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Lorde responds to being featured on South Park

So after this fiasco happened last night and last week, music artist Lorde responded on Twitter.

It’s true. The two episodes actually were very endearing to Lorde. Her music is well-liked by the characters on the show and her drive of passion is very admirable. Good job, South Park.

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South Park returns the favor and mocks SPIN magazine, Brennan Carley for their Lorde article

South Park just aired an episode about transgenders and society’s acceptance of them. A subplot to the episode was about Randy Marsh living a double life as a geologist and pop star Lorde. This was a response to the very poorly written SPIN magazine article created by Brennan Carley. You can read about it here.

Last week, Carley wrote about a small scene in South Park’s episode based solely on a screen shot. The information he provided was completely wrong since he didn’t watch the episode. This week, South Park decided to put the writer and the magazine on blast for publishing the article of lies.

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Writer doesn’t watch South Park, then writes about the episode he doesn’t watch

Here’s the thing. The writer, Brennan Carley, wrote this article about how South Park made Lorde look like a middle-aged man. That man was Randy Marsh. The writer said that in the episode, South Park did this to make fun of Lorde’s appearance.

I watched the episode last night. None of that is true. Carley, however, writes it as if it were true.

In context, the boys were trying to get Lorde to perform at their party because Randy knows her uncle. When they were unable to do it, Randy stepped in as Lorde to help save the party. None of this was to make fun of Lorde. It was just a throwaway joke to further their story.

But Carley would tell you otherwise. Instead, he tells you something completely different. Something that didn’t even happen in the episode. And in the article, he suggests that you skip all the way to the appearance or Randy as Lorde, not watch any of the episode that builds up that appearance and explains it. The writer even tells you not to watch the entire episode. The same thing he must not have done himself.

As much as I like Spin, how can they allow a writer to write about something that happened in an episode when it’s very clear the writer didn’t even watch it? You can’t base an article off one screencap.

Don’t lie to us. You didn’t know.

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The Simpsons Kills Off Krusty’s Dad in Season Premiere

Samuel:

I think there were two deaths. At the end, while in heaven, Rabbi says he’ll see Krusty next week. That must mean…

Originally posted on TIME:

Fans of The Simpsons will be sitting shiva tonight for Rabbi Hyman Krustofski, father of chain-smoking children’s entertainer Krusty the Clown and the first fatality of the show’s 26th season.

Voiced by comedian Jackie Mason, Pa Krusty died on Sept. 29. He was born and raised in the Lower East Side of Springfield, where he became “the most respected man” in the community. It was there that he raised a son, Herschel.

Rabbi Krustofski intended for his son to become a rabbi like himself and Herschel’s grandfather, but the boy’s desire to become a clown came between the two. Herschel grew up to become Krusty the Clown, a figure of joy to kids in the town of Springfield (State Still TBD) and beyond. But the Krustofskis were estranged for many years, and only reunited with the help of a couple local children: Bart and Lisa Simpson.

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Reading Digest: Everybody Else Went to the Show Edition

Samuel:

What a great list of all the great Simpsons stuff including my blog post of the Hollywood Bowl show.

Originally posted on Dead Homer Society:

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“How was it?” – Bart Simpson
“It wasn’t that great.” – Lisa Simpson
“Be honest.” – Bart Simpson
“It was the greatest movie I’ve ever seen in my life!” – Lisa Simpson

This week we’ve got lots of links to those lucky bastards who got to see the Hollywood Bowl show last week, many of them with cool pictures.  Sure, YouTube is better than nothing, but it’s a poor substitute for the real thing.  In addition to that, we’ve got a bunch of .gifs, Duffman in the big leagues, a couple of disappointing lists, and a huge Sam Simon profile.

Enjoy.

D’OH! Eat my shorts! Ha-ha! Don’t have a cow, man! Ay, caramba! – Looking at the long history of the show and its influences on subsequent cartoons.

How The Simpsons Co-Creator Sam Simon Is Facing His Own Tragedy – A full blown writeup of Sam Simon’s life in Vanity…

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The Simpsons Take the Bowl at the Hollywood Bowl last night was so amazing

Huge donut!

All of you know that I am a huge fan of The Simpsons. And when I heard about this orchestra performance at the Hollywood Bowl, I knew I had to get there.

For all the photos I took, click here. For all the videos, click here.

I had never been to the bowl before but it was amazing to see all the different little cardboard displays out and about. I was just in my little happy world. The show was an hour away but I spent most of my time looking around at things, collecting buttons and eating this huge donut.

But I think what really made it nice for me was the fact that it was a trip down memory lane, hearing all the songs that I love from the show. And the performances were amazing, including the celebrities that showed up.

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I attended the Stand Up To Cancer event last night and it was great

As part of me being awesome, I have access to be a seatfiller in certain events in Hollywood. For last night’s Stand Up To Cancer event in Hollywood, I attended the event to fill in seats throughout the theater to make sure that the place looked filled for the event. It was really cool to dress up, be part of a great event and check out the entire thing for free.

I arrived there at the earliest check-in time possible at 2PM. Because I was there early, they would put me in the first group of fillers, which is usually the front. After standing and waiting, we got in at about 4:45, which is 15 minutes before the live broadcast. I got in my seat and really took in the entire event.

I was really close so I got to see the entire show right up and personal. The rest of the world watched live with me. Check out the above video.

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