PARDON MY ZINGER Archives

Fox Airs Wrong Mrs. Krabappel Episode

doh
Late last week, Fox announced plans to honor the passing of Simpsons voice actress Marcia Wallace by airing the classic Season 3 episode "Bart the Lover," for which she'd won an Emmy.

However, viewers on Sunday were instead presented with the Season 22 travesty "The Nedliest Catch," the stunt episode where viewers got to decide the fate of Mrs. Krabappel and Ned Flander's relationship, also known as "Nedna."

Entertainment Weekly, which had announced the news, updated their story to explain the switcheroo:

The network originally announced plans to re-air Wallace's Emmy-winning episode from the show's third season, "Bart the Lover," but "technical issues" clearing the 20-year-old episode prevented the last-minute switch and a newer episode featuring her character had to be chosen instead.

Apparently, Fox is now literally incapable of broadcasting quality Simpsons episodes.

Season 23 Recap

If you missed out on the historic twenty-third season of TV's The Simpsons, have no fear! This handy recap will get you up to speed in no time.

Simpsons Dork Blows It For Humanity

ken jennings welcomes our new computer overlords
IBM's "New Computer Overlord" Watson Conquers "Jeopardy!" | NBC Los Angeles

Well, class, the history of our country has been changed again, to correspond with Bart's answers on yesterday's test.

bonerlandAmerica was now discovered in 1942 by... [consults paper] "Some Guy." And our country isn't called America anymore. It's Boehnerland.

The Simpsons Goes Green

Al Gore would be proud: so far, Season 21 is the most environmentally-friendly season of The Simpsons yet. What makes this season so green? Each episode is made from a recycled plotline from an earlier episode:

Homer the Whopper: Radioactive Man but with Homer instead of Milhouse

Bart Gets A 'Z': Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song but with Mrs. Krabappel instead of Principal Skinner

The Great Wife Hope: The Homer They Fall but with Marge instead of Homer

Congratulations on reducing your carbon footprint, Simpsons writers! toot [Simpsons Archive]

David Mirkin Wants To Kill Homer, Do Kate Winslet

pardon my zingerIn an interview with Digital Spy, producer David Mirkin stated "next year, there'll be no Homer," "all other animated shows ever are crap," and that he "would love to do Kate!" [Digital Spy]

Celebrity Sought For Simpsons Appearance

Simpsons producers are supposedly hoping to get U.S. celebrity Barack Obama to lend his voice to an upcoming episode. According to a script obtained by rubbercat.net/simpsons, the episode involves Ralph Wiggum competing in the Special Olympics. [Simpsons Channel]

Jodie Foster To Play Maggie In Upcoming Episode

In an episode that's sure to be controversial, The One-Eyebrowed Baby attempts to assassinate the president in order to win Maggie's affections. [Entertainment Weekly]

Superbad Writers To Pen Episode Next Season

...in addition to the usual ~20 other episodes that season. Also, Superbad screenwriters Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen will write one. [Empire]

Groening Makes Good On Threat, Axes Minnie Driver

's character's scenes from the movie

Previously: Groening To Shoot Minnie Driver

Lisa Simpson is the Top 7th Geek Girl of All Time

Hey girls, it's okay to a geek! Just look at the many upstanding role models such as Ada Byron, Marie Curie, and.... a fictional character?!? [CNET]

Alan Moore To Guest Star

Comics legend Alan Moore will be playing the role of the hitherto unseen "Uncle Gareth," a creepy uncle who will take Bart aside during a family reunion to show him some disturbing x-rated drawings of Wendy from Peter Pan, Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, and Alice from Alice in Wonderland. [Northants News]