As we reach the end of our first season re-evaluation, we've got Giant Bomb's Alex Navarro to help us with the Simpsons' platinum album, The Simpsons Sings The Blues! At the height of Bartmania, Matt Groening, Jim Brooks, and David Geffen brought together a huge list of famous musicians to make an album about our favorite Springfieldians. Learn how the 1990 album happened, the famous folks who secretly worked on it, AND the stories behind the music video for Do The Bartman and Deep Deep Trouble, all in this week's podcast!
This week we welcome on Thad Komorowski of the Cartoon Logic podcast, as we dig into the messy production of Some Enchanted Evening! Originally conceived as the pilot, the first director was fired, and then it was heavily reanimated to serve as the season one finale. Learn all the dirty details on how much it changed, and even major changes from the first table read draft of the script, all in this week's final re-exploration of season one!
It's a brand new interview with Lauren MacMullan, Designer and Supervising Director of Mission Hill! Available a week early for $5+ subscribers on Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons, we chatted with the Oscar-nominated artist about her decades in animation! Lauren told us about how she defined Mission Hill's look and feel from its creation, and shares some fun behind-the-scenes stories. Plus, we chat about MacMullan's work on The Critic, The Simpsons Movie, Avatar: The Last Airbender, her Oscar-nominated Mickey Mouse short, and so much more! And if you enjoyed this, subscribe at the Patreon to hear over 20 hours worth of our previous interviews with Simpsons luminaries!
A special surprise podcast today, an interview with Spencer Grammer, the actress behind Summer on Rick & Morty! We chat with her about the new season, her favorite moments, and what it's like growing up the daughter of Sideshow Bob! And if you enjoy this, be sure to check out our previous interviews all on Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons!!!
Professional cartoonist KC Green (check out his newest book, He Is A Good Boy!) returns once more for the best episode of season one, Krusty Gets Busted! It's the first Sideshow Bob-focused episode, the first one directed by Brad Bird, and the best script/animation combo of the whole run. Plus KC drops on us some cartoon history of a proto-Itchy & Scratchy. Listen and enjoy (and if you don't enjoy it, don't blame me! I didn't do it)!
(And check out KC's awesome thread of Krusty-inspired art!)
Another month has passed, so it's time once again for another episode of our community podcast! This time, we cover plenty of Simpsons news, like the grand arrival of the 4:3 aspect ratio on Disney+, a brand-new A.V. Club interview with longtime show runner Al Jean, the recently discovered Krustygate scandal in Who Shot Mr. Burns Part 1, and more! Plus, as always, we respond to your questions and comments from the last month of episodes. Keep hanging in there, and always remember to bless the wives!