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Rogen on Simpsons

09.24.2009

We've been hearing about Seth Rogen's role as a writer on "The Simpsons" for over a year now and finally this Sunday we get to see his creation. Rogen's episode will open the 21st season for "The Simpsons" and was written by Evan Goldberg and Rogen, who will also voice a character in the episode. The episode follows a new superhero (created by Comic Book Guy) whose exploits are turned into a movie with Homer cast as the lead role. In order to get into shape he's assigned a trainer (Rogen) who does everything he can to get Homer to slim down.

If it sounds familiar, it might be because it's not the first time a "Simpsons" episode has dealt with a character being cast in a superhero movie (see "Radioactive Man"). If it sounds familiar for another reason, it's because it follows Rogen's own travails getting into shape for THE GREEN HORNET. "I had to lose weight and do a lot of physical training. It seemed hilarious to us as it was happening," says Rogen. "The Simpsons" premieres this Sunday at 8pm on Fox.

Extra Tidbit: Rogen and Ricky Gervais are the only people outside of the show's staff to write a script for an episode.
Source: USA Today

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6:53PM on 09/24/2009
I'll watch it, but it does sound like a mix between the Murderhorn and the Radioactive Man episode.
I'll watch it, but it does sound like a mix between the Murderhorn and the Radioactive Man episode.
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5:48PM on 09/24/2009
I really hope it's funny, 'cause if not then this might be the beginning of the well running dry for Rogen. And I'm saying that as a fan.
I really hope it's funny, 'cause if not then this might be the beginning of the well running dry for Rogen. And I'm saying that as a fan.
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3:58PM on 09/24/2009
Hopefully it's actually funny, unlike most of the newer Simpsons episodes.
Hopefully it's actually funny, unlike most of the newer Simpsons episodes.
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3:50PM on 09/24/2009
sweet cant f--ing wait for this! been watching simpsons for 21 years now? wow and I still love every minute of it. South Park and simpsons are still two of the best shows on tv.
sweet cant f--ing wait for this! been watching simpsons for 21 years now? wow and I still love every minute of it. South Park and simpsons are still two of the best shows on tv.
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3:47PM on 09/24/2009
sweet cant f--ing wait for this! been watching simpsons for 21 years now? wow and I still love every minute of it. South Park and simpsons are still two of the best shows on tv.
sweet cant f--ing wait for this! been watching simpsons for 21 years now? wow and I still love every minute of it. South Park and simpsons are still two of the best shows on tv.
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3:43PM on 09/24/2009
I'm still with it. I don't manage to catch any Sunday's new episode but my love for this show has never faltered and will never die.

It still remains my favourite TV show of all-time. Granted, since about Season 14, the quality of the classic seasons is rarely met, but I still dig it.
I'm still with it. I don't manage to catch any Sunday's new episode but my love for this show has never faltered and will never die.

It still remains my favourite TV show of all-time. Granted, since about Season 14, the quality of the classic seasons is rarely met, but I still dig it.
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2:52PM on 09/24/2009
agreed with nickdoll. I watched the simpsons every night for 2 episodes on FOX 5 or so years ago.... then it just got.... old and overplayed.
agreed with nickdoll. I watched the simpsons every night for 2 episodes on FOX 5 or so years ago.... then it just got.... old and overplayed.
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2:44PM on 09/24/2009
We need to get it again, and again and again and again! From different angles.
We need to get it again, and again and again and again! From different angles.
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1:33PM on 09/24/2009
Ricky Gervais wrote an ep? Seth and Evan have now? Those are like my favorite writers. Still... not sure I can bring myself to watch the Simpsons which has really become repetitive as shit (there is such a thing as running too long). Don't get me wrong, I used to LOVE the Simpsons and own seasons 4-11 on DVD, but there's a point where it is just... not... funny anymore.
Ricky Gervais wrote an ep? Seth and Evan have now? Those are like my favorite writers. Still... not sure I can bring myself to watch the Simpsons which has really become repetitive as shit (there is such a thing as running too long). Don't get me wrong, I used to LOVE the Simpsons and own seasons 4-11 on DVD, but there's a point where it is just... not... funny anymore.
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1:26PM on 09/24/2009

Better be good!

AHH! MY EYES!! THE GOGGLES DO NOTHING!!!! ... that's a tough episode to follow!
AHH! MY EYES!! THE GOGGLES DO NOTHING!!!! ... that's a tough episode to follow!
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1:34PM on 09/24/2009
That is one of my top 10 favorite Simpsons lines... ever.
That is one of my top 10 favorite Simpsons lines... ever.
12:37PM on 09/24/2009

It's sadly true...

The later Simpson episodes have their spare laughs every other episode. But recently they've resorted to becoming a really animated show. During an episode where Grandpa becomes a matador, Lisa and Grandpa are sitting on flying lawn chairs held up by helium balloons to escape - where they came from, no one knows. Needless to say the bulls then catch up to them, because they, too, have helium balloons - though, theirs are attached to their sternum. The episode ends in a [hilarious] "oh, oh!"
The later Simpson episodes have their spare laughs every other episode. But recently they've resorted to becoming a really animated show. During an episode where Grandpa becomes a matador, Lisa and Grandpa are sitting on flying lawn chairs held up by helium balloons to escape - where they came from, no one knows. Needless to say the bulls then catch up to them, because they, too, have helium balloons - though, theirs are attached to their sternum. The episode ends in a [hilarious] "oh, oh!"
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11:27AM on 09/24/2009
I watched a few recent episodes, still pretty bad. Just because there's a lot of shit on TV doesn't make it any better.
I watched a few recent episodes, still pretty bad. Just because there's a lot of shit on TV doesn't make it any better.
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11:16AM on 09/24/2009

The Simpsons STILL HILARIOUS

The Simpsons is still one of the funniest shows on television. Those who think it's not, haven't watched it in years, so they aren't really judging it fairly. I hope it goes on to be the longest running show EVER. This and Married With Children are my favorite sitcoms of all time.
The Simpsons is still one of the funniest shows on television. Those who think it's not, haven't watched it in years, so they aren't really judging it fairly. I hope it goes on to be the longest running show EVER. This and Married With Children are my favorite sitcoms of all time.
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11:08AM on 09/24/2009

In Film School...

There was this kid that would rip on the awfulness of The Simpsons at class every single week. One day, he came in with his writing assignment script that was an EXACT duplicate of a Simpsons episode opening storyline (where Bart starts digging a hole to China). He did this without even realizing. Why is it so "in" and "hip" and "popular" to publicly denounce The Simpsons. Viva La Revolucion! Come out of the closets, people! The Simpsons STILL RULE THE CARTOON AIRWAYS!
There was this kid that would rip on the awfulness of The Simpsons at class every single week. One day, he came in with his writing assignment script that was an EXACT duplicate of a Simpsons episode opening storyline (where Bart starts digging a hole to China). He did this without even realizing. Why is it so "in" and "hip" and "popular" to publicly denounce The Simpsons. Viva La Revolucion! Come out of the closets, people! The Simpsons STILL RULE THE CARTOON AIRWAYS!
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1:12PM on 09/24/2009
When I was in film school, there was always someone that wants to rip on something mainstream just to seem cool, whether it was the Simpsons, Spielberg, the internet, eating healthy, or breathing.
When I was in film school, there was always someone that wants to rip on something mainstream just to seem cool, whether it was the Simpsons, Spielberg, the internet, eating healthy, or breathing.
1:35PM on 09/24/2009
Lol fury159, its so true. The only thing they could all agree on was they that all desperately wanted to blow Wes Anderson.
Lol fury159, its so true. The only thing they could all agree on was they that all desperately wanted to blow Wes Anderson.
3:40PM on 09/24/2009
As a film major, I DEFINITELY have to agree with you guys. This one annoying couple in my program has a hard-on for Wes Anderson. I despise those who falsely hate mainstream stuff just for the sake of being pretentious.
As a film major, I DEFINITELY have to agree with you guys. This one annoying couple in my program has a hard-on for Wes Anderson. I despise those who falsely hate mainstream stuff just for the sake of being pretentious.
3:49PM on 09/24/2009
so true. i hate film snobs, its the same in music and in comics. if i buy a x-men comic in one store they act like i'm a douche cuz its not an independant book. F them, they just act that way cuz its popular and its their way of trying to seem cool and "with it" i hate the snobs of entertainment.
so true. i hate film snobs, its the same in music and in comics. if i buy a x-men comic in one store they act like i'm a douche cuz its not an independant book. F them, they just act that way cuz its popular and its their way of trying to seem cool and "with it" i hate the snobs of entertainment.
11:00AM on 09/24/2009

In Film School...

There was this kid that would rip on the awfulness of The Simpsons at class every single week. One day, he came in with his writing assignment script that was an EXACT duplicate of a Simpsons episode opening storyline (where Bart starts digging a hole to China). He did this without even realizing. Why is it so "in" and "hip" and "popular" to publicly denounce The Simpsons. Viva La Revolucion! Come out of the closets, people! The Simpsons STILL RULE THE CARTOON AIRWAYS!
There was this kid that would rip on the awfulness of The Simpsons at class every single week. One day, he came in with his writing assignment script that was an EXACT duplicate of a Simpsons episode opening storyline (where Bart starts digging a hole to China). He did this without even realizing. Why is it so "in" and "hip" and "popular" to publicly denounce The Simpsons. Viva La Revolucion! Come out of the closets, people! The Simpsons STILL RULE THE CARTOON AIRWAYS!
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9:53AM on 09/24/2009

Lame

Simpsons did it! Oh, shit, wait a second.

We already had to watch Homer lose weight when he had to climb a mountain. Thanks for the originality guys. "All night gime [gym]?"
Simpsons did it! Oh, shit, wait a second.

We already had to watch Homer lose weight when he had to climb a mountain. Thanks for the originality guys. "All night gime [gym]?"
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9:30AM on 09/24/2009
i haven't watched the simpsons in years. i remember mid to late nineties...they were hilarious. not really all that funny now IMO
i haven't watched the simpsons in years. i remember mid to late nineties...they were hilarious. not really all that funny now IMO
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9:25AM on 09/24/2009

WELL>>>>>>>>

I don't understand how The Simpsons are still considered hilarious, and I don't get the Seth Rogan tornado that seems to take hollywood by storm. This is a combination I guess I'm out growing in my late twenties. Oh God am I getting old.
I don't understand how The Simpsons are still considered hilarious, and I don't get the Seth Rogan tornado that seems to take hollywood by storm. This is a combination I guess I'm out growing in my late twenties. Oh God am I getting old.
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9:25AM on 09/24/2009

WELL>>>>>>>>

I don't understand how The Simpsons are still considered hilarious, and I don't get the Seth Rogan tornado that seems to take hollywood by storm. This is a combination I guess I'm out growing in my late twenties. Oh God am I getting old.
I don't understand how The Simpsons are still considered hilarious, and I don't get the Seth Rogan tornado that seems to take hollywood by storm. This is a combination I guess I'm out growing in my late twenties. Oh God am I getting old.
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