Pixar movies typically begin with a Pixar short film, like Bao with Incredibles 2, Lou with Cars 3, Piper with Finding Dory, and so forth, but for Onward, we’re getting one from The Simpsons universe. That’s right, since the The Walt Disney Company acquired Fox properties, they’re going to screen “Playdate with Destiny” before Onward, starring Maggie Simpson. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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Homer Simpson may not be an expert at automotive design, but the car he designed for his brother Herb Powell’s auto manufacturer in episode “O Brother, Where Art Thou” is exactly what he felt a luxury vehicle needed. Unfortunately, with the outrageous $82,000 price tag back in 1991, the Frankenstein car managed to destroy Herb’s business. It sported a lurid green coat of paint, a rear dome equipped for fighting kids, external cup holders, hood ornament of a 10-pin bowler and a giant roof-mounted horn that blasts “La Cucaracha”. Continue reading for two videos and more information about the real-life version.
LEGO fans rejoice!. Available May 15 and priced at $200, the LEGO Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart includes six minifigures with assorted accessory elements: Homer Simpson, Bart Simpson, Marge Simpson, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Chief Wiggum. and Snake (a.k.a. ‘Jailbird’). That’s not all, there will be another set of Simpsons minifigures is on the way, bringing 16 new characters from the show to the LEGO universe for $3.99 each. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
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LEGO fanatic Matt De Lanoy combined his love of the colorful bricks with The Simpsons to recreate the city of Springfield, complete with the Simpson and Flanders residences, Moe’s Tavern, Krusty Burger, the Kwik-E-Mart, the nuclear power plant, The Android’s Dungeon, the Stonecutter’s Club and more. Click here to view the first image in this week’s geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a child who steals the show during an on-air interview.
It’s official, The Simpsons House is scheduled to launch February 1st in LEGO stores and via the LEGO Shop at Home catalog and website for $199.99. Best of all, this set consists of the entire family: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie along with neighbor Ned Flanders. Continue reading for a video and more information.
All fans of the show probably remember “The Homer”, as it was a special car designed by Homer Simpson when his half-brother, Herb, gave Homer a job at Powell Motors. It’s basically a parody of the Edsel, a similarly disastrous vehicle produced by Ford Motor Company. Homer’s creation was such a monstrosity that cost so much to develop, complete with a sky high price tag, it put Herb out of business. Shortly after, Herb’s factory was purchased by Komatsu Motors. Continue reading for more.
In a 1994 episode of The Simpsons, some of the characters were using an Apple-like device that didn’t quite understand what its user was trying to say. Fast forward to 2011, and we have Siri. That is just one of the many coincidences proving “The Simpsons” just might have predicted the future. Continue reading to see more.
In the fifteenth Simpsons episode “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?”, Grandpa confesses that Homer has a half-brother, whom Homer immediately tries to track down. He eventually discovers that his brother is Herbert Powell, the head of a car manufacturer. Herb immediately starts to bond with Bart and Lisa, and he invites Homer to design his own car. Homer’s car design turns out to be a disaster, which causes Herb to become bankrupt. The futuristic car has now become a reality, thanks to a few dedicated fans. Continue reading for a video and more information.
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Real-life versions of Moe’s Tavern, Krusty Burger, Cletus’ Chicken Shack, the Frying Dutchman, Luigi’s Pizza, and more establishments / food from The Simpsons have now opened at Universal Orlando. Ricky Brigante of Inside the Magic gives us a first look. Continue reading for three videos.