51 episodes

The podcast where we go back and watch ALL of The Simpsons...to trace its creative evolution and count down, pinpointing the exact moment the show began to suck. Along the way, we analyze its place in the pop culture landscape.

The Simpsons Countdown Erix Antoine

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The podcast where we go back and watch ALL of The Simpsons...to trace its creative evolution and count down, pinpointing the exact moment the show began to suck. Along the way, we analyze its place in the pop culture landscape.

    Episode 51: Bart the Lover (but who in their right mind plays with yo-yos nowadays?)

    Episode 51: Bart the Lover (but who in their right mind plays with yo-yos nowadays?)

    Bolivian musician and writer Petrus Silón sits down with me to discuss one of his favorite episodes... And, really, this shows up on a lot of fan favorite lists. Not just because it's a good source of memes, but because it's a very well-written (and acted) story with a lot of real heart.

    And, of course, Homer and the swear jar...another one in a long line of classic Simpsons sequences.

    Petrus and I talk about that, and a couple of other fun things in this breezy chat.

    Dig in.



    Check out Petrus' band Oz on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2ZQdHCcJNVYddE05HrM85k



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    • 35 min
    Episode 50: Homer Alone (which is so thin, it looks like Robert John Burke wearing terrible make-up!)

    Episode 50: Homer Alone (which is so thin, it looks like Robert John Burke wearing terrible make-up!)

    Jason Pollock and I sit down to talk about this missed opportunity of an episode, which should be about Marge getting some much needed away time from her burden of a family, but is instead about Homer farting around the house and stuff while she's away.

    And so, since the episode itself barely generates enough meat for scintillating conversation, we find ourselves drifting...talking about morning drive time DJs, and Indiana Jones movies, and popular genre TV shows that had surprisingly long runs... and so on.

    It is, of course, a tangent-filled and very engaging little convo.

    Dig in.



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    • 56 min
    Episode 49: Lisa the Greek (don't worry...she's not a clueless racist and she won't get fired by CBS)

    Episode 49: Lisa the Greek (don't worry...she's not a clueless racist and she won't get fired by CBS)

    Chris Prentice and I talk...FOOTBALL!!!

    Well kind of...and I am referring to American Football, as opposed to what the rest of the world calls "Football," though we do name-drop that one too. We kind of talk about sports in general, and the audience interaction with competitive sports. In a word: gambling. And so on.

    Because this is the episode where Homer discovers Lisa can always pick the winners. And they bond. Until Homer reveals he's a selfish ass. 

    In any case, sit back for a talk that delves into these topics and some historical background about the Sports commentator who inspired the episode's title.

    It's all in fun.

    Dig in.



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    • 1 hr
    Episode 48: Radio Bart (and pictures of starving children sell records!)

    Episode 48: Radio Bart (and pictures of starving children sell records!)

    The Pensky File's Clay McCormack joins me this week to discuss a classic episode that pokes fun at media circuses and charity singles - like "We Are the World" and what not. Sting guest stars as himself and gets to headline a catchy tune.

    We talk about that, and we also talk about bad birthday experiences or crummy gifts from well-meaning adults.

    We even discuss Live Aid, Queen and the motion picture sensation Bohemian Rhapsody.

    It's a really fun, breezy talk.

    Dig in.



    For more Clay, check out The Pensky File - https://thepenskyfile.com/ - I cannot recommend this enough. A cornucopia of fantastic podcasts awaits you.

    Also follow him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/DeadMeatComic?s=20

    And Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cmccormack414/



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    And... check out some of the stuff that we talk about in the episode.

    We Are The World: https://youtu.be/s3wNuru4U0I

    Queen - Live Aid: https://youtu.be/EjXetWK-Ur8

    Hear N' Aid - Stars: https://youtu.be/G5H94GHb-10

    Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records: https://youtu.be/c7LwXoaj5q4

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 47: I Married Marge (...but who shot J.R.?)

    Episode 47: I Married Marge (...but who shot J.R.?)

    The second in the series of Simpsons flashbacks takes us back to the summer of 1980, as we see the circumstances that led to Bart's conception and the early days of Homer and Marge's marriage.

    This is exactly the kind of episode Josh Fein and I tend to talk about and so here he is again, and we explore the series' approach to character development, attention to period detail, balance of sentiment and humor, and so on...

    We also talk at length about the reality of being a young parent... And then we go off on tangents involving popular names for children, and the dangers of spoilers.

    It's a chock-full episode, and so is our talk.

    Dig in.



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    • 57 min
    Episode 46: Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk (that's German for "an underrated band.")

    Episode 46: Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk (that's German for "an underrated band.")

    Jim Laczkowski of The Director's Club joins me to talk about this episode, in which Homer Simpsons visits The Land of Chocolate. Well... that's not really the plot of the episode, but it's probably the one thing most people remember about it.

    Jim and I discuss the ins and outs of this one episode, but we mostly discuss The Simpsons as a whole... Its cultural impact then and now, our relationships with it, etc... 

    Jim's a good guy and this is a good talk.

    Dig in.



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    Also... do follow Jim on Letterboxd as well - https://letterboxd.com/nowplayingjim/

    And check out his podcast network - http://www.nowplayingnetwork.net/

    And if you only pick one podcast, make it this one - http://www.directorsclubpodcast.com/

    • 51 min

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