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  • ‘Breaking Bad’ finale is just the beginning: surviving Sept. 29

    By Melissa Weller

    September 17, 2013 | 12:16 pm

    On Sept 29, 2013, TV will take a giant shit on everyone.

    Sept. 29 will host series and season premieres, one historic series finale and a rousing day of Week 4 Sunday football. This could all get very messy if not approached with skill, grace, and above all, a plan. So I’ve...

  • Simpsons in Israel Spoilers [the Definitive Guide]

    By Adam Wills

    March 26, 2010 | 5:16 pm

    WARNING – what follows is a walkthrough of the March 28 “Simpsons” episode “The Greatest Story Ever D’ohed” – i.e., the Simpsons visit Israel. Numerous spoilers ahead. You have been warned!

    When Homer interrupts Ned Flanders’ Bible study group with his naked Slosh...

  • Simpsons tour Jerusalem with Sacha Baron Cohen

    By Adam Wills

    March 19, 2010 | 4:35 pm

    For once, Jews, Christians and Muslims will be united –- in anger at Homer Simpson, who believes he’s the messiah in an upcoming episode of “The Simpsons.”

    Set to air nationally on March 28, the Sunday before Passover begins, which is also Palm Sunday, “The Greatest Story...

  • A first look at the Simpsons’ upcoming visit to Israel

    March 19, 2010 | 10:55 am

    From Haaretz.com:

    The first images from the upcoming episode of The Simpsons, in which the animated family visits Israel, were released this week after six months of
    buzz over the special show to be aired in the United States on March 28.

    The episode, titled “The Greatest Story Ever D’ohed,” includes scenes of Homer and Bart at the Western Wall with their Israeli tour guide, who will be voiced by British comedian Sascha Baron Cohen, of Borat and Bruno fame.

    Read the full story at http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1157057.html

  • The Simpsons Do Israel

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 22, 2009 | 12:15 pm

    Good news from Haaretz. Not as good as if “South Park” did an episode in Israel. But good enough: “The Simpsons” are going to Israel, and there they will be led by a rude tour guide (voiced by Sacha Baron Cohen) and Homer will fall victim to Jerusalem Syndrome.

    “Messiah? Don’t mind...

  • ‘The Ned Testament’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 20, 2008 | 10:36 am

    flanders.pngThe 2001 cover story about the evangelical presence of Ned diddly ed Flanders on “The Simpsons” is one of the most popular to run in Christianity Today. It’s author, Mark I. Pinsky, cobbled the article from his reportage for “The Gospel According to the Simpsons,” and it was based on...

  • ‘Ha! Ha! Your medium is dying!’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 18, 2008 | 1:54 pm

    The Simpsons” seem a bit late on this joke, which is so sad because it’s so true.

    (Hat tip: The old boss.)

  • Simpsons evolution: Best. Couch gag. Ever.

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 3, 2007 | 5:42 pm

    The couch gag is one of my favorite parts of “The Simpsons.” This bit, used last night, was hilarious. If God’s creation formula included any human evolving directly from monkeys, not to mention primordial ooze, it certainly included Homer Simpson.

  • Springfield: sister-city of Chelm

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 18, 2007 | 6:26 pm

    The Simpsons are a typical Middle-American Protestant family in a typical city, Springfield (named after another famous television city from the 1954-1960 series, Fathers Knows Best). They say grace at meals, read and refer to the Bible, pray out loud and, on Sundays, dutifully...

  • The Simpsons-Star Wars spoof

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 5, 2007 | 4:40 pm

    This has nothing to do with religion, but “The Simpsons” is one of my favorite shows on TV. And one of my favorite parts of the show has always been the variety of the introduction. Bart’s written many different things on Ms. Krabappel’s chalk board and the family has squeezed onto their couch in many different ways. But this intro, linked here and embedded below, is new to me.

  • Armageddon, Simpsons style

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 30, 2007 | 11:25 am

    That’s me on the right, inspired by the “Simpsons” movie. I saw it Friday night, and found it funnier than any combination of episodes I can remember.

    As usual, religion and morality are strong undercurrents in the latest Simpsons snafu. Marge has a minor crisis of faith, Homer goes on another hallucinogenic spiritual journey and Grandpa ends up rolling around the church floor screaming “Twisted tail, a thousand eyes, trapped forever! EPA! EPA!”

  • The Harry Potter gospel

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 23, 2007 | 11:47 am

    An Amazon.com search for “gospel according to” nets over 11,000 hits. You can read “The Gospel According to Superman,” “The Gospel According to the Simpsons” or, shockingly, “The Gospel According to Jesus.” Personally, I prefer the Gospel of Mark; it’s a quick read.

    And today,...

  • The Simpsons gospel and edible goodies

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 22, 2007 | 11:07 pm

    I have a 26-year-old friend who still eats a Flintstones vitamin every day. But now, if he wishes, he can suck down a Simpsons Squirts, thanks to St. Hill Pharmaceutical Corp. (Hat-tip: Bible Belt Blogger)

    Speaking of The Simpsons, Orlando Sentinel religion reporter Mark I. Pinsky, who is Jewish, is about to release an expanded version of his 2001 book, “The Gospel According to the Simpsons.” I just got a copy in the mail yesterday. Hopefully, I’ll enjoy it more than this guy.

  • Mickey’s anti-Semitic outburst

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 9, 2007 | 1:40 pm

    There has been plenty of accusations that Walt Disney was an anti-Semite—remember the “Simpsons” episode where Bart and Lisa watch the video of Itchy and Scratchy Land founder Roger Myers Sr., “who loved everyone and was loved by all, except in 1938, when he was heavily criticized...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday the 4th

    Support a local band with Jewish roots and global sounds. "Punky, reggae jungle" band Fosforo, helmed by Raffi Benjamin, a Valley kid of Argentine Jewish descent, headlines at Temple Bar tonight. All the band members grew up together in the Val, but perform songs in...

  • Krusty’s Adult Bar Mitzvah

    By Adam Wills

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Krusty the Clown never had a bar mitzvah. It's a startling confession "Simpsons" fans will hear this Sunday when the Springfield celebrity discovers he doesn't have a star on the town's Jewish Walk of Fame.

    In the episode, "Today, I Am a Clown," written by Joel H. Cohen, the...