Whoops!!! It looks like Bart Simpson’s carbon rod accidentally made a repeat appearance for a few frames in last night’s Simpsons episode, “Specs in the City.” An editor on Wikisimpsons took a screencap to preserve this watershed moment in network television history for future generations. Those frames have yet to be censored or removed from the Hulu version of the episode (in the name of journalistic integrity, this reporter had to redeem his hard-earned Bing rewards points to get a Hulu Plus subscription in order to confirm it wasn’t a hoax).
Presumably, this means either Fox’s ban on butts has been lifted, or some rogue animator is getting fired for that blunder.
[Specs and the City via No Homers Club]
OJ Simpson’s ending soon. According to The National Enquirer, the athlete-turned-murderer says he “feel[s] the end coming” and has requested an early release from prison so he won’t die “like common jailhouse scum.”
This could be Simpson’s final season:
“OJ’s doctors have told him he could be dead in as little as three months because of his out-of-control blood sugar and blood pressure,” said an unnamed source.
Created in 1947 by Eunice and Jimmy Lee Simpson, the long-running former running back was popular for many years, but in recent decades has become largely reviled by all but the most fervent of fans.
Ah, a new year is upon us, giving me a chance to catch up on all the news stories I’ve neglected over the past few weeks before they get too old to post.
- The administrator of the now-defunct pirate streaming site WatchTheSimpsonsOnline, which was shut down in October, has been ordered to pay $10.5 million in damages. Now that’s a lot of “D’oh”!!!!! [TorrentFreak]
- Fox is getting back in the theme park game! Twelve years after the miserable failure of their first park, Fox is bringing “Twentieth Century Fox World” to Malaysia, with plans for more. They won’t be allowed to feature any Simpsons attractions since the franchise is licensed to Universal, which is kinda like Comedy Central making a theme park without South Park. But they will have a recreation of the Titanic!!! [Variety]
- Mrs. Krabappel and the late Simpsons writer Don Payne were depicted as angels for a split-second in a recent Christmas episode. That’s heartwarming and all, but why are there angels at the North Pole? [E! Online]
- The Simpsons has teamed up with BAPE for a line of streetwear where they all look dead. [BAPE]