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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. 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. 136: When Flanders Failed w/ Ryan Quincy

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Ryan Quincy

Ryan Quincy joins us to talk about one of his son's favorite episodes. Ryan is a two time Emmy award winning animation director and producer for "South Park." He served as the creator of the IFC animated series "Out There." You can also check out his work on Disney XD's animated series "Future Worm," which will air its series finale later this month. He admits he may not be the biggest Simpsons buff, but he'll talk about how the show has made him closer to his kids. Find out what happens when fandom and fatherhood become intertwined!

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep 135: Lisa The Greek w/ Mac DeMarco

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Mac DeMarco

This week, Allie and Julia swing by singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco's home to learn about his love of The Simpsons. They'll chat about Lisa the Greek – in the episode Lisa tries to bond over sports with Homer. Meanwhile Homer secretly uses Lisa's ability to pick winning football teams to help him gamble. Mac will tell us why he always wanted to be as cool as Bart, and why he related to Lisa. Plus, he'll tells us about some of his Simpsons memorabilia, and why the saxophone is the perfect instrument for Lisa.

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."

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 133: The Blue and The Grey w/ Helen Hong

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Helen Hong

Helen Hong joins Allie and Julia to talk about The Blue and The Grey. You know Helen from Max Fun podcast Go Fact Yourself, and you might recognize her as a regular guest on NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!. In the episode, Marge discovers she's had grey hair for years. With this new discovery she decides to go all natural. Join us as they talk about the canonical nature of Marge's grey hair, Sister Act 3, and Valentine's Day in Springfield. Plus, find out why everyone is obsessed with pickles.

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