Listen up for some clips of our favorite mom moments from Mona, Agnes, Maude, Luann, Jacqueline, and of course, Marge!
Comedian Jono Zalay joins us to talk about the time Marge spent time in jail. We find out the true culprit of the crime – was this incident really Grandpa's fault? Plus, why it's no fun to get the shingles and why you shouldn't skip out on jury duty. Don't miss this one!
Co-host of "Podcast: The Ride" Mike Carlson joins us to talk about theme park rides and The Simpsons. Plus, why we love an episode that really lets grandpa Abe Simpsons shine – even if the jokes are kind of mean. Trust us… this episode is quite a rollercoaster!
It's Halloween in Springtime with David Smithyman (Fresh Off The Boat). We'll chat about the three segments from this memorable episode – "Attack of the 50 Foot Eyesores," "Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace," and "Homer3" Smarch, Tron, erotic cakes, giant Kent Brockman, Paul Anka – this episode has got it all!
This week, we'll make the case for season 9 of The Simpsons by discussing "Bart Carny" with Lindsay Katai. Check her out as co-host of the podcast Teen Creeps. You'll be able to see Lindsay's work later this year on Cartoon Network's Infinity Train.
We're doing something a little different this week! We're joined by the lead singer of Okilly Dokilly, the world's only "Nedal" band. Yep, a subgenre of metal music themed around Ned Flanders. The band's new album "Howdilly Twodilly" drops March 29th. Jordan Morris guest hosts with Julia on this epic musical journey of obscure Simpsons references and heavy metal. The MaxFunDrive wraps up this week! Right now is the best time to support this show and all of the MaxFun 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'll give is a behind the scenes look at an episode he directed. Find out why the episode terrified Allie and Julia when they were kids. Plus, why David believes his musical talents have helped his career in animation. The MaxFunDrive kicks off this week! Right now is the best time to support this show and all of the MaxFun 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 Jenny Jaffe this week! She is the creator and star of IFC's "Neurotica." She's also currently one of the writers on the "Rugrats" reboot on Nickelodeon. We'll chat a lot about television writing, Julia's love of musicals, and counterfeit jeans.
We'll chat about an early Simpsons episode with James Harvey. You know James as one of the creators and editors of Bartkira. He's also an artist, writer, and illustrator for animation, comics, and videogames. James recalls what it was like rewatch this episode on a VHS bootleg, and why season one of the Simpsons deserves more love.
This week, we're joined by comedian Karl Hess to discuss this classic Sideshow Bob episode. Despite being one of the most terrifying characters of The Simpsons, we just want you to know – Sideshow Bob can get it. You can check out Karl as co-host of the podcast Yelling About Pâté.
In "The Front" Bart and Lisa ghostwrite a great Itchy and Scratchy episode, and we also check in on "The Adventures of Ned Flanders." We're joined by Matt Ingebretson of Comedy Central's "Corporate" to discuss impostor syndrome, the writing biz, and the genius of the Simpsons kid logic.
In "The Canine Mutiny" Bart learns an important lesson about man's best friend. We're joined by Mikey Heller (We Bare Bears) to discuss flesh-eating horses, sock patterns, and of course, what you're actually here for – The Simpsons and Santa's Little Helper.
We're breaking format this week to bring you an in depth look at Disenchantment with Josh Weinstein! The last time Josh joined us on the podcast he gave us a sneak peek at the series. While he couldn't tell us much at the time, this time around he really spills the beans. He'll let us know about some easter eggs that are hidden in the show. He'll also hint at a few things the online community hasn't even noticed that will be important in future episodes of the series. Yep, Josh reads your reddit fan theories. Please note: this episode will contain some light Disenchantment spoilers. You've been warned!
You guys are in for a real treat this week! This episode was recorded live in Portland, Oregon with our special guest Bill Oakley. He'll give us a behind the scenes look at parts one and two of "Who Shot Mr. Burns." But there's more, a behind the scenes look at his fast food reviews on Instagram. Please enjoy this super-sized episode – it's going to be a blast!
We love a good off season Treehouse of Horror conversation. This week, Story Break's Will Campos (Video Game High School, Hulu's RocketJump: The Show, and Dimension 404) joins us to chat about Treehouse of Horror III. We'll also talk about the things that terrified us as kids including: Mars Attacks, A Clockwork Orange and the Twilight Zone. This episode, probably has one of the best Treehouse of Horror gags burned into your memory, too. Yep … we're gonna talk about Frozen Yogurt … which we call Frogurt! It's good … but it's cursed … and that's bad.
We're kicking things off this year with Billy West! You know him as the voice actor behind some really memorable animated characters from your childhood including Ren, Stimpy, and Doug Funnie on Doug. Plus, a number of voices on Futurama, including Dr. Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Philip J. Fry, and many many more. This episode is such a delight and you can bet we're getting plenty of samples of his voice work. Geek out and flip out when you hear all the voices he's got in store for us as we discuss "Dancin' Homer."
This week, Mad Magazine's Casey Boyd joins us to chat about Homer the Vigilante. We'll discuss the work of John Swartzwelder at length – and how his writing has influenced a very specific type of voice in comedy. We'll also chat Conan, dog songs, and Detective Pikachu. It's the last episode of 2018 and we're glad that we get to end it with a Swartzwelder episode. Cheers!
It's our first ever solo-host show. Don't worry Allie will be back next week … the only thing you have to fear this week is – cults. Comedian Lisa Curry and Julia discuss Movementarianism, Blisstonia, and dive deep into some real life cults. Things get a little freaky, but don't worry we'll guide you along. Join us! Join Us! Join Us!
It's crazy to think we've been doing this podcast for so long and no one has picked the first episode of The Simpsons. That's all about to change! This week, Alonso Duralde relives his memories of watching "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire." You know Alonso as a film critic for the The Wrap. He's also one of panelist on "Who Shot Ya?" from Maximum Fun, and the co-host of the pod Linoleum Knife. Most importantly for today's purposes Alonso is a Christmas expert and has a book to prove it called "Have yourself a movie little Christmas." We'll discuss how this episode was a perfect way to introduce the Simpsons to a mainstream audience. Plus, we'll sing some carols and share some last minute Christmas tips!
This week, comedian Allen Strickland Williams dishes his favorite moments from HOMЯ. Allen has been featured on Conan, and was recently named Comedy Central Comic to watch. Make sure to keep an eye out for Allen's new Comedy Central half hour special in January. Allen explains why this episode is a lot sadder than he recalls when he first saw it as a kid. Plus, Allie explains why Bing.com is naughty and Julia discusses the joys of Shark Tank. Don't worry there's plenty of Simpsons, too! Relive the heartbreaking episode with us.
This week, Emmy-award winning voice actor Maurice LaMarche chats about his voiceover appearances in The Simpsons. If you don't know Maurice by name you certainly know his iconic voice work – he's probably best known as The Brain in "Animaniacs" and "Pinky and the Brain." His work can also be heard on "Futurama," "Disenchantment" and many other video games, animated series, television shows and films. He'll tell us the personal connection he had to the character he voiced in "What Animated Women Want." We'll spend a lot of time discussing Maurice's career including his contributions to "The Critic," and his time as a stand-up comic. He also chats about what it was like to join Julie Kavner and Dan Castellaneta in studio for his appearance in this episode. You don't want to miss this one – he'll gives us a taste of his fantastic impressions and even share some techniques if you want to make some authentic barf sounds.
The holidays are right around the corner! This week, we get in the spirit of the holidays and chat with longtime Simpsons writer Michael Price about a Christmas episode he wrote for the Simpsons back in 2003. He'll discuss his love/hate relationship Christmas specials, and give us a behind the scenes look at Simpsons writers room. He'll also explain why this episode was a breakthrough moment for him as a Simpsons writer. Michael is also the creator of "F is for Family" – you can check out the new season on Netflix starting Nov. 30th.
With the holidays right around the corner we've got a special treat to show how thankful we are for all of you. This week, we're bringing back Al Jean! The longtime Simpsons showrunner returns to the Max Fun studios – this time around he joins us to discuss his contributions to "It's Garry Shandling's Show." We'll get the scoop on this cult hit, which shares a lot of DNA with the Simpsons. And just like last time he'll sprinkle in some Simpsons trivia throughout our conversation.
This week, we'll welcome long-time Simpsons storyboard artist John Mathot. His credits are insane – John has been a storyboard artist for animated shows like Futurama, Family Guy, Dilbert, Phineas and Ferb, Hey Arnold, and many more. He'll talk about the collaborative process in the Simpsons writers room. And you don't wanna miss when he breaks down one of the storyboards he created in this very classic Simpsons episode. Plus, he'll tell us some of the animation quirks that tick off Matt Groening.
This week, we dig into the ECUS archives! We know people are already setting up holiday decorations… but we are still craving Halloween candy. Nick Wiger (Comedy Bang Bang, I Love You America with Sarah Silverman, Doughboys) spooks Allie and Julia with a discussion on Treehouse of Horror V! This episode was produced before "Everything's Coming Up Simpsons" was on the Max Fun Network.
Stand-up comedian and writer Blaine Capatch joins us this week to talk about "The Mansion Family." It's not from the golden era, and it's newer episode than most episodes we usually discuss. Which is weird to say considering the episode is actually 18 years old. We'll discuss the Britney Spears cameo in this episode, why it's important to read the Hardy Boys book series, and the funniest things ever to happen in international waters. Plus, what it's like to sit in on a Simpsons table read according to Blaine!
This week, Ben Blacker (The Thrilling Adventure Hour, Dead Pilots Society) joins us to talk about his favorite Treehouse of Horror episode. We'll break down the three segments from this episode: "The HΩmega Man," "Fly vs. Fly," and "Easy-Bake Coven." We'll learn how The Simpsons educated kids everywhere about the Salem witch trials. Just in time for the spooky time of the year, Ben will also discuss his new comic book "Hex Wives" from DC Vertigo, which is available on Halloween.
We've got a supersized episode recorded live in Austin, Texas with special guests Brian Brushwood and Justin Robert Young of Night Attack. It's a night of Spinal Tap references, bus driver men, and Otto age theories. Is he 25 or 66… somewhere in between? We'll get down to the bottom of it! Plus, there's a marriage proposal – you'll never guess who's tying the knot.
We're doing something a little different this week. As you know each week we usually discuss our guests favorite episode. Joel Kim Booster is a casual Simpsons fan … he's more of a Futurama kind of guy if you ask him. Instead of discussing an episode he loves we're diving into an episode he's not the biggest fan of. This might be a first for @simpsonspod! Don't worry we still found plenty reasons to enjoy this episode. And maybe we even convinced Joel Kim Booster to give the Simpsons another chance. Find him @ihatejoelkim, and check out his work on "Billy on the Street" and the latest season of Netflix's "Big Mouth."
It's cannon guys … Bart speaks french! This week, we'll welcome Luke McGarry. He's a long time friend of the show, but has never actually been on to talk Simpsons. If you're in Los Angeles you've probably seen his work on billboards – his work has been used for countless concerts put on by Goldenvoice. His illustrations have also be featured in Sports Illustrated, MAD Magazine, Playboy, and he's the guy behind our podcast artwork – which is pretty cool, too! Join us as Bart subconsciously learns to speak French while slaving away abroad as an exchange student.
This week, we'll chat with Mad Magazine editor in chief Bill Morrison. Titan Comics recently released a graphic novel adaptation of "The Beatles: Yellow Submarine" written and illustrated by Bill. He'll give us all the details on the new book, which has been in the works for the past 20 years. Plus, he'll tell us about his days as a former Disney artist, and what it was like to be asked to collaborate on Bongo Comics long before The Simpsons became a household name. Keeping with The Beatles theme Bill discusses "Brush with Greatness" with Allie and Julia. You might recall the episode features a cameo from Marge's second true love – Ringo Starr!
This week, we'll welcome comedian Adam Cayton Holland – go buy his amazing new book "Tragedy Plus Time: A Tragi-Comic Memoir" now! We'll talk about one of the best self-deprecating guest star cameos of all time. Plus, the genius of a "My Dinner with Andre" arcade game, and everyone's childhood fantasy of drinking a Super Squishee made entirely out of syrup.
A couple weeks ago we discussed a classic Sideshow Bob episode… and this week we're back at it with another terrifying episode featuring Sideshow Bob! Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait joins us to discuss "Sideshow Bob Roberts." In the episode, Sideshow Bob is unveiled as the Republican candidate for the Springfield mayoral election. It's safe to say things will get a little political in this episode. If you're a fan of old school election campaign jingles you're in for a real treat! You can check out Bobcat's new television series "Misfits and Monsters" on TruTV and on demand now.
This week, we'll welcome someone with a very special culinary contribution to the record-breaking episode – "Forgive and Regret." With this episode The Simpsons officially surpassed "Gunsmoke" as the longest-running scripted American prime time television series. The episode features a very special apple pie recipe from Mona Simpson. In real life the recipe was provided by author, chef, restaurateur, and radio host of KCRW's Good Food – the wonderful Evan Kleiman! She'll give us a behind the scenes look at the pie recipe, and discuss how her recipe made it into this episode. Over the years, she's also had a number of friendships with several producers of the show, and she'll tell us what it's like to cater Simpsons writers poker game nights. Tweet us your favorite Simpsons food moments @simpsonspod and don't forget to tag @evankleiman, too!
Welcome to the show this week Diana Wright! If you have ever played "The Simpsons: Tapped Out" mobile game then you might have seen her work! She'll give us the scoop on how she became a writer for the game, and a behind the scenes look at some of the episodes she has written for the app. We've got a classic Sideshow Bob episode to discuss, too. Allie and Julia will break down one of Diana's favs – "Black Widower." We'll learn the value of watching The Simpsons together as a family. Plus, Diana discusses her love of "The Simpsons Sing The Blues" – an album she says no one should listen to more than once. And, oh boy – did she listen to it a ton as a kid. Don't miss this episode!
This week, we'll welcome Production Designer and Producer of BoJack Horseman – Lisa Hanawalt! As you'll learn she loves any episode where the Simpsons get a new pet. As a horse lover she was so happy to be able to talk about "Lisa's Pony." We'll take a deep dive into Lisa Simpsons' and Lisa Hanawalt's love of ponies and horses. Julia recalls precious memories from her childhood asthma camp talent show. Did you ever participate in your elementary school talent show? We'd love to hear from you @simpsonspod! Along with her credits on BoJack Horseman Lisa Hanawalt is also the co-host of Max Fun show Baby Geniuses. Go buy her new book – "Coyote Doggirl" – which is available August 21!
Jury duty fans rejoice! Comedian and writer Alec Owen (Five Second Films, Dude Bro Party Massacre III) joins us to talk about "The Boy Who Knew Too Much." In this episode, Bart ditches school and learns more than he ever bargained for about Freddy Quimby… Sure, Freddy may be a jerk, he isn't a criminal. And Bart is the only one who can save him in a court of law. Allie explains the joys of jury duty. For some odd reason Julia and Alec talk about Reba McEntire. Plus, do you remember Marge's uncle Arthur? Because man, if you don't … you're in for a big surprise. If you like what you hear tweet at us @simpsonspod!
We got a special treat for you guys this week! One of our favorite guests returns for another fun-filled episode of ECUS. We welcome Jordan Morris from "Jordan, Jesse, Go" and "Bubble," Max Fun's first ever scripted comedy podcast. This episode was recorded live from Max Fun Con 2018 in Lake Arrowhead. Jordan joins Allie and Julia to talk about "Burns' Heir," and discusses what he says are two of the funniest jokes ever told. Plus, find out why Julia and Allie have dubbed Jordan the Banana Boy. If you like what you hear tweet at us @simpsonspod using the hastag #BananaBoi.
If you're a fan of Simpsons podcasts, oh boy, do we have a treat for you! This week, we'll welcome Bob Mackey and Henry Gilbert of the podcast Talking Simpsons! It's the Simpsons Pod crossover you never knew you needed. Eight seasons into the series, Skinner and Krabappel take their relationship to the next level. You know, it's the episode where they're in the closet making babies and we see one of the babies and the baby looks at us! We'll also talk about permanent records, the joys of looking out windows wistfully, sex cauldrons, and why the Talking Simpsons guys are such huge fans of Martin.
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 ran, 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.
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.
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!
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!
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."
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.
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).
Comedian Ricky Carmona joins Allie and Julia to talk about one of his favorite episodes Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie. In this episode, Homer forbids Bart from seeing the defining film event of our generation. Ricky reflects on the discipline techniques his parents used when he was growing up, and he'll also discuss a time when movie trailers had much more hype. Plus, we'll take a moment to appreciate the first appearance of Bumblebee Man, and his origins. Don't forget to check out Ricky on Max Fun podcast Who Shot Ya?.
This week, we'll have someone on we've wanted on the show for a very long time… Mike Reiss! He's a four-time Emmy winner who has worked on The Simpsons continuously since the first episode in 1989! He's done it all: starting from the writing staff, and he has served as a showrunner. Now, he's also the author of a new book called "Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons" which is out on June 12th. Through the power of the internet and skype, he'll join us to talk about what it was like to work on the episode "The Springfield Files," and give us the scoop on his new book!
This week, we're doing something a little different and special! "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" celebrated The Simpsons by compiling sequences from episodes throughout the entire series. To celebrate our 138th upload we have a clip show of our own of sorts. But rather than play clips from the show we've asked you all to be part of the show! We'll be playing voicemails of your favorite moments of the podcast and of "The Simpsons." We'll also hear from previous guests of the podcast! And, sorry if you thought we were going to talk about "138th Episode Spectacular," you're just going to have to wait until it's someones favorite!
This week, we dig into the archives to bring you an episode from long before the podcast joined Max Fun. We're keeping it in the family though, we'll revisit our conversation with Jesse Thorn ("Bullseye," "Jordan, Jesse, Go") on the classic episode "Mr. Plow." We're also announcing that we're adding episodes from the archives to the Max Fun website. Make sure you tune in till the end of this episode; Julia, Allie, and Jesse will sing the Mr. Plow commercial theme song. You don't wanna miss it!
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!
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.
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 Cordon" 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."
Helen Hong joins Allie and Julia to talk about "The Blue and The Grey." You know Helen from Max Fun podcast "Go Fact Yourself," and you might recognize her as a regular guest on NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!." In the episode, Marge discovers she's had grey hair for years. With this new discovery she decides to go all natural. Join us as they talk about the canonical nature of Marge's grey hair, "Sister Act 3," and Valentine's Day in Springfield. Plus, find out why everyone is obsessed with pickles.
Stand-up comedian Sam Wiles joins Allie and Julia to talk about "Lisa's Date With Density." In the episode, Lisa develops a crush on Nelson Muntz. Lisa lets Nelson know how she feels via Milhouse. She asks him to pass a love note to Nelson during class. Things don't end so well for Milhouse. Things get personal when Julia asks Sam and Allie about their childhood crushes. They also discuss Homer's sweet tooth. He tries to pass off candy on his doughnut as sprinkles at the Kwik-E-Mart. And since they're talking candy -- have you guys heard of IT'SUGAR? Find out what it has in common with Spencer's gifts. And, they discuss Mr. Burns hilarious bit in this episode. The MaxFunDrive wraps up this week! Right now is the best time to support this show and all of the MaxFun podcasts you love by starting a monthly membership or upgrading your existing one! Listen carefully and find out how you can have your very own Horny Marge enamel pin!
April Wolfe joins Allie and Julia to talk about "Principal Charming." You know April from Max Fun podcasts "Who Shot Ya?" & "Switchblade Sisters," so naturally, she picked an episode with a ton of nods to classic films. They'll break down the cinematic pop culture gags for you, including references to: "Terminator," "Vertigo," "Gone With The Wind," and more! In the episode, Homer is tasked with finding Selma a husband. He finds the perfect mate -- Principal Skinner. Unfortunately, he falls for Selma's identical twin sister Patty instead. April tells us why she loves heart-wrenching episodes like this one. Plus, find out which characters make their first appearances in the series in this episode! The MaxFunDrive is finally here! Right now is the best time to support this show and all of the MaxFun podcasts you love by starting a monthly membership or upgrading your existing one! Listen carefully and find out how you can have your very own Horny Marge enamel pin!
Riley Silverman (Head Writer for International Waters on MaxFun) joins Allie and Julia to talk about Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy. In the episode, the talking Malibu Stacy doll ignites pandemonium at the mall, and Lisa is eager to find out what her new doll will say. Unfortunately, she is incredibly disappointed by the sexist catchphrases. She spends the rest of the episode trying to get a new kind of doll made -- one that will inspire little girls everywhere to believe in their dreams. Riley tells us about her favorite gags in this episode, discusses how some of the jokes have aged overtime, and why she loves Malibu Stacy's new hat! Don't forget Everything's Coming Up Simpsons has an upcoming live show in Chicago on Saturday, March 31 at Thalia Hall! The MaxFunDrive is almost here! Tune into your favorite MaxFun shows (including Everything's Coming Up Simpsons) April 2nd through April 13th for all of the details. This is the best time to support this show and all of the MaxFun podcasts you love by starting a monthly membership or upgrading your existing one!
Jordan Morris joins Allie and Julia to talk about "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield." The episodes features wardrobe changes for the entire Simpsons family -- most notably Marge -- wearing a fabulous pink Chanel suit. Jordan tells us why he loves wardrobe changes in cartoons, and why Ogdenville is better than Shelbyville. Plus, Julia and Allie tease what they have planned for their upcoming live show in Chicago! The MaxFunDrive is almost here! Tune into your favorite MaxFun shows (including Everything's Coming Up Simpsons) April 2nd through April 13th for all of the details. This is the best time to support this show and all of the MaxFun podcasts you love by starting a monthly membership or upgrading your existing one!
This week, Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott discuss The Day the Violence Died with legendary Simpsons showrunner Josh Weinstein! Find out what gags were cut from the episode as Weinstein glances over the first draft of the script. He discusses the importance of meta-humor in "Itchy and Scratchy" themed episodes, and how they got the "Schoolhouse Rock!" parody just right. Plus, he gives us the scoop on his latest project --"Disenchantment" a new Netflix series he's been working on with Matt Groening and Bill Oakley.
Welcome to the Maximum Fun network Everything's Coming Up Simpsons! This is a Simpsons podcast you don't want to miss. Each week Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott discuss their favorite episode with a special guest. This week, Nelson Franklin swings by to discuss one of his favorite episodes! You know Nelson Franklin from his roles in New Girl and Black-ish. The episode The PTA Disbands is from Season 6 of The Simpsons series. Join us as they dive into the Laws of Thermodynamics, crappy school buses, and the scariest teacher of them all Marge Simpson.
In this week's episode, Mike Mitchell (The Birthday Boys) joins Allie and Julia to talk about Mike's adventures as a Simpsons PA, mom logic, and finding YOUR dead body. Both seasons of The Birthday Boys are available on Netflix, and Mike's podcast, Doughboys, is available on iTunes and at www.feralaudio.com.
Julia and Allie interview THE FIRST GUEST WHO ACTUALLY WORKED ON THE SIMPSONS, and it's not just any guest IT'S FREAKIN' JOSH WEINSTEIN. This a good one, you guys. Buckle up and get ready for plenty of peeks behind the curtain and show secrets. We're still pinching ourselves.
Dana Gould, yes THE Dana Gould sits down with Allie and Julia to discuss the first Simpsons ep he ever penned to paper -- er -- digital paper. Through this, he touches upon favorite and most bizarre celeb voice-recording sessions, how sometimes the best jokes in your episodes come from mysterious sources, and that the Simpsons writer's room is the best place to learn how to twist a story toward its breaking point while still leaving in intact.
Bill Oakley (former Simpsons showrunner!) chats with Allie and Julia about one of the more fun and unique writing experiences on The Simpsons. He shares his favorite moments in the writer's room, origin stories of classic jokes, and how #SteamedHams will always be a trending hashtag in our hearts forever.
Mike Scully (The Simpsons, Parks & Rec, Everybody Loves Raymond) talks to Allie and Juia about the origin of two of his favorite episodes, parental guilt, the importance of speaking up in writer's room and more in this super special episode of Everything's Coming Up Podcast!
Send in the clowns, 'cause this week we're talking GABBO, GABBO, GABBO! with Simpsons director DAVID SILVERMAN about the infamous Season 4 closer, "Krusty Gets Kancelled." The girls dive into it, getting the dish on the origin of the ep, the scope of Krusty's many talents and animated facial expressions, and what's it like to fuck up Elizabeth Taylor flirting with you.
Listen up as the girls get drunk and stumble around comically for your amusement with bad-ass writer/illustrator/director SARA RUBIN to talk "Burns, Baby, Burns." In this ep, you'll find a deep dive into pure, lovely laziness, the joy that is Rodney Dangerfield's unabashed voice talent, and one of the greatest endings of a Simpsons episode there ever was (according to Julia). Kiss that googley-eyed walnut, clutch that googley-eyed rock and if that stuff ain't good enough for ya, we got some REAL crap!
Clutch your TV and get tuff, it's time for Truckasaurus with the one, the only... Simpsons writer JAY KOGEN. Jay chats the iconic gorge-jumping scene from this infamous ep, how sketch writing on "The Tracy Ulman Show" informed the original Simpsons writer's room cinematic rebelliousness, and that the word "kerfuffle" will always be funny.
Stop playing that bongo-head and get back to basics in this special Simpsons family history episode. TODD LEVIN (Conan) joins the gals to talk the touching story of where Maggie's baby photos went. So fire up that Shine-O Ball-O, and DVR that episode of "Knightboat"-- we're about to get silly and sentimenal.
It's a Simpsons Pod special as the girls record STRAIGHT FROM HOMER'S HOUSE! Simpsons writer BRIAN KELLEY brings the gals to the writer's room for a deep dive in the Season 29 Premiere "The Serfsons". Together, they suss out swords and swines; giants and gelatinous cubes; and whether or not genital smurfs is treatable in old-timey times. Gaze upon the row of head-spikes, treat yourself to David's Mirkins, and don't you dare like Azzlan in -- this is an epic episode that would make George RR Martin shudder in his sailor cap.
This episode has nothing to do with nice. This episode is all about SUNSHINE LOLLIPOPS AND RAINBOWS... where were we? This week, RILEY SILVERMAN (stellar stand-up, writer and actress) joins the girls to talk Thelma and Lousie parodies that transcend their pop cultural counterparts, why Marge needs more friends, and knowing that no matter what we do, we'll always be together -- because sticking together's what good waffles do.