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This is to celebrate the August 18, 2009 release date of The Simpsons: The Complete 12th Season dvd set. Episodes are listed by funniness not airdate.

Season 1

1-1 Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire-The first ep, first Xmas ep & when the gang gets Santa’s Little Helper. I’ve had the video for years.

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1-11 The Crepes of Wrath. Bart has to go to France as an exchange student. He’s treated poorly but learns French.

1-12 Krusty Gets Busted-Is Krusty guilty?

1-10 Homer’s Night Out-Homer & a belly dancer cause a stir in Springfield.

1-2 Bart the Genius-Bart is thought to be gifted.

Season 2

2-3 Treehouse of Horror-The first Halloween ep. It introduces Kang & Kodos & has the work of Edgar Allen Poe.

homer car

2-15 Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?-Homer meets his long lost brother (voiced by Danny DeVito), who’s rich & helps him lose it all.

2-21 Three Men and a Comic Book-3 friends must share a comic book but greed gets the best of them.

2-11 One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish-Homer eats possibly poisonous fish & has to live his last 24 hours to the fullest.

2-19 Lisa’s Substitute-Lisa gets her first crush on an intelligent, suave substitute teacher. Who wouldn’t fall for that kind of guy as voiced by Dustin Hoffman?

Season 3

Homer was drinking cough syrup way before Lil Wayne.

Homer was drinking cough syrup way before Lil Wayne.

3-10 Flaming Moe’s-Homer invents a drink called the Flaming Homer. Moe steals his idea & his bar becomes quite popular. Don’t knock a drink with cough syrup in it until you’ve tried it.

3-7 Treehouse of Horror 2-Features one of my top favorite TOH skits, The Monkey’s Paw.

3-16 Bart the Lover-Bart responds to his teacher Mrs. Krabappel’s personals ad & strings her along for laughs. He eventually learns to be compassionate.

3-20 Colonel Homer-Homer becomes a country music manager to cocktail waitress Lurleen Lumpkin. She falls for him but will he stray?

3-6 Like Father, Like Clown-Krusty is reunited with his Rabbi father.

Season 4

4-3 Homer the Heretic-Homer decides not to attend church on Sundays, which opens up an awesome world for him.

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4-9 Mr. Plow-“Mr. Plow, that’s his name, that name again is Mr. Plow.” Homer gets usurped from this position by Plow King, Barney.

4-2 A Streetcar Named Marge-Marge & Flanders turn up the heat in a musical version of A Streetcar Named Desire.

4-5 Treehouse of Horror III-Zombies! & an evil? Krusty doll.

4-12 Marge vs. the Monorail-Has a creepy end & a fun song.

Season 5

simpsons dracula

5-5 Treehouse of Horror IV-Homer sells his soul for a donut, The Simpsons take on Bram Stoker’s Dracula & a gremlin terrorizes Bart on the school bus.

5-9 The Last Temptation of Homer-The new girl Mindy & Homer meet & feel attraction, but is the fortune cookie always right?

5-12 Bart Gets Famous- Bart stumbles into Krusty’s show while on a field trip & becomes the “I Didn’t Do It” boy.

5-19 Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song-After Bart gets Principal Skinner fired they become friends.

5-14 Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy-The new talking Malibu Stacy doll is sexist & Lisa fights to change that. Kathleen Turner guest stars as Stacy Lovell. “When I get married, I’m keeping my own name”.

Season 6

6-1 Bart of Darkness-In this homage to Rear Window, Bart becomes voyeur when he breaks his leg during summer vaction. He not only misses out on the summer fun (The Simpsons get a pool) but also suspects Ned Flanders of murder.

6-4 Itchy & Scratchy Land-Bart & Lisa pester Homer until he takes them to the new Itchy & Scratchy Land (a take off of Disney Land). Of course, everything that can goes wrong does, including the parks robots going on a killing spree. Once the robots change, the episode almost has the feel of a Halloween episode. Plus, who can forget “Bort”?

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6-19 Lisa’s Wedding-Lisa hears all about her future wedding arangements when she meets a gypsy at a renaissance fair. She meets her at first seemingly perfect fiance Hugh when they fight over a book at the library. Things seem to be going well until he puts down Homer. Interestingly enough this episode is set in 2010.

6-6 Treehouse of Horror 5-This episode features a Shining homage, time travel & cannibalism.

6-20 Two Dozen & One Greyhounds-Santa’s Little Helper falls in love in this 101 Dalmations inspired episode. One of the best parts is when Mr. Burns sings a song about making a coat out of the dogs “See My Vest”.

Season 7

marge chanel

7-14 Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield-When Marge buys a Chanel suit at a discount store she gets propelled in high society. Watch as she must “horribly mangle” her suit to attend different events. Eventually she chooses between being one of the it people & being a Simpson. Enjoyed by fashionistas everywhere.

7-4 Bart Sells His Soul-Bart sells his soul to Milhouse for $5. He realizes that everything lacks is poignancy without a soul. He also has a creepy dream that about it.

7-7 King-Size Homer-Homer gains 61lbs to go on disability so he can work at home. A lot of the fun takes place when Homer tries to gain the weight. He gets a little help from Maggie & finds out about the “window to weight gain”.

7-21 22 Short Films About Springfield-This episode was inspired by Pulp Fiction. It’s great because it features secondary characters. It created a trend with my friends about calling hamburgers “steamed hams”.

7-6 Treehouse of Horror 6-The best part of this episode is having Groundskeeper Willie go all Freddy Krueger on the school children. Homer accidently causes advertisements to come to life. Plus it features the very creative Homer in 3D sequence.

Season 8

8-9 El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)-Marge tries to keep Homer from the annual Chili cook off. He finds out & attends anyway. After eating an extra spicy Quetzlzacatenango pepper he ends of having one strange trip.

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8-15 Homer’s Phobia-John Waters guest stars as the gay character John who Homer initially likes until he is told that John is gay. Homer tries to make sure that Bart doesn’t become gay by taking him on butch activites. One of which turns out to be a gay steel mill. Of course, Homer eventually comes to accept John but only when he saves his life.

8-21 The Old Man & The Lisa-After Mr. Burns loses his fortune, Lisa helps him rebuild it. Unfortunately, it turns out that he has done so by creating a horrific plant & naming it after Lisa.

8-20 The Canine Mutiny-Bart goes on a spending spree after getting a credit card in Santa’s Little Helper’s name. He ends up buying a seemingly far superior dog named Laddie. When the repo guys show up Bart surrender’s Santa’s Little Helper in favor of Laddie. He realizes his mistake & goes to find SLH, who happens to be with a blind man who gets caught with marijuana. “Without it I could go blinder.”.

8-1 Treehouse of Horror 7-Lisa accidently creates a miniature world, Bart discovers his freaky twin Hugo, who has been living in the attic & Kang & Kodos pose as Bill Clinton & Bob Dole during the presidential election.

Season 9

9-2 The Principal & The Pauper-It turns out that Principal Skinner has been impersonating a the real Seymour Skinner for years because he thought the man had died. His real name is Armin Tamzarian. When the real Seymour shows up, he lives Armin’s life. Everyone prefers the old Skinner & he ends up taking his rightful place back at Springfield Elementary.

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9-1 The City of New York Vs. Homer Simpson-This episode features Homer having one of his worst days every while in New York City. Meanwhile the rest of the Simpsons clan lives it up.

9-8 Lisa the Skeptic-Lisa convinces the town to conduct an archaeological dig where a new mall is being built. The skeleton of what looks like an angel is found & Homer capitalizes on it. In the end even Lisa starts believing in the angel but it turns out to be nothing but a publicity stunt for the new mall.

9-9 Realty Bites-In this, one of the “Marge gets a job episodes”, Marge becomes a realtor. Unfortunately she is too honest to be successful. This episode features Gil & Lionel Hutz.

9-10 Miracle on Evergreen Terrace-This is a classic Christmas episode that involves the family deceiving the entire town after Bart accidently sets fire to the families’ presents.

Season 10

simpsons edison

10-2 The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace-Homer becomes an inventor after becoming a huge fan of Thomas Edison. His inventions are not well received including an awesome make up shotgun. Bart helps him figure out that he had invented useful extra legs for his desk chair. He is overjoyed until he notices that Edison had invented the chair.

10-10 Lisa Gets an A-Lisa ends up cheating on a test after not studying due to a new video game addiction. Homer buys a lobster who he names Pinchy as a baby intending to it eat after fattening him up. He changes his mind & decides to keep Pinchy as a pet. He accidently cooks him while giving him a bath & says that Pinchy would have wanted Homer to eat all of him himself.

10-3 Bart the Mother-Bart decides to hatch & raise some baby birds after accidently shooting their mother. When they hatch they are not birds but lizards.

10-10 Viva Ned Flanders-It turns out that Ned is actually 60 years old & hasn’t really lived a day in his life. So Homer takes him to get crazy Vegas style. They get married to some waitresses during a blackout. The waitresses show up back in Springfield in a later season.

10-11 Wild Barts Can’t Be Broken-The episode features an homage to the Village of the Damned. After the children rebell against a curfew & are punished they present a radio show that tells the secrets of the adults in town.

Season 11

11-17 Bart to the Future-Bart is told about his future (it takes place in 2030) by an Indian Casino manager. Bart is shown to be a bit of a loser who has a band & lives on hand outs from the now blind Flanders (due to lasik eye surgery). Lisa is the president. Homer & Marge have an extraneous storyline that is even mentioned as being such during the show. When Bart helps Lisa his only request is that she “Legalize it”.

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11-15 E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)-Homer becomes obsessed with challenging strangers to a duel after seeing a new Zorro movie. Most people are intimidated & do whatever Homer wants. That is until Homer meets a colonel who accepts his challenge. The family flees to grandpa’s old farm & Homer becomes a farmer. At first he doesn’t have any luck until he accidentally creates the addictive Tomacco.

11-18 Days of Wine and D’oh’ses-Barney joins AA after seeing a video of himself really drunk, not just “Professor Barney” drunk.

11-16 Pygmoelian-Moe becomes handsome & successful but of course ends up losing it all because of Homer.

11-10 Little Big Mom-While Marge is away due to an injury Lisa has to run the house. After Homer & Bart turn it into a pig sty she plays a joke on them that makes them think they have Leprosy. The end up in Hawaii receiving electric needle treatments.

Season 12

HOMR

12-9 HOMR-Homer becomes a medical guinea pig. While one of the experiments is being conducted a crayon is found lodged in Homer’s brain that’s been there since childhood when he shoved it up his nose. Once it is removed Homer is intelligent. At first he enjoys new activites & bonding with Lisa. He finds out that it’s more difficult to be smart though & has Moe put a crayon back in the previous spot.

12-18 Trilogy of Error-This episode is told from 3 different character’s perspective much like the film Go.

12-6 The Computer Wore Menace Shoes-Homer finally succumbs to the internet craze & buys a computer. He starts a site called Mr. X & posts town rumors. Later he posts ridiculous made up stories but one turns out to be true & he kidnapped & taken to “The Island”.

12-11 Worst Episode Ever-Comic Book Guy has a heart attack from his stressful job & must take time off to recover. He falls for Skinner’s mother Agnes. Bart & Milhouse successfully manage his store “The Android’s Dungeon” until Milhouse is suckered into buying a ton of copies of a new comic book by LensCrafters called Biclops.

12-1 Treehouse of Horror 11-The best segment is the Night of the Dolphin in which dolphins take over.

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Note: This was originally published on Yahoo on August 24, 2009.

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A while back I happened to be browsing the biographies section of our local library. I was mainly looking for author bios but a brightly colored book stuck out. Grabbing it off the shelf my inner 5 year old was giddy. The book was Miss Piggy’s Guide to Life. I was in awe, I was excited, I was confused.

The book was published in 1983 (the year of my birth!) and was written as told to Henry Beard (aka by him, since she’s a muppet). Apparently he was one of the founders of the National Lampoon magazine.

The crazy thing is that it’s an awesome book. As I repeatedly perused the pages I knew that had to share it with you guys. It’s funny, empowering to women (odd since it’s by a man in the early ’80s) and written with an adult tone. Though tempting I did not scan the entire book (also plagiarism, ahem) but I wanted to highlight some key parts.

Now let’s bask in the wonder of Miss Piggy’s wisdom, aka one of my role models while growing up (which also includes Dolly Parton, hmm, no wonder I’m a bottle blonde).

1. Complexion Perfection


Miss Piggy advises a simple skin care regime of basically washing your fae with water, admiring it and then eating candy, how can you go wrong?

Yes, tanning is bad for you, blah, blah, blah. If you’re saying that you never do it though, you are lying. She advises tanning in moderation as Kermit has been known to go from green to blue with too much exposure.

2. Depression

Obviously not for serious depression but if you have a bit of the blues think about things that could be worse (see above). No TV, the horror!

3. “Dieting”

(please read her scale)
Sure you could diet but it’s restrictive and not at all fun, besides you probably burn some calories just being your amazing self, right?

4. Have a Little Fun (ex. Spin the Bottle)

This is actually under party planning advice but I just needed to share that somewhere out there muppets are playing spin the bottle. BTW-a quick spin the bottle tip from moi? Don’t let it evolve into groping. The whole group dynamic goes down the toilet.

5. Exercising

If you’re bf could actually exercise for you that would be amazing. Yes, you can exercise but don’t forget about all of the above activities you may do that already burn calories.

6. How to Model

Modeling is actually under exercise. I know that sounds ridiculous but there have been times that I woke up the next day after taking photos and wondered why does this muscle hurt? Oh yeah, I was crouching down for that perfect shot. These are some key pin up looks that I recommend you try ASAP. So fun!

7. Choosing a Career (based on the clothes)

Before Elle Woods, Miss Piggy also considered a career in law but the robes are just not flattering. She’s a wonderful model but she isn’t into actually dieting so she also rules that out. The underground food critic option sounds like a good choice for her, though I abhor the outfit.

In case this sounds like an odd way to choose a career I must tell you a tale. As someone who has always been fascinated by fashion my father once remarked after seeing me browsing a Newport News catalog, “you can wear suits like that every day if you become a secretary”. Surprisingly I was a teen in the 90s, not the 40s, I know, I know.

8. Cooking

As any modern woman of the 80s, or 90s, or whatever the hell you call the decade that we currently reside in, who the fuck wants to cook? Not moi. Order takeout instead and save your energy for after dinner smooches.

The message that you take away from this book is surprisingly better than any actual, serious self help book I’ve ever read. Don’t take life so seriously and have some fun!

FYI-This book is out of print (sigh), so most people are gouging the price of it.

or you can try eBay

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I scanned some recent magazines (Newsweek 60s take & TV Guide Pop Art take). Feel free to click through the gallery.

Videos


I recall him bitching about porn when I read the actual physical issue of the Details article below but it’s not online.

(some aren’t embeddable, bummer, you have to click through)
Pete Campbell doing the Charleston dance
Don getting slapped in bed

60s Style Photos from my Mad Men House Party
Mad Men on Vulture

Games
Mad Men Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Job Interview Game-I got offered Account Manager
Mad Men Yourself-this is fun to make cute avatars of yourself to use online, I’ve done it twice in the past.

Fashion
awesome Mad Men created dressed by a talented seamstress
Tom & Lorenzo
Fashion File-Mad Men on AMC

Lovely Joan

Lovely Joan by missemmamm featuring a zip front dress

Interviews
Jon Hamm (Don Draper)
What do you think of the show’s underlying message about right and wrong?
Listen: There ain’t none of us on the planet that are perfect. And I think that people recognize human frailties and foibles and f***-ups and identify with it, honestly. Superman is a cartoon character. He’s not a real person. And no one is without sin, without mistakes.

Elisabeth Moss (Peggy Olson)
Any interest in directing an episode yourself?
I’d have to cross that bridge if I ever come to it… It’s a lot of pressure and we’ve been really lucky that the two actors we’ve had direct have done an incredible job. So it’s a lot to live up to.

And now there’s this changing of the guard where Peggy is sort of a young Don Draper…
Yeah, remember that wonderful flashback sequence where Don is going after the job with Roger and he’s so young and eager and ballsy? He’s Peggy!

Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell)
Do the suits help you get into character?
It helps a lot, and it’s definitely a reminder of what you’ve done in the past and what you’ve been creating for seasons. But the women have much better wardrobes — even though we have amazing wardrobes. They get tied into corsets and wear pointy bras and all that stuff.

Are there other characters whose lines or scenes you’ve ever wished you could do?
Every character! They are all such ripe and juicy characters. I think Roger Sterling has some of the greatest one-liners ever written.

Kiernan Shipka (Sally Draper)
In the earlier seasons, your parents wouldn’t let you watch the show. What about now?
I definitely wasn’t allowed to watch when I was 6, 7, 8, or 9 even. But now I go to the table reads and I’m not in the dark about the show… Now I’m planning, when all the seasons are over, to have a Mad Men viewing marathon.

Do you think kids are growing up faster today?
Well it’s different today just because of electronics and Skyping and texting. I think that’s put a big influence on everything. It’s definitely changed.

Jon Hamm: The Last Alpha Male-from Details (from 2010)
Hamm recently became the voice of Mercedes, lending his sonorous, all-comforting, all-promising pitchman’s authority to its TV spots.
“It’s funny, right? Kind of this weird synergy,” Hamm says, alluding to the fact that the role he’s most identified with—Don Draper, the powerful and powerfully conflicted master of advertising on AMC’s Mad Men—has now led to an actual gig selling cars.
“It’s strange, but it’s good for me. I vote yes.”

“If this show had been on any of the major networks,” Hamm says, “I never would have been cast, ever, period, done, never, no way. They would want someone like Rob Lowe who’s got a proven track record. I would’ve gotten all the way to the end . . . and then I wouldn’t get cast.”

Shop
Mad Men Makeup from Estee Lauder

Music

The Music of Mad Men from Emma_moon on 8tracks.

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This post was written by contributor Hot Donna. I added the screencaps for fun.


2-8 The Shroud of Rahmon
Angel must impersonate a Jersey style gangster while on a mission to recover a mind-altering shroud.



2-17 Disharmony
Harmony arrives in L.A. to visit her old besty Cordelia. As they rehash over old times, Cordelia slowly, very slowly, discovers that Harmony is no longer of the living.



2-20 Over the Rainbow



2-21 Through the Looking Glass



2-22 There’s No Place Like Plrtz Glrb
In this 3 episode continuation the gang heads to Pylea (Lorne’s home dimension) to rescue Princess Cordelia. Need I say more? Okay I will. Angel has wacky demon side effects in this dimension and the gang finds a new member. Lorne’s back story is told.

You can watch Angel on Netflix here, Hulu here or Amazon here.


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This post is written by new contributor Hot Donna. I added the screencaps for fun.



1-8 I Will Remember You
This is my all time favorite episode (as I like to induce crying while watching Buffy and Angel). Buffy comes to L.A. to confront Angel about visiting Sunnydale to watch over her without letting her know he was there. In this tear jerking episode Angel is made human and gets to spend one perfect day with Buffy.


1-14 I’ve Got You Under My Skin
In this creepiliscious episode Angel and the gang must perform an exorcism on a young, twisted boy. Did I mention it’s creepy?



1-16 The Ring
Awesome episode about an underground demon fighting ring. Think cockfighting but with big, pointy demons. For any special effects fan, this is a wonderful display of Joss Whedon’s monster style at its best.



1-18 Five by Five
Faith comes to L.A. to wreak havoc. The demented vixen tries her hand at tempting Angel into a showdown, torturing Wesley in the interim.



1-19 Sanctuary
Angel tries to rehabilitate Faith. However Buffy isn’t buying her “seeking redemption routine”. Crossover wackiness ensues.

You can watch Angel on Netflix here, Hulu here or Amazon (below).


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