The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)
The Simpsons has been on TV forever. Over its long run, The Paley Center has done a number of Simpsons-centered events over the years [...]
Co.Create has a cool interview with long-time Simpsons writer and showrunner Al Jean about the process of writing an episode of the legendary show and how the show has has been impacted by its rivals over the years.
We did quite a few [random cutaways] in season four (and on The Critic) but as they have been widely used by other shows (both animated and not) we have done fewer, as we feel the idea is not as fresh as it was.
He also talks about the elasticity of reality in Springfield, not using a formula, and the difficulties of working in a long production schedule. Jean was one of [...]
Longtime Simpsons writer/producer Al Jean reminisced to Vulture about working with the legendary movie critic Roger Ebert when he guest starred on an episode of The Critic, and it's a well-written tribute to the life and career of Roger Ebert – one of many well-written tributes to Ebert swirling around the internet this week.