Julia Prescott

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 146: Life on the Fast Lane w/ J.Keith van Straaten

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J.Keith van Straaten

J.Keith van Straaten joins Allie and Julia to talk about a classic episode from season one of The Simpsons – Life on the Fast Lane. He's a big fan of the series and has seen every single episode in the series. Join us as they break down the complexities of Marge in this very early episode. They'll also talk about the brilliant voice work of the comedy genius Albert Brooks.

J. Keith's work has been featured in the LA Times and on the NPR game show "Ask Me Another." He's also the content producer for "Funny You Should Ask." And you might best know him as the host for Maximum Fun trivia show "Go Fact Yourself" – a live game show recorded as a podcast for the Max Fun.


They've got a couple live shows in NYC this weekend if you're in the area.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 145: The Cartridge Family w/ Hampton Yount

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Hampton Yount

Comedian Hampton Yount swings by the Max Fun studios to talk about one of his favorite episodes "The Cartridge Family." In the midst of the FIFA World Cup hope you guys are ready for some soccer! This episode was very controversial when it first aired for it's neutral depiction of guns. Yep, the soccer riot episode is the same episode as the gun obsessed Homer episode. Is it as odd as you remember? Plus, we'll tell you why we love a big angry mob … only in cartoons, of course!

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 144: The Critic w/ Al Jean

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Al Jean

We're doing something a little different this week! Al Jean – yes, that AL JEAN – swings by the Max Fun studios to discuss the short-lived cult classic series "The Critic."  In 1994, Al co-created the series alongside Mike Reiss. The animated show follows the life of film critic Jay Sherman, voiced Jon Lovitz. He'll break it down for us, including: why the show was originally planned to be a live action sitcom, how the series came to be, what it was like to work with Lovitz, and why the premise of the show would only work in the 90's.  Plus, he'll also sprinkle in some Simpsons trivia throughout our conversation, and discuss how he thinks "The Simpsons" series might end. Trust us, this episode doesn't stink!

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 143: Homer the Smithers w/ Hari Kondabolu

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Hari Kondabolu

This week, we'll welcome comedian, actor and filmmaker Hari Kondabolu! Last year, you might have seen his documentary called "The Problem with Apu," which aired and can be streamed on TruTV. Join us as he discusses one of his favorite episodes - "Homer the Smithers." Plus, we'll dive deep into his complicated relationship with the Simpsons over the years. Check out Hari in his new comedy stand-up special on Netflix called "Warn Your Relatives."

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 142: Homer Defined w/ Allan McLeod

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Allan McLeod

Writer, director, and comedian - Allan McLeod joins us to talk about "Homer Defined." He'll tell us why he loves the nuclear power plant, and how this episode is different than he remembers when he first saw it when he was a kid. Let's just say he came for the Homer story, but what sucked him in was the gut-wrenching Bart story. You can see Allan on "You're The Worst" as Paul on FXX, which is releasing it's fifth and final season later this year.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 141: Two Dozen and One Greyhounds w/ Melanie Bracewell

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Melanie Bracewell

Writer and comedian Melanie Bracewell joins us to talk puppies and dogs playing poker from the classic Simpsons episode "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds." We've got your Simpsons fix … plus, we'll talk about dogs eating spaghetti, relating to your grandma via shingles, why Project Runway doesn't use real fur in its competition, a spoiler free look at the this seasons finalists of Rupaul's Drag Race, film credits raps theme songs from the 90's, and a shoutout to Greg - who works at the Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood (poor guy ... justice for Greg).

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 140: Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie w/ Ricky Carmona

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Ricky Carmona

Comedian Ricky Carmona joins Allie and Julia to talk about one of his favorite episodes Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie. In this episode, Homer forbids Bart from seeing the defining film event of our generation. Ricky reflects on the discipline techniques his parents used when he was growing up, and he'll also discuss a time when movie trailers had much more hype. Plus, we'll take a moment to appreciate the first appearance of Bumblebee Man, and his origins. Don't forget to check out Ricky on Max Fun podcast Who Shot Ya?.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 139: The Springfield Files w/ Mike Reiss

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Mike Reiss

This week, we'll have someone on we've wanted on the show for a very long time… Mike Reiss! He's a four-time Emmy winner who has worked on The Simpsons continuously since the first episode in 1989! He's done it all: starting from the writing staff, and he has served as a showrunner. Now, he's also the author of a new book called "Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons" which is out on June 12th. Through the power of the internet and skype, he'll join us to talk about what it was like to work on the episode "The Springfield Files," and give us the scoop on his new book.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons: Mr. Plow w/ Jesse Thorn

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Jesse Thorn

This week, we dig into the archives to bring you an episode from long before the podcast joined Max Fun. We're keeping it in the family though, we'll revisit our conversation with Jesse Thorn ("Bullseye," "Jordan, Jesse, Go!") on the classic episode "Mr. Plow." We're also announcing that we're adding episodes from the archives to the Max Fun website. Make sure you tune in till the end of this episode; Julia, Allie, and Jesse will sing the Mr. Plow commercial theme song. You don't wanna miss it!

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep 134: My Sister, My Sitter w/ Sean O'Connor

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Sean O'Connor

This week, Sean O'Connor returns to talk about another one of his favorite episodes – My Sister, My Sitter. In the episode, Lisa takes up babysitting. She does such a good job for everyone in Springfield that Marge and Homer ask her to babysit Bart. Things don't end pretty. Sean recounts a gruesome babysitting story of his own. Plus, he talks about what it's like to be a dad, and why letting other people watch your kids is terrifying. Check out Sean's work on the "Late Late Show with James Corden" and Comedy Central's "Hood Adjacent" for which he serves as executive producer and head writer. His latest writing can also be seen on Netflix's "Hilarity for Charity."

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