Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Bill Oakley

Bill Oakley

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The Simpsons Writer Bill Oakley On His Crowning Achievement and Reviewing Fast Food on Instagram

Bill Oakley's a veteran comedy writer for TV. He's worked on Portlandia, Futurama, The Cleveland Show and Disenchantment.

He wrote for The Simpsons between 1992 and 1998 - the golden years.

Together with his partner Josh Weinstein, Bill made some stone cold Simpsons classics:

Remember when Malibu Stacey got a new hat? The time The Simpsons went to Australia? Or how about the time baby Maggie shot Mr. Burns?

All those episodes were co-written by our Bill.

In this episode, Bill tells Jesse about what he feels is his crowning achievement on The Simpsons and writing reviews for fast food on Instagram.

You can see Bill's latest work on the Netflix show Disenchantment. He's a writer and executive producer for the series.

If you want to see more of Bill's fast food reviews, find him on Instagram, his handle is @thatbilloakley.

Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Ep. 166: What Animated Women Want w/ Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

This week, Emmy-award winning voice actor Maurice LaMarche chats about his voiceover appearances in The Simpsons. If you don't know Maurice by name you certainly know his iconic voice work – he's probably best known as The Brain in "Animaniacs" and "Pinky and the Brain." His work can also be heard on "Futurama," "Disenchantment" and many other video games, animated series, television shows and films. He'll tell us the personal connection he had to the character he voiced in "What Animated Women Want." We'll spend a lot of time discussing Maurice's career including his contributions to "The Critic," and his time as a stand-up comic. He also chats about what it was like to join Julie Kavner and Dan Castellaneta in studio for his appearance in this episode. You don't want to miss this one – he'll gives us a taste of his fantastic impressions and even share some techniques if you want to make some authentic barf sounds.

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