A Duff Blimp-sized welcome back to the great Merritt K (check out her new Patreon) as we dig into this Lisa-centric episode! After feeling "ugly" thanks to a cartoon, Lisa gets unexpected help from Homer after putting her in the Little Miss Springfield Pageant. And after a strange series of events, Lisa becomes a powerful political figure in this memorable ep. So grab your extra-long version of MacArthur Park and listen now!
The Simpsons need a new place to live just as your humble hosts are also moving into new houses, though with fewer hilarious results. After a hockey game leads to termites that eventually send the family onto a reality show, we flashback to the turn-of-the-century style of reality programming that Simpsons writers loved mocking back in 2002. Plus, we discuss the history of Oreos, Mutt & Jeff, and Squiggy in this week's nowoodnik of a podcast!
For one of the best-written and animated eps of the series, we welcome back comedy performer/writer/musician/podcaster Tim Kalpakis from the band/podcast The Sloppy Boys (check out their new album)! Production season 4 begins with two new animation studios, as Homer loses his faith when he sees how awesome wasting time is. But will his pride destroy him in this perfect George Meyer script ruminating on the nature of faith? All that plus some of the best jokes ever in this week's heavenly podcast!
It might be hard to believe, but we haven't had a live show at PAX in four years. Why? We honestly couldn't say. But in 2023, we're making our grand return to the famed video game convention to celebrate the 28th anniversary of Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins! And frankly, we'd love to see you there. Check out the details below:
When: Saturday, September 2nd at 7:00pm
Where: PAX West, The Monarch Theatre
And here's the panel description, straight from the PAX website:
Shortly before the first Mortal Kombat movie violenced its way into theaters the world got a brief preview of this cinematic event with The Journey Begins. This direct-to-video commercial gave fans a taste of the upcoming film's first act rendered in cut-rate 2D animation and CGI scenes that make Reboot look like Pixar. And it only cost $19.99! On this panel, join your pals at the What A Cartoon podcast as they give you a tour of the highs and lows of this piece of MK media so you don't have to suffer through the whole thing yourself. As a new Mortal Kombat looms ever closer GET OVER HERE and see how far we've truly come!
This week's well-endowed episode sees us exploring one of the horniest episodes of Simpsons ever with Large Marge. After accidentally getting cosmetic surgery, Marge has a chest expansion that gets a lot of attention. After the show finds every possible joke they can about Marge's honkers, we then learn there are downsides to it, plus the confusing return of Stampy and Adam West to the show, some Hollywood lore on Burt Ward, and lots of immature giggling on this chesty podcast!
The Talking Simpsons Network is taking a week off, so to fill the content gap, we've decided to post an episode of our Patreon-exclusive TalKing of the Hill podcast miniseries! If you like this episode and want to hear the rest (with more to come every month), head over to Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and sign up at the $5 level. Once you do, you'll have immediate access to all of our limited miniseries, covering animated shows like Futurama, Mission Hill, The Critic, and Batman: The Animated Series. So visit Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and sign up today!