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07.18.2007

When THE SIMPSONS MOVIE was first announced, I thought to myself, "Self, they better collect some of the finest writers from that show's history to work on the script." That would include a now-famous writer who has his own talk show: Conan O'Brien. I was thrilled to know that Matt Groening and James Brooks did get together past writers to work on the film but today we find out that a certain writer was excluded: Conan O'Brien. Entertainment Weekly spoke to O'Brien who refutes the SIMPSON clan claim that he wouldn't have agreed to work on the film. "[I] told them I was ready to report to work. All I heard back was that they were having trouble finding me a parking space, and then they stopped returning my calls altogether." Sad that they couldn't come to some kind of terms with O'Brien who wrote one of the greatest "Simpsons" episodes of all-time ("Marge vs. the Monorail") who you know would've have had some choice additions to the script. Just knowing Conan would return to "Simpsons" land would be enough to get my ass out of my seat and purchase a ticket posthaste. Oh well, we still have Conan's latest writing project "Andy Barker, PI." Oh wait...

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Extra Tidbit: The only other writer who didn't return was Sam Simon who left "The Simpsons" after a bitter contract dispute that still lingers to this day.

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11:32AM on 07/19/2007

The Simpsons Movie will suck...

...But the Conan-era Simpsons will always be remembered as brilliance. 'Marge vs. the Monorail' was great, but I preferred the earlier classic 'New Kid on the Block' (1992) :)
...But the Conan-era Simpsons will always be remembered as brilliance. 'Marge vs. the Monorail' was great, but I preferred the earlier classic 'New Kid on the Block' (1992) :)
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12:36AM on 07/19/2007

I've never gotten the Simpsons...but I will

I never got into the whole Simpsons deal so I personally don't care. I do think that Conan is wasted on late night TV. I think he is one of the funniest natural comedian writers that is alive today. Pity I stopped watching when Andy left. I mean who can forget them driving their desk through all sorts of ridiculous places? Granted I will watch "The Simpsons" movie because... well it's a movie! I'm sure somewhere down the road I will get with the program (no pun intended) and catch up on
I never got into the whole Simpsons deal so I personally don't care. I do think that Conan is wasted on late night TV. I think he is one of the funniest natural comedian writers that is alive today. Pity I stopped watching when Andy left. I mean who can forget them driving their desk through all sorts of ridiculous places? Granted I will watch "The Simpsons" movie because... well it's a movie! I'm sure somewhere down the road I will get with the program (no pun intended) and catch up on all 18 seasons of "The Simpsons." Kinda of like I did with "South Park." I jumped on that when the continuesly funnier every time I watch "South Park" movie came out. Back to the story it can only mean "The Simpsons" movie will be just a little bit less funny w/out the talents of the Red-Headed master involved. The Big question is what kind of B.O. will the movie do, and how many seasons will there end up being?
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11:56PM on 07/18/2007

Sigh

No TV, No Beer, and No Conan makes me go something something...
No TV, No Beer, and No Conan makes me go something something...
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11:27PM on 07/18/2007
"homer i got someone here. BATMAN!!!, no hes a scientist,....batman's a scientist, HE'S NOT BATMAN!!!!!."
"homer i got someone here. BATMAN!!!, no hes a scientist,....batman's a scientist, HE'S NOT BATMAN!!!!!."
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10:54PM on 07/18/2007

skellington...ummm no

The monorail episode is one of the best episodes ever! I still crack up every time I see the professor say "I knew I shouldn't have stopped for that haircut". Now that's classic Simpsons!
The monorail episode is one of the best episodes ever! I still crack up every time I see the professor say "I knew I shouldn't have stopped for that haircut". Now that's classic Simpsons!
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8:39PM on 07/18/2007
Marge vs. the Monorail was actually one of the most boring Simpsons episode, you know one of those you always skipped on your Simpsons tape ?
Marge vs. the Monorail was actually one of the most boring Simpsons episode, you know one of those you always skipped on your Simpsons tape ?
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8:26PM on 07/18/2007

Ahem addendum...

GrayCalx, "Was" is used to indicate past tense, whereas "is" is used to denote present tense. So Acerbus III had the correct useage. The Simpsons IS hilarious.

Don't mean to give an English lesson here, just clarifying the point for you. Good day.
GrayCalx, "Was" is used to indicate past tense, whereas "is" is used to denote present tense. So Acerbus III had the correct useage. The Simpsons IS hilarious.

Don't mean to give an English lesson here, just clarifying the point for you. Good day.
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7:26PM on 07/18/2007
i hope they didnt think conan wasnt as good as a writter as the dudes they have on the payroll these days. cus i mean his episodes are actually MEMORABLE.
i hope they didnt think conan wasnt as good as a writter as the dudes they have on the payroll these days. cus i mean his episodes are actually MEMORABLE.
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3:53PM on 07/18/2007
Gooble gobble gooble gobble, not one of us, not one of us!
Gooble gobble gooble gobble, not one of us, not one of us!
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3:00PM on 07/18/2007

boo-hiss

I have to agree with you, Mike, it seems somewhat criminal that he wouldn't be a writer, and worse it seems, the way it sounds they treated him.

Not to mention the unquestionable fact that it would have been better after he'd had a go at it.

EDIT; I should clarify that I am still very interested in this movie, and loved the newest trailer. Also, marge vs the monorail is a brilliant, brilliant episode, with the best last shot of any simpsons episode ever.... "wh--oaa!" ... "Wh-oaa!" ...
I have to agree with you, Mike, it seems somewhat criminal that he wouldn't be a writer, and worse it seems, the way it sounds they treated him.

Not to mention the unquestionable fact that it would have been better after he'd had a go at it.

EDIT; I should clarify that I am still very interested in this movie, and loved the newest trailer. Also, marge vs the monorail is a brilliant, brilliant episode, with the best last shot of any simpsons episode ever.... "wh--oaa!" ... "Wh-oaa!" ... "Wh-oaa!"
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2:32PM on 07/18/2007

YIPPPPPPEE!

Homer destroying things, Homer getting injured, and Homer planning schemes. count me....IN! : )
Homer destroying things, Homer getting injured, and Homer planning schemes. count me....IN! : )
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2:20PM on 07/18/2007

Ahem...

Acerbus III : The Simpsons WAS hilarious.

There I fixed that for you. On the other hand the Spiderpig clip, cracks me up.
Acerbus III : The Simpsons WAS hilarious.

There I fixed that for you. On the other hand the Spiderpig clip, cracks me up.
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1:39PM on 07/18/2007
I have a feeling that this movie is going to be like Beavis & Butthead Do America where all the funny parts are in the previews and then you laugh like twice during the movie. Unless you're lame and laugh at the stuff you already saw in the trailer.
I have a feeling that this movie is going to be like Beavis & Butthead Do America where all the funny parts are in the previews and then you laugh like twice during the movie. Unless you're lame and laugh at the stuff you already saw in the trailer.
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1:26PM on 07/18/2007
That sucks.
It'll be interesting to see if any of the voice actors come on Conan's show to promote the movie. Then again, he probably doesn't have any problem with them.
That sucks.
It'll be interesting to see if any of the voice actors come on Conan's show to promote the movie. Then again, he probably doesn't have any problem with them.
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12:40PM on 07/18/2007

and that is bad how??

so what if it is a 2 hour Simpsons episode? What is wrong with that. The Simpsons is hilarious.
so what if it is a 2 hour Simpsons episode? What is wrong with that. The Simpsons is hilarious.
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12:06PM on 07/18/2007

Boooo

every clip i've seen so far just proves to me that this movie is going to be exactly like the last 10 years of the show: homer destroying things, homer getting injured, and homer planning schemes. count me out.
every clip i've seen so far just proves to me that this movie is going to be exactly like the last 10 years of the show: homer destroying things, homer getting injured, and homer planning schemes. count me out.
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