Pharrell on The Simpsons

Depending on who opens the Grammys, there are a lot of other good TV options. One of them being Pharrell’s guest spot on The Simpsons as he’ll appear, as seen above with Mayor Quimby.

He also, behind the scenes, penned the song performed by Springfield Elementary below. Only The Simpsons can be this hilarious and endearing at the same time, in this way…

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Simpsons intro animated in pixel art

A viral video this week that caught my eye as a big fan of both The Simpsons and Pixel Art is this fresh, animated re-creation of the show’s iconic intro.

Every detail is done to the tee and then the animators started showing off with the couch gag. Great stuff.

Pharrell to guest star on The Simpsons

Pharrell will not only be at the Grammys on February 8th, but also in Springfield, USA.

Skateboard P is set to guest star and the premise and details below sound fantastic.

EW has learned that the “Happy” rapper/producer/songwriter/fashion designer Voice coach will make a cameo appearance as himself in the Feb. 8 episode of the animated Fox comedy. Titled “Walking Big & Tall,” the installment opens with a plot that’s based on the true story about a Milwaukee TV station in the 1980s hiring a composer to write a city-pride song, and he ended up shopping the same song to other cities. In this case, Springfield learns that its official ditty is actually a carbon copy of many other cities’, and not only does Lisa try to come to the rescue, “Pharrell offers to write a new anthem for the town,” says Simpsons executive producer Al Jean.

Here’s a look at the full Matt Groening Simpsonized version of Pharrell.

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The time Chrissy Teigen liked my Simpsons GIF

My Saturday afternoon productivity started in an odd and hilarious way today. I was scrolling through our Twitter timeline of 5,000+ people we’re somehow following to see an entertaining tweet from S.I. supermodel, MTV Snack-Off host, and Mrs. John LegendChrissy Teigen.

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Maybe I’m just weird like this, but I love GIFs for their ability to perfectly describe the “When x moment happens” and instantly thought of this Simpsons fave after reading Teigen’s tweet.

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As you can see, Chrissy enjoyed it too and retweeted it to her 500K+ followers. Soon after, she also followed us. And soon after that, I happily pictured her looking at her phone all confused when I tweet about a random Bulls vs. 76ers game later this year. I also feel more satisfaction about this interesting first impression with a celebrity because I saw this Simpsons GIF on tumblr this week and watched it approximately 17 times straight — that’s why it was fresh in my mind. Laughing hysterically the whole time, I thought: “I have to use this somehow!” and saved it to my desktop. As always, these situations usually present themselves naturally; you just have to keep your eyes open *big eyes emoji*.

The other lesson from this: you can get a retweet and a follow on Twitter by simply sharing a hilarious GIF. Try it! It’s fun.

Simpsons-Family Guy crossover 5-minute preview

Comic-Con has not been disappointing this year. Yesterday, the first-look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman was highlighted here, and tonight, Sunday night naturally, I just watched the official 5 (!) minute preview of the upcoming Simpsons-Family Guy crossover episode and… well, let’s just say, if it wasn’t funny, I wouldn’t be posting it. My two favorite cartoons coming together like this was surreal the entire time watching it and, even though I wanted to be surprised when the episode drops in full on September 28th, I caved and am glad I did. Enjoy!

Just these images alone are fantastic.

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More juicy info, and the hour-long episode’s premise, from Entertainment Weekly:

For 25 seasons, The Simpsons have only ever participated in one official crossover episode (with The Critic.) But this fall, they’ll meet up for the first (canonical) time with Family Guy’s Griffins for their season premiere. The first sizzle-reel trailer for the episode debuted this afternoon at SDCC, and now Entertainment Weekly has debuted the footage as an online exclusive.

In the special hour-long episode, The Griffins become sidetracked and find themselves in Springfield, where they make fast friends with The Simpsons based on their obvious similarities. But said similarities threaten to tear Peter and Homer apart when an argument over accusations that Peter’s beloved Pawtuckett Patriot beer is nothing but a lesser knock-off of Homer’s equally-beloved Duff (Peter: “It may have been ‘inspired by’ Duff, but I’d like to think it goes in a different direction.” – GET IT???) escalates into a citywide brawl. Also glimpsed in the footage: Bart and Stewie have… “different” interpretations of a prank phone-call, and Peter teaches Homer how to do a cutaway gag.

Simpsons Guy Will actually be the first of two crossovers for the iconic animated family – a subsequent November episode of their own series, titled “Simpsorama,” will see them encounter the time-traveling cast of Futurama. In addition, August will see the debut of The Simpsons in cable syndication on FXX, beginning with a record-breaking 12-day marathon of all 552 episodes and the launch of the Simpsons World app, which will stream not only full episodes but also clips searchable by character, quote and keyword.