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Welcome to Bob and Henry's chronological exploration of every Simpsons episode ever! Subscribe now, or get even more at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!

Dec 26, 2018

It's one of the most controversial and dark episodes of Simpsons ever, making it the perfect time for a return appearance from Chapo Trap House hosts Matt Christman and Virgil Texas. Frank Grimes, or Grimey as he liked to be called, lived quite a life, and we chat about the existential dread that comes up when we see Grimes reckon with the unique being known as Homer Simpson. We dig deep into the text here and explore one of the show's most morbid (and funny) episodes!

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Dec 19, 2018

This week we're banished to the land of wind and ghosts, and we're joined by talented artist/Simpsons expert Nina Matsumoto to explain it all! Yes, this week is the iconic Mr. Sparkle commercial, but also Marge starts being a professional Listen Lady, Timothy Lovejoy explains why he doesn't care, and Ned Flanders might have his skin eaten! Now, this is no place for loafers! Join us or die, can you do any less?!?!?

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Dec 12, 2018

Burns loses all his money and learns all about recycling, plus pro wrestling legend Bret Hart appears, meaning we needed a guest that was an expert in Simpsons AND wrasslin'! Joining us is Maffew, creator of the fantastic Botchamania videos, and we chat with him all about Bret Hart's interesting history in this classic episode. Plus recycling, slurry, ethical quandaries, old men at grocery stores, and Catsup versus Ketchup! Listen and enjoy, you pencil-necked geeks!

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Dec 5, 2018

The perfect dog has arrived for this week's podcast, and our special guest Imran Khan from Game Informer talks all about the crossover between dog ownership and medicinal marijuana. Not to mention we cover the shaky production of this episode, what got cut, and how there are still some great jokes alongside the weaker plotting. We hope you like jammin' too, as this week's podcast is full of it!

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Nov 28, 2018

Good gravy! This week we're joined by The Comedy Button's own Max Scoville, and he helps us talk about love and birthday parties in this week's podcast. This is one of the sweetest episodes of The Simpsons ever, and we chat all about oysters, wearing Armour Hot Dogs, and Henry & Bob get into a heated discussion of whether Skinner really is a virgin or not! All that and more on this week's podcast!

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Nov 22, 2018

In case you missed the news, there's a new perk for $10+ patrons of What A Cartoon and Talking Simpsons! We're doing a monthly What A Cartoon Movie! podcast where Henry and Bob cover a different animated film classic in the same style as the animated series we cover! The premiere episode is about Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, and we have a little teaser of it here, where we debate if this is the best Batman movie ever made! If you like what you hear, consider joining the $10 pledge level and listening to the full podcast NOW!

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Nov 21, 2018

St. Patrick's Day is here a little early on the podcast, and we're joined by Ireland's own Jay Hunter and Stephen "V1" Roe of OSW Review, the old school wrestling video podcast. They share with us their love of The Simpsons, as well as their thoughts on the shows tributes(?) to the Irish in this four-leaf clover of an episode. We chat about prohibition, exploding chippers, pinching, The Untouchables, and so much more! So grab a Duff and listen now!

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Nov 14, 2018

Our good buddy (and Editor-in-Chief of USGamer) Kat Bailey returns for another Lisa-centric episode, where we all diagnose her with bad babysitting! While Homer and Marge make their yuppie dreams come true on the waterfront, Lisa babysits Bart and Maggie with disastrous results. Can Lisa find a quiet way to fix this problem? Will we be able to contain our revulsion at Bart's injury? And what about that giant party sub? Learn all about that and more in this week's podcast!

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Nov 7, 2018

This week, we're interrupting our regularly scheduled programming to bring you our live Halloween show, recorded on October 20th at Kelly's Olympian in Portland. And, during this performance, we were joined by none other than former Simpsons writer and showrunner Bill Oakley! Listen in as Bill sits down with us in front of a packed house to share behind-the-scenes reflections on the Treehouse of Horror segments Time and Punishment, Homer Cubed, and Citizen Kang! Thankfully, we also find time to talk about Simpsons shitposting, the diet of a Simpsons writer in the '90s, and the elusive PB Max. Thanks so much to Bill Oakley, Kelly's Olympian, and (of course) our wonderful Talking Simpsons Network patrons for making all of this happen!

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Oct 31, 2018

Simpsons artist extraordinaire and our good friend Nina Matsumoto is back, and she's bringing her deep love of Frasier with her for this Sideshow Bob classic. We meet Cecil (who sounds a lot like Niles Crane) as he takes in the seemingly reformed Sideshow Bob in this anti-mystery story. All that plus smell hounds, Maris, and the surprising Japanese title of this episode. We're super excited for this one, especially Bob, but especially Henry!

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This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!

Oct 24, 2018

It's time to get tragically ludicrous AND ludicrously tragic this week with our special guest, Drew Mackie from the Gayest Episode Ever Podcast! We explore Simpsons' most queer episode ever, we chat about how it influenced us both in our sexuality and tolerance, as well as how much we became obsessed with pop culture camp. Learn all about that and more in this very special episode, so join the party!

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If you're near Portland, OR, be sure to see our live shows on October 20! Ticket details at tinyurl.com/talkingsimpsonshalloween!

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Oct 17, 2018

It's time for one of the most insider-y episodes of The Simpsons ever, so we had to get some MAJOR guests to help us deconstruct all of it! To help us analyze the kung fu hippie from gansta city, we're joined by Rebecca Sugar, the creator of Steven Universe, Ian Jones-Quartey, creator of OK KO: Let's Be Heroes, and Toby Jonesic episode both does and doesn't reflect the realities of animation showrunning. Not to mention we talk about how this episode reflects own love of The Simpsons and what it's like to experience both sides of creating and enjoying animation! All that plus Rebecca, Ian, and Toby tell behind the scenes tales from Steven Universe and OK KO, an examination of what it means to be proactive, and whenever he's not on the podcast you'll hear us asking "Where's Poochie?"

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If you're near Portland, OR, be sure to see our live shows on October 20! Ticket details at tinyurl.com/talkingsimpsonshalloween!

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Oct 10, 2018

This week we've got Will Sloan, co-host of the Michael And Us podcast digs deep into Disneyana with us for Shary Bobbins' only appearance ever in The Simpsons! We go through all the great song of the episode, the many references to pop culture sprinkled throughout, and discuss how much this Jean & Reis-run episode stands out in this more hardcore season! We promise not to do a half-assed job!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron!

If you're near Portland, OR, be sure to see our live shows on October 20! Ticket details at tinyurl.com/talkingsimpsonshalloween!

This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!

Oct 3, 2018

We're going hiking this week and we're joined by Luke Savage, cohost of the great podcast Michael And Us! We reminisce about our own corporate retreat nightmares, our fears of cabin fever, learning about WHO prevents forest fires, and the continual budget cuts to our national parks! Now put on your heaviest jackets, grab your map (you haven't been given a map yet), and enjoy this week's podcast!!

Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron!

If you're near Portland, OR, be sure to see our live shows on October 20! Ticket details at tinyurl.com/talkingsimpsonshalloween!

This podcast is brought to you by the streaming network VRV: home to cartoons, anime, and so much more! Visit VRV.co/WAC to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial and kick a little money back to your friends at the Talking Simpsons Network!

Sep 26, 2018

Here come the pretzels! This week GameSpot's Kallie Plagge is here for Marge's adventure in business/organized crime. We learn about coupons, the Glengarry leads, boaking accidents, checking for millipedes, and so much more. So get pretzel fever (not the kind that attacked our intestinal lining some years back) and listen now!

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Sep 21, 2018

Another Simpsons podcast? It's true! And in case you missed our guest spot on Everything's Coming Up Simpsons, we're hardly the Plow King to their Mr. Plow. In fact, we're united in our love of both The Simpsons and podcasting! On this interview, we chat with Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott of ECUS about how they got started, living the wild podcasting lifestyle, and—most importantly—their new book, 100 Things The Simpsons Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. (Available now! Buy it today!)

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Sep 19, 2018

Citations Needed is one of the best politics podcasts out there and the show's co-host, Nima Shirazi, is lending us his Simpsons expertise to dive into this crossover classic episode! Homer sees an alien that may also be Santa Claus, and everyone from Leonard Nimoy to Scully and Mulder wants to see if the truth is out there in Springfield. Plus we explain a ton of specifically 1995 references and explore other conspiracies (as well as the musical Hair!). So listen to find out how a whale could be so heavy!

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Sep 12, 2018

IGN's Zachary Ryan joins us as we trip out on the series' most psychedelic episodes. After maintaining his status as Pope of Chili Town, Homer goes on a bad trip through his subconscious featuring some of the most lovely art in Simpsons history. A space coyote has us all questioning who is our soulmate, but in the end we all know it's either Marge or short-shorts. Now listen to this podcast, which was carved down from a bigger spoon!

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Sep 5, 2018

We're joined this week by musician/writer/podcaster/developer Liz Ryerson (check out her Patreon) and together we delve into the psyche of Ned Flanders. After getting some wadded beef, we suffer through a hurricane as Ned is tested like never before. Then we try nothing and are all out of ideas as we learn secrets about Flanders' past! Listen now to the podcast that love built!

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Aug 29, 2018

Matt Burnett is co-creator of Cartoon Network's fantastic Craig of the Creek, as well as one of the first writers for Steven Universe, and he joins Bob and Henry for Lisa's first crush. Much to Milhouse's dismay, Lisa has a thing for Nelson Muntz, and it leads to painful consequences for everyone. All while Homer annoys the town with auto-dialing happiness! Unpack the gauze from your ears and listen to this week's podcast!

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Aug 27, 2018

Surprise! If you're not yet a listener of our sister podcast, What A Cartoon!, we've got a nice preview for you today! If you're a Simpsons fan, you're probably at least a little intrigued by Disenchantment, Matt Groening's new series on Netflix. Bob and Henry go through the third episode of the series in the same manner as Talking Simpsons, going through the series history just as it is beginning! Listen and then subscribe to the What A Cartoon! feed on your podcast listening device of choice OR sign up at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons where you'll get early and ad-free access to ALL OUR PODCAST!

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Aug 22, 2018

Ian Jones-Quartey and Toby Jones are executive producers on Cartoon Network's OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes, and they're joining us LIVE in-person to discuss one of the most momentous Simpsons episodes of all time! We all borrow a feeling as Milhouse's parents get divorced, and we struggle with dignity, sweet Fannie Addams, dry crackers, and smashing chairs over your father's back! (Plus Ian and Toby will share with us some behind-the-scenes secrets of OK K.O., Steven Universe, Regular Show, and MORE!) So hop in your racecar bed and get ready for a patio party!

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Aug 15, 2018

This week we're joined by writer/illustrator/Twitter badass Kate Leth, a perfect guest as we delve deep into the most sex-positive episode of The Simpsons ever. While Marge and Lisa wash rocks, Homer Simpson's 10-year-old son is working in a burlesque house. Bart loves giving the old greet and toss, but the morality police in town feel differently. So put some spring in your Springfield and listen to this week's episode now!

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Aug 8, 2018

This week we welcome Merritt K of StayMean.co podcasts to Cider Town as we dig into the Rodney Dangerfield-centric episode! Larry Burns is here to drink and party no matter how many upper-crust folks he offends. Can a phony kidnapping save the day? All that and too many grandmas in this week's podcast!

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Aug 1, 2018

Our sports expert buddy Kat Bailey joins us for an episode steeped in boxing history! Homer's got a crazy idea that's somewhere in the middle where he'll be beaten up by hobos for money and then he ends up fighting for the World Heavyweight Championship! We explain all the history behind fan man, surgical 2X4s, Don King, and tons more in this week's glorious return to the shores of fistiana!

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